- Local Guide
VAN WERT â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team picked up three wins with a quad-match win Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.
Wapak shot a 195 to best Marion Local (197), Lincolnview (210) and Crestview (210).
The wins lifted the Redskin to 6-8 on the season.
Wapak senior Courtney Knippen carded a 42 to tie Lincolnviewâ€™s Kailyn Brant for medalist honors.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Hannah Smith with a 45, Shelby Kohler â€” who had just returned from an illness â€” with a 53 and Bryly Beaman with a 55.
â€śIt was nice to get three wins tonight,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śCourtney and Hannah stepped up and did an excellent job of playing Hickory Sticks. They both executed their shots very well and did a nice job of physically managing their games.
â€śWe still need to work on the mental aspect of the game as they both had a little bit of nerves jump up on them and cost them a few strokes. ...
â€śIt was also nice to night to have Shelby back in our lineup. She didnâ€™t do as well as she would of liked, but just getting her back out on the golf course swinging again was good to see.â€ť
Wapak will be back in action on Tuesday with Coldwater at Northmoor.
Van Wert tops Wapak
The Redskins shot their highest round of the year. Their top two golfers â€” Caleb Acheson and Drew Wayman â€” shot a combined 15 strokes above their averages. And No. 3 Bobby Crow was three strokes higher than usual.
â€śIt was one of those matches that Caleb and Drew shot unusually high and at the same time,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śI told the guys, thatâ€™s golf. It happens. All they need to do is bounce back at home and shoot well against Kenton on Monday.â€ť
Leading the way for Wapak was Acheson with a 45. Crow (46), Aaron Johnson (47), Drew Wayman (50), Josh Apple (51) and Marshall Gerlach (56) rounded out the scoring.
Medalist was Van Wertâ€™s Vincent Moreland with a 37.
The Cougars are 7-1. Wapak is 4-4.
Tigers in tri
Upper Scioto Valley defeated the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers and Ridgemont in a tri-match.
The Rams carded a 207 to W-Gâ€™s 218. Ridgemont turned in a 259.
W-Gâ€™s Garrett Hauenstein fired a 45 to claim medalist honors.
Eric Shaner (53), Justus Ball (59) and Ryan Agnew (61) rounded out the Tigers scoring.