WAYNE – With one more home invite scheduled for late September, the Wayne High girls golf team took part in their first home outing entering the weekend last Friday.
From the Wayne Country Club, 71 golfers were made up from 14 schools during the Wayne Invite.
West Point-Beemer edged Laurel-Concord-Coleridge in the team standings, 412-415 while Battle Creek placed third with a 437. Pierce finished fourth with a 450; Wayne High took fifth with a 475; Thurston-Cuming placed sixth with a 496 and Hartington Cedar Catholic came in seventh with a 499. Other team scores saw Crofton (eighth – 530); Papillion La Vista (T-9th – 549); Stanton (T-9th – 549); Oakland-Craig (11th – 571) while other teams competing included Elkhorn Valley and South Sioux City.
Brook Diekemper of West Point-Beemer stole the show with a 91, followed by Sarah Karnes of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge in second with a 96 and Kara Selken of Oakland-Craig placed third individually with a 101.
Wayne’s Riley Haschke came away with a fourth place finish shooting a 102.
Head Wayne High girls golf coach Josh Johnson said, “Wayne girls are getting better every day. We need to get more consistent and get rid of the big numbers.”
Joslyn Johnson shot a 119; Trinity Surber finished with a 124; Jamie Janke a 130 and Lindsay Niemann a 134.
Other LCC results came from Hope Swanson and Sidney Groene both with a 104 to finish eighth and ninth respectively; Maddy Graham with a 111 (15th) and Delaney Hall with a 113 (19th).
The Wayne High girls golf team will next participate in a road triangular with Elkhorn Valley and Battle Creek from the Antelope Country Club near Neligh starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31. WHS will also compete in the Stanton Invite on Thursday, September 2 starting at 9 a.m.