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Fisher Wins Season Long Match Play

September 28th, 2018

Author: Kevin Quinn
Fisher Wins Iowa PGA Match Play

Riverside, Iowa --Darin Fisher of the Preserve on Rathbun Lake won the 2018 Iowa PGA season long Match Play on Thursday. Fisher defeated Chris Black 3&2 in the championship match at Blue Top Ridge. This marks Fisher’s third Match Play victory in his career, winning in 2012 and 2014 . Seeds for the season long Match Play were based off 2017 Player of the Year standings and competitors were broken into two regions with the winner from each region facing off in the Championship Match. 

Fisher received a bye in the first round due to his Player of the Year points from 2017. He took on Adam Pritchard in the second round. He defeated Pritchard 6&5. Fisher then went on to defeat Jeff Smith 2&1 in the third round and Judd Gibb 4&3 in the fourth round. Fisher squared off against Chad Proehl in the West Region Championship. 18 holes wasn’t enough for this Match, as Fisher Proehl remained tied through 20 holes, but in the end, it was Fisher prevailing on the 21st hole to advance to the Match Play Championship. Click here for full Match Play results. 

Fisher won this year’s Iowa PGA Professional Championship with a two-day total of 6-under-par 207. With that win, Fisher qualified for the 52nd PGA Professional National Championship and also earned an exemption into the 2019 John Deere Classic. Fisher was also the Iowa PGA’s top finisher at the 85th Iowa Open finishing T31.  

Tournament Preview 09/28 - 10/10

This Week for the Iowa PGA
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Junior Players of The Year
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Iowa PGA Announcements
  • The Iowa PGA Merchandise Show will be hosted on Monday, October 29 at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Iowa PGA Special Awards Luncheon, Education Seminars and Business Meeting. Iowa PGA Members and non-PGA facility buyers are invited to the Merchandise show. Click here for more information. 
Iowa PGA to Administer Boys 4A State Championship
  • The Boys 4A State Golf Championship will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 5-6 at the Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa. The first round will begin with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun and second round tee times will start at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more information.