Buerman Victorious Over Nelson in Final Match

WILLIAMSBURG, IOWA – Julie Buerman of Cedar Rapids won her final match against Kelly Nelson of Waterloo this afternoon, finishing first in the championship flight at the Forever 39 Match Play Championship at Stone Creek Golf Course in Williamsburg, Iowa.

Buerman shot a one over 37 in the stroke play round during the morning of the first day, putting her just one stroke behind the leader Nelson and giving her the second seed in the Championship Flight. That afternoon she went on to win her first match against Robin Webb of Clive with a two up finish after the ninth hole.

She continued to dominate on the second day and won her morning match against Rose Kubesheski of Dubuque with a one up finish on the ninth. Despite windy conditions in the afternoon, Buerman was able to win her match against Nelson five and three. Her final score was a four-under 32 and the course record at Stone Creek Golf Course. “I was making lots of putts. I could just see the line and have the distance on just about every green,” said Buerman.

Buerman, who also coaches the Girl’s Golf team at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids has won this event twice in the last three years. “I think it is a more relaxed tournament. There are a great group of ladies who play in this tournament and that always makes it fun,” said Buerman. “It is just a different atmosphere and it is great.”

Jennifer Corkrean of Ankeny, was the champion of the first flight after beating out Lora Winter of Walford in the final match two and one. Nicki Clayton of Greenfield won the second flight with a four and two final match against Mary Nelson of Ankeny.

“It was just a great course and kept well. I am really looking forward to coming back here,” said Buerman. Stone Creek Golf Course was a gracious host during this event and prove to be a great venue that fostered competitive play and a fantastic challenge for the field.

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