Schaffer / Smith capture IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series event at A.H. Blank GC
The third event of the 2020 IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series was contested at A.H. Blank Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa this past Saturday, August 22nd. The event was played in a four-ball (2 Gal Best Ball) format and featured teams of ladies from across the state.
The side of Erin Schaffer & Leanne Smith, of Johnston and Indianola (pictured right) respectively, captured the title following a sudden death playoff victory on Saturday. The duo’s round of 73 was matched by the team of Michelle Klein & Kelly Nelson, and the players headed to the first tee to decide who would be crowned champions.
All four players struck solid tee shots into the fairway and looked to be in good position to make a run at birdie. Ultimately, only one birdie was made, as Erin Schaffer calmly rolled in her birdie putt to seal the deal on the first playoff hole.
Finishing in third place both overall and in the Net Division was the team of Kelly Grimes & Sue Harmon, who rallied on the back nine to post a round of 76 (+4).
In the Net Division, Jane O’Hollearn & Mary Nelson, of Johnston & Ankeny respectively, finished three shots clear of the field with their net score of 62 (-10). Finishing in second place was the side of Nicki Clayton & Julie Hartman, who made three birdies collectively en route to posting a net score of 65 (-3).