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  • Junior and Pee Wee Tour Membership Sign Up

    Junior and Pee Wee Tour Membership Sign Up
    Riverside, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Junior Tour will be celebrating 25 years of growing the game with all of our wonderful Junior golfers and families. Thank you for making the Iowa PGA Junior Tour such a success.

    It’s a great time to start thinking about signing up for your 2022 Junior and Pee Wee Tour Membership. The Iowa PGA can’t wait to have everyone become a part of some of our great tournaments and programs.

    ​Membership is $60 use code “eb2022” to save $10 off for the 2022 season, deadline for this code is 12/31/2021. To sign up click here.
     
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  • Final Round of the Albaugh Junior Invitational

    Junior Results
     
    Final Round of the Albaugh Junior Invitational-
    Ankeny, Iowa– Final Round of the Albaugh Junior Invitational on the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Tour held at Talons Golf.
     
    Player field will be comprised of the top juniors of the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year Point List, for boys 12-13, boys 14-15, boys 16-18 and girls 14-15, girls 16-18 and the top juniors of the Iowa Golf Association Player of the Year Point List for boys and girls.
     
    Special thanks to Dennis Albaugh course owner, General Manager Steve Olson, the Albaugh Junior Invitational Committee and the entire Talons Golf staff for their support in hosting this 2-day event.
     
    The Iowa PGA would also like to thank Title Sponsor Talons Golf, Presenting Sponsors Junior Golf Hub for sponsoring the 2021 Albaugh Junior Invitational.
     
     
    Award Winners
     
    Junior Tour
     
    Boys 16-18

    T1 Calvin McNeeley, Pleasant Hill, IA – 71-73=144, E
    T1 Will Simpson, Pella, IA – 73-71=144, E
    3 Sam Johnson, Bettendorf, IA – 74-72=146, +2
     
    Girls 16-18

    T1 Hallie Yates, West Des Moines, IA – 79-77=156, +12
    T1 Addison Berg, Swisher, IA – 74-82=156, +12
    T1 Saffire Sayre, West Des Moines, IA – 79-77=156, +12
     
    Boys 14-15

    T1 Owen Howe, Des Moines, IA – 78-75=153, +9
    T1 Drew Hensen, Ankeny, IA – 75-78=153, +9
    T3 Joey Currans, Ames, IA – 84-71=155, +11
    T3 Evan Smith, Knoxville, IA – 74-81=155, +11
     
    Girls 14-15

    1 Morgan Rupp, Marion, IA – 80-84=164, +20
    2 Shanel Sayre, West Des Moines, IA – 85-89=174, +30
    3 Meera Julka, Hiawatha, IA – 98-92=190, +46
     
    Boys 12-13

    1 Braeden Nelson, West Des Moines, IA – 80-75=155, +11
    2 Cody Weaver, Gilman, IA – 81-76=157, +13
    3 Vaughn Roseman, Walcott, IA – 83-79=162, +18
     
     
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  • ​Tournament Preview (10-02-2021 – 10-08-2021)

    Tournament Preview (10-02-2021 – 10-08-2021)

    Upcoming Tournaments
    • The NB Golf Cars/M&M Golf Cars October Shootout will take place on October 4-5 in Ankeny, Iowa at Briarwood Golf Club. Click here, for more information.
    • The Albaugh Junior Invitational will take place on October 2-3 Ankeny, Iowa at Talons of Tuscany. Click here, for more information.
     
    Special Announcements

    Riverside, Iowa – Congratulations to the Player of the Year Juniors! Jack Winkel of Ankeny, Iowa won the Boys 16-18 Player of the Year, Saffire Sayre of West Des Moines, Iowa won the Girls 16-18, Evan Smith of Knoxville, Iowa won the Boys 14-15 Player of the Year, Morgan Rupp of Marion, Iowa won the Girls 14-15 Player of the Year, Braeden Nelson of West Des Moines, Iowa won the Boys 12-13 Player of the Year, Saleah Vivanh-Vong won the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year and Michael Koury Jr., of Bettendorf, Iowa won the Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year. Click here, for more of what they accomplished in the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Click here, for accomplishments from the Player of the Year Juniors.
     
     
     
     

    Riverside, Iowa – Bryan Haas of Blue Top Ridge has been named the 2021 Professional Development Award. Steve Watt of Glen Oaks Country Club has been named the 2021 Bill Strausbaugh Award. Click here, for more of the story on Haas and Watt.
     
     
     
     


     
     


    Riverside, Iowa – Mark Egly of Des Moines Driving Range has been named the 2021 Teacher of the Year. Kari Tomash of Cedar Rapids Country Club has been names Youth Player Development Award. Butch Haverland of Palmer Hills Golf Course and Coach18 has been named the 2021 Player Development Award. Click here, for more of the story on Egly, Tomash and Haverland.
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Marshalltown, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Section claimed the win over the Iowa Golf Association in the 54th Edition of the Iowa Cup Matches. The Iowa PGA Section was firing on all cylinders this week at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. Click here, for results.
     
     
     
     
     
     


    Altoona, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Fall Series at Terrace Hills was an Ace Point Event on the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Tour held at Terrace Hills Golf Course. Special thanks to PGA Head Professional Rocky Sposato and the entire Terrace Hills Golf Course staff for their support in hosting. Click here, for results.
     
     
     
     
     

    Marshalltown, Iowa – Jay Giannetto of Elmwood Country Club and his team of Rob Christensen, Pete Kelly and Pat Ryan won the Pro-Senior Monday, September 27 at Elmwood Country Club. Team Giannetto turned in 31 quota points to capture the win. Click here, for results.
     
     
     
     
     
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  • ​2021 Junior Tour Player of the Year Winners

    2021 Junior Tour Player of the Year Winners
    Riverside, Iowa - The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year point totals continued for 2021 in a “best of” approach; points are earned by a player in the top 15 tournaments that he or she participated in. At the conclusion of the season, the player with the most points acquired in their division is awarded this title. The age divisions included are: Boys 11 & Under, Boys 12-13, Boys 14-15, Boys 16-18, Girls 13 & Under, Girls 14-15, Girls 16-18.
     
    Events are categorized in four groups: Major, Ace, Eagle, and Birdie. Major Point events are worth the most amount of points, then Ace, Eagle, then Birdie. The 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year award recipients will be honored at the All-Star Pro Golf Awards Luncheon that will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.
     
    The Iowa PGA would like to continue to thank our PGA Professionals and course hosts for supporting our programs.  We have over 80 facilities host annually and we cannot do what we do without their support!
     
    The Iowa PGA would also like to continue to thank our Tour sponsors, Junior Golf Hub, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Camelbak, Bushnell and Bug Soother. 

    Boys 16-18
    Jack Winkel of Ankeny, Iowa won the 2021 Iowa Junior Boys 16-18 Player of the Year Award accumulating 2,027.33 Player of the Year points. Winkel competed in 11 events this season. He had 9 top ten finishes on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season, including four first place finishes. Winkel was victorious in Iowa PGA Spring Series at Ames Golf & Country Club, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series at Westwood, Veenker Junior Amateur hosted by Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Okoboji Junior Open hosted by Brooks Golf and Okoboji View Golf Course.

    Boys 14-15   
    Evan Smith of Knoxville, Iowa won the 2021 Iowa Junior Boys 14-15 Player of the Year Award with 4,054 Player of the Year points. Smith competed in 17 events this season. He had 16 top ten finishes on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season, including three first place finishes. Smith was victorious in Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Bright Grandview Golf Course, Principal Charity Classic Junior Open hosted by Wakonda Club and Western Iowa Junior hosted by Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. He was the Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017 and Boys 12-13 Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

    Boys 12-13
    Braeden Nelson of West Des Moines, Iowa is this year’s 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Boys 12-13 Player of the Year. He finished the 2021 season with a total of 5,160 Player of the Year points. Nelson played in 15 events this season, finishing inside the top 6 at each event. Nelson won 10 events in 2021. He was victorious at the Iowa PGA Spring Series at Ames Golf & Country Club, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Muscatine, John Deere Classic Junior Open 13 & under hosted by TPC Deere Run, 2021 Iowa Junior Boys/Girls Amateur Championship hosted by Coldwater Golf Links, Cedar Valley Junior Tour Championship hosted by Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, Junior Tour Team Event & Stroke Play hosted by Bos Landen Golf Club, Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior hosted by Gardner Golf Course, Iowa PGA Junior Championship hosted by A.H. Blank Golf Course, Junior Tour Mid-Summer Classic 18-Hole Divisions hosted by Briarwood Golf Club and Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic hosted by Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course.

    Boys 11 & Under
    Michael Koury, Jr. of Bettendorf, Iowa played in 14 events, resulting in 4,313.33 Player of the Year points, to win the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Boys 11 & under Player of the Year award. Koury, Jr. won 8 events he participated in the Boys 11 & Under Division. Some of his victories included Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Bright Grandview Golf Course, Iowa PGA Spring Junior Open hosted by Eagle Ridge Resort-North, Iowa PGA Spring Series hosted by Muscatine Municipal, Jerry Smith Junior Tour Summer Kickoff hosted by Edmundson Golf Course, Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior hosted by Gardner Golf Course, Eastern Iowa Junior hosted by Oakwood Country Club, Iowa Junior Open hosted by Blue Top Ridge and Junior Tour Classic hosted by Wildcat Golf Course.
     
    Girls 16-18                             
    Saffire Sayre of West Des Moines, Iowa won the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Girls 16-18 Player of the Year with 3,656 Player of the Year points. Saffire appeared in 13 events on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season. She won 4 events in 2021. She was victorious at the Iowa PGA Spring Junior Open hosted by Eagle Ridge Resort-North, Principal Charity Classic Junior Open hosted by Wakonda Club, Des Moines Junior hosted by Willow Creek Golf Course and Iowa PGA Junior Championship hosted by A.H. Blank Golf Course.
     
    Girls 14-15
    Morgan Rupp of Marion, Iowa won the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Girls 14-15 Player of the Year with 4,540 Player of the Year points. Rupp appeared in 15 events on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season. She won 8 events in 2021. She was victorious at the Iowa PGA Spring Series hosted by Ames Golf & Country Club, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Westwood Golf Course, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, Greater Cedar Rapids Junior hosted by Hunters Ridge Golf Course, Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior hosted by Gardner Golf Course, Junior Tour Mid-Summer Classic 18-hole Divisions hosted by Briarwood Golf Club, Iowa Junior Open hosted by Blue Top Ridge and Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic hosted by Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course. She was the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year in 2020.
     
    Girls 13 & Under                    
    Saleah Vivanh-Vong of Des Moines, Iowa accumulated 5,140 Player of the Year points to win the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year award. Vivanh-Vong played in 11 Iowa PGA Junior Tour events this season, winning all her events that she competed in. Vivanh-Vong was victorious at the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Bright Grandview Golf Course, Iowa PGA Spring Junior Open hosted by Eagle Ridge Resort-North, Iowa PGA Spring Series hosted by Ames Golf & Country Club, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Westwood Golf Course, Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series hosted by Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, John Deere Classic Junior Open 13 & under hosted by TPC Deere Run, Cedar Valley Junior Tour Championship hosted by Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 45th Iowa Girls Junior PGA Championship hosted by Talons Golf, Eastern Iowa Junior hosted by Oakwood Country Club, Iowa Junior Open hosted by Blue Top Ridge, Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic hosted by Thunder Hills Country Club. She was the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year in 2018.
     
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  • Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Fall Series at Terrace Hills

    Junior Results
    Pee Wee Results
     
    Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Fall Series at Terrace Hills-
    Altoona, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Fall Series at Terrace Hills was an Ace Point Event on the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Tour held at Terrace Hills Golf Course.
     
    Special thanks to PGA Head Professional Rocky Sposato and the entire Terrace Hills Golf Course staff for their support in hosting.
     
    The Iowa PGA would also like to thank Shattuck St. Mary’s, Junior Golf Hub and Bug Soother for their support, as well as, John Novosel and Bushnell and Camelbak for our Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Fall Series at Terrace Hills competition.
     
     
    Award Winners
     
    Junior Tour
    Boys 16-18

    1 Dylan Sherlock, Van Meter, IA – 72 +1
    2 Cooper Hanson, Pleasant Hill, IA – 74 +3
    T3 Kaleb Sander, West Des Moines, IA – 75 +4
    T3 Jake Weissenburger, Clive, IA – 75 +4
     
    Girls 16-18

    1 Greenlee Smock, Sully, IA – 78 +7
    2 Kayla Moline, West Des Moines, IA – 83 +12
    3 Katelyn Williams, Clive, IA – 90 +19
     
    Boys 14-15

    1 Sam Wahman, Altoona, IA – 70 -1
    2 Aaron Estell, Altoona, IA – 73 +2
    3 Easton Korell, Adel, IA – 74 +3
     
    Girls 14-15

    1 Jane Petersen, Cedar Rapids, IA – 75 +4
    2 Isabella Steele, Bettendorf, IA – 78 +7
    3 Morgan Rupp, Marion, IA – 79 +8
     
    Boys 12-13
     
    T1 Isaac Rumler, Silvis, IL – 71 E
    T1 Vaughn Roseman, Walcott, IA – 71 E
    T3 Pranay Monga, Marion, IA – 73 +2
    T3 Logan Otting, Marion, IA – 72 +2
     

    Girls 13 & Under

    1 Anna Wahman, Altoona, IA – 43 +7
    2 Liliana Graham, Bettendorf, IA – 44 +8
    3 Kate Wahman, Altoona, IA – 49 +13
     
    Boys 11 & Under

    1 Jonathan Ward, Waukee, IA – 40 +4
    2 Andrew Vollbeer, Eldridge, IA = 41 +5
    T3 Michael Phillips, Eldridge, IA – 42 +6
    T3 Myles Matzen, Polk City, IA - 42 +6
    T3 Joe Greazel, Marshalltown, IA – 42 +6
     
     
     
    Pee Wee Tour
     
    Boys 12-13

    1 Carter Mulcahy, Pleasant Hill, IA – 42 +7
    2 Tyler Simpson, Altoona, IA – 51 +16
    3 Andrew Tucker, Pleasant Hill, IA – 80 +45
     
    Girls 12-13

    1 Aly Drefke, Ankeny, IA – 59 +24
    2 Natalie Wright, Fort Madison, IA – 63 +28
     
     
    Boys 10-11

    1 Briggs Elfers, Clive, IA – 48 +13
    2 Kaden Wiig, Clive, IA – 50 +15
    3 Korben McKibben, Marshalltown, IA – 51 +16
     
    Girls 10-11

    1 Katelynn Bidney, Urbandale, IA – 45 +10
    2 Lauren Herman, West Des Moines, IA – 51 +16
    3 Allee Rose Booten, Fort Madison, IA – 60 +25
     
    Boys 8-9

    1 Jameson Honts, West Des Moines, IA – 44 +9
    2 William Weber, Bettendorf, IA – 46 +11
    3 EJ Flynn, Des Moines, IA – 64 +29
     
     
    Girls 8-9

    1 Sofia Parker, Iowa City, IA – 56 +21
     
     
    Boys 7 & Under

    T1 Griffin Sparks, Waukee, IA – 36 +12
    T1 Jaden Erickson, Urbandale, IA – 36 +12
    3 Peter Flynn, Des Moines, IA – 54 +30
     
     
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