Mount Ayr takes third amid controversy
SHENANDOAH – Mount Ayr scored a 352 at its sectional meet Friday in Shenandoah, taking third as a unit to close out the season.
Taking first was Tri-Center with a team score of 341.
A six-hole playoff was needed to award the first place finisher as Clarinda’s Parker Rock won the playoff. Underwood’s Coby Fink lost in the playoff, finishing as the runner-up.
Myles Greene had the Mount Ayr team low, shooting 42 across both halves of the course for an 84. Cayden Lambert was the next lowest for the Raiders, finishing his day at 88. Dalton Elwood was close behind him, scoring a 90.
A scorecard controversy unfolded at the end of the match, causing a closed doors meeting between coaches of present schools, according to KMA Sports. Conflicting reports of a golfer on Tri-Center’s team involving his final score was resolved as officials gave the Trojans a final team score of 341, finishing in first place.
McGuire, Thomlinson advance
LEON – East Union and Southwest Valley’s team seasons ended Friday, as Central Decatur took the sectional meet with a team score of 387 at Leon Country Club.
CD, Wayne and Lamoni all qualified for districts with the three leading team scores.
Wayne’s Seth Sheriff shot an 88, medaling for the meet. Michel Evertsen of Central Decatur took second with an 89.
The Eagles finished the day with a team score of 404. The Timberwolves did not post a team score due to not meeting the scoring minimum.
Matt McGuire led the Eagles with a low score of 90, finishing tied for third overall with CD’s Kole Minick, Lamoni’s Cooper Raney and Wayne’s Jared Middlebrook. Danny Thomlinson scored a 94, shooting a 47 on both ends for EU. Both qualify as individuals for districts, shooting the next lowest scores after CD, Wayne and Lamoni products.
Connor Shipley shot a 121 for Southwest Valley and Jake Oathoudt shot a 137. Henry Bevington finished the day with a 185 for SWV.
NV finishes season
PANORA – Nodaway Valley’s season ended at LPN Golf Course Friday, shooting a team score of 634.
Kuemper Catholic, Panorama and Ogden advanced as teams to districts. West Central Valley’s Grant Caltrider (88) and Van Meter’s Parker Fryer (90) and Dylan Scherlock (90) all qualify as individuals.
Aryll Shantz scored a 131 and Michael Britten shot a 145 as the two team low scores. Mitchel Schaefer and Trevor Flettre entered the clubhouse at the end of the day with a 155 and a 203, respectively.
Lenox’s season closes at home course
LENOX – Riverside and Bedford are advancing to districts after a Friday sectional at Three Lake Country Club.
Sane Osborn of Sidney and Brock Wallace of Griswold both qualified as individuals, shooting an 80 and an 87, respectively.
Lenox’s team score was unavailable at time of print.
Lenox’s individual scores were unavailable at time of print.