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  • Nicolaus Latcham Named Charlie Burkart Scholarship Recipient

    Riverside, Iowa – Waukee, Iowa native, Nicolaus Latcham has been selected as the 2018 Charlie Burkart Scholarship honoree by the Iowa PGA Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship committee.

    “Receiving the Charlie Burkart Scholarship is a great honor,” said Latcham. “I am very excited to turn my passion for golf into my career.”

    The Iowa PGA Foundation awards a college scholarship annually in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA Member for 49 years, a 2018 Iowa Golf Hall of Fame inductee and Head PGA Professional at the Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 42 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education. At least one high school graduate a year will be the scholarship recipient in the amount of $1,500 per year for four years.

    Latchman was introduced to the game of golf when he was six years old by his grandfather. His passion for the game of golf started at a young age when his grandfather took him to the driving range. Latchman instantly fell in love with the game of golf.

    Throughout his childhood, Latchman’s passion for golf grew as he started playing competitively at the age of 10. He was a member of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour and played on the Waukee High School golf team for four years, where he was named Player of the Year twice (Freshman and Junior year). He marvels at the game of golf and all it has done for him, including the life less that the game has taught him. From playing the game, to working at Glen Oaks Country Club, to helping junior golfers learn the game, Latchman has made golf an integral part of his life.

    Latchman will attend the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the fall to pursue a major in Professional Golf Management (PGM) and a business minor. Currently, Latchman is deciding between becoming a Teaching Professional, Sales Representative or a Golf Club Technician.   

    “This scholarship will help enable me to pursue my degree in PGA Golf Management at the University of Nebraska Lincoln,” said Latcham. “My hope is to grow the game by introducing children to golf and helping them grow their passion for the sport, as many people in my life have done for me.”     
  • Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship Results

    Full Results

    Pleasant Hill, Iowa
    – The final round of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship was played yesterday at the Copper Creek Golf Club. This two-day event was a Major Point event on the Junior Tour Schedule. 

    Special thanks to Head PGA Professional Ken Norland and the entire Copper Creek Staff for their support in hosting this event. 

    The Iowa PGA would also to thank Title Sponsor, The Principal Charity Classic for their continued support, and Presenting Sponsor Jon Novosel with Bushnell Golf and Bolle for providing contest gifts at each Major Point event this season. 
     
    Award Winner

    Boys 16-18

    1. Nathan Ferrell, Webster City, IA -- 142 (E)
    2. Tyler Vaske, Knoxvilee, IA -- 147 (+5)
    3. Kolby Shackelford, IA -- 153 (+11) (not pictured)

    Girls 16-18

    1. Paige Hoffman, West Des Moines, IA -- 145 (+3)
    2. Anna Jensen, Dubuque, IA  -- 150 (+8)
    3. Jenna Krogulski, West Des Moines, IA -- 152 (+10)
     

    Boys 14-15


    1. Matthew Briggs, Burlington, IA – 150 (+8)
    2. Cale Leonard, Ottumwa, IA – 156 (+14)
    3. Nile Petersen, Cedar Rapids, IA – 158 (+16)


    Girls 14-15

    1. Rylee Heryford, Newton, IA – 152 (+10)
    2. Kylie Carey, Waukee, IA – 158 (+16)
    3. Kiki Guo, Washington, IA – 166 (+24)

    Boys 12-13


    1. Maxwell Tjoa, Cedar Falls, IA – 152 (+10)
    2. Evan Smith, Knoxville, IA – 153 (+11)
    3. Jackson Overton, Indianola, Iowa – 158 (+16)

    Girls 13 & Under


    1. Hallie Yates, West Des Moines, IA – 77 (+6)
    2. Rebecca DeLong, Clear Lake, IA – 83 (+12)
    3. Lydia Smith, Des Moines, IA – 85 (+14)

    Boys 11 & Under


    1. Lucas Laffoon, Johnston, IA – 74 (+3)
    2. Vaughn Roseman Walcott, IA – 79 (+8)
    3. Andrew Johannsen, Johnston, IA – 81 (+10)


     

  • Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship Round 1 Results

    Round One Results

    Pleasant Hill, Iowa – The first round of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship was played today at the Copper Creek Golf Club. This Major Point event will conclude tomorrow, starting with a 1 p.m. 

    Boys 16-18
    Tyler Sansgaard of Nevada, Iowa leads the Boys 16-18 age division after the first round. Sansgaard carded a 2-over-par 73 with two birdies. He currently holds a one-stroke lead over Nathan Ferrell who recorded a 3-over-par 74 today. 

    Girls 16-18
    Paige Hoffman and Jenna Krogulski share a tie for the lead in the Girls 16-18 age division after carding 3-over-par 74. Hoffman tallied five birdies, including three-in-a-row on Nos. 15-17. Krogulski registered two birdies in her first round. Anna Jensen and Bella Amador-Lacson are just one stroke off the lead heading into the final round. 

    Boys 14-15
    Cale Leonard is the Boys 14-15 age division leader following his 5-over-par 76 in round one. Leonard carded one birdie in the first round and 11 pars. Matthew Briggs trails Leonard by one-stroke heading into the final round. 

    Girls 14-15
    Rylee Heryford of Newton, Iowa sits atop the Girls 14-15 age division. Heryford carded a 5-over-par 76 in the first round and holds a one-stroke lead over Kylie Carey.

    Boys 12-13
    Camden O’Malley and Brady Blake are tied for first place in the Boys 12-13 age division. O’Malley recorded a bogey-free back nine with two birdies. He added another birdie on the first hole, giving him three in the first round. Blake tallied one birdie in the first round. The two are tied at 7-over-par 78. 

    Girls 13 & Under
    Rebecca DeLong and Hallie Yates are tied for first at 7-over-par 42 in the Girls 13 & Under. Saleah Vivanh-Vong is one-stroke off the lead entering the final round.

    Boys 11 & Under
    Lucas Laffoon of Johnston, Iowa leads the Boys 11 & Under age division following his 3-over-par 39 in the first round. Andrew Johannsen sits in second place, trailing Laffoon by two-strokes. 

    The final round of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship takes place tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Copper Creek Golf Club. Click here to view round two pairings. 
  • Iowa PGA Junior League Section Championship

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa -The Iowa PGA Junior League Section Championship was played at the Cedar Rapids Country Club on Saturday, August 18th. The competition was a match play format consisting of two rounds of matches. 

    Two Semi-Final matches were played with the Dubuque League All-Stars defeating the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids All-Stars. In the other Semi-Final Match the Des Moines League All-Stars defeated the Ames/Marshalltown All-Stars. 

    In the second round of matches players competed in a Championship and Consolation match. In the Consolation match, the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids All-Stars defeated the Ames/Marshalltown League All-Stars. In the Championship match the Dubuque League All-Stars defeated the Des Moines League All-Stars. 

    The Dubuque League All-Stars will now represent the Iowa PGA Section in the Regional Competition being held at the Beloit Club in Beloit, Wisconsin on September 15th and 16th. The Dubuque League All-Stars will compete against the advancing All-Star Teams from Region 8. 

    The Iowa PGA would like to thank the Cedar Rapids Country Club for their support in hosting the Iowa PGA Junior League Section Championship. 
  • Tournament Preview 08/17 – 08/20

    This week for the Iowa PGA
    • The Harris Golf Cars Pro-Facility event takes place Monday, August 20 at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa. Teams are comprised of one professional and one amateur. The overall winner in this team event will be the team that accumulates the most points above their total quota. All amateurs in this event hold some sort of position at a golf facility. Click here for more information. 
    This week on the Iowa PGA Jr. Tour
    • The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championship will be held at Copper Creek Golf Club this weekend August 18-19. The Junior Tour Championship is open to members and non-members and is a Major Point event on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour schedule. The tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m. each day with a shotgun start. Click here for more information. 
    • The Iowa PGA Jr. League Section Championship takes place Saturday, August 18 at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. The event will consist of two rounds of matches between the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Dubuque, Des Moines and Ames/Marshalltown teams. Click here for more information. 
    Upcoming for the Iowa PGA
    • The Iowa Assistant PGA Professional Championship will be held at the Bos Landen Golf Club on September 4-5. Registration for this event closes August 22. Please visit www.pgatournaments.com.
    Upcoming on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour
    • The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic is the next event on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour schedule. This two-day Major event will take place September 8-9 at the Thunder Hills Country Club.  Registration for this event will remain open until September 4. Click here to register. 

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