BURLINGTON, IA - In many states, the 10-under 62 posted by Dusty Drenth and Matt Schlueter of Davenport would have given them a cushion over their nearest competitor.
Not so in Iowa, where the team of Mike McCoy and Gene Elliott, if they aren't leading, are probably lurking somewhere close behind. Sure enough, McCoy and Elliott -- the defending champs -- shot 63 (-9) at Burlington’s Spirit Hollow Golf Course and entered the final round a stroke behind, and paired with the leaders.
Both teams bogeyed the first hole on Saturday. Then McCoy and Elliott ran off three-straight birdies on Nos. 4-6 to pull into the lead, as their opponents couldn't get anything going on the front.
Drenth and Schlueter birdied the 10th and 11th to get within a stroke, but McCoy and Elliott did one better, going on another three birdie run on hole Nos. 11-13. After matching pars on the next two holes, Drenth and Schlueter got withing two shots of McCoy and Elliott, who went on to eagle the final hole to win by three shots.
Runners-up Drenth and Schuleter were tied by J.D. Anderson and Bret Taylor, who posted 66 on Saturday.
Curtis Holck and Bill Watson won a sudden-death playoff over George Gartelos and Todd Hingten after both teams tied at 6-under 138.
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