SPENCER - Nevada sophomore Dylan Sporrer is headed to state after placing fifth individually at the Class 3A district boys’ golf meet in Spencer May 18.


Sporrer shot a 76 over 18 holes to qualify. The top two golfers from non-qualifying teams at districts advanced to state, with Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle shooting a 74 as the other qualifier from Spencer.


“Dylan has played great all year,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “He was striking the ball confidently. He found his happy place. When Dylan maintains his confidence and gets that bounce in his step, he can play with anyone in the state.”


Sporrer shot a 37 out and a 39 in during the meet.


As a team, Nevada placed fourth out of five teams with a 324. MOC-Floyd Valley and Webster City shot scores of 310 and 314 as the two state-qualifying teams, Gilbert took third with a 318 and Spencer came in one stroke behind Nevada.


“This was an extremely difficult district — all five teams are ranked in the top 10 in the state,” Brown said. “We thought we had a chance if we put it together today. Sometimes the chips fall where they fall. We are a really good team and got beat by some other really, really good teams that played well today. Our players had a great season. We have group of really talented and hardworking young men. This was a great experience for our young team.”


James Carsrud carded an 81 with rounds of 39 and 42, Cam Shill put up a 40 out and 42 in to score an 82 and Tyler Sansgaard shot an 85 with a 40 out and 45 in as the other scored Nevada golfers at the meet. Harold Dobernecker shot an 86 with rounds of 46 and 40 and Preston Shill shot a 43 out and 51 in to finish with a 94.


Webster City’s Nathan Ferrell was the medalist at Spencer with a 73. MOC-Floyd Valley’s Tate Arends and Trent DeHaan shot scores of 74 and 75 respectively.


The 3A boys’ state golf meet takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore. Competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday.


Final team scores (18 holes): 1. MOC-Floyd Valley 310, 2. Webster City 314, 3. Gilbert 318, 4. Nevada 324, 5. Spencer 325.


Nevada (324) - Dylan Sporrer 37-39-76, Cam Shill 40-42-82, Tyler Sansgaard 40-45-85, James Carsrud 39-42-81, Preston Shill 43-51-94, Harold Dobernecker 46-40-86.