BLAIR/ALBION – The Wayne High boys golf team split their varsity and JV golfers different ways for a pair of Tuesday invites.
The varsity squad went to the scheduled Blair Invite from the River Wilds Golf Club featuring top competition where two golfers shot sub-70 and 14 others in the 70s.
As a team, Wayne shot a 355 to place sixth out of 17 teams.
The top individual Blue Devil golfer was Tanner Walling with an 85 to place 23rd while Jonah Brodersen finished with an 88 to place 26th and Peyton DeWald placed 29th with an 89. Other results came from Zach Urbanec (93) and Shea Sweetland (95).
Omaha Skutt Catholic shot the low-team score with a 297, followed by Gretna with a 309 in second and Elkhorn finished third with a 321. Bishop Neumann placed fourth (325) and Oakland-Craig rounded out the top five teams with a 346. Following Wayne, West Point-Beemer placed seventh (359), Logan View (eighth – 370), Blair 1 (ninth – 372), Platteview (10th – 374), Concordia (11th – 378), Fremont Bergan (12th – 380), Plattsmouth (13th – 387), Brownell-Talbot (14th – 399), Arlington (15th – 405), Blair 2 (16th – 418) and Fort Calhoun (17th – 501).
Charlie Zielinksi (Skutt) shot a 65 followed by Jordan Hart (Platteview) with a 69.
From the Albion Country Club, Wayne JV golfers competed in the rescheduled Boone Central/Newman Grove Invite.
WHS shot a 410 to finish 10th with the top golfer being Christopher Woerdemann with a 91 as Drew Sharpe shot a 96.
Battle Creek won the invite over Columbus Scots (329-336). Ord finished third over Norfolk Catholic (370-376), Fullerton placed fifth with a 380 and Columbus Lakeview rounded out the top six teams with a 385. Schuyler (396), O’Neill (401), Twin River (409), Wayne (410) and Boone Central/Newman Grove (425) were also in action.
The Wayne High boys golf team will next compete in the Lutheran High Northeast Invite from the Norfolk Country Club Thursday with tee time at 9 a.m.