J.D. Anderson, of Johnston, caught fire early at Burlington Golf Club.
Anderson, the 2017 IGA Player of the Year, birdied his first four holes and was five under par through six holes of the opening round at the 33rd Iowa Mid-Amateur Championship. Anderson, who posted 68 (-4), made a total of eight birdies on the day.
Anderson dropped three shots just prior to make the turn, but rebounded nicely and made three birdies coming home on the inward half.
Norwalk’s Brian Allison is close behind lead, firing a fine opening round score of his own, 70 (-2). Allison’s rounds included four birdies against juts two bogeys.
Nick Eilertson, of Cedar Falls, is three back of Anderson’s lead after his round of 71 (-1).
A total of four players share the lead in the Senior Division, as John O’Neill, Jay Goeser, Bret Taylor and Terry Cook all shot 73 (+1). Ron Peterson sits just a shot back after his own 74 (+2).
Dan Dalziel posted 69 (-3) to lead the Super Senior Division (65 year and older) by six shots over Jim Campbell.
Hole in One – Father Marty Goetz, a member at BGC, made an ace on the 17th hole during today’s round.