West Des Moines, Iowa
-- Darin Fisher leads the 2018 Iowa PGA Professional Championship after 36-holes. The first two rounds were played today at Glen Oaks Country Club with a double shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The final round will take place tomorrow with groups teeing off of Nos. 1 and 10 starting at 8:00 a.m. Click here
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Fisher held a three-stroke lead after the first round. He carded a bogey-free front nine with five birdies for a 5-under-par 30. The 2016 Section Champion followed up with an even-par back nine to finish with a 5-under-par 66. He finished with a 1-under-par 70 in the second round, with four total birdies. Fisher currently sits atop the leaderboard at 6-under-par 136.
John Bermel, Jeff Schmid, Sean McCarty and Chad Proehl were T2 entering the second round. All four Iowa PGA Members finished the first round at 2-under-par 69.
McCarty and Proehl are T2, three-strokes off the lead, after round two. McCarty carded a bogey-free front nine with one birdie and added three more birdies on the back nine for a 1-under-par 70 in the second round. Proehl tallied two birdies on the back nine for a 1-under par 70. He and McCarty currently have a tournament total 3-under par 139.
Judd Gibb is in fourth place after 36-holes. Gibb posted an even-par 71 in the first round and followed up with 1-under-par 70 in the second round. He carded a bogey-free front nine with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8-9, and a hole-in-one on the par-3 fifth hole.
The Iowa PGA Professional Championship concludes tomorrow at the Glen Oaks Country Club. The top-5 finishers earn exemptions into the PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car and Omega at the Belfiar of Bluffton in South Carolina on April 28 – May 1, 2019. In addition to getting into the PGA Professional National Championship, the winner will earn an exemption into the 2019 John Deere Classic. The Iowa PGA will provide updates of the tournaments on its iowapga.com website, and on Iowa PGA social media.