Four to represent Iowa at U.S. Mid-Amateur in Wisconsin

From left – David Combs, Mike McCoy and Nate McCoy. Not pictured – Michael Canfield will join the other three as the fourth Iowan at the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur. (photo courtesy of Vaughn Halyard)

Fields are set, courses are prepped and four Iowans are ready to take on the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The competition will be held at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin and Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. 

Iowa will send two first-timers in David Combs and Michael Canfield. who qualified out of Geneva Country Club in Muscatine. Canfield joined Combs as the medalist out of the qualifier after carding rounds of 68.

This season, Combs recorded a top-five finish at the IGA Mid-Amateur Championship and he made it to the round of 16 in the IGA Match Play Championship. 

Last year’s IGA Player of the Year and this year’s current leader for IGA Player of the Year, Nate McCoy, will chase after the title alongside his father and 2023 United States Walker Cup Captain, Mike McCoy. 

Nate McCoy has impressed many with his performances this season, totaling five wins, including the Iowa Amateur Championship, the IGA Match Play Championship and the Iowa Mid-Amateur Championship. McCoy also claimed victories at the Iowa Masters and The Classic. 

Currently, the younger McCoy ranks as the ninth best mid-amateur, according to World Amateur Golf Rankings. In the overall amateur rankings, McCoy sits inside the top 180 amateur in the world as the highest ranked Iowan.

The former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, Mike McCoy, looks to make another run at it this year. McCoy’s season has been nothing short of remarkable. Highlights of his season include taking home the R&A British Senior Amateur Championship, along with qualifying and making it to the round of 16 at the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

Our four Iowans will be tested this week at two of the top courses in the United States. The format for the championship includes a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to decide the 64-player match play bracket. Follow the action and your fellow Iowans at the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship on Sept. 10-15. 

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