State boys golf: A-P's Ellis in top 10, D-NH's Weissenfluh medalist

Aplington-Parkersburg's Dylan Ellis watches his putt roll to the hole during Friday's final round of the Class 2A boys golf state tournament in Marshalltown. (Jake Ryder/Eclipse News-Review)

Aplington-Parkersburg senior Dylan Ellis ended his high school golf career tied for ninth overall in Marshalltown with a 151 on rounds of 77 and 74.

Ellis tied for the individual runner-up spot at last year's state meet in Fort Dodge but was one stroke out of a top-seven medalist spot this time around.

"I felt confident, felt like I could put a low number up there," Ellis said, "but I struggled with putting, didn't make any birdie putts even though I probably hit 13 greens in regulation today. … That's the way it is with golf, you learn from your mistakes."

Ellis will play golf with Des Moines Area Community College for the 2018-19 season. The Bears recently finished 11th at the NJCAA Division II tournament.

But Friday was one last reminder of how special Aplington-Parkersburg was for the recently-graduated senior.

"I had friends come up today to watch one man play 18 holes for almost five hours," Ellis said. "That's pretty special. … It's truly a blessing to be from A-P."


Dike-New Hartford senior Bo Weissenfluh was a stroke off the lead after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament in Marshalltown with 18 holes left to play on Friday.

"I knew it was going to take a good round for sure, thought it'd have to be even par or lower," Weissenfluh said.

But Weissenfluh's consistency has been a hallmark of his senior season with the Wolverines, and despite his doubts, matching his round one score of 72 for a total of 144 was enough to beat out Panorama's Kolby Shackelford by one stroke for the individual state title at American Legion Golf Course.

"He's been right around par almost all year long," D-NH head coach Tim Kopriva said. "He had a great season and he worked so hard. He's probably hit more balls than anybody here and I was really happy to see it pay off for him. His goal from day one was to be state champion and it came through."

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