Cedar Rapids, Iowa
– Iowa PGA Member, John Shawver won the 2018 Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship at Cedar Rapids Country Club on August 14. This year’s victory marks the first Senior PGA Professional Championship victory in Shawver’s career.
Following a 2-under-par 70 in round one, Shawver carded a 3-under-par 69 in the final round for a tournament total 5-under-par 139. His final round was highlighted by three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole. Shawver out lasted John Bermel by two strokes to claim the victory.
Bermel finished in second place with a tournament total 3-under-par 141. He carded nine birdies in the tournament. Jeff Schmid finished in third place with a tournament total 1-under-par 142 and Chad Proehl took fourth place, finishing with a tournament total of even-par 144.
Shawver, Bermel, Schmid and Proehl each secured their spots in the 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by GolfAdvisor and John Deere. This event takes place on October 25-28 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The next event on the Iowa PGA schedule is the Harris Golf Cars Pro-Facility. This event takes place on August 20 at Blue Top Ridge in Riverside, Iowa.