Weissenburger Wins Lake Creek Am

Jake Weissenburger made a 2-foot putt for birdie on the final hole Sunday to earn a 1-shot victory over Nate McCoy in the 45th playing of the Lake Creek Amateur at BVU Lake Creek over the weekend. Weissenburger, a Drake University recruit from Clive, shot 71-66 for a seven-under-par total in the 2-day tournament. (Weissenburger, left, holds the trophy after winning the tournament. He is pictured with BVU Lake Creek Pro Evan Krause). The tournament featured 103 golfers from all over Northwest Iowa as well as Arkansas, Texas, Great Britain, and South Africa.

McCoy, a former Iowa Golf Association Amateur of the Year from Ankeny, shot 71-67 to finish at six-under-par.

Bret Taylor, of Booneville, won the Senior Division by one stroke at two-under-par. Bob Brooks, of West Des Moines, was the Super Senior Division champion at plus-four.

Among the local linksters, Lake Creek Amateur Defending Champion Aaron Clausen, of Storm Lake, earned a top 10 finish by fashioning rounds of 77 and 76 to earn 10th place overall.

For many golfers, the tournament served as a precursor to the Iowa Golf Association Mid-Amateur Qualifier coming up in June, also at BVU Lake Creek in Storm Lake.


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