GOLF: 'Cats edge Wapak for county title
Wapakoneta Redskins junior Josh Apple chips onto the green during the Auglaize County Tournament on Wednesday at the Wapakoneta Country Club. (Staff photo/John S. Hullinger)
Six teams â€” five golfers each â€” and 18 holes.
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And one stroke.
Thatâ€™s the margin that separated the top three teams in the Auglaize County varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at a soggy Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Minster Wildcats took the title after tying the Wapakoneta Redskins with matching team scores of 345. Under the tie-breaker rules, the match is then decided by the scores of the No. 5 golfers on each team.
Minsterâ€™s Xavier Francis turned in an 89 while Wapakâ€™s Josh Apple carded a 96, handing the win to Minster.
The St. Marys Roughriders narrowly missed making it a three-way tie-breaker with a team scored of 346.
â€śThe goal of the golf season is to improve as the year goes along,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śThe last two tournaments we have done that. Monday we shot a 354 and today we shot a team total of 345. ...
â€śIâ€™m very pleased how we settled in and improved as the round went.â€ť
Caleb Acheson shot an 82 to lead Wapak. Drew Wayman fired an 84. Bobby Crow turned in an 88. Aaron Johnson carded a 91. And Marshall Gerlach rounded out the Wapak scoring with a 109.
St. Marys freshman Carter Bowman claimed medalist honors with a 79. Acheson and Drew Wayman rounded out the top three.
New Bremen finished fourth in the county with a 358. New Knoxville was fifth at 412. And Waynesfield-Goshen placed sixth with a 498.
Wapak will be back in action in the Rob Contini Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday at Hawthorne Hills Country Club in Lima.