Players battle elements at IGA Match Play Championships

Then there were sixteen.

Players have persevered through the heat and wind during the first two rounds of matches at the 36th IGA Match Play held at Talons Golf in Ankeny.

A couple familiar names still remain, but do not count the “old timers” out so soon. Ethan Mechling, who hales from Des Moines, battled it out and came out victorious over University of Iowa’s Hogan Hansen 1 up and Wade Pettitt 3 & 1.

Still standing at the top is the defending champion and current Iowa State University golfer Zach May. May breezed right through his first two matches defeating Lincoln Beckett 4 & 3, along with Jack Rogers 3 & 1. The field also includes past champions Nate McCoy (’22) Jon Olson (’11 and ’19) along with Grant Smith, who is chasing his first IGA Match Play title.

In the 13th IGA Women’s Match Play Chase Donald from Waterloo battled her way to claim the victory over Geri Huser in 21 holes. While Paige Hoffman from West Des Moines won her match against Marsha Arnes in dominating 10 & 8 fashion. 

Tatum Depuydt won over Jeanne Swenson 6 & 5,  Molly Wenthold beat Taylor Sedivic 4 & 3, Chloe Bolte beat Michelle Klein 7 & 5, Lindsay Burry came out victorious over Marley Richter 2 & 1. Annika Patton beat Laura Leszczynski 6 & 5 and Lauren Brown defeated Kelly Nelson 4 & 3.

Men’s Bracket Results

Women’s Bracket Results

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