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Bullington Leads Round One of the 88th Iowa Open

July 30th, 2021

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Bullington Leads Round One of the 88th Iowa Open-
Riverside, IA – Brian Bullington, Frankfort, Illinois leads round one of the 88th Iowa Open presented by Riverside Casino and Golf Resort on Friday, July 30 at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside. Bullington turned in a 10-under-par round of 62 to lead round one and set the new Competitive Course Record at Blue Top.
 
Bullington carded birdies on holes 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 17 including a bogey on hole 6. Darin Fisher of Albia, Iowa turned in 8-under-par 64 to place second. Four other players are in a tie for third place with rounds of 65, seven-under-par, Alex Schaake of Omaha, NE, Zach Burry of Appleton, WI, Otto Black of Naples, FL and Ryan Cole of Glen Allen, VA.
 
Jeff Schmid of Iowa City, Iowa leads the Pro Senior Division with a bogey free round of 7-under-par 65. Schmid recorded birdies on holes 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 17. In second place Marshall Gavre of Fairfield, Iowa turned in 6-under-par 66. Gavre recorded an eagle on hole 3, birdies on holes 1, 10, 12, 13 and 14 including a bogey on hole 15.
 
Open Amateur Division is led by Nate McCoy of Ankeny, Iowa with a round of 6-under-par 66. McCoy carded eagles on 4 and 12; birdies on holes 1, 8, 14, 16 and 17 including bogeys on holes 2, 5 and 9. In second place was 2021 3A IHSAA Boys State Champion Hogan Hansen of Waverly, Iowa as he turned in a round of 4-under-par 68.
 
Open Senior Amateur Division is lead by Joe Palmer of Norwalk, Iowa by turning in a 4-under-par 68. Palmer carded an eagle on hole 4; birdies on holes 5, 7, 12 and 15 including a double bogey on hole 11.
 
The second round of the 88th Iowa Open takes place tomorrow at Blue Top Ridge. Groups will start off Numbers 1 and 10 at 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. For pairings and tee times, click here.
 
The Iowa PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Bryan Haas and the entire staff at Blue Top Ridge and out GIVE volunteers for hosting this 3-day event.
 
We would also like to thank our sponsors Riverside Casino and Golf Resort and Billion Auto Automotive of Iowa City.
 
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