ORANGE CITY, Iowa | Sheldon captured the team title in a Class 2A boys district at Landsmeer Golf Club Thursday, earning a berth in next week’s state tournament.
The Orabs finished at 315, three strokes ahead of Carroll Kuemper (318), which also advanced to the state meet, which will be held May 26-27 at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
Brandon Schwade of OA-BCIG was the individual medalist, matching par with 35-36—71. Sheldon’s Tyler Merley was runner-up medalist with a 37-38—75, while the other two individual state qualifiers were Dylan Scheffler of East Sac County and Carter Broek of Hull Western Christian, who each shot 78.
Besides Merley, Sheldon also had Koby Klatt with 39-40—79, Phil Cain 41-39—80, Dominic Seivert 41-40—81, Nick Bomgaars 38-43—81 and Hunter Lang 40-48—88.
Western Christian finished three strokes behind Kuemper (321) for third place. Then came Orange City Unity Christian (330), Hinton (331), OA-BCIG (334) and East Sac County (350).
Kuemper was paced by Jacob Schleisman (38-41) and Sam Auen (39-40) with 79. Unity Christian’s Kolin Kroeze and Ryan Fedders each carded 39-41—80. Jay Small was Hinton’s low marker with 39-40—79.
AT FORT DODGE
FORT DODGE, Iowa | Boyden-Hull and North Union each punched tickets to the Iowa Boys State Golf Meet by finishing first and second in a Class 1A district at Lakeside Golf Course here Thursday.
The Comets totaled 326 and North Union 333, while host Fort Dodge St. Edmond was just a shot back in third place at 334.
Boyden-Hull’s Davis Van Roekel tied for the low round of the day with 75, matching Nathan Eaton of North Union.
Parker Oleson of North Union (76), Andrew Gibb of St. Edmond (78), Derrick Schorg of Remsen St. Mary’s (79) and Anthony Gallagher of Woodbury Central (79) also qualified individually for the state meet May 26-27 at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.
Team champion Boyden-Hull also counted Marcus Rens with 81, Kyle Baartman 82 and Keaton Van Roekel 88. Logan Brunsting shot 89 and Tyler Woelber 91 for the Comets.
Westwood wound up fourth in the team standings at 341, followed by Woodbury Central (342), Remsen St. Mary’s (351), Harris-Lake Park (353), Central Lyon (353), Akron-Westfield (367) and Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (398).