POLK CITY - Two top-four individual scores weren’t quite enough to get Nevada past Gilbert at the Heart of Iowa Conference boys’ golf meet Tuesday at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City.
Dylan Sporrer was the HOIC individual medalist and Cam Shill placed fourth overall for Nevada. The Cubs didn’t quite have the phenomenal balance of Gilbert in the end, shooting a 325 over 18 holes to finish just three strokes behind Gilbert’s winning score of 322.
“I am proud of our guys,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “We thought we had a legitimate chance to contend for the conference championship and almost pulled it off. The emphasis today was about course management and decision-making. The guys took a much more analytical approach and I think it is beginning to pay dividends.”
Brown said he feels the meet is a great springboard for his team to wind down the regular season and head into the postseason play, beginning on May 18.
“I am looking forward the next two-week stretch,” Brown said. “I think we will hit our stride and start putting together a more consistent team performances.”
Sporrer had great consistency on the TCI course at the HOIC meet. He shot a 37 in and 39 out to finish with a 76, which was good enough to edge Gilbert’s Joe Gibbons by one stroke for medalist.
Cam Shill also had an outstanding day for Nevada. Shill carded a 79 with nine-hole rounds of 38 and 41 to place fourth overall.
James Carsrud and Preston Shill each shot an 85 to turn in the other counted scores for Nevada. Carsrud had rounds of 42 and 43 and Preston shot a 41 in and 44 out.
Harold Dobernecker and Tyler Sansgaard also competed for Nevada. Dobernecker scored an 86 and Sansgaard an 87.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Gilbert 322, 2. Nevada 325, 3. Roland-Story 334, 4. South Hamilton 341, 5. PCM 349, 6. Greene County 361, 7. Saydel 388, 8. North Polk 405, 9. CMB 530.
Nevada (325) - Dylan Sporrer 37-39-76, Cam Shill 38-41-79, Harold Dobernecker 41-45-86, Tyler Sansgaard 45-42-87, James Carsrud 42-43-85, Preston Shill 41-44-85.