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Wapak runner-up at county tournament; Wayman 3rd

August 15, 2013

Wapakoneta High School sophomore Nick Bruns hits a putt Tuesday during the Cardinal Invitational in varsity boys golf play at Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster. (Staff photo/Brad Frank)

Sports Editor

On the same course for the second straight day, the Wapakoneta Redskins were the runner-up Wednesday with a team score of 335 in the Auglaize County Invitational, a six-team tournament played at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.

Wapak played at Arrowhead on Tuesday in the Cardinal Invitational and scored 340 as a team, while Redskins junior Drew Wayman was Tuesday’s tournament medalist.

Wayman tied for third overall Wednesday with an 18-hole round of 77.

Also for the Redskins, Bobby Crow posted an 82, Jared Miller shot an 86 and Alex Gossard had a 90.

Wapak scored 349 in its season opener on Monday at Piqua Country Club and has improved on that score in its next two tournaments, both played at Arrowhead.

Wapak varsity coach Kenny Wayman commented on his team’s improvement so far this season and pinpointed what area needs most improvement.

“I’m pleased how the whole team is improving thus far. We are headed in the right direction,” Wayman said. “We just need to continue to improve our short game. We had a lot of three-putts and a few four-putts. Hopefully, we can get our short game figured out and shave a few more strokes on our team total.”

The Redskins will return to action beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Celina Invitational at Fox’s Den Golf Course in Celina.

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers finished fifth Wednesday with a 410 team score, paced by Lake Turner (94) and Trey Crumrine (95). Drew Lament (109) and Gabe Wilcox (112) completed W-G’s scoring.

The Tigers will visit Ridgemont at 10 a.m. today for a Northwest Central Conference match.

St. Marys placed third in Wednesday’s tournament, led by Carter Bowman’s 76, which was the second-best round.

Minster was the team champion Wednesday, as each of the four scorers were well under 80, as Xavier Francis took medalist at 74, while John Burke, Austin Brackman and Freddie Purdy each carded 77.

Team Standings

1. Minster 305; 2. Wapakoneta 335; 3. St. Marys 352; 4. New Bremen 374; 5. Waynesfield-Goshen 410; 6. New Knoxville 447.


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