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GOMACO Invitational Crowns Champs From U.S., Canada

Golfers from across the United States were drawn to the event.

Tue October 08, 2013 - National Edition
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GOMACO Invitational No. 32 drew golfers from across the United States and Canada to Ida Grove, Iowa, on Sept. 17 and 18, 2013. The 2013 “Grand” Champion team included Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc., in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Justin Sample of Cummins Central Power LLC in Des Moines, Iowa; Mario Piccoli of N. Piccoli Construction in London, Ontario, Canada; and Dennis Clausen of GOMACO. They finished the Odebolt course with a score of 64, which was eight?under par.

The yearly putting tournament was Sept. 17 at the Ida Grove Country Club. The tournament was held on four different greens with the top team from each green then continuing on to the putting championship held on the No. 9 green. This year’s championship team was Bob Newman of Road Machinery and Supplies Company in Des Moines, Iowa; and Kenny Wages of Turner-Michael Construction Company in Kansas City, Mo.

The contractors’ shoot-out started immediately after the putting tournament. Eighteen contractors were divided into six, three-person teams for a five-hole competition, with the highest scoring team eliminated on each hole. This year’s championship team included: Neil McFadden of Smith Paving and Excavating Inc., in Norwalk, Ohio; Vince Meier of Meier’s Concrete in Topeka, Kan.; and Tom Giefer of Kansas Heavy Construction LLC, in Shawnee, Kan.

Invitational activities began early on Sept. 18 with golfers heading out to the courses in Ida Grove, Holstein, Mapleton and Odebolt for the 18-hole scramble tournament. Champion teams were crowned from each course and had the honor of advancing to a three-hole “Grand” champion shoot-out in Ida Grove.

Members of the top team from the Ida Grove course were Keith Hooks of ROMCO in Dallas, Texas; Larry Goodroad of Sunsource in Holt, Mo.; Rian Vos of JTV Manufacturing Inc. in Sutherland, Iowa; and Jeff Rasmussen of Godbersen Equipment Company (GEC). They finished their tournament with a score of 62, which was eight under par.

Taking first place in Holstein was the foursome of Mark Benda of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Red Oak, Iowa; Bill Crossen of Casappa Corporation in Batavia, Ill.; Kenny Wages of Turner-Michael Construction Company in Kansas City, Mo.; and Austin Page of Blanchard Machinery in Moore, S.C. Their final score was a 60, which was 10 under par.

The champion team from Mapleton included Tom Pechan of Scot Industries in Muscoda, Wisc.; David Shelstad of MOBA Corporation in Big Lake, Minn.; Randy Bean of GOMACO; and Vince Meier of Meier’s Concrete in Topeka, Kan. Their final score was a 61, which was nine under par.

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