Anderson, Cook take titles at Briarwood Amateur
J.D. Anderson and Terry Cook were the victors at the 2017 Briarwood Amateur.
Anderson, of Johnston, won the Open Division by three shots over David Combs of West Des Moines and Brian Allison of Norwalk. Anderson opened the 36-hole event with a 5-under-par 67 then closed with a 68 to finish at 9-under 135. Combs went 71-67 while Allison reversed that with 67-71 as they both finished at 6-under-par 138.
The win moves Anderson into first place in the IGA Player of the Year points race. He currently has an 85 point lead (1005 to 920) over Gene Elliott of West Des Moines.
On the Senior side, Cook, of West Des Moines, played impressively over the two days. He fired an even-par 72 to open then finished strong with a 3-under 69. His 3-under total of 141 was two shots clear of Jay Slings of Ankeny and Ron Peterson of Urbandale. Cook is currently 3rd in a tight race for the IGA Senior Player of the Year.