SPENCER - Ethan Petersen put fourth a good effort, but finished 11th overall at the Class 1A District Golf Meet in Spencer on Thursday.
The senior was an individual district qualifier and finished his final high-school round with an 81 at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.
"Ethan played very well yesterday, but unfortunately came up a couple strokes short of advancing to the state tournament," said GT/RA coach John Fulton. "He would be the first one to tell you he left a few shots out there but overall it was a great day for him. He has played in the district tournament all four years and this was his highest finish. I am proud of all of his accomplishments throughout the last four years and we will miss Ethan's leadership next year. Best of luck to him as he continues his education at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon."
Petersen qualifies for district meet
BRITT - The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys golf team made have come up short of advancing to districts, but the Titans will have one representative move on with a chance to go to state.
Ethan Petersen's 18-hole score of 79 placed him third at the Class 1A Sectional at Britt. With the top five individuals moving on, Petersen earned the right to play at the Spencer Country Club on Thursday.
Bishop Garrigan came away with the sectional championship with a 321 followed by Belmond-Klemme with 340. The Titans finished 11 strokes behind with 351 followed by North Iowa with 356, West Bend-Mallard with 361, West Hancock with 387 and Corwith-Wesley-Luverne with 410.
For the Titans, Kyle Dalen and Nick Josephson each shot 90s while Josh Petrich shot a 92. Non-counting scores were a 96 by Jake Wenger and a 98 by Nate Harris.
"We knew that it would be a tight race for second place behind Bishop Garrigan, and our boys actually played some of their best golf all year," said GT/RA coach John Fulton. "We were only 11 strokes back from second so it was a couple shots here and there that would have got us in. Ethan played very well and he should be one of the top players heading into districts. We are going to miss our three seniors, Jake, Kyle, and Ethan and wish them best of luck in their future."