DEWITT - It’s the one thing missing from what has been a pretty impressive golf resume for Anamosa senior Aman Egge.
A state tournament berth.
Egge moved one step closer to that ultimate goal Friday, May 10, when he earned an invitation to districts after turning in a solid round of 83 (43-40) competing at an extremely challenging class 3A sectional tournament on the Springbrook Country Club course in DeWitt.
“We went into the sectional meet hoping that we could get two kids through to the next round, but ended up only getting one,” said Anamosa boys golf coach Trent Jeffrey, as Casey Heims, who turned in a sensational senior season saw his career come to a close with a round of 96 (47-49).
“As far as the team scoring went for us, the course won. We beat ourselves with some bad holes and not being able to move on from them. This wasn’t the way I wanted our seniors to go out. Casey has great potential and I am sorry to see his season come to an end. Our other senior Cole Wickham had a great year, too, and really improved his game. Both of these young men are quality guys and I wish them the very best in the future.”
Wickham tallied the third counting score for the Raiders with a 107 (55-52) while Levi Brown turned in the final counting score with a 110 (56-54).
Austin Wickham (53-58) and Mark Hansen (75-79) also competed at the 3A sectional tournament and finished with rounds of 111 and 154, respectively.
The host Sabers cruised to the sectional team title carding a 310 score while Benton Community (339) and Center Point-Urbana (344) also advanced to the district round as a team placing second and third, respectively.
Central DeWitt’s Tucker Kinney also dominated the meet carding a one-over par round of 71 (35-36) to win the individual title by five shots over teammate Jacob Brainerd (76).
Marion (349), Maquoketa (359), Vinton-Shellsburg (366), Mount Vernon (375) and Anamosa (396) rounded out the team scoring at the 18-hole tournament.
The Raiders competed in their first-ever River Valley Conference golf tournament Tuesday, May 7, where they placed seventh against the 13-team field tallying a card of 368 on the Blue Top Ridge course in Riverside.
Egge had a big day coming through with an All-Conference elite-team honor after firing a round of 81 (38-43) that tied for the fourth-best score on the day.
Heims tallied a 93 (46-47) to place second on the Raider team while Logan Wolfe (46-48) and Brown (52-48) also counted turning in cards of 94 and 100, respectively.
Cole Wickham (52-49) and Austin Wickham also took to the course for the Anamosa team and finished with rounds of 101 and 110, respectively.
West Branch cruised to the River Valley Conference team title finishing with a score of 324, an impressive 18 shots ahead of runner-up Mid-Prairie (342).
Tipton (347), Monticello (349), Iowa City Regina (359), Wilton (360) and Durant (360) rounded out the tournament’s top-7 teams while the Raiders defeated Northeast (379), Cascade (385), North Cedar (398), Camanche (412) and Bellevue (424).
West Branch’s Dylan Countryman claimed the River Valley Conference individual title firing a three-over par round of 75 (49-35).