Family affair at 2018 Southeast Iowa Amateur
It was a family affair at this year’s Southeast Iowa Amateur. While Willis Gaer (right) ran away with the Open Division title by 10 shots, his dad, Dave charged to the win in the Senior Division after trailing by two going into the final round at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.
Willis, who opened with a pair of 68s, finished with a tournament record 170 (-10) after the 45 hole event. He made 10 birdies and a pair of eagles to outdistance Patrick Hall and Pedro Velasco, who finished second and third respectively.
In the Senior Division, Dave Gaer posted a pair of 69s, including a sizzling 31 on the back nine in the second round to edge opening round leader Joe Bates by two strokes. The elder Gaer finished with a total of 9 birdies over 36 holes to take take the victory.
In the Super Senior Division, Jim Campbell posted rounds of 70-78, good for a four shot victory over Del Harken and Tim Taylor.