Wayne Wins Richard Metteer Invite With Season Low 376, Haschke And Johnson Finish 2-3

Wayne Wins Richard Metteer Invite With Season Low 376, Haschke And Johnson Finish 2-3
Courtesy of coach Johnson. (l to r). Back: Carli Canham, Joslyn Johnson, Riley Haschke, Mr. Richard Metteer, Lindsay Niemann, Charli Sievers and coach Josh Johnson. Front: Claire Reinke, Regan Fernau, Hallie Heithold and Rylynn Owen.

WAYNE – For the fourth time this season, the Wayne High girls golf team competed on their home course.

From the Wayne Country Club, which will be the host of districts on October 4, the Blue Devils welcomed in 15 teams during the Richard Metteer Invite on Thursday.

Wayne High finished team champion with a season low 376.

Head Blue Devil girls golf coach Josh Johnson said, “I am so happy with how the girls are playing right now. They are playing super well and bad holes don’t get them down, they simply bounce back and move on. Each tournament somebody else steps up and it really shows how important the team mentality is. It was so awesome today (Thursday) to have Mr. Richard Metteer at the meet named after him and to be able to be around the girls. Now we just have to keep it going these next few weeks.”

Following Wayne’s 376 was Columbus Scotus in second place (384), Pierce placed third (398), Laurel-Concord-Coleridge took fourth (404) and O’Neill rounded out the top five teams with a 409.

Wayne High School Girls Invite 2022 LeaderboardSept22

The Blue Devil girls were led by a runner-up finish from Riley Haschke with an 82 as well as a third place medalist from Joslyn Johnson with an 88.

Other scorers for Wayne were Carli Canham and Lindsay Niemann (both with a 103) and Charli Sievers (110). Wayne’s JV also competed with scores from Rylynn Owen (144) and Hallie Heithold (155).

The top Laurel-Concord-Coleridge golfer was Sarah Karnes in fourth (90).

Cecilia Arndt from Columbus Scotus won the 18-hole outing with a 79 among the 74 golfers.

The Wayne High girls golf team will next compete in the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Invite on Saturday, September 24 starting at 9 a.m. WHS will also travel to Hartington for the Mid State Conference meet next Thursday and host Districts on October 4.