NEVADA - The Nevada boys turned in a historic performance and the Cub girls also emerged victorious at the Nevada coed triangular golf meet April 18 at the Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada.
The Nevada boys shot an amazing 286 over 18 holes. The incredible performance not only left them 14 strokes below 300 as a team, but it won the boys’ meet by an amazing 68 strokes.
“Our boys have logged endless hours and rounds at ICCC — they are very familiar with the course,” Nevada head boys’ golf coach Ryan Brown said. “I tried to create a different mental and physical picture by moving the tee boxes and changing their visual field. It is interesting to note that they played better on the longer, more traditional course, than the abbreviated forward tee version of the course.”
“It makes sense given the number of rounds they have played,” Brown said. “A 286 is a great score. We finally had that unique experience where they all showed up, as they should at their home course.”
The Cub boys were so dominant they produced the top five individual scores.
Tyler Sansgaard led the way with a 70. Sansgaard won medalist after turning in two nine-hole rounds of 70.
Caden Jones and Dylan Sporrer both shot a 71.
Jones was officially medalist runner-up after a four-hole card-back. He had nine-hole scores of 35 and 36 and Sporrer shot a 36 then a 35.
Kyle Linder shot two rounds of 37 to finish with a 74 as the final golfer to turn in a counted score for Nevada.
Tyler played exceptionally, well as did Dylan and Caden,” Brown said. “I was impressed with Linder’s resiliency and resolve. He still isn’t playing his best golf, but is understanding that sometimes you have to work through your emotions and the round and post the best you can on that.”
James Carsrud just missed the scoring cut after carding two nine-hole scores of 38 to score a 76. Thomas Crawford carded an 85 with rounds of 41 and 44
“James threw down a great score — 76 — and we didn’t utilize it towards the team total,” Brown said. “Sure he’s frustrated, but he shouldn’t be. When the team wins, we all win.”
In the girls’ competition, Nevada also outclassed its two opponents. The Cub girls turned in a 397 over 18 holes to beat Ballard by 33 strokes and Forest City by 196.
Emma Griffin was medalist runner-up for the Cub girls. Griffin carded a 93 with rounds of 48 and 45.
Ballard’s Lauren Smith shot a 90 to earn medalist honors.
Ashlynn Sporrer placed third, Kelby Rewerts fourth and Grace Cahill fifth overall to complete the scoring for the Cub girls. Sporrer scored a 96 with two rounds of 48, Rewerts ended up with a 102 after turning in nine-hole rounds of 54 and 48 and Cahill shot a 106 with respective rounds of 56 and 50.
Caroline Ausman tallied two nine-hole scores of 55 to end up with a 110 for Nevada. Bianca Sponseller also competed for Nevada, delivering rounds of 62 and 56 to shoot a 118.
Final team scores (18 holes)
Girls: 1. Nevada 397, 2. Ballard 430, 3. Forest City 593.
Nevada (397) - Emma Griffin 48-45-93, Kelby Rewerts 54-48-102, Ashlynn Sporrer 48-48-96, Caroline Ausman 55-55-110, Grace Cahill 56-50-106, Bianca Sponseller 62-56-118.
Boys: 1. Nevada 286, 2. Ballard 354, 3. Forest City 371.
Nevada (286) - Dylan Sporrer 36-35-71, Tyler Sansgaard 35-35-70, Kyle Linder 37-37-74, Caden Jones 35-36-71, James Carsrud 38-38-76, Thomas Crawford 41-44-85.