Iowa High School State Tournament Final Results
NEWTON, Iowa – The Iowa High School State Tournament completed their opening rounds on Thursday afternoon but weather on Friday cancelled the final round at all three sites. Due to the second-round cancellations, the final scores came from yesterday’s round.
In 3A action at Lakeside GC in Fort Dodge, West Delaware’s Brandon Larsen won the 3A State Championship with a score of 3-under-par 69. Larsen carded a round-best five birdies, three of which came down the home stretch on the back nine. In team competition, Nevada took the 3A crown defeating Spirit Lake who shot 15-over-par and Spencer who shot 19-over-par.
In 2A play in Marshalltown at American Legion Memorial GC, Kolby Shackelford of Panora-Panarama led the field by three strokes. The junior carded an even-par 69 and his round featured three birdies. Des Moines Christian won the 2A State Tournament with West Branch and Caroll Kuemper finishing in second and third with only one stroke separating the two teams.
In 1A action at Westwood GC in Newton, Ethan Steicher of Edgewood-Colesburg won the first round registering a score of 1-over-par 72. Steicher led the class with a total of 13 pars and two birdies on the back nine to finish a solid round. Harris-Lake Park won the 1A State Championship with Grundy Center placing runner-up with a total of three strokes between the two.
The Iowa PGA Section would like to congratulate the State Tournament participants on a wonderful year. For more tournament information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans can also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).