Hickory Golf Association

Final Results of the 35th Edition of the Heart of America Hickory Championship

July 20, 2012
Final Results of the 35th Edition of the Heart of America Hickory Championship, played at Otter Creek Golf Course at Ankeny, Iowa

July 13-15, 2012.

The Open Division top three are as follows:
1st Place     Richard Bullock - Clearwater, Florida   68 - 73 = 141
2nd Place    Roger Andrews - Jenks, Oklahoma      76 - 71 = 147
3rd Place     Brian Schuman - Melville, New York    77 - 76  = 153

The Open Reserve Division  (net)  top three are as follows:
1st Place     Dave Gamet -  St. Joseph, Missouri     60 - 64  = 124
2nd Place    Tim Fynn - Lexington, Kentucky           68 - 69  = 137
3rd Place     Ernie Ernst - Neenah, Wisconsin          67 - 72  = 139

The Senior Open Division top three are as follows:
1st Place     Bill Dickens - Polk City, Iowa            74 - 76  = 150
2nd Place    John Hutton - Lakewood, Colorado         75 - 78  = 153
3rd Place     John Piffer - Indianola, Iowa                   78 - 79  = 155

The Senior Reserve Division  (net)  top three are as follows:
1st Place     Max Hollon - Evansville, Indiana              67 - 59  = 126
2nd Place    Dave Dunigan -  Lincoln, Nebraska          61 - 65  = 126
3rd Place     Tom Heiken - Des Moines, Iowa              70 - 69  = 139

The Ladies Open Division Champion:
1st Place     Jeanne Swenson - Kelly, Iowa                 94 - 90  = 184

Scramble Teams were flighted :
Champions of the Hickory Golf Association Flight with  61 - 63 = 124 are as follow:
Dennis Olson - Long Grove, Iowa
Mark Larson, Rushford, Minnesta.
Kelly Gay - Des Moines, Iowa.
Bobby Jones - Des Moines, Iowa.

Champions of the Golf Collectors Society Flight  with a  65 - 68 = 133 are as follow:
Mike Enich - Pengilly, Minnesota
Joel Hartjes - Middleton, Wisconsin
Russ Fisher - Des Moines, Iowa
Bob Baldus - Windsor Heights, Iowa

Champions of the Society of Hickory Golfers Flight with  65 - 71 = 136 are as follow:
John Ausen - Urbandale, Iowa
Ron Lyons - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rives McBee - Irving, Texas
Cory Miller - Irving, Texas

49 total registered players and 17 guests made the 35th Edition of the Heart of America a success by any standard. The temperature averaged twice the number of our players and the scores were just as hot on a links style golf course that was tough but fair for hickory play. Golf course management of your ball and the philosophy of " risk vs. reward " was indeed a consideration.

The Tournament Committee wants to thank all of those that were able to attend, participate and continue 35 years of tradition in hickory golf.  Thank you again.

Bill Reed - President of the Golf Collectors Society.