Bull / Allison lead from start to finish at 28th IGA Four-Ball Championship

Following an open round 61 (-9), the side of Dennis Bull and Brian Allison left nothing to chance in the final round of the 28th IGA Four-Ball Championship hosted by Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown.

While several groups tried to inch closer throughout the morning, Bull and Allison were simply too good. The duo would post a -13 score for two days.

“I made a boatload of putts (this week),” Bull said with a laugh. “It’s an easy game if you do that.”

Playing with the side of Jamie Faidley and Josh Janeczko both days, the eventual champions knew they couldn’t let up.

“We got off to a good start, and the group was great,” Bull said. “We figured out we birdied 15 of the 18 holes as a group in the first round. They pushed us, and we pushed them both days.”

While weather and scoring conditions were nearly perfect in the opening round, it was the complete opposite in round two – with players facing windy and much colder conditions on top of early morning rain that delayed the start of the day and ultimately led to a cut to the low 46 sides from round one scores.

“You had to layer up and survive the weather,” Allison said. “There were good hole locations out there, and with the tee back on #14, that was a golf hole.”

An opening hole birdie from Bull set the tone for the final round, as he and Allison would post 66 for a four-shot victory over Faidley/Janeczko and the side of J.D. Anderson and Ethan Mechling.

“I made a bomb on the first hole, so that helped the stress level early on,” Bull said. “We kind of knew we were in a good spot after the front nine. We made birdie on #8, and they made bogey. Then Brian made a nice putt on #9. I don’t think we looked at the scoreboard again until #16.”

Both Bull and Allison agreed starting off the year with a victory is always sweet.

“It’s always fun to share a win – absolutely,” Allison said.

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