McCoy opens with 68, leads 39th Iowa Mid-Amateur

Nate McCoy (above), winner of the 2022 Iowa Mid-Amateur, opened with a nearly flawless round of 68 (-4), to lead the 39th edition of the event at Bos Landen Golf Course in Pella.

Five birdies against a lone bogey gives McCoy a one-stroke lead heading into the second round over Trent Lindenman. J.D. Anderson sits just two back of the lead, while Dennis Bull and Scott Hart posted rounds of 71 (-1) and are just three off the pace.

“I had a swing lesson last week, and it paid off,” McCoy said. “I felt I had a lot of control over the ball and gave myself a lot of looks. The conditions for scoring were good, so I knew I had to take advantage.”

McCoy knows all too well that there is a lot of golf left to be played in Pella and no shortage of good players looking to chase him down.

“I’m looking forward to playing two more rounds,” McCoy said with a smile. “There are a lot of good players in the mix, so it will be a lot of fun.”

In the Senior Division, Bill Matzdorff (-2) leads by two over Jon Brown, while Dave Waugh and Dave Gaer lead the Super Senior Division following opening rounds of 73 (+1).

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