MHS golfers honored with all-state awards

Nate Vance and Cole Davis

The Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association closed out the Class 4A fall campaign by handing out its postseason awards, and the state champion Marshalltown Bobcats were well represented.

Senior Nate Vance and sophomore Cole Davis both were named to the IAHSGCA All-Tournament first team and the 2017 All-State Team, while senior Tate Carlson and junior JD Pollard were all-state selections as well.

Vance became the fifth individual state champion in Marshalltown High School history when he won a four-man, sudden-death playoff on the first hole with an eagle on the par-4 18th hole at Elmwood Country Club on Oct. 7. Davis was a part of the playoff as well and earned a tie for second place as the Bobcats won the fourth state team title in program history.

The top six finishers at the state tournament were named to the all-tournament first team, and the next six received second-team honors.

The all-state teams award the best scoring averages for the entire fall season, and Davis topped the charts with his nine-hole average of 36.78. Vance was sixth on the list at 37.5, and Carlson rounded out the all-state first team in 11th with his 38.41 average.

Tate Carlson and JD Pollard

Pollard missed out on the first team by one spot, ranking 12th in the state with his 38.5 scoring average to earn all-state second team accolades.