Van Wert’s Colton Descher stares down a tee shot during the Kalida Golf Invitational at Country Acres on Wednesday. Descher carded a 98 for the Cougars, who placed 11th in the 18-team field. (DHI Media/Charlie Warnimont)
Van Wert’s Colton Descher stares down a tee shot during the Kalida Golf Invitational at Country Acres on Wednesday. Descher carded a 98 for the Cougars, who placed 11th in the 18-team field. (DHI Media/Charlie Warnimont)
By Charlie Warnimont
DHI Media Correspondent
sports@timesbulletin.com
KALIDA — The Wayne Trace and Van Wert golf teams finished in the middle of the pack Wednesday at the 2014 Kalida Golf Invitational at Country Acres.
Wayne Trace finished tenth with a 365 team score and Van Wert was right behind them with a 371. Delphos St. John’s and Paulding tied for 15th place with 393 team scores.
Bath, a 2013 state qualifying team in Division II, won the invitational with a 304 and Ottawa Hills, the 2013 Division III state champions, were second with a 319. Wauseon finished third with a 324, three shots in front of host Kalida with a 327.
Luke Miller led the Raider golfers with an 88 and Alec Vest was next with a 90. Corbin Linder finished the day with a 93 and Brady Stabler had a 98.


Brandon Hernandez paced the Cougar golfers with an 88 and Jared Hernandez had a 91. Daniel MaGowen had a 94 and Colton Descher had a 98 for Van Wert. The Cougars’ team score was a 19-shot improvement over their previous 18-hole match.
Austin Lucas led St. John’s with an 89 and Derek Klausing had a 97. Steve Leathers followed with a 103 and Brandon Slate had a 104.
Bath won the tournament as they were led by the trio of Evan Hall, Brady Garver and Adam Vieira all with a 75. Spencer Stubbs finished with a 79.
Trevor Dominique, Wauseon, was the medalist for the day with a 72.
Wayne Trace visits county rival Paulding on Thursday while the Cougars visit Ottawa-Glandorf on Monday.
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1. Bath 304; 2. Ottawa Hills 319; 3. Wauseon 324; 4. Kalida 327; 5. Defiance 336; 6. Shawnee 341; 7. Arlington 343; 8. Meadowbrook 344; 9. Celina 355; 10. Wayne Trace 365; 11. Van Wert 371; 12. Bryan 380; 13. Elida 387; 14. Ottoville 391; t-15. Delphos St. John’s 393; t-15. Paulding 393; 17. Ottawa-Glandorf 411; 18. Fort Jennings 413;