Local linksters denied state bids

CEDAR FALLS — The BCLUW boys golf team, North Tama sophomore North Tama and GMG senior Aaron Fleming were unable to make it through the Class 1A district meet on Friday, falling one round short of next week’s state golf tournament.

BCLUW’s closest call was senior Lane Stanley, who finished tied for 12th place individually with his round of 87. He was seven strokes back of the last individual state qualifier but led the Comets on the par-72 track and Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.

Ketter shared 12th place with Stanley and three others after shooting an 87, too. Fleming finished in a tie for 18th place, posting an 89 in his final prep meet. Fleming announced after the tournament on his Twitter account that he will be continuing his academic and golf career at Waldorf University.

BCLUW’s other scoring golfers were freshmen Ray Callaway with a 96, Kade Pekarek with a 102 and Isaac Kopsa at 106. Fellow freshman Tucker Wall shot a 107 and senior Tristen Gallentine closed with a 112.

The Comets’ 391 team total ranked them ninth in the 11-team meet. Grundy Center (334) and Bishop Garrigan of Algona (347) earned the team qualifier spots atop the tournament, while Ethan Streicher of Edgewood-Colesburg (75) and Braden Lensing of South Winneshiek (80) advanced individually.

Trojan duo denied in 2A

CARROLL — A pair of West Marshall golfers reached the final round before state but couldn’t get through as senior Conley Petermeier and junior Caleb Keigan came up a few strokes shy of advancing to next week’s Class 2A boys state golf tournament at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course in Marshalltown.

Petermeier tied for 16th place with his round of 88 while Keigan shared 21st place after shooting 90. Golfers from the three state-qualifying teams took up the top nine individual spots, so a three-way tie for 10th place got Roland-Story’s Nick Stole, Dylan Sherlock of Van meter and Grant Caltrider of West Central Valley to state after each shot 82 at the par-71 Carroll Country Club.

Kuemper Catholic shot a 312 to win the meet, Des Moines Christian carded 318 and Panorama benefitted from the host Knights’ presence in the top-two, qualifying in third place with a 353 team total.

Fahrni falls short in 2A

PARKERSBURG — East Marshall senior Brayden Fahrni was unable to advance through his Class 2A district boys golf meet on Friday at Legend Trail Golf Club, carding an 84 in his attempt to reach next week’s state meet in Marshalltown.

Fahrni finished eight strokes back of the final individual qualifier. Avery Busta of Forest City shot a 75 and Colin Gavin of North Fayette Valley advanced to state as the top two golfers not already on qualifying teams.

North Hampton shot a 318 team total and Union Community a 334 to advance through to state.