Month: May 2018

Anderson birdies first four holes, leads 33rd Iowa Mid-Amateur

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.

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Iowa PGA Section wins 2018 Iowa Cup

Honorary Iowa Cup Captain Bob Moreland (Iowa PGA)
and Jim Becker (Iowa Golf Association) pose with the Iowa Cup.

Team IGA gave it a good effort, but ultimately could not gain any ground over the Iowa Section PGA during the second and final day of the 2018 Iowa Cup. The IPGA won the Iowa Cup by a margin of 24-16, including a 10.5 – 9.5 advantage in single matches this morning.

Winning matches for the IGA this morning included Wes Butenbach, Gene Elliott, Justin Pansegrau, Tom Norton David Combs, Ron Peterson, Trent Lindenman, Joe Bates and Logan Schweinefus. Rob Christensen won a half point for the IGA, as he halved his match.

Elliott was on the winning side of all three of his matches, while Dusty Drenth also went undefeated, winning the two matches (Four-Ball and Foursome) he participated in.

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IPGA leads Iowa Cup 13.5-6.5

Day one of the 2018 Iowa Cup belonged to the Iowa Section PGA, as they opened up a 13.5 – 6.5 lead after the morning and afternoon sessions at Burlington’s Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

In the morning Four-Ball matches the side of Gene Elliott/Ron Peterson and Dusty Drenth/Jeff Collett were victorious. The side of Ethan Mechling/Trent Lindenman and Joe Bates/Terry Cook halved their matches.

During afternoon Foursome (alternate shot) matches, Team IGA was able to collect wins from the side of Gene Elliott/Scott Briggs and Dusty Drenth/Logan Schweinefus. Team IGA also earned half points from Brian Allison/Tom Norton, Bret Taylor/Trent Lindenman and Jeff Collett/Justin Pansegrau, who halved their match.

Single matches will begin this morning.

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Above – Honorary Captain for the IGA Jim Becker talks to the team during the
opening day of the Iowa Cup at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington.
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