WEBSTER CITY - The Nevada boys’ golf team is moving on to districts after placing third at the Class 3A sectional meet in Webster City Friday.
The Cubs shot a 319 over 18 holes on the Briggs Woods Golf Course. That was easily enough to beat out Boone for the third and final district-qualifying spot in the team standings as the Toreadors shot a 332.
Beating Boone was the key for Nevada to advance to districts. Two-time defending state champion Webster City dominated the meet, finishing with a 290, leaving it between Nevada, Gilbert and Boone to fight for the final two qualifying spots.
“We were fairly confident that Webster City would run away this meet,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “They are the two-time defending state champs and they were playing on their home course. We knew that we needed to put together a fairly solid performance to place either second or third. I thought it might be pretty tight between Gilbert and Nevada for second and third.”
Gilbert just edged out Nevada for second with a 316. Perry placed fifth with a 362, Iowa Falls-Alden shot a 363, Ballard came in seventh with a 365 and North Polk carded a 383.
James Carsrud continued his late-season surge by leading Nevada at Briggs Woods with a 76. Carsrud carded a 39 in and 37 out.
“James Carsrud had an outstanding day,” Brown said. “He really has come on for us down the stretch. I am so proud of him. He has had a great attitude all season — he has worked really hard, he has been very enthusiastic about opportunities to play and practice. He carries himself very well on the course and around school.”
Dylan Sporrer turned in two nine-hole rounds of 39 to finish with a 78 for the Cubs. Tyler Sansgaard stepped up with an 81 after shooting a 39 in and 42 out.
“Dylan didn’t play his best today, but he is learning how to grind it out and still throw down a pretty good round,” Brown said. “Tyler Sansgaard continues to compete — not much rattles his cage. It’s like he’s on autopilot emotionally and athletically. “
Cam Shill turned in the final counted score for Nevada with an 84. Shill shot two nine-hole rounds of 42.
Preston Shill and Harold Dobernecker added respective rounds of 87 and 90 for Nevada.
Webster City’s Drew Fielder and Carter Shannon each shot a 71 as the top individual golfers at the sectional meet. Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle came in third with a 72.
Nevada will participate in the 3A district meet at Spencer.
“We have a really difficult district,” Brown said. “MOC-Floyd Valley, Webster City, Spencer — all three are rated in the top eight in the state. We are in a great position to go up there and turn some heads. We are young, we have nothing to lose and we still haven’t played our best golf yet. If we put together a true team performance, we have a shot.”
The district meet will begin at 9 a.m. at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Webster City 290, 2. Gilbert 316, 3. Nevada 319, 4. Boone 332, 5. Perry 362, 6. Iowa Falls-Alden 363, 7. Ballard 365, 8. North Polk 383.
Nevada (319) - Dylan Sporrer 39-39-78, Cam Shill 42-42-84, Tyler Sansgaard 39-42-81, James Carsrud 39-37-76, Preston Shill 39-48-87, Harold Dobernecker 46-44-90.
AMES - Nevada concluded the regular season by placing second in a triangular meet with Gilbert and North Polk at the Ames Golf and Country Club May 9.
The Cubs shot a 161 over nine holes to come in behind Gilbert’s 154. North Polk finished with a 186.
James Carsrud led Nevada with a 39 and Preston Shill finished with a 40. Dylan Sporrer and Tyler Sansgaard each shot a 41, Cam Shill and Kyle Linder both carded a 44, Harold Dobernecker delivered a 45 and Jack Cahill added a 46.
Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle was the medalist with a 37. The Tigers’ Joe Gibbons came in runner-up with a 38.
Final team scores (nine holes): 1. Gilbert 154, 2. Nevada 161, 3. North Polk 186.
Nevada (161) - Cam Shill 44, Dylan Sporrer 41, Tyler Sansgaard 41, James Carsrud 39, Preston Shill 40, Harold Dobernecker 45, Kyle Linder 44, Jack Higgins 46.