GOLF: Redskins open boys golf season
PIQUA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins boys golf team opened its 2011 season at the 25th Anniversary Homan Invitational Tournament on Monday in Piqua.
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Wapak placed 14th out of the 18 teams competing.
Minster placed first with a 318, followed by Troy at 323 and Sidney Lehman with a 324. Lehmanâ€™s Ben Theiman took medalist honors with a 71.
The Redskins are trying to rebuild after losing four of five golfers from 2010 to graduation.
â€śI was pleased how we played,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śWe had four golfers that are underclassman that never played the course.â€ť
Junior Caleb Acheson shot a team-best 84 for Wapak.
Drew Wayman turned in an respectable 87 despite being just a freshman.
Junior Marshall Gerlach, who had never played a golf tournament, fired a 91.
Sophomore Bobby Crow and junior Aaron Johnson rounded out the Wapak score card with a 92 and a 98, respectively.
â€śFortunately, we have no seniors on the team this year,â€ť Ken Wayman said. â€śThis tournament gave us an opportunity to show where we need to improve and build from.
â€śHopefully, our kids are eager and are willing to work hard since they got a little taste of what high school tournament golf is all about.â€ť
The Redskins return to action Wednesday when they host the Auglaize County Tournament at the Wapakoneta Country Club.