Stewart earns medalist honors at 32nd IGA Match Play Championship
Ottumwa’s Dusty Stewart set the pace during stroke play qualifying for the 32nd IGA Match Play Championship on Monday. Stewart blistered Talons of Tuscany Golf Club, in Ankeny, making six birdies on his way to a round of 67 (-5) in hot and windy conditions.
Defending champion Jon Olson, of Ankeny, posted a fine round himself – turning in a score of 68 (-4) to earn the #2 seed into match play. Truth be told, Olson would have been the #2 seed regardless as defending champion.
With the IGA’s COVID procedure of not holding a playoff and utilizing the USGA recommended tie-breaker procedure the cut into match play came at a score of 78 (+6) with two players, Bo McBee and Jon Brown, earning the final two spots. Brown won the event most recently in 2018 and three times overall.