MINSTER â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team place sixth in the 14-team Cardinal Invitational on Tuesday morning at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.
Wapak turned in a team score of 336. Versailles won the event with a 320 followed by Fremont St. Josephâ€™s 321.
The Redskins were just six strokes behind third-place Minsterâ€™s 330.
The Botkins Trojans fired a 342 to finish eighth.
â€śWe played much better today both physically and mentally,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śIt seemed we played much smarter golf throughout the round.â€ť
Caleb Acheson led the Redskins with a 75, the third-best individual score in the tournament.
â€śIâ€™m glad he broke 80 for the first time this year,â€ť Wayman said. â€śHopefully he will continue to shoot in the 70â€™s to give our team a better chance to win in the upcoming WBL matches. Caleb is capable of shooting in the 30â€™s in every single nine-hole match we play this year.â€ť
Freshman Drew Wayman turned in an 83. Bobby Crow and Josh Apple both carded 89â€™s.
Apple was playing in just his third match as a golfer. Gerlach shot a 93 in just his fourth tournament.
â€śJosh is starting to understand how to play this game,â€ť Ken Wayman said. â€śHe is getting a better feel for the game. Marshall ... is also starting to get a feel for the game and playing consistent golf.â€ť
Aaron Johnson rounded ouut the Wapak scoring with a 103.
â€śFor the most part our guys stayed away from the big number holes,â€ť Ken Wayman said. â€śWe either bogeyed or pared the hole. There were just a few doubles on the scorecard.â€ť
Wapak will be back in action 8:30 Friday morning at the Celina Invitational.