Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED — Fairmont senior golfer Brock Lutterman watches his drive off the tee for the duration of the Cardinal Invitational at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on May possibly six. Lutterman certified Wednesday for subsequent week’s Section 3AA Meet’s final round at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake, and will take aim at advancing to the state tournament. (Photo by Greg Abel)

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

The Cardinal senior produced the state meet for the duration of his sophomore year, but missed by 1 stroke final year as a junior.

He knows what he has to do to get the job accomplished — play two constant rounds of golf in the Section 3AA Tournament played at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake.

Lutterman had to shoot a round low sufficient for the duration of the initially day of the tournament to make the section finals, which will be played May possibly 31 back at Oakdale Golf Course.

His Day 1 score of 41-41-82 earned him a tie for 15th spot all round and a spot in Day 2’s competitors.

“I produced it (state meet) as a sophomore, but fell a small quick final year, thanks to a undesirable initially day,” Lutterman mentioned. “I really feel great and I really feel confident about my game this time heading into the tournament. I have to putt nicely.”

Lutterman shot a practice round the day prior to the section tournment and is mentally and physically prepared for his section tournament. His nine-hole typical is 37 and his 18-hole typical is 76.

He has been a constant presence at or close to the prime of the standings of each and every occasion the Cardinals’ boys golf group played this spring.

Mother Nature also played a part as she has thrown every single sort of climate his way, from cold and windy early in the season to sunny and warm this week.

Lutterman perservered and continued to post low scores. He lately shot 1-more than round of 73 in the Cardinal Invitational at Interlaken Golf Course exactly where he placed second.

He produced the choice to continue his golf game at the subsequent level. He committed to play his collegiate golf at Morningside University in nearby Sioux City, Iowa. Morningside is a member of the Excellent Plains Athletic Conference.

Lutterman will play his college golf beneath the tutelage of head coach Nick Wanderscheid.

“He’s a good guy and took me about campus when I produced my take a look at,” Lutterman mentioned. “I’m going to attempt my most effective to crack the varsity lineup my freshman year. It will be challenging considering that the group has some young, great golfers. I have to increase my game, but I can do it.

“I’m excited at the opportunity. I spoke with a couple of the guys on the group, and they mentioned the student-athletes are treated wonderful.”

The university men’s golf group plays a fall schedule that runs from the finish of August by means of early October, then competes in the spring, going from the finish of February by means of the finish of April.

Lutterman also gave some believed about playing golf at Iowa Central, Winona State, Minnesota State and Bemidji State, but liked Morningside the most effective.

“I like the campus, the academics, the student life and the golf system,” Lutterman mentioned. “Sioux City is significant sufficient (85,627 population) but not that significant,” he mentioned. “It has sufficient stuff for me to do and it is only two 1/two hours from house so my loved ones can see me play golf.”

Morningside is 156 miles from Fairmont to Sioux City.

Lutterman grew up about the game. He initially played baseball as a youngster, but switched to golf in middle college. He discovered the game from his dad, Chad, who played higher college golf and continues with the game as an adult.

“I grew up about the game, so I really feel incredibly comfy on the course,” Lutterman mentioned. “My older brother (Brycen) played in higher college and is now a college student and my younger sister (Belinda) plays on the higher college girls group.”

Brock is the middle kid of parents Chad and Chrissy Lutterman.

Brock is interested in majoring in company management, plus minoring in sports management.

“I want to be involved in some aspect of golf,” Brock mentioned. “I’m not confident which aspect, but I unquestionably want to remain involved in golf as a profession.”

Brock moves into his dormitory in mid-August and his initially day of classes is Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Brock also played football and hockey for the duration of his higher college sports profession.

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