The Pella boys golf team picked a perfect time to shine as they won the Class 3A Sectional Golf meet at Willow Creek in Des Moines yesterday shooting a 304, three strokes better than three time defending state champions Ballard who finished second with a 307. Knoxville finished fourth with a 342 led by Blake McWilliams with an 84 and saw their season come to an end.
Pella was led by Sophomore Lucas Boyd who earned runner up medalist after winning a three hole playoff with a 72, Andy Vanderbroek shot a 75, Ben Fessler shot a 78 and Conner Kelderman fired a 79.
Pella and Ballard move on to the Class 3A District meet at River Valley in Adel Friday where they will join Harlan, Atlantic and Creston with the top two teams and top four individuals advancing to the Class 3A State Golf Tournament.
SECTIONAL RESULTS (Top 2 Advance to Districts)
Lucas Boyd– 37- 35– 72– Won three hole playoff for runner up medalist
Andy VanderBroek– 37- 38– 75
Ben Fessler– 38- 40– 78
Conner Kelderman– 41- 38– 79
Beau VanderSluis– 42- 42– 84
Ryan VanNorden– 42- 48– 90