Monticello takes second place in EIGA

Monticello took second place in the annual Eastern Iowa Golf Association Tournament, held Aug. 8-9 at the Tipton Golf and Country Club. Team members include, first row from left: Evan Felton, Chance Manternach, Dustin Hall and Seth Ballou. Second row: Chad Norton, Jacob Bergman, Mike Wennekamp and Aaron Prull. Not pictured are Kevin Goedken, Phil McDonald, Matt Wennekamp and Brian McDonald. (Photos courtesy of Curt Tauke)

Kegan Arduser was Monticello’s recipient of the EIGA Scholarship.

     Through a two-day Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) Tournament, with a total of 2964 combined strokes taken by the top two teams, Solon and Monticello were separated at the end by just two.

     Solon shot a team total of 1481 to edge Monticello, which had 1483, in the event, which was held Aug. 8-9 at the Tipton Golf and Country Club.

     Monticello’s Chance Manternach finished second individually, as Tipton’s Ethan Powers tied Manternach with a long putt on the tournament’s final hole, and then won a sudden death playoff with a birdie as Manternach shot par. Manternach shot 70-68–138 for the tournament.

     Seth Ballou finished in a tie for third and fourth, and claimed the third spot due to the cardback rule. Ballou’s totals were 72-68–140.

     Other Monticello cards: Dustin Hall, 73-71–144; Brian McDonald, 76-68–144; Jacob Bergman, 75-75–150; Chad Norton, 75-76–151; Matt Wennekamp, 80-75–155; Aaron Prull, 75-81–156; Kevin Goedken, 77-83–160; Phil McDonald, 81-79–160; Mike Wennekamp, 74-89–163; and Evan Felton, 80-86–166.

     Other team scores: Mount Vernon third with 1507, Tipton fourth with 1514, Wapsipinicon (Anamosa) fifth with 1533, Dyersville sixth with 1539, West Liberty seventh with 1563, Bellevue eighth with 1577, and Wahkonsa (Durant) ninth with 1579.

     The tournament was originally scheduled to be played at the Monticello Golf Club, but a COVID-19 outbreak caused it to be moved.

     Also, the format was partially altered this year due to the pandemic. Foursomes included two golfers from one club and two from another, rather than having four golfers from four different clubs play together.

     Each team in the tournament awarded an $800 scholarship to a golfer from its area; Monticello’s scholarship went to Kegan Arduser.



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