Iowa PGA Section takes control at 54th Iowa Cup
Thursday marked the 54th Edition of the Iowa Cup Matches held at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The Iowa PGA Section has been victorious more times than not recently, and they continued their dominance over the team representing the Iowa Golf Association today.
The Iowa Cup Matches consist of Four-Ball Matches, Foursome Matches and Singles Matches. In the morning round, the players competed in Four-Ball Matches after a shotgun start. The Iowa PGA Section earned eight points, while the IGA only totaled two.
Connor Peck and Ryan Horner took down Chad Proehl, who is in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2021, and John Shawver. Peck and Horner won the match 2 up and tacked on the Iowa Golf Association’s first points.
Elmwood Country Club members, Kelly Brown and Cole Davis, defeated Iowa Golf Hall of Famers, John Bermel and Sean McCarty. Brown and Davis claimed the match with a 1 up victory and put the second point on the board for the IGA.
Heading into the Foursome Matches, the IGA was down eight to two and needed a spark. Brian Allison and Trent Lindenman were able to get it going, winning their match 1 up over Davis Sutton and John Shawver.
Jeff Collet and Dusty Stewart claimed a win over Matt Erger and Ben Montgomery to give the IGA another point. Dave Gaer and Ron Peterson knocked off Todd Fowler and Bryan Luedtke. Gary Ellis and Terry Cook gave Iowa their fourth point of the round, beating Jeff Smith and Dave Ranney.
With an eight-point advantage going into the singles matches, the Iowa PGA Section has confidence. The Iowa Golf Association will need to battle to get back into contention, but they too have confidence after totaling four points in the second round.
You can follow the final round of the 54th Iowa Cup Matches tomorrow. Will the Iowa Golf Association make the comeback, or will the Iowa PGA Section take yet another win? We shall see!
Ace Alert – John Bermel has a hole in one on #12 to start the afternoon foursome session on Thursday – He used a pitching wedge from 125 yards. This marked his 15th career ace.
Iowa PGA Section: 14.00
Iowa Golf Association: 6.00
Jay Giannetto + Chad Callan def. Jon Brown + Scot Cook 3&2
Mark Atchison + Matt Erger def. Ethan Mechling + Trent Lindenman 1 Up
Davis Sutton + David Lawrence def. Dusty Stewart + Cody Holck 5&4
Judd Gibb + Darin Fisher def. Joe Palmer + Brian Allison 6&5
Connor Peck + Ryan Horner def. Chad Proehl + John Shawver 2 Up
Kelly Brown + Cole Davis def. John Bermel + Sean McCarty 1 Up
Tracy Vest + Chris Black def. Jeff Collett + Aaron O’Brien 3&1
Ben Montgomery + Jeff Schmid def. Luke Miller + Jamie Faidley 5&3
Todd Fowler + Dave Ranney def. Dave Gaer + Gary Ellis 4&3
Jeff Smith + Brian Luedtke def. Ron Peterson + Terry Cook 2&1
Chad Proehl + Judd Gibb def. Jon Brown + Ethan Mechling 2 Up
Mark Atchison + Chad Callan def. Jamie Faidley + Luke Miller 1 Up
Brian Allison + Trent Lindenman def. Davis Sutton + John Shawver 1 Up
Chris Black + Darin Fisher def. Scot Cook + Cole Davis 4&3
Jay Giannetto + Jeff Schmid def. Connor Peck + Kelly Brown 3&2
Tracey Vest + Sean McCarty def. Joe Palmer + Cody Holck 1 Up
Jeff Collett + Dusty Stewart def. Matt Erger + Ben Montgomery 2&1
David Lawrence + John Bermel def. Aaron O’Brien + Ryan Horner 2&1
Dave Gaer + Ron Peterson def. Todd Fowler + Brian Luedtke 2&1
Gary Ellis + Terry Cook def. Jeff Smith + Dave Ranney 3&2