BOYS GOLF: Acheson advances to districts
BOWLING GREEN — Wapakoneta Redskins junior Caleb Acheson’s golf season is not over yet.
Acheson fired a 76 in the Division I sectional boys golf tournament Tuesday at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green and qualified for the district tournament Thursday, Oct. 13 at Red Hawk in Findlay.
After carding a 41 on the front nine, Acheson rebounded to cover the back nine in a 1-under 35 with four birdies.
“Getting birdies today was hard to come by because the greens were very fast and they had a lot of movement,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “In other words, Caleb’s four birdies were impressive. Caleb was even-keel throughout the round and that’s why he played as well as he did. He didn’t try to press the issue when he shot 41 the first nine holes.”
The top five teams from the sectional tournament and the top five individuals not on a qualifying team advance to districts.
Acheson’s 76 tied Maumee’s Mitchell Kantak for low score among individuals not on qualifying teams. As a team, the Redskins finished 17th out of 19 teams.
“It wasn’t our greatest result but the caliber of golf we played against was impressive,” Wayman said. “For the most part, the teams that were there had four very good scores to record. Unfortunately for us, we had two scores that were good. We need to find a way in the next few years to record four solid scores.”
Freshman Drew Wayman shot an 86. Junior Aaron Johnson turned in a 100. Sophomore Bobby Crow posted a 104. And junior Josh Apple 108.
“The good news we don’t have any seniors on this team,” Ken Wayman said. “The guys really work hard for me and if they continue to work hard in the offseason, good things will come for the Wapakoneta golf team.”
Top Five Teams
Toledo St. Johns 310
St. Francis 321
Fremont Ross 321
CALEB ACHESON (Wa.) 76
Mitchell Kantak (Maum.) 76
Henry Weisgerber (Def.) 77
Deion Tansel (Ant. Wa.) 78
Ian Haidle (Elida) 79