Bearcats react to placings at state golf tournament

North Butler’s Nolan Reser and Reagan Mulder went toe-to-toe with the state’s best in last month's Class 1A State Golf Tournament. 

As just a sophomore, Reser tied for fifth place in the boys individual leaderboard, finishing +12 over par in 154 strokes at Ames Golf and Country Club. Reser says, despite wishing for an even better placing, he is still happy with the outcome.  

“I was pretty happy with placing fifth in the overall tournament. The first day I had to play with the two competitors that tied for first. So, that kind of got in my head a little bit, but I’m still happy with fifth.” 

Reser shot a 79 in round one, and a 75 in round two. 

“The second day I was definitely a lot more happy. I putted a lot better than the first day and my scorecard was a whole lot [cleaner.]”

The sophomore Bearcat adds that over the off-season he’ll work on fixing his mistakes he made from state. 

“I plan on working on my short game a lot more and practicing longer putts because that’s definitely what let me down in the tournament this year.”

North Butler junior Reagan Mulder took 21st in the girls individual at Cedar Pointe Golf Course. Mulder, who ended +46 in 190 strokes, shooting an 85 in round one, says that she overcame nervous emotions and hit a personal goal. 

“It was awesome… I was a little nervous going into it, but I just knew that I had to play… So, I said my goal was to break 90 going into the first day and I accomplished that goal. 

Mulder says that going to state and winning the Team Top of Iowa Conference title were the highlights of her season. 

“My favorite moment is winning [the] conference two years in a row with a team of four, which is really hard to do, and we knew we could do it and so we played our best that day and we got it done again… I think that my goal next year is to place in the top ten at state, but my first goal is to make it to state.” 

Reser and Mulder are set to return to the Bearcats golf program next season. 

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