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  • 2019 Junior Tour Player of the Year Winners

    Riverside, Iowa -- The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year point totals continued for 2019 in a “best of” approach; points are earned by a player in the top 15 tournaments that he or she participated in. A new point system was implemented for the 2019 season putting more emphasis on the Major and Ace point events. Anyone who competed for Player of the Year was required to be an Iowa Junior Tour member. 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. There were 11 Majors, 10 Aces, 10 Eagles, 19 Birdies and 7 local qualifiers for 44th PGA Junior Championship (qualifiers are non-point events). The 2019 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 29 at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. The Iowa PGA would like to thank the Principal Charity Classic, title sponsor of the Iowa Junior Tour since 2010, for its continued support. Each year, the legends of the PGA TOUR Champions compete at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines and make a lasting difference in our state. Since 2007, the Principal Charity Classic has raised more than $17.7 million for Iowa children’s charities and schools.

    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!

    Boys 16-18
    Matthew Briggs of Burlington, Iowa won the 2019 Boys 16-18 Player of the Year award accumulating 1,832 points. He had nine top five finishes on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season, including three victories. Briggs was victorious at the Iowa City Junior at Finkbine, the Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic hosted by Irv Warren Memorial GC, and the Quad Cities Junior at Pinnacle CC. This is Briggs’ third Player of the year honor. He was the Boys 12-13 Player of the Year in 2016 and the Boys 14-15 Player of the Year in 2018. 

    Boys 14-15
    Calvin McNeeley of Pleasant Hill, Iowa won the 2019 Boys 14-15 Player of the Year Award with 2,772.50 points. McNeeley appeared in 16 Iowa PGA events this summer finishing inside the top-5 in every event including three victories this season. McNeeley was victorious at the 35th Annual Jester Park Junior Amateur, the Iowa Games Junior hosted by Veenker Memorial GC, and the Junior Tour Classic at Indian Creek.

    Boys 12-13
    Evan Smith of Knoxville, Iowa is this year’s Boys 12-13 Player of the Year for the second year in a row with 4,280 points. Smith played in 15 events this season, finishing inside the top-10 at each event. Smith won seven events in 2019. Smith was victorious at the IAPGA Spring Junior Open, the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #2, the Jerry Smith Junior Tour Summer Kickoff hosted by Harvest Point GC and Edmundson GC, the 15U Mid-Summer Classic hosted by Woodward GC, the Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior hosted by Gardner GC, the Iowa Junior Open hosted by Blue Top Ridge, and the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic hosted by Thunder Hills CC. This marks the fourth straight year Smith has won Player of the Year. He was the 2016 and 2017 Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year.  

    Boys 11 & Under
    Vaughn Roseman of Walcott, Iowa played in 22 events, resulting in 4,706.67points, to win the Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year Award for the second year in a row. Roseman finished in the top- 5 at 21 of these events, including 9 first place finishes. Roseman was victorious at the IAPGA Spring Junior Open hosted by Legacy GC and Copper Creek GC, the Iowa PGA Spring Series #3 hosted by Muscatine Municipal GC, the Quad Cities Junior at Duck Creek, the 44th Iowa Boys Jr PGA Championship hosted by Gates Park GC, the Southeast Iowa Junior hosted by Pella G & CC, the Quad Cities Junior at Glynns Creek, the Iowa City Junior at Finkbine, the Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic hosted by Irv Warren Memorial GC, and the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic hosted by Thunder Hills CC.

    Girls 16-18
    Paige Hoffman of West Des Moines, Iowa won the Girls 16-18 Player of the Year with 3,660 points. Hoffman, only 17 years old, has now won the Girls 16-18 Player of the Year three years straight. Hoffman appeared in 11 events on the Iowa PGA Tour this season and finished top-3 in each event, including 9 first place finishes. She was victorious at the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #1 hosted by Terrace Hills GC and #2 hosted by Westwood GC, the IAPGA Spring Junior Open hosted by The Legacy GC  and Copper Creek GC, the Jerry Smith Junior Tour Summer Kickoff hosted by Edmundson GC, the John Deere Classic Jr Open hosted by TPC Deere Run, the Lake Panorama Junior, the Iowa Junior Open hosted by Blue Top Ridge, the Iowa City Junior at Finkbine, and the Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic hosted by Irv Warren Memorial GC.  Hoffman has won Player Year each of the last six years. Before winning the Girls 16-18 award the last two years, she was the Girls 13 & Under Player of Year in 2014 and 2015, and the Girls 14-15 Player of the Year in 2016. 

    Girls 14-15
    Rylee Heryford of Newton, Iowa is the Girls 14-15 Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Heryford played in 13 Iowa PGA Junior Tour events this season, finishing in the top- three in each event. She finished the 2019 season with a total of 5,013.33 Player of the Year points. Heryford won a remarkable 11 times this season, including fiver Major Point events. This is the third straight season Heryford has won a Player of the Year award. She was the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year for the 2017 season. 

    Girls 13 & Under
    Lauren Briggs of Burlington, Iowa accumulated 4,840 points in 2019 to win the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year Award. Briggs played in 16 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Events this season, finishing inside the top- three in all events including 6 first place finishes. Briggs was victorious at the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #1, the IAPGA Spring Junior Open, the 2019 Iowa Junior Amateur Championship hosted by Indianola G & CC, the Southeast IA Junior, the Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior, and the Iowa Junior Open hosted by Amana Colonies GC, Stone Creek GC and Blue Top Ridge.
  • Albaugh Junior Invitational

    TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

    Riverside, Iowa – The first annual Albaugh Junior Invitational took place on September 21-22 at Talons of Tuscany in Ankeny, Iowa. The player field consists of the top juniors of the 2019 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year Point List and the Iowa Golf Association Player of the Year Point List.

    Unfortunately significant rain Saturday night and Sunday forced cancellation of round 2.  

    The Albaugh Junior Invitational will feature boys 12-13, boys 14-15, boys 16-18, girls 14-15 and girls 16-18 age divisions. Everyone will play 18 holes each day. Tee times begin at 10:00 a.m. off of #1 and #10.

    The Iowa PGA would like to thank Dennis Albaugh, Steve Olson, the Albaugh Junior Invitational Committee, and Talons of Tuscany for their support in hosting.

    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).
     
    RESULTS

    Overall Champions

    Girls 16-18:  Anna Nacos, Washington
    Girls 14-15:  Kylie Carey, Waukee
    Boys 12-13:  Evan Smith, Knoxville
    Boys 14-15:  Cale Leonard, Ottumwa
    Boys 16-18:  Jackson Starr, W, Des Moines

    Boys 16-18 

    1st.  Jackson Starr, W. Des Moines  72   E
    2nd  Matthew Briggs, Burlington  73    +1
    3rd  Hogan Hansen, Waverly  75    +3

    Girls 16-18

    1st  Anna Nacos, Washington    75  +4
    T2nd Allison Nuss, New Hampton     81  +10
    T2nd  Kiki Guo-Bruner     81  +10

    Boys 14-15

    1st Cale Leonard, Ottuma    72  E
    2nd  Davis Stelzer, Peosta    75  +3
    3rd  Grant Greazel, Marshalltown     76  +4

    Girls 14-15

    1st  Kylie Carey, Waukee    86  +15
    2nd  London Wille    89  +18
    3rd  Saffire Sayre    89  +18

    Boys 12-13

    1st  Evan Smith, Knoxville    77  +6
    2nd  Caden Postma, Marion    78  +7
    3rd  Easton Korell, Adel    79  +8

    Closest to the Pin Winners - Hole #19

    Boys 12-13:  Owen Howe, Des Moines  6' 6"
    Boys 14-15:  Maxwell Tjoa, Cedar Falls  18' 1"
    Boys 16-18:  Dylan Taylor, Ankeny  20' 9"
    Girls 14-15:  Kylie Carey, Waukee  23' 7"
    Girls 16-18:  Anna Jensen, Dubuque  7' 2"

    Longest Drive Winners

    Boys 12-13:  Owen Howe, Des Moines  234 yards
    Boys 14-15:  Calvin McNeeley, Pleasant Hill  262 yards
    Boys 16-18:  Hogan Hansen, Waverly  283 yards
    Girls 14-15:  Hallie Yates, W. Des Moines  219 yards
    Girls 16-18:  Anna Jensen, Dubuque  237 yards
  • PGA Jr. League Regional Preview

    Riverside, Iowa – The Glen Oaks Country Club and the Iowa PGA Section will be hosting the Region 8 PGA Jr. League Regional on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th. The event will be a round robin format with four teams competing. The Iowa PGA Section, Minnesota PGA Section, Nebraska PGA Section and Colorado PGA Section will be represented at the event. The Region 8 champion will be one of twelve teams competing at the PGA Jr. League National Championship held October 11-14, 2019 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    The Iowa PGA will be represented by the Ames/Marshalltown League All-Stars. The team is comprised of players from Briarwood Golf Club (Ankeny), Elmwood Country Club (Marshalltown), Indian Creek Country Club (Nevada) and Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Ames). The team is led by Captain Greg Dingel, PGA of Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Coach Jay Giannetto, PGA of Elmwood Country Club. 

    The Ames/Marshalltown League All-Stars began their postseason journey at the West Sub-Section Championship played at Westwood Golf Course in Newton. The team advanced to the Iowa PGA Jr. League Section Championship at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo. The team defeated the Waterloo West All-Stars in their Semi-Final match. In the Final match, the team defeated the Dubuque League All-Stars 6.5 to 5.5 to advance to the PGA Jr. League Regional.
    Session #1
    Match #1
    Team Minnesota - 11
    Team Nebraska - 1

    Match #2
    Team Colorado - 10
    Team Iowa - 2
    Session #2
    Match #1
    Team Colorado - 9.5
    Team Nebraska - 2.5

    Match #2
    Team Minnesota - 9
    Team Iowa - 3

    Standings following Session #2
    Team Minnesota 2-0 20pts
    Team Colorado 2-0 19.5pts
    Team Iowa 0-2 5pts
    Team Nebraska 3.5pts
    Session #3
    Match #1
    Team Nebraska
    Team Iowa

    Match #2
    Team Minnesota
    Team Colorado

    To keep up with all the Iowa PGA’s news and updates please visit IowaPGA.com or visit the all new IowaPGAJuniorGolf.com website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
     
    About the Iowa PGA Foundation
    The Iowa PGA Foundation Utilizes the game of golf to positively impact lives through charitable giving with emphasis on scholarships, junior golf and injured veterans. The Iowa PGA Foundation received its 501 (C) 3 status by the Internal Revenue Service in May of 2011. The Iowa PGA Foundations was formed as a charitable arm of the Iowa PGA Section, which is a 501 (c) 6 corporation. The goals of the Foundation involve golf for children, scholarships and support for injured veterans.
  • Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic Results

    Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic Results

    Peosta, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic took place this weekend at Thunder Hills Country Club.

    In today's action, Anna Nacos won the closest to the pin contest on hole 11. Nacos hit her shot 2' from the hole to win the prize. The Iowa PGA would like to congratulate all of the medalists from today!

    The Iowa PGA would like to give a special thanks to Brian Wilson, PGA and the entire Thunder Hills Country Clun Staff for their support in hosting this event. Additionally we would like to thank our title sponsor the Principal Charity Classic and the presenting sponsors; Bushnell, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Bug Soother, and Camelbak.

    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).
     
    Boys 16-18

    1st Place: Jax Stelzer - 73-79 (+10)
    2nd Place: Jay Fjelstul - 77-77 (+12)
    3rd Place: Matthew Briggs - 78-80 (+16)
     
    Boys 14-15

    1st Place: Davis Stelzer - 75-71 (+4)
    2nd Place: Nick Splinter - 78-78 (+14)
    3rd Place: Camden O'Malley - 82-75 (+15)

    Boys 12-13

    1st Place: Evan Smith - 68-76 (+2)
    2nd Place: Owen Howe - 75-79 (+12)
    3rd Place: Jackson Webber - 76-82 (+16)
     
    Boys 11 & Under

    1st Place: Vaughn Roseman - 41-40 (+10)
    2nd Place: Pranay Monga - 47-39 (+15)
     
    Girls 16-18

    1st Place: Kiki Guo-Bruner - 75-79 (+12)
    2nd Place: Anna Nacos - 78-83 (+19)
    3rd Place: Tatum Depuydt - 88-88 (+34)
     
    Girls 14-15

    1st Place: Tess Breslin - 96-83 (+37)
    2nd Place: Brianna Kirsch - 92-105 (+55)
     
     Girls 13 & Under

    1st Place: Eden Lohrbach - 39-40 (+8)
    2nd Place: Saleah Vivanh-Vong - 44-41 (+14)
    3rd Place: Lauren Briggs - 42-42 (+14)

    Pin Prize - Closest to the Pin #11

    Anna Nacos - 2 ft
  • Junior & Pee Wee Corridor Classic

    Junior Tour Corridor Classic Results

    Pee Wee Tour Corridor Classic Results

    The Iowa PGA Junior & Pee Wee Tour Corridor Classic was a late add to the schedule and was hosted by Brown Deer GC in Coralville on Saturday, August 31.  This event was open to juniors 15 & Under and was 9-holes only.  

    Special thanks to Sean McCarty and Brian Wernimont, PGA Professional and the city of Coralville for their support in hosting.  

    Special thanks to The Principal Charity Classic for sponsoring this event and for being the Title Sponsor of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour for the 10th year! Also, a big thanks to our 2019 supporting sponsors: Bushnell Golf, Camelbak, Shattuck St. Mary’s and Bug Soother.


    Rylee Brockhouse, longest putt on #1 26.7 feet
    Camelbak Waterbottle
     
    Junior Tour

    Boys 14-15

    1.  Jake Weissenburger, Clive, IA  40
    2.  Jared Hunt, Clive, IA  44
    3.  Mikey Takacs, Iowa City, IA  45

    Boys 12-13

    1.  Bryson Van Houtte, Geneseo, IL  42
    2.  Pranay Monga, Marion, IA  43
    3.  Jack McCarty, Solon, IA  43

    Boys 11 & Under

    1.  Lucas Laffoon, Johnston, IA  37
    2.  Logan Otting, Marion, IA  38
    3.  Michael Solberg, Mason City, IA  39

    Girls 13 & Under

    1.  Eden Lohrbach, Ames, IA  43
    2.  Morgan Rupp, Marion, IA  45
    3.  Rylee Brockhouse, Muscatine, IA  51

    Pee Wee Tour

    Boys 12-13

    1.  Syon Kapoor, Marion, IA  46
    2.  Pieter Rippentrop, Swisher, IA  48

    Boys 10-11

    1.  Nicholas Bernhard, Lawler, IA  43
    2.  Jack MacLagan, Coralville, IA  46

    3.  Brady Wick, Riverside, IA  53

    Boys 8-9

    1.  Sammy Shappee, Marion, IA  46
    2.  Max McClintock, LeClaire, IA  54
    3.  Logan Green, Grand Mount, IA  65

    Boys 7 & Under

    1.  Ian Johnson, Bettendorf, IA  39
    2.  Silas Reive, Coralville, IA  42

    Girls 10-11

    1.  Zoe Perez, Moline, IL  53
    2.  Sophia Walderbach, Riverside, IA  66

    Girls 8-9

    1.  Leona Rupp, Iowa City, IA  59

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