Blue Devil Girls Golf Team Edges LCC, 383-385; Four Top 10 Medalists

Blue Devil Girls Golf Team Edges LCC, 383-385; Four Top 10 Medalists
Courtesy of coach Johnson. (l-r): Rylynn Owen, Carli Canham, Lindsay Niemann, Riley Haschke, Joslyn Johnson, Charli Sievers, Hallie Heithold, Trinity Surber and coach Josh Johnson.

LAUREL – A busy week of three outings for the Wayne High girls golf program concluded on a windy Saturday.

From Cedar View Country Club in Laurel, the Blue Devils competed in the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Invite. Wayne High has been extremely busy playing in five invites and one triangular since September 12.

WHS finished as team champions by two strokes over the host Bears, 383 to 385.

The Wayne High girls golf team was led by Riley Haschke earning a runner-up finish shooting an 89. Other medalists were Joslyn Johnson (3rd – 91), Carli Canham (6th – 100), and Lindsay Niemann (8th – 103). Charli Sievers rounded out the varsity scoring with a 110.

Wayne’s JV also completed and were led by Hallie Heithold (123, personal best) followed by Trinity Surber (131) and Rylynn Owen (135 personal best).

Head Wayne High girls golf coach Josh Johnson said, “I am extremely happy how well these girls are playing right now. We have had a great two weeks. Each girl is getting more and more consistent and scores are showing it. It was so cool seeing personal bests today by Hallie and Rylynn, those two have come a long way this year and the sky’s the limit for them. I was also thrilled to see Lindsay get her first medal of her young career. It’ll be nice to take a few days to focus on us after the crazy two weeks we’ve had.”

Following the 1-2 finish for WHS over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (383/385), Battle Creek followed in third (431), West Holt took fourth (432) and LCC JV1 rounded out the top five teams with a 452.

Sarah Karnes from LCC was the top individual golfer on Saturday with a 79.

The Wayne High girls golf team will next compete in the Mid State Conference tournament hosted by Hartington Cedar Catholic on Thursday, September 29.