Fort Wayne Blackhawk threw down all of its cards Saturday at the Fort Wayne Northrop Invite, using its fifth-man score to top Wawasee in the four-team event.
Blackhawk and Wawasee both shot a 379 score from its top four golfers, but had the ticket on the fifth score to outpoint Wawasee. Northrop was third at 381 and Whitko only brought three golfers to lack a team score.
Leading the way for Wawasee was Zach Leedy with an 81, which was the medalist score for the match. Leedy countered a 43 on the front nine with a 38 on the back side. Dillon Drake shot a 93, Cameron Brill a 99 and Jared Krugman a 106. Alan Galloway had a 132 as Wawasee’s fifth score.
“We got off to a rough start but came back,” stated Wawasee head coach Steve Coverstone. “We have to fight through the inexperience and learn as we go.”
Wawasee’s JV finished third in the junior tourney, shooting a 422.
Wawasee will host Central Noble Tuesday at South Shore.
Indianapolis North Central edged Fort Wayne Carroll to win the Fort Wayne North Side Relays. Central scored 166 points to Carroll’s 162 points. Northrop was a distance third at 108 and Wawasee was 12th with 26 points.
Highlighting Wawasee’s outputs were a pair of top-four pole vaults. Brady Robinson was fourth in the A flight at 11-0 and Eric Yankosky was third in the B flight at 10-4.
The grouping of Sam Griner, Luke Griner, Michael Hammer and Spencer Hare were third in the 4×800 relay at 8:42.43 and fourth in the distance medley at 11:42.91.
Wawasee runs again Thursday in a Northern Lakes Conference dual with visiting Warsaw and Northridge.
Wawasee went 0-3 at the Jimtown Invite Saturday.
The Lady Warriors, playing shorthanded in the tournament, lost 5-0 to Wabash, 4-1 to South Bend Adams and 3-2 to Jimtown in the round robin format.
Taking the game against Adams was Kendra Doerr at two singles, winning 6-3, 7-5. In the Jimtown series, Doerr and Peyton Rookstool teamed for a 6-3, 6-4 win at one doubles and Aurelia Stephens had a 6-3, 6-2 win at three singles.
Wabash won the tourney by also defeating Jimtown 4-1 and South Bend Adams 4-1. Jimtown was second after beating Adams 3-2 in the first round.
“Even though we were shorthanded, missing our number one singles player (Meg Heinisch), all of our girls stepped up and played highly competitive matches,” stated Wawasee head coach Shane Staley.
Wawasee (2-4) will host Central Noble Monday.