Final day of state golf washed out

Bishop Garrigan 3rd, Arndorfer and Henrich 4th, Newell-Fonda 5th

NEWTON — A series of storms that swept through the state caused officials with the Iowa High School Athletic Association to cancel day two of the boys state golf meet.

Awards for teams and individuals were handed out based on Thursday’s results for Class 1A, 2A and 3A.

In 1A, Bishop Garrigan earned a trophy for finishing third overall behind Harris-Lake Park and Grundy Center. Newell-Fonda placed fifth.

Andrew Arndorfer from Bishop Garrigan and Hogan Henrich of Newell-Fonda tied for fourth, with Ethan Stretcher of Edgewood-Colesburg winning the individual title.

“We really felt we could trim some strokes off what we shot on the first day as a team,” BGHS head coach Jared Montag said. “And we knew Andrew would be able to make a run at the No. 1 individual spot so it was a bummer that it got called.”

Kyle Schaaf tied for 20th overall for the Golden Bears with Grayson Rowlet tying for 26th. Adyn Rowlet tied for 33rd and Joseph Schumacher tied for 52nd.

“I am proud of the guys for placing third,” Montag said. “We are also very happy that Andrew earned another medal and that Kyle finished in the Top-20.”

For the Mustangs, Damon Bartek tied for 28th and Bryce Coppock finished tied for 30th. Izak Baron finished 42nd overall and Jake Demey tied for 44th.

“I am extremely proud of this group of young men,” N-F head coach Nathan Baron said. “We have been to the state meet many times, and it’s been a while since we have had a Top-5 finish. They were a fun group to be around and they enjoyed being around each other.

“I am very happy with Hogan and his fourth place finish. He set some pretty high goals for himself this year and the sky is the limit in terms of golf for him.”

Last year, it was Grundy Center finishing first with Harris-Lake Park in second.

The 3A meet was held at Lakeside Golf Course with Nevada winning the team title a year after finishing second with Brandon Larsen from West Delaware securing individual gold. Des Moines Christian clinched 2A team gold with Panorama’s Kolby Shackelford earning medalist honors.

Carroll, who placed ninth overall in 3A, included Ty Nissen, the son of 2000 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Lance Nissen. He finished in a tie for 31st.

It was the first time since 2000 that a spring golf championship was shortened due to weather, and the first time since 1991 that more than one site was forced to make the decision.

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