CORALVILLE, Iowa – The final round of the Iowa Class 4A boys state golf tournament at Brown Deer Golf Club here Saturday was cancelled because of flooding conditions.
The course was deemed unplayable, therefore the tournament was reduced to 18 holes.
Schuyler Warren, a freshman from Sergeant Bluff-Luton, shot even-par 71 in Friday's first round and wound up tied for eighth individually. Warren fired a 38-33 first-round score and became the highest metro finisher at the state meet since Ayron Corporon of East placed second in 1997.
Nick Opsahl, a senior from Sioux City North, shot 2-over 73 and tied for 15th. Opsahl was making his second appearance in a state meet, having qualified as a sophomore. Then, he became the first metro player since North's Colin Mitchell in 2003 to make the state meet.
“It was great to see Schuyler compete and and contend at the state tournament,” Sergeant Bluff-Luton Coach Troy Husen said. “He is a great kid and has a bright future ahead of him.”
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Paul Wilson, the SB-L co-head coach, chimed in with, “it was a positive experience for everyone. Schuyler loves the game of golf and loves to compete.”
Warren earned his state berth by capturing medalist honors in a district meet at Whispering Creek in Sioux City. He won a one-hole playoff with Bennett Pedersen of Waukee.
Matthew Garside, a senior from Bettendorf, was state individual champion after shooting 6-under-par 65, three strokes clear of Griffin Parker of Waukee.
Waukee, which qualified through the district at Whispering Creek, was the team champion with a 289, or 5-over-par. Pleasant Valley wound up second at 296.
An awards ceremony will be held here on Sunday.