GOLF: Perrysburg, Bellefontaine top Wapak girls

The Redskins varsity girls golf team finished third in a tri-match against Bellefontaine and Perrysburg at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Perrysburg won the event with a scored of 175. Bellefontaine posted a 197. And Wapak turned in a 209.
Bellefontaine’s Jascey Vermillion carded a 41 to take medalist honors.
“We played pretty good tonight,” Wapak coach Dawn West said. “The golf course has changed in the last week to being very fast and hard, so our girls did a nice job of adapting to the condition change that they are not accustomed to.”
Courtney Knippen fired a 43 to lead the Redskins.
“I was very pleased with the play of Courtney Knippen tonight,” West said. “She started off well and had one bad hole in the middle of her round and was able to really keep it all together and not let the bad hole take her out of her game.
“She played very steady and was able to keep everything in check. It was a nice comeback from her first home match.”
Shelby Kohler shot a 52, followed by Hannah Smith at 56 and Zoe Rayburn at 58.
“We just need to keep striving at getting our short games better,” West said. “That is where we will continue to see the scores drop. Overall we played well, unfortunately we can’t block or steal the golf ball from the competitors, we just have to play the golf course and hope we play it better then they do. “
Perrysburg’s Monica Dorner carded a team-best 42.
Wapak will be at home Monday afternoon at 1 against Defiance.