AMES — Centerville’s Alex Moorman held a one stroke lead at the end of the first day at the Class 3-A Boys’ State Golf tournament.
He finished his first of two 18-hole rounds with a score of 70, which is one below the par 71 mark the Ames Golf and Country Club course holds. One stroke behind him is a two-way tie between Clayton Larsen of West Delaware and the defending state champion Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s Carson Whittington.
Moorman won the individual title his freshman season and was the runner-up last season.
After Moorman, Centerville’s top-four after the first day were Blake Dabney, shooting a 79, Brett Kauzlarich, shooting an 86, Colton Belloma, shooting an 88, and Brad Irwin, carding 90.
Fairfield’s Nick Higgins ended the day with a round of 73 which put him at fourth on the list of individuals. Mt. Pleasant’s Kiley Miller was tied for sixth overall with a round of 75.
West Delaware opened up a 14 stroke lead over the field after the first day. Centerville will start Saturday morning 22 strokes back in fourth place.
Tee times for golfers will start at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Class 3-A boys state golf meet
at Ames Golf and Country Club
Friday, May 30
Team scores — 1, West Delaware 301; 2, Creston/Orient-Macksburg 315; 3, Webster City 317; 4, Centerville 323; 5, Clear Lake 325; 6, Humboldt 329; 7, Central Clinton, DeWitt 330; 8, Ballard 334; 9, Williamsburg 336.
Top 10 individuals — 1, Alex Moorman (CV) 70; T2, Clayton Larsen (WD) 71; T2, Carson Whittington (C-O/M) 71; 4, Nick Higgins (FF) 73; 5, Harrison Guetzko (WD) 74; T6, Bryce Frick (WD) 75; T6, Kiley Miller (MTP) 75; T6, Sam Sacquitne (DE) 75; T8, Nick Hartman (B) 76; T8, Ross Martens (H) 76
Centerville individuals — Moorman 34-36—70. Blake Dabney 37-42—79. Jacob Hargrave 44-47—91. Brad Irwin 47-43—90. Brett Kauzlarich 43-43—86. Colton Belloma 48-40—88.