Pocahontas native J.D. Anderson teamed with Bret Taylor to claim the 19th annual Iowa Golf Association Four-Ball championship in the open division at the Fort Dodge Country Club on Saturday.
Anderson, from Johnston, and Taylor, of Des Moines, fired an eight-under par 63 to edge Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Colin Pearson and Tanner Kesterson by a single stroke. The tandem finished at 13-under for the two-day best ball event to prevail.
Pearson, a University of San Diego recruit who just finished at Indian Hills, and Kesterson, a current member of the Oklahoma State University squad, were also at 13-under heading into the par-four 17th, but a costly bogey dashed their chances.
Bob Brummel and Todd Sapp (left) won the Senior Division of the IGA?IGA?four-ball tournament on Saturday, while Pocahontas native J.D. Anderson and Bret Taylor (right) were the open division champions at the Country?Club.
Gowrie's Nate Schill and Lucas Boyd tied for third at 9-under. Andrew Huseman - the son of Fort Dodge businessman Bill Huseman - and Griffen Matthias were also in that cluster.
Bob Brummel (Orange City) and Todd Sapp (Sioux City) captured the senior crown. The duo recorded five birdies, an eagle and no bogeys to rally their way to the top with a seven-under par 64.
The 10-under total was three strokes clear of Jim Curell (Boone) and Joe Palmer (West Des Moines) in the final senior standings. Defending champs Tom Schill (Gowrie) and David Studer (West Des Moines) placed third.
(Final results, at the Fort Dodge Country Club)
1. J.D. Anderson/Brett Taylor 66-63-129
2. Colin Pearson/T. Kesterson65-65-130
3. Nate Schill/Lucas Boyd65-68-133
(tie) Andrew Huseman/G. Matthias67-66-133
(tie) Blake Huser/Dane Worley 69-64-133
(tie) Sam Zoske/Matt Gatchel 67-66-133
(tie) Gene Elliott/Dennis Bull 67-66-133
(tie) Zach Steffen/Blake Waller 66-67-133
1. Todd Sapp/Bob Brummel68-64-132
2. Joe Palmer/Jim Curell67-68-135
3. Tom Schill/David Studer72-64-136
4. Bill Manske/Ron Peterson66-71-137
(tie) Vern Boenish/Dan Dalziel67-70-137
A total of 72 teams were involved in the event and treated to near-perfect conditions both days.