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Spirit Hollow Golf Course, Burlington

Bold Statement – McCoy / Elliott win IGA Four-Ball title,

Holck / Watson win Senior Division in playoff

Gene Elliott (Le�) and Mike McCoy (Right) celebrate their third IGA

Four-Ball title. The duo shot sixteen under for the tournament (128),

including a seven under, 65 in the final round.

The side of Mike McCoy and Gene

Elliott made a bold statement in their

title defense of the IGA Four-Ball

Championship. The duo teamed up for

a second round 65 (-7) to finish at 128

(-16) for the tournament - good for a

three stroke win over J.D. Anderson

/ Bret Taylor and overnight leaders

Dusty Drenth / Matt Schlueter.

“Gene just played beautiful, especially

on the back nine,” McCoy said. “He

made some big putts.”

Elliott’s second shot from 250 yards

on the par five final hole at Spirit

Hollow Golf Course was something of

beauty as well. His second shot came

to rest just a few feet from the hole.

Elliott’s eagle provided the three-shot

cushion for the team and captured

their third overall IGA Four-Ball title

(2012, 2015, 2016).

“Gene just striped a three wood,”

McCoy said. “It never left the hole.

Yesterday I made more birdies, today

was his day.”

Elliott agreed it was a team effort both


“Mike ran the tables yesterday and

I ran them today,” Elliott said. “We

tried to get two in the fairway, two

on the green. It played hard. Those

second shots were tough with the


McCoy commented neither was trying

to just get the ball close once they

were on the green as they combined

for six birdies, an eagle and a lone

bogey on the scorecard.

“We putted pretty boldly,” McCoy

said. “We putted to make them, we

weren’t lagging a lot of putts. We

were trying to make putts. We’re real

thrilled to defend our title and look

forward to trying it again next year.”

In the Senior Division, the side of

Curtis Holck / Bill Watson matched

their opening round 69 (-3) in round

two and were able to prevail in a

playoff over first round co-leaders

George Gartelos / Todd Hingtgen.

Holck / Watson used five birdies

against two bogies to get into the


Senior Division champions, Curtis Holck (L) of Ankeny

and Bill Watson (R) of Mason City.