The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

October 8, 2012

Bulldogs fourth after one round; Walker tied for individual lead, team title up for grabs

POLK CITY — Matthew Walker is leading the pack and the Ottumwa boys golf team is in the hunt.

The Bulldogs are in fourth place and Walker is tied for the individual lead after Friday’s first round of the Class 4A Boys State Golf Tournament, held at The Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City.

Walker’s first-round score of 69 is tied with Johnston’s Grant Smith for the lead, while the Bulldogs carded a team round of 312, just five strokes off of leader Cedar Rapids Kennedy (307).

“It was cold and windy,” said Ottumwa coach Scott Maas. “It’s a tough course, and I’m sure every team shot higher than they had hoped.”

The cold and windy conditions left for a very competitive meet, however, with four teams within five strokes of the lead and eight teams within 10 strokes.

“There are probably five or six teams that feel like they have a chance to win it,” said Maas. “So it’s exciting for everybody. We’ll just go out and play and see what happens.”

Waukee is one shot behind Kennedy and Johnston is two strokes back. Ankeny follows Ottumwa at 315, three shots behind the Bulldogs, while three teams — West Des Moines Valley, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Pleasant Valley — are all knotted up at 317.

Walker and Smith are three strokes up on their next closest competitors, as Kennedy’s Conner Koberg and Ankeny’s Andrew Huseman are both at 72. Jeff Swegle of Valley, the defending state individual champion, carded 77 Friday and is likely out of the title hunt.

“Matthew just had a tremendous score,” said Maas. “It’s fun and exciting — we have Matthew in the hunt for the individual title and we’re still in the hunt for the team title.”

Joe Wetrich shot 79 in round one for Ottumwa, while Jacob Gardner and Hoyt Grooms both carded 82. Dillon Patritto carded 87 for the Bulldogs, while Braxton Coble had to withdraw. Coble had some equipment problems and unfortunately was unsure of whether or not he could continue play. By the time he found out that he could continue play, it was too late for him to return to the course. He will not be able to participate in today’s second and final round.

So the five remaining Bulldogs and the rest of the state tourney field will take to course at 10:30 a.m. today in a shotgun start.

“We’re going to try to keep the same frame of mind we’ve been playing with all along,” said Maas. “We’ll try not to worry about the score, just take it one shot at a time and see where we end up.”

CLASS 4A Boys State Golf Tournament

At The Tournament Club Of Iowa

Oct. 5

FIRST ROUND

Team scoring — 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 307, 2. Waukee 308, 3. Johnston 309, 4. Ottumwa 312, 5. Ankeny 315, 6. West Des Moines Valley 317, 6. Cedar Rapids Xavier 317, 6. Pleasant Valley 317, 9. Dowling Catholic 325, 10. Ames 328, 11.  Bettendorf 329, 12. Muscatine 334.

Leaders — Matthew Walker (OTT) 69; Grant Smith (JOHNS) 69.

Top Ten — 1. Matthew Walker (OTT) 69, 1. Grant Smith (JOHNS) 69, 3. Conner Koberg (CRK) 72, 3. Andrew Huseman (ANK) 72, 5. Dustin Atkinson (AMES) 74, 6. Jake Campbell (JOHNS) 75, 6. Jon Ingwersen (CRX) 75, 6. Matt Junge (CRX) 75, 9. Jacob McKinney (WAU) 76, 9. Jack Kennedy (PV) 76, 9. Harrison Moore (CRK) 76

Ottumwa individuals — Walker 69, Joe Wetrich 79, Jacob Gardner 82, Hoyt Grooms 82, Dillon Patritto 87, Braxton Coble WD.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Flanders wins third-straight 400 for OHS URBANDALE -- Another meet and another 400-meter dash win for Ottumwa's Charlette Flanders. The Bulldog senior picked up her third-straight win in the one-lap race around the track on Thursday at Urbandale's Chuck Silvey Invitational. Flanders placed

    April 17, 2014

  • MSAE boys shut out Iowa City West IOWA CITY — The Fairfield Maharishi boys' tennis team picked up an impressive early-season shutout on Thursday, scoring a 9-0 win at Iowa City High. "From top to bottom, it was the team's best performance of the season," said MSAE head coach Steve Br

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT Sports Abbie Budan photo Bulldog linksters take third in Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN — The Ottumwa girls golf team turned in a admirable performance Thursday, capturing third out of 14 teams at the Linda Bloom Invitational with a collective score of 377 strokes. "I think we played well pretty much from top to bottom," Ot

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports boys tennis color photo Ottumwa boys tennis dominates Des Moines Lincoln OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa boys tennis team looked a lot like domination Thursday at Dan Staggs Court, as they shut out Des Moines Lincoln 11-0 in CIML Metro Conference action. "It's early in the season and I can already see our team starting to grow," Ot

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports Marcus Posley photo IHCC's Posley signs with St. Bonaventure OTTUMWA — This past basketball season was one that saw Indian Hills rewrite the record books offensively. Of all numbers that stood out this season, none are more visible then the school-record number of made 3-pointers. Though it only reflects the n

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packwood Little League Fundraiser to be held PACKWOOD — The Packwood Little League Hog Roast Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Packwood Christian Church. Four teams with over 40 kids participate in the Packwood Little League. The fundr

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT Sports Colin Pearson signs IHCC's Pearson signs with San Diego OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College golfer Colin Pearson is headed west to continue his education and golf career. The IHCC sophomore Wednesday signed a letter of intent with the University of San Diego. Pearson is coming off his best finish of

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports Area Girls Tennis photo Osky girl netters drop match to Tigers OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa’s Little Hawkeye Conference match with Grinnell came down to the final doubles match on a chilly day in Mahaska County. The Tigers’ duo of Lily Hamilton and Jackie Johnson pulled out the 6-3, 7-5 win over the Oskaloosa tandem of

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Friday College Golf Indian Hills at Buena Vista Spring Invitational (Storm Lake) College Softball Southeastern at Indian Hills (DH), 3 p.m. College Baseball Indian Hills at Muscatine (DH), 3 p.m. Girls Golf Melcher-Dallas at Moravia, 4 p.m. Boys Golf Melche

    April 17, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Mustang Relays Bloomfield 04-15-14 Class AA team scores -- 1. Davis County 160, 2. Fairfield 159, 3. Pekin 34, 4. Keokuk 82. Boys Results Shot put -- 1. E. Adam (P) 50-8, 2. T. Northup (P) 41-6, 3. M. Fritz (FF) 38-7, 4. I. Hougland (DC) 37-4, 5. B.

    April 17, 2014

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook