Bettendorf High School Senior, Matthew Garside, recently won the title of Individual Golf State Champion. Garside became Bettendorf High School's third state medalist and first in 15 years after shooting a 6-under 65 at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa on October 5th at the Class 4A state tournament. Garside had seven birdies and just one bogey in his round as the event was shortened to 18 holes because of weather. The 65 was the lowest round shot in a state tournament in 17 seasons.
Garside moved to Bettendorf from Minnesota at the start of the school year. His 9-hole season average was the lowest on the team at 35.7. He was also the medalist at five of the six competitive 18-hole tournaments throughout the season including the MAC tournament. He was awarded the MAC Player of the Year. Garside plans to attend and play golf at the University of Iowa next fall.