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Smool and Team Claim Wild Rose Casino & Resort Pro-Am

June 18th, 2018

Author: Kevin Quinn

Pleasant Valley, Iowa
– Justin Smool of Hyperion Field Club and his team of Brian Denham, Steve Ahrendsen and Kane Powell won the Wild Rose Casino & Resort Pro-Am Monday at the Copper Creek Golf Club. 

Smool and his team recorded 32 quota points in the round to beat out Judd Gibb and his team by 6 points. Gibb’s team, made up of Coday Jaeschke, Drave Hanson and Ted Hanson, took second place with 26 quota points. 

Joshua Bousman of Davenport Country Club and his team (Kyle Jackson, Jim Steiner and Denney Dull) recorded 21 quota points, which was good enough for a third-place finish. 

In addition to the team event, today’s event featured an Open Division, Senior Division and Super Senior division for Iowa PGA Professionals and an individual amateur point quota event. 

Bousman, Ben Montgomery and Kevin DeNike finished in a three-way tie for first place at 3-under-par 68 in the Open Division. 
Bousman carded three straight birdies on Nos. 1-3 to along with his bogey-free front nine. He added two more birdies on the back nine to get to 3-under-par. Montgomery recorded four birdies including two-in-a-row on Nos. 17-18, and eagled the par-5 3rd hole brining his round total to 3-under-par. DeNike registered three birdies on the front nine before carding a bogey-free back nine, and one birdie to tie Bousman and Montgomery at 3-under-par.

John Bermel, Smool and Gibb all finished T4 in the Open Division. The three Iowa PGA Professionals finished at 2-under-par 69, falling just one stroke shy of the three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard. 

DeNike’s 3-under-par 68 was good enough to win the Senior Division, beating out Bermel by one stroke. The win marks DeNike’s first of the season.

Mike Hall of St. Andrews Golf Course took home the Super Senior Division, recording a 7-over-par 78. Hall beat out Mark Egly of the Des Moines Driving Range by one stroke to claim his first win of the 2018 season. 

The Iowa PGA would like to thank Ken Norland, PGA and the Copper Creek Golf Club staff for hosting this event. We would also like to thank Wild Rose Casino & Resort and 18 Birdies for their support in sponsoring this event.  

The next Iowa PGA event on the 2018 schedule is the Boy Scouts Pro-Am at the Davenport Country Club. This event takes place next Monday, June 25. Click here to register

Amateur point quotas will be announced and posted on the website tomorrow morning.