Mehmet-Grohn, Grimes put together strong 2019 campaigns

Ames’ Amelia Mehmet-Grohn (pictured above) had a banner summer highlighted by a tie for second place at the 95th Iowa Women’s Amateur to help her capture her first IGA Women’s Player of the Year title.

Grohn’s accomplishments included a 6th place finishing at the Mountain View Collegiate in the spring while playing for Iowa State University and qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur played at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. She was also a quarter-finalist at the 8th IGA Women’s Match Play Championship held at Tournament Club of Iowa. Grohn, who was a member of Australia’s team at the 2019 Astor Trophy competition in Vancouver, led the Cyclones at the Big 12 Championship finishing tied for 12th and made the top-20 at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional, tying for 17th.

Joy Chou, of Ames, never finished outside the top-three en route to a runner-up finish in the standings. Indianola’s Leanne Smith (3rd), Cedar Rapids’ Julie Buerman (4th), and Ankeny’s Karli Kerrigan (5th) rounded out the top five in the Player of the Year standings.

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Much like 2018, the 2019 Senior Women’s Player of the Year was close with Kelly Grimes (pictured above) edging out Kathy Fortune by 12.5 points.

In her first year competing in the Senior Division, Grimes won the Forever 39 Match Play, was runner-up at the 9th IGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship (Senior Division) with partner Sue Harmon, and finished 3rd in the Open Division of the 95th Iowa Women’s Amateur. She also earned third place honors amongst the seniors at the IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Event #2 held at Edmondson Golf Course in Oskaloosa.

Fortune had a strong summer as well that featured seven top-10 finishes, highlighted by a top finish in the senior standings at the IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Event #2 and a runner-up finish at the Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur held at Oneota G&CC in Decorah.

The top five in the standings also included Margene Grady (3rd), Janece Schwartzkopf (4th), and Laura Leszczynski (T5) and Rose Kubesheski (T5).

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