Hogenson wins IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series event at Edmundson GC
The second event of the IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series was contested at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa, Iowa this past Saturday, June 29.
Katelynn Hogenson (pictured right in white hat), of Ames, earned her first victory in a dramatic sudden death playoff over Julie Buerman, of Cedar Rapids. Buerman, who had won the first event of the series in Waterloo earlier this summer, matched Hogenson’s score of 75 (+5). Hogenson made par on the first playoff hole to earn the win and the coveted pink sash.
When asked if she had expectations prior to the event, Hogenson said “I just wanted to have a good time and get my feet wet again.”
Hogenson, who serves as Director of Member Services & Women’s Golf for the Iowa Golf Association, is usually watching golf verses playing it.
“I was more nervous than expected,” Hogenson said. “I kind of forgot about the feelings you get when you actually have to hit a ball under pressure.”
When it was learned there would be a playoff, players who were waiting in the comfortable air-conditioned clubhouse immediately grabbed a cart and found a shaded area to watch. It gave the players a fun atmosphere to compete in and also interested many of the public playing as well.
Nicki Clayton (pictured above in orange) captured the Net Division title with a score of 68 (-2) to outdistance Michelle Klein by two shots. Complete results can be found by clicking here.
The third and final event of the Women’s Mid-Am series will be contested at Bear Creek Golf Course in Forest City, on Saturday September 7th. The event format will be a four-ball championship. For more information on the this event click here, or to sign up, enter here.