AMES - The Nevada boys’ golf team concluded a busy week with its fourth championship in five 18-hole meets by claiming first at the Gilbert Invitational on the Ames Golf and Country Club course Saturday.
Nevada shot a 305 — a new school 18-hole record — to beat Gilbert by 10 strokes for first out of seven teams at Ames. The Cubs played with a split team — with the other varsity members also golfing on Saturday at the Kuemper Catholic Invitational.
The Cubs’ other 18-hole meet victories during the week came at West Marshall Friday, Webster City Thursday and the Heart of Iowa Conference meet Tuesday.
The Cubs had tremendous balance with their four counted scores, coming in at 77 or better, and their other varsity competitor also placing in the top 10.
“A great opportunity to be in a competitive environment on the course that we will be playing sectionals at,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “I was very proud of the players — they hit a rough stretch on the back, but showed resiliency and stuck to the game plan the entire round, and it paid off over the course of the day.”
Dylan Sporrer led Nevada with a 74 and Cam Shill, Kyle Linder and Cade Jones each shot a 77. Sporrer turned in nine-hole rounds of 36 and 38, Jones a 35 and 42 and Linder 39 and 38.
Harold Dobernecker also competed for Nevada. Dobernecker shot a 37 out and 44 in to card an 81.
Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle was the meet medalist with a tremendous four-under-par score of 66.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Nevada 305, 2. Gilbert 315, 3. Ballard 325, 4. Boone 327, 5. DCG 334, 6. Bondurant-Farrar 343, 7. Woodward-Granger 375.
Nevada (305) - Dylan Sporrer 36-38-74, Cam Shill 35-42-77, Kyle Linder 39-38-77, Caden Jones 35-42-77, Harold Dobernecker 37-44-81.
CARROLL - With most of its golfers competing at the Gilbert Invitational in Ames, the remaining Nevada boys’ varsity team tied for 10th at the Larry Clark Kuemper Catholic Invitational Saturday at the Carroll Country Club.
Nevada shot a 346 over 18 holes to tie Webster City for 10th out of 13 teams. Kuemper Catholic won with a 307 and Atlantic shot a 311 to take second.
Tyler Sansgaard placed fourth individually for Nevada. Sansgaard shot a 75 with nine-hole scores of 36 and 39.
James Carsrud had rounds of 42 and 41 to finish with an 83 and Thomas Crawford tallied a 49 out and 44 in to card a 93 for the Cubs. Tyler Hansen turned in the final counted score for Nevada with a 95 after shooting rounds of 50 and 45 respectively.
Eli Heginger shot a 64 and 60 to finish with a 124 as Nevada’s other varsity participant.
Kuemper Catholic’s Nate Mertz was the meet medalist with a 71. Atlantic’s Ben Renaud was second with a 73.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Kuemper Catholic 307, 2. Atlantic 311, 3. Spencer 317, 4. ADM 324, 5. Denison-Schleswig 325, 6. Carroll 331, 7. Humboldt 332, 8. Panorama 341, 9. Harlan 345, 10. (tie) Nevada and Webster City 346, 12. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 358, 13. Shenandoah 391.
Nevada (346) - Tyler Sansgaard 36-39-75, James Carsrud 42-41-83, Thomas Crawford 49-44-93, Tyler Hansen 50-45-95, Eli Heginger 64-60-124.
STATE CENTER - Nevada did just enough to edge Norwalk in a competitive battle for first at the West Marshall Invitational Friday on the Lincoln Valley Golf Course.
Nevada shot a 306 over 18 holes to beat Norwalk by two strokes for first out of nine teams. The Cubs had three golfers card a 76 and another shoot a 78, and that depth proved just enough to get past the Warriors.
“This is always a very large meet that continues to draw better and better teams every year,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “Norwalk and Grinnell are highly ranked schools with quality players. This meet was a good reflection of what to expect in the postseason — if you don’t throw down your best scores against the best schools, you can easily get beat. I was very proud of our performance.”
PCM came in third with a 313 and Grinnell took fourth with a 315.
Dylan Sporrer, Kyle Linder and Tyler Sansgaard all carded a 76 for Nevada. Sporrer had rounds of 37 and 39, Linder shot two rounds of 38 and Sansgaard finished with a 39 and a 37.
Caden Jones carded two rounds of 39 to tally a 78 as the final counted score for Nevada. Cam Shill had two rounds of 41 to finish with an 82 and Thomas Crawford turned in a pair of 42 scores over nine holes to deliver an 84 as the other varsity Cub participants at the meet.
Grinnell’s Lucas Scherf was the meet medalist with an impressive six-under-par 66. Norwalk’s Tanner Dunn was medalist runner-up after shooting a 72.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Nevada 306, 2. Norwalk 308, 3. PCM 313, 4. Grinnell 315, 5. Boone 329, 6. Bondurant-Farrar 331, 7. West Marshall 344, 8. East Marshall 383, 9. Carlisle 399.
Nevada (306) - Dylan Sporrer 37-39-76, Cam Shill 41-41-82, Kyle Linder 38-38-76, Caden Jones 39-39-78, Tyler Sansgaard 39-37-76, Thomas Crawford 42-42-84.
WEBSTER CITY - Nevada brought home another team championship May 3 by winning the Lynx Invitational at the Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City.
Nevada shot a 316 over 18 holes to beat Clear Lake by 18 strokes for first in the five-team field. The Cubs had two golfers shoot under 80 and two more finish right at 81.
Caden Jones paced Nevada with a 76 to place fourth overall. Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle was medalist with a 74 and Webster City’s Nick Ferrell and Ballard’s Noah Hartman each carded a 75.
Jones shot a 40 out and 36 in during meet. Dylan Sporrer scored a 78 for Nevada with rounds of 38 and 40 to tie Clear Lake’s Jackson Hamlin for the fifth-best score.
Harold Dobernecker and James Carsrud each delivered an 81 for Nevada. Dobernecker shot a 40 out and 41 in and Carsrud tallied rounds of 41 and 40.
Tyler Sansgaard and Thomas Crawford also played for Nevada. Sansgaard carded a 46 out and 39 in to score an 85 and Crawford produced rounds of 47 and 46 to end up with a 93.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Nevada 316, 2. Clear Lake 334, 3. Ballard 341, 4. Webster City 355, 5. Gilbert 366.
Nevada (316) - Caden Jones 40-36-76, Dylan Sporrer 38-40-78, Harold Dobernecker 40-41-81, James Carsrud 41-40-81, Tyler Sansgaard 46-39-85, Thomas Crawford 47-46-93.
POLK CITY - Depth did Nevada good at the Heart of Iowa Conference meet May 1 at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City.
The Cubs produced three of the top seven individual performers and had four players shoot under an 85 over 18 holes, winning the conference championship with a score of 318. Nevada defeated Prairie City-Monroe by three strokes for the championship, with none of the other six competing teams getting closer than 15 strokes to the Cubs.
“We have been very successful the first half of the season,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “We have a lot of balance and depth on our team.”
Dylan Sporrer, Kyle Linder and Harold Dobernecker were the three Nevada golfers to make all-conference at the meet. Sporrer shot a 76 to finish medalist runner-up, Linder tied for fourth with a 79 and Dobernecker tied for sixth with an 80.
“Dylan and Kyle continue to strike the ball well and manage holes and situations well,” Brown said. “It is great to see Harold gaining confidence — there is a lot more great golf in Harold.”
Sporrer turned in two nine-hole rounds of 38. Linder shot rounds of 38 and 41 and Dobernecker 41 and 39.
Tyler Sansgaard carded an 83 to delivered the final counted score for Nevada. Sansgaard had rounds of 39 and 44.
Cam Shill wasn’t far behind the scoring pack for Nevada with an 86. He had rounds of 40 and 46.
Caden Jones also competed for Nevada. Jones shot rounds of 43 and 48 to finish with a 91.
The conference championship gives Nevada a good launching pad heading into a grueling final stretch of the regular season.
“I think we are still trying to establish our lineup and our true identity,” Brown said. “The next two weeks are very intense for us: 18-hole meets at Briggs Woods in Webster City, Lincoln Valley in State Center, Ames Golf and Country and Carroll Golf and Country Club. These will be great tests for us, our ability to manage challenging courses — but also be great preparation for post season play.”
Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle was the HOIC medalist at TCI. Doyle dominated the meet, delivering rounds of 37 and 32 to finish with a two-under-par score of 69.
Final team scores (18 holes): 1. Nevada 318, 2. PCM 321, 3. Roland-Story 333, 4. Gilbert 338, 5. (tie) North Polk and Greene County 369, 7. South Hamilton 370. 8. Saydel 404.
Nevada (318) - Dylan Sporrer 38-38-76, Cam Shill 40-46-86, Kyle Linder 38-41-79, Harold Dobernecker 41-39-80, Caden Jones 43-48-91, Tyler Sansgaard 39-44-83.