Brian and Julie Buerman claimed the 61st Iowa Wife-Husband Championship at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo. After a first round 75 in the Open Division, the Buermans knew they had some ground to make up to win this year’s championship.
Starting their final round, Brian and Julie posted a 37 on their front nine. With their back nine remaining, they started to heat up. After making the turn, the couple went four-under in their first five holes on their final nine.
Their final round 69 was enough to edge the second-place finishers in the Open Division, Amanda and Ryan Lambert and Juliana and Reed Burckholder. The Lamberts and the Burckholders finished the weekend with a 147 tally.
In fourth place was Alan and Stephanie Johnson, who posted a two-round 149 total. Fifth place went to Betsy and Ryan Ratchford after carding a 152.
In the Super Senior Division, Cindy and Peter Reinersten tied for the championship with Mary Fran and Mike Stopulos for first place with a two-round total of 159. Mary and Mike were in the lead by one shot over Cindy and Peter after the first round, but one shot was not enough to take the win outright.
During Cindy’s and Peter’s final round, they carded an 81 to finish the championship in an overall tie. Mary and Mike finished before them and that gave Cindy and Peter a number to shoot for.
Doug and Nancy Witham finished in third place in the Super Senior Division with a 162 tally. Alone in fourth place was Betsy and Jerry Munn after carding a 163. Jeanette and Raymond Fredericksen tied with Al and Mary Rausch for fifth place.
1. Brian & Julie Buerman 144
T2. Amanda & Ryan Lambert 147
T2. Julianna & Reed Burkholder 147
4. Alan & Stephanie Johnson 149
5. Betsy & Ryan Ratchford 152
Super Senior Division
T1. Cindy & Peter Reinersten 159
T1. Mary Fran & Mike Stopulos 159
3. Doug & Nancy Witham 162
4. Betsy & Jerry Munn 163
T5. Jeanette & Raymond Fredericksen 164
T5. Al & Mary Rausch 164