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Recent News

  • Junior Golf Academy Preview

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    Iowa PGA Junior Golf Academy Preview
    RIVERSIDE, Iowa – The Iowa PGA is hosting the 39th Annual Junior Golf Academy at Pheasant Ridge GC in Cedar Falls. It will be an extensive four days of instruction by PGA professionals and fun had by all.

    The action starts Monday with the juniors receiving instruction on the range with full swings, along with putting, chipping, and pitching before playing the par three challenge. On Tuesday, the professionals will instruct and then play an 18-hole stroke play event with the juniors. On Wednesday, the senior division will do the same and then play with the juniors in an 18-hole stroke play event.

    The Iowa PGA would like to give a special thanks to Head PGA Professional John Bermel, all the Iowa Section Professionals helping, and the entire staff at Pheasant Ridge for their support in hosting this event the past 15 years. 

    For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans can also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).
  • Des Moines Register Names All-Iowa Elite Girls' Team

    Des Moines Register Names All-Iowa Elite Girls’ Team

    RIVERSIDE, Iowa – The Des Moines Register pegged the 2019 All-Iowa Elite girls’ golf team. The 2019 All-Iowa Elite boasts the top players from all classes. For more information on the girls who made the team click here.

    The All-Iowa Elite golf team will be recognized on June 21st at the Des Moines Register Awards.

    For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans ca also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).  
  • John Deere Classic Junior Open Round 2 Results


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    John Deere Classic Junior Open Round 2 Results

    SILVIS, Ill. – The second round of the John Deere Classic Junior Open took place on Tuesday afternoon for all division’s competiting for the Major Point at TPC Deere Run.

    The winners of today’s round of the John Deere Classic will be honored at the Pro-Am on Wednesday of the first day of the 2019 John Deere Classic. For more information on this, prestigious event and live scoring click here.

    16-18 Boys
    Fantastic finish for the group with Urbandale's Nick Pittman edging Hunter Johnson of Ankeny in an additional 2-hole playoff to claim the championship. Although, Johnson fell short he shot the best round of the day carding 2-under-par 69 to finish second. Marion's Dillon Burr finished 10-over-par for the tournament despite leading the field after day one. Burr had the only eagle in the division. 

    1st Place: Nick Pittman +1
    2nd Place: Hunter Johnson +2
    3rd Place: Dillon Burr +10

    16-18 Girls
    West Des Moines' Paige Hoffman has now posted back-to-back Iowa PGA junior tour wins. Hoffman led the field by 12 strokes and rattled home four birdies to seal the second consecutive victory. A pair of sisters from Wahoo, Nebraska, posted second and third in the two day event. Lindsey Thiele registered the the best round of the day in the division only shooting 2-over-par that featured three birdies. Lauren finished third at 21-over-par despite leading her sister heading into day two. 

    1st Place: Paige Hoffman +5
    2nd Place: Lindsey Thiele+17
    3rd Place: Lauren Thiele +21

    14-15 Boys
    Pella native, Will Simpson carded back-to-back 5-over-par 76s to win the division. He defeated the field by five strokes and led both days. Grant Greazel of Marshalltown finished in second edging third place finisher Drew Hall of Rock Island who tied Simpson’s second round of 76 on Tuesday afternoon.

    1st Place: Will Simpson +10
    2nd Place: Grant Greazel +15
    3rd Place: Drew Hall +16

    14-15 Girls
    Madison Moller of Columbia, Missouri, shot a 7-under-par 78 to seal the victory Tuesday afternoon. Moller's 78 was the lowest score of any player in the division. West Des Moines' Saffire Sayre led the field on Monday but dropped shots to Moller to finish second, Sayre finished runner-up with a card of 35-over-par. Rylee Heryford of Newton finished in third by a mere three strokes. 


    1st Place: Madison Moller +25
    2nd Place: Saffire Sayre +35
    3rd Place: Rylee Heryford +38

    12-13 Boys
    Chance Rinkol of Leawood, Kansas, shot 2-over-par for the tournament winning his division by 22 strokes. Rinkol registered five birdies, the most in his division. Marion's Caden Postma finished second carding 10-over-par and Drew Hansen shot 15-over-par securing third place. 

    1st Place: Chance Rinkol +2
    2nd Place: Caden Postma +24
    3rd Place: Drew Hansen +35

    Girls 13-Under
    The closest finish of any division between first, second, and third, Ames native Eden Lohrbach claimed the title shooting 51-47 to win by one stroke. A tie for second place between Lauren Briggs of Burlington and Saleah Vivanh-Vong at 28-over-par for the tournament rounded out the the medalists. 

    1st Place: Eden Lohrbach +27
    2nd Place: Lauren Briggs & Saleah Vivanh-Vong +28

    Boys 11-Under
    At the end of day one Lucas Laffoon, Issac Rumler, and Pranay Monga were tied for first with all players firing 39s in the opening round. Laffoon came out on top carding a 4-over-par round to claim first place. Rumler finished second shooting 11-over-par and Monga rounded out the top three shooting 13-over par on Tuesday afternoon. 

    1st Place: Lucas Laffoon +7
    2nd Place: Issac Rumler +11
    3rd Place: Pranay Monga +16
     

    The Iowa PGA would like to give a special thanks to Tournament Director Clair Peterson, Assistant Tournament Director Andrew Lehman, and the John Deere Classic. Additionally, we’d like to give a special thanks to General Manager Todd Hajduk, Head PGA Professional Kevin Dean, and Assistant PGA Professional Brian Delaney and the entire staff at TPC Deere Run for their support in hosting this event. 

    For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans can also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).
  • Drive, Chip, Putt at TPC Deere Run Results

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    TPC Deere Run Drive, Chip, and Putt Results

    SILVIS, Ill. – The first of five local qualifiers for the Drive, Chip, and Putt contest was held yesterday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis. The top three finishers in each division are advancing to the Sub-Regional on August 11 at Glen Oaks Country Club in Des Moines.

    We would like to thank General Manager Todd Hajduck, Head PGA Professional Kevin Dean, and Assistant PGA Professional Brain Delaney and the entire staff at TPC Deere Run for their support in hosting this event.

    For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans ca also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).  
  • John Deere Classic Junior Open Round 1 Results

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    John Deere Classic Junior Open Round 1 Results

    SILVIS, Ill. – The first round of the John Deere Classic Junior Open took place on Monday afternoon for all division’s competiting for the Major Point at TPC Deere Run.

    The final round of the John Deere Classic will take place tomorrow morning with the chance to be honored at the Pro-Am on Wednesday of the first day of the 2019 John Deere Classic. For more information on this prestigious event click here.

    The Iowa PGA would like to give a special thanks to Tournament Director Clair Peterson, Assistant Tournament Director Andrew Lehman, and the John Deere Classic. Additionally, we’d like to give a special thanks to General Manager Todd Hajduk, Head PGA Professional Kevin Dean, and Assistant PGA Professional Brian Delaney and the entire staff at TPC Deere Run for their support in hosting this event. 

    For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaPGASection) and Twitter (@iowapga). Fans can also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).

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