Huseman, Eddie take home Briarwood Am titles, Brooks leaves no doubt
Andrew Huseman (right) dug deep in the final round of the 2023 Briarwood Amateur at Briarwood Country Club, Ankeny to snatch his third career title at the event. The Ankeny native previously won in 2013 and in 2021.
His 69-66 (-9) 135 total earned him a four stroke win over Des Moines’ Ethan Mechling at (-5) 139. Ankeny’s Jon Olson, defending champion, finished third at (-3) 141.
In the Senior Division, Storm Lake’s Steve Eddie won in a playoff over Urbandale’s Ron Peterson after both players shot (-2) 142. A difficult final nine holes for Eddie, which he played 3-over par, including a bogey-bogey finish, resulted in the tie. At the same time, Peterson battled back with a -2 final nine to catch up with Eddie.
West Des Moines’ Bob Brooks absolutely obliterated the Super Senior Division. A 63-63 (-18) 126 secured his title by thirteen strokes over Des Moines’ Dave Gaer in second place. A bogey-free final round complete with seven birdies and an eagle comprises his unbelievable scorecard.