DRIVEN TO SUCCEED — Fairmont senior golfer Brock Lutterman watches his drive off the tee through the Cardinal Invitational at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Might 6. Lutterman certified Wednesday for subsequent week’s Part 3AA Meet’s closing spherical at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake, and can take purpose at advancing to the state event. (Picture by Greg Abel)

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s Brock Lutterman has a quest — making the Class AA state golf event.

The Cardinal senior made the state meet throughout his sophomore yr, however missed by one stroke final yr as a junior.

He is aware of what he has to do to get the job carried out — play two constant rounds of golf within the Part 3AA Match performed at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake.

Lutterman needed to shoot a spherical low sufficient through the first day of the event to make the part finals, which will likely be performed Might 31 again at Oakdale Golf Course.

His Day 1 rating of 41-41-82 earned him a tie for fifteenth place general and a spot in Day 2’s competitors.

“I made it (state meet) as a sophomore, however fell a little bit brief final yr, because of a nasty first day,” Lutterman stated. “I really feel good and I really feel assured about my recreation this time heading into the event. I’ve to putt effectively.”

Lutterman shot a follow around the day earlier than the part tournment and is mentally and bodily prepared for his part event. His nine-hole common is 37 and his 18-hole common is 76.

He has been a constant presence at or close to the highest of the standings of every occasion the Cardinals’ boys golf workforce performed this spring.

Mom Nature additionally performed a task as she has thrown each form of climate his means, from chilly and windy early within the season to sunny and heat this week.

Lutterman perservered and continued to put up low scores. He not too long ago shot 1-over spherical of 73 within the Cardinal Invitational at Interlaken Golf Course the place he positioned second.

He made the choice to proceed his golf recreation on the subsequent stage. He dedicated to play his collegiate golf at Morningside College in close by Sioux Metropolis, Iowa. Morningside is a member of the Nice Plains Athletic Convention.

Lutterman will play his faculty golf below the tutelage of head coach Nick Wanderscheid.

“He’s a pleasant man and took me round campus once I made my go to,” Lutterman stated. “I’m going to attempt my finest to crack the varsity lineup my freshman yr. Will probably be robust because the workforce has some younger, good golfers. I’ve to enhance my recreation, however I can do it.

“I’m excited on the probability. I spoke with a few the fellows on the workforce, they usually stated the student-athletes are handled nice.”

The college males’s golf workforce performs a fall schedule that runs from the tip of August by means of early October, then competes within the spring, going from the tip of February by means of the tip of April.

Lutterman additionally gave some thought of taking part in golf at Iowa Central, Winona State, Minnesota State and Bemidji State, however appreciated Morningside the very best.

“I just like the campus, the teachers, the coed life and the golf program,” Lutterman stated. “Sioux Metropolis is large enough (85,627 inhabitants) however not that huge,” he stated. “It has sufficient stuff for me to do and it’s solely 2 1/2 hours from dwelling so my household can see me play golf.”

Morningside is 156 miles from Fairmont to Sioux Metropolis.

Lutterman grew up across the recreation. He first performed baseball as a teen, however switched to golf in center faculty. He discovered the sport from his dad, Chad, who performed highschool golf and continues with the sport as an grownup.

“I grew up across the recreation, so I really feel very comfy on the course,” Lutterman stated. “My older brother (Brycen) performed in highschool and is now a university pupil and my youthful sister (Belinda) performs on the highschool ladies workforce.”

Brock is the center baby of oldsters Chad and Chrissy Lutterman.

Brock is fascinated with majoring in enterprise administration, plus minoring in sports activities administration.

“I need to be concerned in some facet of golf,” Brock stated. “I’m undecided which facet, however I undoubtedly need to keep concerned in golf as a profession.”

Brock strikes into his dormitory in mid-August and his first day of courses is Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Brock additionally performed soccer and hockey throughout his highschool sports activities profession.

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