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Ryan Cole Wins The 88th Iowa Open

August 1st, 2021

Ryan Cole Wins The 88th Iowa Open-
Riverside, IA – Ryan Cole of Glen Allen, Virginia is the 88th Iowa Open Champion presented by Riverside Casino and Golf Resort on Sunday, August 1 at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside. Cole’s 3-day total was 65-69-63=197, -19. Cole’s final round included an eagle on hole 4; birdies on holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18 including bogeys on holes 6 and 16 as he fired a 9-under-par round of 63.
Runner-up Matthew Meneghetti of Schererville, Indiana turned in a 3-day total of 72-60-67=199, -17. Kade Brown of Marshalltown, Iowa was in third place with rounds of 66-65-69=200, -16.
Jeff Schmid of Iowa City, Iowa won the Iowa Open - Senior Division with a final round 4-under-par 68.  Schmid had birdies on holes 3, 4, 5, 12, 14 and 15; bogeys on holes 8 and 10. Schmid’s 3-day total was 65-68-68=201, 15-under-par. Runner-up was Bryan Luedtke of Galesburg, Illinois with a 3-day total of 70-66-70=206, +2.
Nate McCoy of Ankeny, Iowa wins the Iowa Open - Amateur Division with a final round of one-over-par 73 with birdies on holes 4, 7, 12 and 17 including bogeys on holes 1 and 6. McCoy’s 3-day total was 66-65-70=201, -15. Runner-up was the 2021 3A IHSAA Boys State Champion Hogan Hansen of Waverly, Iowa 3-day total of 68-67-73=208, -8.
Joe Palmer of Norwalk, Iowa wins the Iowa Open - Amateur Senior Division with final round of even-par 72 with birdies on holes 3, 7 and 12; bogeys on holes 10, 14 and 18. Palmer’s 3-day total rounds of even-par, 68-75-72=215. He was the only Amateur Senior to make the final round cut.
Marshall Gavre of Fairfield, Iowa had a hole in one on #14 using a gap wedge with 130 yards! This is his 10th hole in one.
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 of Iowa City.
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