Category: IGA Women’s Four-Ball

Gradoville/Seiser, Kubesheski/Grady go wire-to-wire at 8th IGA Women’s Four-Ball

With temperatures nearing 100°, players not only faced another day of intense competition, but the heat as well.

Anne Gradoville and Paige Seiser’s second round score of 68 (-3) proved to be just enough to outrun the Open Division field by one stroke.  Their blemish-free path to the top included 10 birdies and 26 pars (-10).

The twin duo of Hailey and Hannah Bermel (Cedar Falls) started the final round four shots off the front-runners, but an eagle and five birdies propelled them up the leaderboard to a second place finish at 133 (-9).  The twins had five birdies and an eagle in their final round.

Despite scorching temperatures Rose Kubesheski and Margene Grady kept their cool Monday posting a 77 (+6) and finish the championship at 145 (+3).  One birdie in the final round helped sustain their lead in the Senior Division.  Only one stroke behind with a 146, Nancy Olberding and Beth Duenow finished in second place.

In the Open – NET Division Kelly Grimes and Sue Harmon posted a 125 (-17) and Emily Snelling and Sarah McMichael placed second with a 128 (-14).  In the Senior – NET Division Carolyn LaRue and Jean Burch finished 20-under par at 122.  Ardrae Parmenter and Noreen Christians followed close behind with a 123 (-19).

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Gradoville/Seiser lead Open Division; Kubesheski/Grady top Senior Division

The 8th IGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship began Sunday, July 8 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny.  A total of 14 teams competed in the Open Division and 15 in the Senior Division.

Reigning champ, Karli Kerrigan (Ankeny) was back with new partner Sydney Eaton (Mason City).  Senior Division winners from last year, Rose Kubesheski (Dubuque)/Margene Grady (Cedar Falls), were also in action hoping to clinch another win.

After the first day of 18 holes the duo of Anne Gradoville (Des Moines)/Paige Seiser (Waukee) took the lead with a 64.  Madelyn Hawkins (Asbury)/Sarah Nacos (Washington) and Rachele Miller (Princeton)/Allison Miller (Princeton) are two strokes back with 66.

In the Senior Division after the first round Kubesheski/Grady were back at it firing a 3-under par, 68, putting them in the lead.  Nancy Olberding (Cedar Rapids)/Beth Duenow (Saint Ansgar) finished with a solid 72, for second place.

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Back-To-Back Wins for Heinz, Kerrigan

Jenny Heinz and Karli Kerrigan shot a 67 in the final round at the 7th IGA Women’s Four Ball to clench yet another championship title at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Heinz and Kerrigan shot a 65 in the opening round for a total of 132 (-10) and won the open division by six.

The duo won the Iowa Women’s Four-Ball last year at Jester Park Golf Course, where they won in extra holes. Heinz was IGA Women’s Player of the Year for 2016 and Kerrigan has just finished her freshman year at the University of South Dakota.

Katie Hansen and Kelly Nelson beat out Janelle Carter and Julie Buerman In the second round by three strokes by posting another 69 to finish runner-up.

Rose Kubesheski continued to show her great play along with her teammate Margene Grady to win the Senior Division by eight strokes. Kathy Fortune and Mary Sauter were only two strokes back going into the second round, but Kubesheski and Grady shot an impressive 69 to clench the title.

Kubesheski won the Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur at Clarinda Country Club last weekend. She also won the senior division of the Iowa Women’s Four Ball last year with teammate Robin Webb. Kubesheski was the Senior Play of the Year last year and is currently leading the senior women’s point standings for this year.

The next IGA event for women will be the Iowa Women’s Amateur that will be held at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston from July 31 – August 2. Registration deadline for that event is July 24.

Heinz, Kerrigan Set Sights On A Second Victory

Jenny Heinz and Karli Kerrigan fired a 65 in the first round of the Iowa Women’s Four-Ball at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Heinz and Kerrigan hold a four stroke lead in theC hampionship Division going into the second round tomorrow morning

The Heinz/Kerrigan side won the Iowa Women’s Four-Ball last year after tying for first in regulation and then winning after play was forced to extra holes. Though a back-to- back win by Heinz and Kerrigan may be in sight, with two teams hot on their heels in second, their work is not done yet.

Julie Buerman and Janelle Carter shot a 69 this afternoon, putting them in a second place tie with Kelly Nelson and Katie Hansen going into round two tomorrow. Buerman and Nelson went head-to- head in the final match at the Forever 39 Match-Play just last month. Buerman went five and three in her final match against Nelson to clench her Forever 39 champion title.

Rose Kubesheski and Margene Grady shot a 72 giving them a four stroke lead in the Senior Division. Behind them is Janis Owens and Ila Gilbert with a 76. Kubesheski won the Senior Women’s Amateur last weekend at Clarinda Country Club in Clarinda.

Round two tee times begin Monday at 7:30 a.m.

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