GOLF: 'Cats edge Wapak for county title

Six teams — five golfers each — and 18 holes.
And one stroke.
That’s the margin that separated the top three teams in the Auglaize County varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at a soggy Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Minster Wildcats took the title after tying the Wapakoneta Redskins with matching team scores of 345. Under the tie-breaker rules, the match is then decided by the scores of the No. 5 golfers on each team.
Minster’s Xavier Francis turned in an 89 while Wapak’s Josh Apple carded a 96, handing the win to Minster.
The St. Marys Roughriders narrowly missed making it a three-way tie-breaker with a team scored of 346.
“The goal of the golf season is to improve as the year goes along,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “The last two tournaments we have done that. Monday we shot a 354 and today we shot a team total of 345. ...
“I’m very pleased how we settled in and improved as the round went.”
Caleb Acheson shot an 82 to lead Wapak. Drew Wayman fired an 84. Bobby Crow turned in an 88. Aaron Johnson carded a 91. And Marshall Gerlach rounded out the Wapak scoring with a 109.
St. Marys freshman Carter Bowman claimed medalist honors with a 79. Acheson and Drew Wayman rounded out the top three.
New Bremen finished fourth in the county with a 358. New Knoxville was fifth at 412. And Waynesfield-Goshen placed sixth with a 498.
Wapak will be back in action in the Rob Contini Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday at Hawthorne Hills Country Club in Lima.