WAYNE – A senior standout at Wayne High will continue to compete in the sport of golf at the next level.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr High School gymnasium, Tanner Walling was joined by his family and classmates on Friday where he signed a letter of intent to attend Northeast Community College in Norfolk and become a member of the men’s golf team.
Walling talked about why Northeast Community College.
“I just went on the visit and I liked it,” said Walling. “The campus is nice and they got good practice facilities. It’s kind of betting on myself a little bit. Hopefully I can go onto a bigger school after Northeast.”
Walling will study general business.
Tanner Walling recently finished first place at the Columbus Lakeview Invite with a 68 (two-under PAR 70). The Blue Devil boys golf team also finished third place with a season-low 317 team score.
Walling added the season has been good so far.
“It’s been nice to get some good weather days lately, those always help,” Walling added. “I think we continue to get better as the season goes on, so that’s good.”
Next up for the Wayne High boys golf team will be the Oakland-Craig Invite on Saturday, April 30 pending weather. WHS will also participate in the Mid State Conference golf outing on Tuesday, May 3 hosted by Battle Creek at the Evergreen Hill Golf Course before taking part in their home invite on Thursday, May 5 from the Wayne Country Club.
Districts will be back at the Wayne Country Club on Tuesday, May 17. Walling mentioned hosting districts will be a big advantage as the team has faced challenges this year.
“Yeah, it’s tough because the courses aren’t what they usually look like right now,” Walling mentioned. “Everything is kind of dead and dry but other courses are like that too, so you kind of get used to it.”
Walling will also be competing in quite a few tournaments this summer including the Nebraska Junior Amateur which will be held at the Wayne Country Club for both the boys and girls July 6 – 8.