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CELINA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team opened its 2011 season by finishing 6th in the 12-team Celina Invitational on Tuesday at The Foxâ€™s Den in Celina.
Wapak compiled a team score of 412. The Shawnee Indians won the event with a 337.
Sophomore Shelby Kohler fired a 94 to lead the way for the Redskins. Senior Courtney Knippen was right behind with a 95.
Junior Hannah Smith carded a 101 and sophomore Bryly Beaman turned in a 122 to round out the scoring for Wapakoneta.
â€śOverall I was very pleased with how the ladies fared today in their first match of the season,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śI thought they showed a lot of poise during their round.
â€śWe had some holes jump out and get us, but the ladies did a great job of regrouping and working through those holes. Shelby and Courtney both finished 19th and 20th respectively, which is a great start to their season.â€ť
West has three returning letter winners on her squad. But in terms of â€śgolf experience,â€ť her squad is young.
â€śI thought they played well. It is nice to get a match under our belt so that we can concentrate more on specific areas of each players game,â€ť she said.
The Redskins return to action Thursday morning at 9:30 at Defiance.