In Iowa, Jack Evans wins the Lake Creek Amateur
Jack Evans won a three-way playoff with a birdie
The COVID-19 pandemic could not stop the Lake Creek Amateur from returning after a seven-year hiatus.
The tournament, held at Buena Vista University Golf Course in Storm Lake, Iowa -- just an hour east of Sioux City if you're wondering -- played host to 97 amateurs from around the region.
After 36-holes a champion was yet to be named as John Spellerberg, Jack Evans, and Jonny Douglas were tied for first with a two-day total of even-par 144.
Douglas, a soon to be senior at Morningside College and a Newcastle Upon Tyne, England native fired rounds of 70 and 74. Spellerberg, a Nebraska native and former Creighton University golfer posted 69-75 as windy weather on Sunday sent the leaders' scores north of par. Evans, a soon to be senior on the Sioux Falls University golf team mirrored Spellerberg’s scores.
Evans snuck his way into the playoff after getting up and down from a short-sided lie behind the green on No. 18.
Heading back to No. 18, Evans found himself looking straight downwind at a 167 yard approach shot. He hit a 50-degree wedge, setting up a chance for birdie. With the other two players having gimme par putts, Evans holed a 20-foot bender to win the tournament right in front of the clubhouse.
“It was probably the best stroke I’d hit all day. About 10 feet from the hole I knew it was going in,” said Evans in an AmateurGolf.com interview.
“From the second we teed off on the opening hole to the final putt in the playoff that was a battle with all three of the guys,” he continued. “It was an up and down day to say the least.”
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ABOUT THE Lake Creek Amateur
36-hole individual stroke play tournament with the field
divided in half into a Championship and First flight
based on first-round score. Separate senior division for
players aged 55 and over.
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