Redskins shoot season high in sectional tournament

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins shot a season-high 360 at sectionals Tuesday.

Wapak placed 11th out of 18 schools at the Division I Northwest District boys golf sectional tournament at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.

Wapak’s season ended Tuesday with its sectional finish.

“The conditions were tough,” Wapak varsity coach Kenny Wayman said. “There was a lot of wind, and the greens were slick. When you have that combination, it’s tough to score.”

The top five teams and the top five individuals advanced from Tuesday’s sectional tournament to districts.

With an 84, senior Bobby Crow paced Wapakoneta in his final high school event Tuesday.
Drew Wayman followed Crow with an 86.

Dan Bogan, in his first time posting a score for Wapak in a tournament this season, shot a 93 on Tuesday. Ryan Hunlock finished the Redskins’ scoring with a 97. Alex Gossard also played and scored a 112.

Bogan, Hunlock and Gossard are also seniors.

“We are going to miss four seniors this year,” Wayman said. “They have been with me all four years and we will miss them greatly. I wish them the best in their future endeavors.

“They all played the game of golf the right way, with respect, honesty, integrity, great character along with great sportsmanship,” he said.

Celina, of the Western Buckeye League, tied for the sixth-lowest score Tuesday and finished seventh based on the tiebreaker.

This season the Redskins posted a 9-3 overall records with a 7-2 mark in Western Buckeye League matches.

Wapak tied for second with Celina in the WBL in match play and placed fifth in the league tournament. Those two results put Wapak at fifth in the final WBL standings.

Wayman said the highs for his team’s season were finishing undefeated at home, going 2-2 in road matches with only two veteran golfers and shooting a 159 at Van Wert, a team low in Wayman’s tenure.

Wayman evaluated his team’s season in hindsight.

“When I look back at the 2013 golf season, I felt we exceeded our expectations,” Wayman said. “Even though we had our highs and lows, I say we had a successful season.

“We are very satisfied how we played this year,” he said. “The only thing I thought we could improve on is how we finish as a team during an 18-hole tournament.  We just did not finish strong during a 18-hole round.”

Team Standings

1. Toledo St. John’s Jesuit 305; 2. Sylvania Northview 325; 3. Findlay 325; 4. Anthony Wayne 326; 5. Toledo Central Catholic 336; 6. Toledo St. Francis 339; 7. Celina 339; 8. Norwalk 339; 9. Oregon Clay 346; 10. Shawnee 351;
11. Wapakoneta 360
Bobby Crow 84, Drew Wayman 86, Dan Bogan 93, Ryan Hunlock 97
12. Holland Springfield 355; 13. Perrysburg 365; 14. Defiance 366; 15. Fremont Ross 367; 16. Maumee 368; 17. Sylvania Southview 377; 18. Whitmer 378.