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History of the Iowa Amateur Championship

Past Champions

1900   John Maxwell, Keokuk

1901   Robert Finkbine, Des Moines

1902   Warren Dickinson, Des Moines

1903   Warren Dickinson, Des Moines

1904   H.H. Ferguson, Cedar Rapids

1905   H.H. Ferguson, Cedar Rapids

1906   Art Gordon, Des Moines

1907   H.H. Ferguson, Cedar Rapids

1908   B.C. Guinand, Des Moines

1909   Bill Sheehan, Des Moines

1910   Ralph Rider, Des Moines

1911   Bill Sheehan, Des Moines

1912   Bill Sheehan, Des Moines

                  (Ralph Rider, Des Moines)

1913   Roland (Tip) Harrison, D. Moines

1914   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa

1915   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa

1916   Wallace K. Groves, Des Moines

1917   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa

1918   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa

1919   Bob McKee, Des Moines

1920   Rudy Knepper, Sioux City

1921   Rudy Knepper, Sioux City

1922   Rudy Knepper, Sioux City

1923   Keith Williamson, Newton

1924   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa

1925   Bob McKee, Des Moines

1926   Bob McKee, Des Moines

1927   Lee Herron, Sioux City

1928   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa def.

                  Lee Herron 3-2

Site:      Hyperion Field Club

1929   Art Bartlett, Ottumwa def.

                  Carroll Stuart 3-2

Site:      Cedar Rapids

1930   Dr. Paul Barton, Davenport def.

                  John Lasche 4-2

Site:      Waterloo

1931   Bob McKee, Des Moines def.

                  John Vavra 6-5

Site:      Mason City

1932   Denmar Miller, Des Moines def.

                  Pete Jordan 4-3

Site:      Sioux City

1933   Hal Chase, Des Moines def.

                  Merle Stimson 1up

Site:      West Okoboji

1934   Denmar Miller, Des Moines def.

                  John Vavra 13-12

Site:      Hyperion Field Club

1935   Bob McCray, Des Moines def.

                  Art Steingraber 2-1

Medalist:   Billy Cordingley- 68                    

                  Bob McCrary- 68

Site:      Cedar Rapids

1936   Billy Hall, Boone def.

                  Merle Stimson 1 up

Medalist:  Jimmie Miller- 69      

                  Jim Garder- 69

Site:      Waterloo

1937   Joe Van Maur, Davenport def.

                  Merle Stimson 2-1

Medalist:  Tom Hoak- 71

Site:      Clinton Country Club

1938   Denmar Miller, Des Moines def.

                  Fred Denman 10-8

Medalist:  Hal Chase- 71

Site:      Des Moines Country Club

1939   John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def.

                  John Vavra 1 up

Medalist:  Sid Richardson- 143

Site:      Mason City

1940   John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def

                  Bill Cordingley 1 up

Medalist:  Edgar Updegraff- 142                 

                  Johnny Jacobs- 142

Site:      Cedar Rapids

1941   John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def.

                  John Kraft 4-3

Medalist:  Bob Mckee- 143

Site:      Hyperion Field Club

 

1942     Jim Gardner, Sioux City

1943 - 45  No Championship

1946     John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def.

                     Art Andrews, Waveland 3-2

Medalist:  John Jacobs- 69

Site:         Hyperion Field Club

1947     Fred Gordon, Belmond def           

                     Bob Fry, Keokuk 3-2

Medalist:  Art Koch, Waterloo- 71

Site:         Davenport

1948     John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def.

                     Bob Mann, Spencer 6-5

Medalist:  Don Palmer, Dubuque- 68

Site:         Brooks CC, Okoboji

1949     Jack Webb, Spirit Lake def.

                     Don Webb, Spirit Lake 6-5

Medalist:  Jack Smith- 69

Site:         Fort Dodge Country Club

1950     John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids def.

                     Tom Crabbe, Cedar Rapids 3-2

Medalist:  Skip Carlson, Britt- 70

                     Tom Crabbe, Cedar Rapids- 70

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1951     Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines def.

                     Orrie Goens, Des Moines 3-2

Medalist:  Sarge Fontanini, DSM- 71

                     Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines- 71

Site:         Wakonda Club

1952     Art Koch, Waterloo def

                     Rod Bliss Jr. Des Moines 2-1

Medalist:  Harlan Benshoof,DSM- 72

                     Walt Hodge, Dubuque- 72

                     Dick Bruns, Waverly- 72

Site:         Waterloo

1953     Herb Klontz, Cedar Rapids def.

                     Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines 3-2

Medalist:  Fred Gordon, Belmond- 67

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1954     Bob Leahy Denison def.

                     Don Kneeter, Des Moines 9-8

Medalist:Jack Rule, Waterloo- 68

Site:         Davenport Country Club

1955     Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines def.

                     Tom Davis, Cedar Rapids 2-1

Medalist:John Marschall, Hampton- 69

Site:         Cedar Rapids CC

1956     Bob Leahy, Denison

Site:         Hyperion Field Club

1957     Bob Leahy, Denison def.

                     John Campbell, Oskaloosa 6-5

Medalist:  Rod Bliss Jr., DSM- 70

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1958     Jack Rule, Waterloo def.

                     Bud McCardell, Newton 1 up

Medalist:  Frank James, Grinnell- 69

Site:         Fort Dodge Country Club

1959     Jack Rule, Waterloo def.

                     Bob Leahy, Denison 6-5

Medalist:  Dave Nelson, Clinton- 70

                     Bob Loufek, Davenport- 70

Site:         Davenport Country Club

1960     Jack Webb, Atlantic- 284

Site:         Wakonda Club

1961     Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines- 280

Site:         Hyperion Field Club

1962     Dave Gross, Davenport- 283

Site:         Dubuque Golf Country Club

1963     Steve Spray, Indianola- 284

Site:         Clinton Country Club

1964     John Liechty, Mrshlltown- 279

Site:         Hyperion Field Club

1965     Rod Bliss III, DSM- 282

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1966     Dennis Smith, Cdr Rapids- 290

Site:         Ottumwa Country Club

1967     Tom Chapman Jr, DSM- 279

Site:         Finkbine Golf Course

1968     Jim Carney, Centerville- 280

Site:         Dubuque Golf & Country Club

1969     Brad Schuchat, DSM- 295

Site:         Sioux City Country Club

 

1970     Bud McCardell, Newton- 275

Site:         Elmwood Country Club

1971     John Liechty, Mrshlltown- 275

Site:         Finkbine Golf Course

1972     Tom Chapman Jr., Newton- 281

Site:         Gates Park Golf Course

1973     Steve Kehrer, Cdr Rpds- 290

Site:         Beaver Hills Country Club

1974     Bill Heldmar, DSM - 288

Site:         Beaver Hills Country Club

1975     Lon Nielsen, Belle Plaine- 285

Site:         Ottumwa Country Club

1976     Dave Hilgenberg, IA City- 283

Site:         Green Valley Golf Course

1977     Mike McCutchen, U’dale- 143

Site:         Des Moines Country Club

1978     Dick Clemens, Dubuque- 277

Site:         Thunder Hills Country Club

1979     Bo Johnson, Muscatine- 288

Site:         Burlington Golf Club

1980     Brad Schuchat, DSM - 289

Site:         Des Moines Country Club

1981     Ken Schall, Waterloo- 281

Site:         Beaver Hills Country Club

1982     Greg Tebbutt, Bettendorf- 275

Site:         Finkbine Golf Course

1983     Max Simpson, Ottumwa- 209

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1984     Chris Donielson, DSM - 215

Site:         Cedar Rapids Country Club

1985     Dana Kain, Ames- 212

Site:         Sunnyside Country Club

1986     Jerry Smith, Oskaloosa- 206

Site:         Ottumwa Country Club

1987     Doug Dunakey, Waterloo- 209

Site:         Lake Panorama Golf Course

1988     Bruce Westemeier, W’loo- 214

Site:         Dubuque Golf & Country Club

1989     Mike Dunphy, Perry- 208

Site:         Fort Dodge Country Club

1990     Brad Klapprott, Keokuk- 212

Site:         Crow Valley Golf Course

1991     gregg Winkel, Algona-

Site:         Mason City Country Club

1992     Mike McCoy, DSM- 215

Site:         Burlington Golf Club

1993     Bill Hoefle, Ames- 136

Site:         Beaver Hills Country Club

1994     Gary Engle, Ottumwa- 212

Site:         Ottumwa Country Club

1995     Mike McCoy, Des Moines- 218

Site:         Wakonda Club

1996     Mike McCoy, DSM- 212

Site:         Finkbine Golf Course

1997     Chris Emanuel, Ottuwma- 206

Site:         Gates Park Golf Course

1998     Mike McCoy, DSM - 210

Site:         Beaver Hills Country Club

1999     Matt Gatchel, Huxley- 141

Site:         Geneva Golf & Country Club

2000     Gene Elliot, W. DSMoines- 205

Site:         Ottumwa Country Club

2001     Bo Anderson, Dubuque- 210

Site:         Dubuque Country Club

2002     Bo Anderson, Dubuque- 293

Site:         Spirit Hollow Golf Club

2003     Scott Hart, Des Moines- 216

Site:         Des Moines G & CC

2004     Nate Dunn – 218

Site:         Crow Valley Golf Club

2005     Brian Verduyn - 215

Site:         Wakonda Club

2006:      Jon Brown - 215

Site:         Whispering Creek GC

2007:    Jared Walahoski - 209

Site:      The Harvester Golf CLub

 

105th Iowa Amateur Championship Fact Sheet

Iowa Amateur Champions in Field

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

IGA Player of the Year in Field

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Iowa Match Play Champions in Field

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Iowa Mid-Amateur Champions in Field

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Iowa Junior Amateur Champions in Field

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

2006-07 Iowa H.S. Boys State Champions

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Player of the Year

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

 

Iowa Amateur Championship

Multiple Winners

7 - Art Bartlett, Ottumwa- 1914, 15, 17, 18, 24, 28, 29

6 - John Jacobs, Cedar Rapids- 1939-41, 46, 48, 50

4 - Mike McCoy, Des Moines- 1992, 95, 96, 98

4 - Bob McKee, Des Moines- 1919, 25, 26, 31

3 - Rod Bliss Jr., Des Moines- 1951, 55, 61

3 - H.H. Ferguson, Cedar Rapids- 1904, 05, 07

3 - Rudy Knepper, Sioux City- 1920, 21, 22

3 - Bob Leahy, Denison- 1954, 56, 57

3 - Denmar Miller, Des Moines- 1932, 34, 38

3 - Jack Rule, Waterloo- 1958, 59, 60

3 - Bill Sheehan, Des Moines- 1909, 11, 12

2 - Warren Dickinson, Des Moines- 1902, 03

2 - Jack Webb, Atlantic- 1949, 60

2 - Tom Chapman Jr., Des Moines- 1967, 72

2 - John Liechty, Marshalltown- 1964, 71

2 - Ralph Rider, Des Moines- 1910, 12

2 - Brad Schuchat, Des Moines- 1969, 80

2 - Bo Anderson, Dubuque- 2001, 02

 

Schedule of Play – 156 Participants

54 Holes of Stroke Play

Monday, July 28– First Round, 18 Holes

Tuesday, July 29 – Second Round, 18 Holes

36 Hole Cut – The field will be cut to the low 60 and Ties

Wednesday, July 30 – Final Round,18 Holes with awards ceremony to follow

 

 

                                       

Oldest Contestant

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Youngest Contestant

Will be updated when field is finalized

 

Notes:

1975 Champion Lon Nielsen of Belle Plain is currently a Member of the Champions Tour

 

1986 Champion Jerry Smith of Oskaloosa has been an off and on member of the PGA Tour.

 

Participants Cities:

Ames - 9

Ankeny - 7

Clive - 6

Cedar Rapids - 6

Des Moines - 12

Iowa City - 5

Marion - 8

Sioux City - 6

Urbandale - 6

Waukee - 5

West Des Moines - 10

 

2007 Championship:

Held at The Harvester Golf Club, Rhodes

July 23, 24, & 25

Champion: Jared Walahoski

 

Johnston High School senior-to-be Jared Walahoski used back to back birdies on hole #11 and #12 today to take control of the 105th Iowa Amateur Championship.  Walahoski made only his second bogey on his final hole to fire a final round 71 and finish a 7-under par, good enough by three shots over Jon Brown and Ben Herrera. 

Walahoski (17) is the youngest to win the Iowa Amateur since the format changed to stroke play in 1960.  He made par on his first seven holes, bogeyed the 8th and then made par on 9 and 10 before making birdie on three of the next five holes, giving him a stranglehold on the championship.  Pars on the 16th and 17th gave him a four shot lead heading into the 18th.  After piping his driver on the dangerous final hole, he played conservatively for his bogey and the three shot win.

Defending champion Brown fired a final round 73 and Herrera finished with 74 to tie for second at 4-under.  Nathan Leary of Waterloo, who will play golf for Iowa State this fall, fashioned a final round 69 to finish at 1-over 217 and alone in fourth.

 

 

 

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