Young Storm Lake golfer Ryan Gutz took home first place in the age 7-9 division of the 2003 Junior Interstate Golf Tournament at Two Rivers Golf Course in Sioux City this past weekend, besting 15 others from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska in his age group.
Gutz shot a total of 21 for four holes on the course to win the competition, one of several events he has done well in this summer. Gutz, the son of Norlin and Becky Gutz of Storm Lake, participated in a skills competition in South Sioux City the week before with children from around the tri-state area, and won two of four events. One of those wins came in the driving skills competition, which Gutz won with a long drive of 221 yards.
"He's done really well this summer," Norlin said. "We're pretty proud of him."
Gutz has been playing golf for the past five years, and has hit golf balls at a number of different courses around the northwest Iowa area.