Redskins finish 12th out of 21 at Celina tournament

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins shot a season-high through four tournaments Friday and finished 12th out of 21 teams Thursday at the Celina Invitational in varsity boys golf action played at Fox’s Den Golf Course in Celina.

The Redskins shot 356 as a team.

Wapak varsity coach Kenny Wayman was displeased with Thursday’s result.

“We took a few steps back. I really thought we would play better as a team,” Wayman said Friday. “However, the team struggled often. Shooting a 356 is not respectable. I know we are better than that.”

Drew Wayman led Wapak for the fourth consecutive tournament with a 76, which tied him with three others for second place. Wayman then fell short in a playoff contending for a top-five finish, which earned plaques.

“The upside there were three 74’s posted and four 76’s posted. When you look at that way, Drew posted the second-best score,” Wayman said. “He is averaging a 76 the last four tournaments.  Hopefully, he will continue this trend.”

Bobby Crow had an 82. He has been Wapak’s second scorer all season long.

“Again, he started with an 8 on a par 4. When he turns that to a bogey, he shoots a 79. When he gets rid of the triples and quads, Bobby will be in the 70’s,” Wayman said. “Unfortunately for him, he has had one or two bad holes in each of the tournaments, which cost him a really good round.  I feel Bobby will turn it around  sooner than later.”

Ryan Hunlock notched a 98. Nick Bruns shot a 100. Alex Gossard posted a 101.

Wayman described Friday’s conditions and how it impacted his team.

“The conditions were good. Typically, we would encounter wind on the links course but there was no wind,” Wayman said. “I thought our scores would show more improvement but it wasn’t the case.  We need to improve on our course management, knowing our distance, and improving on our short game. If we can do those things, we can play better and card a respectable score.”

The Redskins will play in their first home event of the season at 5 p.m. Monday with a Western Buckeye League match against the Kenton Wildcats.

“Hopefully, we can get better by Monday at our course when we face Kenton, who carded a 344 at the tournament today,” Wayman said Friday. “We have a ways to go when we only beat four of the nine WBL schools at this tournament.”

St. Marys shot a 350 on Friday to finish eighth overall.

Team Standings

1. Minster 318; 2. Bath 324; 3. Celina 327; 4. Napoleon 328; 5. Anna 338; 6. Elida 339; 7. Kenton 344; 8. St. Marys 350; 9. Kalida 352; 10. Greenville 354; 11. Findlay 355; 12. Wapakoneta 356; 13. Shawnee 363; 14. Defiance 364; 15. Ottawa-Glandorf 369; 16. St. Henry 382; 17. Van Wert 383; 18. Lehman Catholic 399; 19. Marion Local 408; 20. Coldwater 421; 21. Delphos St. John’s 430.


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