Peck lights up Carroll CC, wins by one over McCoy
Sunday afternoon at the 2022 Carroll Amateur was a hot one, and the boys from Ankeny did not cool down the temperature. Connor Peck (right) and Nate McCoy were red-hot all weekend, but a four-under back nine in the final round gave Peck the edge over McCoy.
Peck earned his second career Carroll Amateur victory with a three-round total of 200 (72-64-64). He was four shots back going into the second round, where he carded an eight-under 64 to get three shots back on McCoy heading into the final round.
It was all square after McCoy made bogey on the first hole in the final round. After that point, Peck and McCoy battled all afternoon. McCoy had a one-shot lead going into the seventh hole, but Peck’s birdies on seven and nine pushed McCoy to second and Peck caught fire.
With back-to-back birdies on 10 and 11, Peck took a two-shot lead going into the final seven holes. However, McCoy did not back down as he matched Peck’s birdies on holes 13, 14 and 15. McCoy got one back on the 18th where Peck made bogey, but it was not enough to over-come the red-hot Connor Peck.
Spencer Clatt, of Gilbert finished in third place, one shot ahead of the fourth place Hogan Hansen, of Waverly. Kolby Shackelford took fifth place with a 211 total.
Sean Davis knocked off Ron Peterson in a playoff for the Senior Division. Davis fired back-to-back rounds of 70 to push him into a tie with the first-round leader, Peterson. The two competitors went to the second playoff hole where Davis earned the victory.
Jeff Panek, of Johnston, placed third with a 143 two-round total. Carroll’s own Mike Eckerman placed fourth with a 145 tally. Gary Ellis, of Norwalk, rounded out the top-five with a 75 in the first round and a 74 in the final round.
In the Super Senior Division, Carroll’s Jim Madsen won by four shots. Madsen carded a 75 and a 76 for a 151 tally to top Brian Fell, of Ames.
Fell put the pressure on Madsen in the final round. Madsen had a seven-shot lead on Fell, but with a final round 73 Fell was able to cut into that lead.
Tom Schill, of Gowrie, and Mike Ninneman, of Ames, finished in a two-way tie for third place with 156 totals. To finish the top-five, Curt Burns and Dan Trerotola, both from Des Moines, carded 158 totals.
Championship Final Results
1. Connor Peck 72-64-64=200
2. Nate McCoy 68-67-66=201
3. Spencer Clatt 75-64-69=208
4. Hogan Hansen 71-69-69=209
5. Kolby Shackelford 73-68-70=211
Senior Division Results
1. Sean Davis 70-70=140
2. Ron Peterson 68-72=140
3. Jeff Panek 69-74=143
4. Mike Eckerman 69-76=145
5. Gary Ellis 75-74=149
Super Senior Division Results
1. Jim Madsen 75-76=151
2. Brian Fells 82-73=155
T3. Tom Schill 82-74=156
T3. Mike Ninneman 74-82=156
T5. Curt Burns 82-76=158
T5. Dan Trerotola 81-77=158