Kalida golfers seize first in 17-team Paulding Invitational
DEFIANCE — Led by the tandem of Jeff Knueve and Collin Nartker — 74 and 75, respectively — the Kalida boys golfers secured the 17-team Paulding Invitational held Thursday at Auglaize Golf Club.
The Wildcats total of 310 bested Wauseon’s total of 323, despite the medalist 71 of Trevor Dominique.
Liberty Center was third at 332 with the 73 of Joel Studer.
Corbin Linder’s 78 led fourth-place Wayne Trace’s 333 team score.
Amongst local units, Jefferson’s 369 was ninth, with 90s from Ryan Bullinger and Zach Wannemacher.
Wesley Markward led 12th-place Ottoville (380) with a 74 and Brendon Schnipke added an 85.
Fort Jennings was 16th at 404, with Sam Vetter’s 93 the low man.
Kalida is in the Celina Invitational today (8:30 a.m.) at Fox’s Den, while Ottoville and Fort Jennings are in a PCL quad vs. host Miller City at Pike Run (9 a.m.) and Jefferson hosts an NWC quad 4 p.m. Monday.