Berg / Pettersen cruise to victory at 12th IGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship

Two new names shined bright at the 12th IGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Addison Berg and Bella Pettersen (pictured above) cruised to the finish line with confidence levels at an all-time high. 

“We had one person try to make par and one person try to make birdie,” Pettersen said.

Berg commented that trust was the key.

“We had a lot of trust in each other, if I hit a bad drive, she would hit a good one,” Berg said. 

The fierce duo would not be stopped in the final round as they turned their three-shot first round lead into a 12-shot victory. Pettersen carded six total birdies in the final round and Berg tacked on three more.

Erika Holmberg and Tatum Depuydt tied with the side of Anna Jensen and Hannah Bermel for second place at three-over par. Julie Buerman and the 2021 IGA Women’s Player of the Year, Leanne Smith tied with Anna Nacos and Rylie Driskell for fourth place at four-over par. 

The dominating reign continues for Rose Kubesheski and Margene Grady (right) as they made it three titles in a row as they won their sixth career IGA Women’s Four-Ball title. The unstoppable duo was three shots back going into the final four holes and managed to play the final stretch at four-under par. 

“We were down four at the turn and we tried to give it away, but we hung in there,” Grady said.

Late birdies helped too for the duo.

“We made birdie on 16 and 17 and had a nice tap in for par on 18,” Kubesheski said. 

Cindy Morrison and Laura Leszczynski finished in second place with rounds of 77 and 76. Leszczynski made four total birdies in the final round, but the team couldn’t keep up with the six-time champions

Julie Hartman and Nicki Clayton took hold of third place with rounds of 77 and 79 for a 156 total. The Ames duo, Barb Malchow and Mary Howell placed fourth with a 14-over total. Kelly Grimes and Sue Harmon rounded out the top-five with a 160 tally.

This weekend, the IGA is hosting the Father Son and Parent Child Championship at Jester Park Golf Course in Granger. 

Open Division Standings
Addison Berg & Bella Petterson -9 69-68=137
T2. Erika Holmberg & Tatum Depuydt +3 75-74=149
T2. Anna Jensen & Hannah Bermel +3 74-75=149
T4. Anna Nacos & Rylie Driskell +4 75-75=150
T4. Julie Buerman & Leanne Smith +4 75-75=150

Senior Division Standings
1. Margene Grady & Rose Kubesheski +6 76-74=150
2. Cindy Morrison & Laura Leszczynski +9 77-76=153
3. Julie Hartman. & Nicki Clayton +12 77-79=156
4. Barb Malchow & Mary Howell +14 79-79=158
5. Kelly Grimes & Sue Harmon +16 79-81=160

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