CELINA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team finished 17th at the 24-team Celina Invitational on Friday at Foxâ€™s Den in Celina.
The inexperienced Wapak squad turned in a team score of 344 but was just a few strokes from finishing in the top half of the pack.
â€śI was somewhat pleased how we played the course considering only three guys played it a couple of times and two players never played the course,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śTypically, when you have youth and inexperience golfers scores will be high. We shot a team total of 344, which is high for a golf match but acceptable for a inexperienced team. Therefore, I was pleased what we shot but not so pleased what we placed.â€ť
Napoleon won the event with a 304. Minster was second at 315 followed by Defiance at 316.
â€śAll the WBL teams were there and we finished in the middle of the pack against them,â€ť Wayman said. â€śThe good news is that we were a few strokes shy of being in the top three. We still have a lot of work today particularly our short game. We struggled with too many three-putts and four-putts. In addition, we struggled with our chipping and chipping out of the sand.
Caleb Acheson carded a 75 to lead Wapak. Drew Wayman shot an 83. Bobby Crow carded a 91. Aaron Johnson turned in a 95. Josh Apple rounded out the scoring with a 96.
The Redskins host Elida on Monday at 5.