Meneghetti Wins the 89th Iowa Open-
Riverside, Iowa – Matthew Meneghetti of Schererville, Indiana won the 89th Iowa Open presented by Riverside Casino and Golf Resort held on July 29-31 at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside. Meneghetti turned in rounds of 68-66-65=199, 17 under par to claim the Championship.
Meneghetti carded a final round 65 with birdies on holes 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 18 including a bogey on holes 5 and 10 to complete his Championship. Meneghetti finished as runner-up in 2021 Iowa Openafter setting the course record of 12-under-par 60 in the second round.
Zach Steffen of West Des Moines, Iowa finished in second place alone with rounds of 68-65-69=202, 14 under par. Andre Metzger of Scottsdale, Arizona (68-69-68=205), Andrew Beckler of Topeka, Kansas (67-68-70=205) and Brendan O’Reilly of Jupiter, Florida (66-68-71=205) tied for third place at 11-under-par.
Open Amateur Division was won by Chad McCarty of North Liberty, Iowa with rounds of 75-66-70=211, 5-under-par. Seven other amateurs made the 36-hole cut. Please go to the leaderboard to see how each player finished.
Jeff Schmid of Iowa City, Iowa defended his 2021 Title and won this year’s Iowa Open – Senior Division (50+ years of age) with rounds of 72-69-68=209. 7-under-par. Schmid recorded an eagle on 12 and birdies on holes 3,5, and 7 including a bogey on hole number 1 to win the Championship. His senior title goes along with his Iowa Open Championship won in 2000. Roy Biancalana of St. Charles, IL finished alone in second place with rounds of 73-73-73=219, 3-over-par.
Open Senior Amateur Division was won by Jay Gregory of Lineville, Iowa with rounds of 74-76-72=222, 6-over-par, Jeff Collett was the only other Senior Amateur to make the cut and finished in second place with rounds of 71-80-75=226, 10 over-par.
In the first year of the Iowa Open – Super Senior Division (60+ years of age), John Bermel of Cedar Falls, Iowa won with rounds of 74-71-74=219, 3-over-par. Bermel carded birdies on holes 4,6,15 and bogeys on holes 5,7,10 and 16 to win the first ever Super Senior Division Championship. This goes along with his Senior Division Championship won in 2018. In second place was Dave Ranney of Lamoni, Iowa with rounds of 74-76-74=224, 8-over-par.
Open Super Senior Amateur Division was won by Pat Ryan of Marshalltown, Iowa with rounds of 74-76-78=228, 12-over-par.
For final results, click here.
Matthew Garside of Bettendorf, Iowa had a hole in one on #14 using a gap wedge with 130 yards! This is his 10th hole in one
The Iowa PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Michael McNamara, Golf Course Superintendent Mike Nelson and the entire staff at Blue Top Ridge and our GIVE and Helping Hands volunteers for hosting this 3-day event. We would also like to thank our title sponsor Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.
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Meneghetti Wins the 89th Iowa Open