Freshman Wedel shines in DHS men’s golf debut
Someone forgot to tell De Soto freshman Mason Wedel that ninth-graders are supposed to perform like, well, ninth-graders.
After showing Wildcat fans his ability to get to the paint and provide key sixth-man minutes for De Soto's basketball team, Wedel is at it again this time on the golf course.
Wedel shot a 78 Thursday at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence, which was strong enough to earn him sixth-place in a field that predominantly consisted of 6A athletes. The tournament was hosted by Free State High School.
"Mason played great," golf coach Chad Brecheisen said. "Only the top five medaled, so he was real close in his first high school tournament."
Wedel's inspired effort was closely followed by senior Charlie Modereger, who shot a personal best 79.
"It was good to see Charlie play so well in the first tournament of the season," Brecheisen added.
While Brecheisen acknowledged that some of the team registered scores that matched his first tournament of the year expectations, the coach said there were others that made a strong contribution. In fact, for the first time in Brecheisen's coaching career, the Wildcats broke a team score of 340.
"We scored 335 as a squad," he said. "We competed really well, especially with how the course played."
The Wildcats finished in sixth-place out of 12 teams. De Soto played Wednesday at Sycamore Ridge in Spring Hill. Results were unavailable at press time.