Carson Gallup places 17th at Class 3A Boys Golf District Tournament
By John Burbridge
WAVERLY — After playing the back-nine at Waverly Municipal Golf Course during Monday’s Class 3A Boys Golf District Meet, Charles City sophomore Carson Gallup was in a good spot.
He had shot 3-over and was currently in third place with the two golfers ahead of him tied in first place, both 1-over.
But the front nine proved to be a different story for Gallup as he shot 8-over during the latter half of the tourney and finished with an 81 (11-over) which dropped him back to 17th place.
“He struggled with his putting,” said Charles City boys golfing head coach Dave Williams. “If he could have made a couple of putts, that might have kept him in the running.”
Like last season when he was a freshman, Gallup played his best high school golf at the end of the season while scoring well at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet and at the Class 3A Boys Sectional Meet.
Gallup pretty much matched that effort this season — making his second-straight All-NEIC team and scoring 77 at sectionals to advance to the districts.
Gallup has yet to advance to state, but Williams is confident that he will get there in seasons to come.
“He’ll be out playing a lot of golf this summer,” Williams said. “You can be sure of that.”
With medalist Jack McCarty shooting a 68 and his teammates Isaiah Zoske (74), Brennan Heesch (74), Sean Stahle (79) and Mac McCarty (79) rounding out the team score, Solon won the meet with a team score of 295, 15 strokes lower than runner-up Waverly-Shell Rock, which was led by Luke Franzell’s fifth-place score of 75.
Zach McCarty from Clear Creek Amana was the individual runner-up (72).
* At the Class 1A Girls Golf Regional First Round, Friday at Nashua Town and Country Club, meet winner Nashua-Plainfield (402), runner-up North Butler (429) and third-place finisher Saint Ansgar (463) all advanced to the regional final round to be played Wednesday at Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.
North Butler junior Reagan Mulder shot a medalist 18-hole score of 85. Mulder’s junior teammate Ella Lindell shot a 102, which placed her fifth among individuals.
After Mulder, the champion Huskies took the next three individual places — Paige Franzen (91), Faith Franzen (99) and Natalie Sinnwell (100).
Rockford’s freshman Danika deBuhr advanced to the regional finals with a sixth-place individual score of 106.