Area boys’ golf teams made strong showings Friday as sectional competition took place around the state.

East Buchanan put together one of the day’s most impressive scores as the Buccaneers recorded a team total of 304, led by Chris Cooksley’s medalist score of 68.

At Grundy Center Town and Country Club, Grundy Center’s Jake Bangasser edged Joe Smoldt of Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 81-82, for medalist honors and the host Spartans secured the sectional championship with a score of 345. AGWSR and Gladbrook-Reinbeck also advanced to the district meet Friday at Mason City.

Joining that group at the Mason City district will be Don Bosco and Wapsie Valley. The Dons edged Wapsie Valley 370-372 for the sectional title at Tripoli’s Maple Hills. Riley McDaniel of Wapsie Valley and Sloan Barron of Don Bosco tied for the low score of 84.

In Class 2A, Aplington-Parkersburg edged rival Dike-New Hartford by six strokes at Legend Trail for the sectional title. Dylan Ellis of A-P was the meet medalist at 71.

New Hampton won on its home course over runner-up Denver and third-place North Fayette Valley. Carter Stohl earned medalist honors for the hosts with a 73.

The qualifiers from the Aplington-Parkersburg and New Hampton sectionals will play at 10 a.m. Friday at Dike’s Fox Ridge.

Jesup finished tied with host Clayton Ridge in a competitive sectional at Guttenburg. Dyersville Beckman was third at 352 as Waterloo Columbus failed to qualify any golfers past the sectional round. The J-Hawks will travel to Gates Park Friday for district play.

Sectional results

Class 3A

At Decorah

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. West Delware 329, 2. Charles City 254.

MEDALIST—Gavin Soppe (WD) 80. RUNNER-UP—Jay Fjelstul (Decorah) 80.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS—Fjelstul (Decorah) 80, Alex Kerian (Crestwood) 85.

Class 2A

At Aplington-Parkersburg Legend Trail

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. Aplington-Parkersburg 307, 2. Dike-New Hartford 313, 3. South Hamilton 318.

MEDALIST—Dylan Ellis (AP ) 71. RUNNER-UP—Luke Pruisner (AP) 73.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Hunter Pfanz (West Marshall) 74, Spencer Higgason (South Hardin) 77.

At New Hampton

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. New Hampton 316, 2. Denver 328, 3. North Fayette Valley 334.

MEDALIST—Carter Stochl (NH) 73. RUNNER-UP—Aden Zwanzinger (NH) 78, Drew Olson (Osage) 78.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Olson (Osage) 78, Tyler Converse (Sumner-Fredericksburg) 83.

At Clayton Ridge, Guttenburg Golf and Country Club

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. Jesup 351, 1. Clayton Ridge 351, 3. Dyersville Beckman 352.

MEDALIST—Jake Jensen (CR) 76. RUNNER-UP—Race Cuckler (Cascade) 77.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Cuckler (Cascade) 77, Connor Michels (Bellevue) 79.

Class 1A

At Tripoli, Maple Hills

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. Don Bosco 370,2. Wapsie Valley 372.

MEDALISTs — Riley McDaniel (WV) 84, Sloan Barron (DB) 84.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Brady Forsyth (West Central) 92, Cody Funk (Tripoli) 94.

At Grundy Center Town and Country Club

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. Grundy Center 345, 2. AGWSR 369, 3. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 379.

MEDALIST—Jake Bangasser (GC) 81. RUNNER-UP—Joe Smoldt (GR) 82.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Noah Haack (Hudson) 84, Con Colsch (Hudson) 95.

At Nashua Town and Country Club

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. Rockford 344, 2. Saint Ansgar 358.

MEDALIST—Zach Bushbaum (Rockford) 84. RUNNER-UP—Dylan Low (Saint Ansgar) 84.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Dillon Auchstetter (Nashua-Plainfield) 86, Drew Moine (Nashua-Plainfield) 86, Beau Thompson (North Butler) 89.

At Winthrop, Bullafo Creek

TEAM QUALIFIERS — 1. East Buchanan 304, 2. Alburnett 354, 3. Starmont 355.

MEDALIST — Chris Cooksley (EB) 68. RUNNER-UP — Jacob Hesner (EB) 70.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Sumner Smith (Cent. Elkader) 80, Ethan Streicher (Edgewood) 82.


Sports Reporter

Sports reporter for The Courier

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