Watson wins Women’s Mid-Am Series Event #1, Clayton takes Net Division
Fiona Watson (left), of Des Moines, began her 2022 season on the right track with a playoff victory at the IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Event #1 held at Irv Warren Golf Course in Waterloo. Watson tied the Waterloo native, Lindsay Burry with a 51-point total (Stableford scoring format). The two competitors went into a playoff that lasted four holes before Watson was crowned champion.
Watson posted a 75 on the day with a 34 on the front nine that included three birdies in her first six holes. She took advantage of the par fives by playing them at two-under par.
Defending champion, Tabitha Schumacher finished in third place. Schumacher recorded 50 points and was one point away from making it a three-person playoff. Kelly Nelson, of Waterloo, and Tish Boothe, of Des Moines, rounded out the top-five with scores of 49.
Urbandale’s Nicki Clayton (right) brought home the Net Division trophy with a 55-point tally. Clayton stayed one point ahead of the second-place finishers, Kathy Fortune and Carroll Dethrow. Lindsay Burry and Kelly Nelson tied for fourth place in the Net Division.
Mid-Am Gross Division
1. Fiona Watson 51 *Won Playoff*
2. Lindsay Burry 51
3. Tabitha Schumacher 50
T4. Kelly Nelson 49
T4. Tish Boothe 49
Mid-Am Net Division
Nicki Clayton 55
T2. Kathy Fortune 54
T2. Carroll Dethrow 54
T4. Lindsay Burry 53
T4. Kelly Nelson 53