State Golf cut short by a day, Pella Dutch finish in 6th place

Golfers 6th at State(photo provided) After qualifying for the 2019 Boys’ State Golf Tournament in Fort Dodge, the Pella High Little Dutch finished sixth in the 3A field after the event was cut short by a day due to heavy rain overnight causing poor course conditions. Playing at State for Pella were from the left, Will Simpson, Colin Henry, Ethan Gordon, John Oltman, Trey Wood and Luke Galeazzi. The Dutch were coached by Bob Fessler.

Nevada took found themselves as Class 3A State Golf Champions after shooting a first day score of 300 at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge Thursday, May 23.

The State Golf meet at all three sites around the state was shortened to a one-day affair after heavy rain pelted the state Thursday evening.

It marked the first time State Golf had been shortened for the Spring season since 2000.

The Nevada Cubs were state runner-up in 2018 and this was their first state crown in the sport.

The Cubs were three shots ahead of second place Spirit Lake at 303.

Spencer was third at 307 followed by Central DeWitt and Norwalk to round out the top five. The Warriors and Central DeWitt each tied for fourth at 317.

Pella was next in the field with a 318. The Dutch were just one shot out of fourth place.

Pella scoring leaders for the day were John Oltman with a 75, Will Simpson 77, Trey Wood and Luke Galeazzi each at 83.

Also golfing for Pella but not counting in the team total were Ethan Gordon at 86 and Colin Henry at 90.

The Oskaloosa Indians were a shot behind the Dutch with a 319 team total.

West Delaware’s Brandon Larsen was the medalist with a 3-under par score of 69.

Pella was ranked No. 3 in 3A and they were coached by Bob Fessler.