Summer Returns to Ida Grove for GOMACO Invitational #38

Wed October 23, 2019 - West Edition #22
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Approximately 300 guests from the United States and Canada were welcomed into the city of Ida Grove, Iowa, Sept. 17 to 18 for the GOMACO Invitational #38 to enjoy warm and sunny days of golf. There were 228 participants in the two-person Putting Tournament and 280 in the four-person Scramble Tournament. The GOMACO Invitational is the company's annual golf event and was held at the Ida Grove Golf and Country Club and three surrounding courses, including Holstein, Mapleton and Odebolt.

The GOMACO Invitational began on Sept. 17, at the Ida Grove Country Club, with the Putting Tournament. Teams of two putters were computer generated to participate on four different greens on the course, with the top team from each green advancing to the Putting Championship. This year's championship team was David Barthel of Faris Machinery in Commerce City, Colo., and Derek Dilger of Smith Paving and Excavating Inc. in Norwalk, Ohio.

The Contractors' Shoot-Out followed the Putting Tournament. The Shoot-Out featured six teams of GOMACO contractors competing in a five-hole competition, with the highest scoring team eliminated on each hole. This year's Contractors' Shoot-Out Champions were: Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc. in Omaha, Neb.; and Kris Sundell of Nevada Concrete Services in North Las Vegas, Nev.

The Invitational Scramble best-ball tournament was held on Sept. 18, on the four area golf courses. Teams of four golfers played 18 holes with each course crowning a champion. The champion teams then played a three-hole scramble tournament at the Ida Grove Golf course to earn the title of GOMACO Invitational #38 "Grand" Champion.

The highest scoring team was eliminated on each hole until only one remained. The "Grand" Champion team was from the Holstein golf course and included Brittany Diederich of Industrial Builders in Fargo, N.D.; Chris Wilsey of TAB Construction Company in Omaha, Neb.; Clayton Shively of Berry Tractor and Equipment Co. in Wichita, Kan.; and Dave Clark of Wicks Construction in Decorah, Iowa. They won the Holstein tournament with a score of 62, which was eight under par.

The Ida Grove tournament champion team members included Chris Geis of Ramco Innovations in Lincoln, Neb.; Dane Peters of TOPCON in Livermore, Calif.; David Barthel of Faris Machinery in Commerce City, Colo.; and Jason Gross of Deco Tool Supply in Des Moines, Iowa. They finished the Ida Grove tournament with a score of 60, which was 10 under par.

Winning the Mapleton tournament were Doug DeJong of M.I.C.I. in Shakopee, Minn.; Larry Goodroad of Sunsource in Holt, Mo.; Mike Portzen Jr. of Portzen Construction Inc. in Dubuque, Iowa; and Tim Malloy of Northstar Power LLC in Ankeny, Iowa. They finished the Mapleton tournament with a score of 59, which was 11 under par.

The champion team from Odebolt included Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Chris Kipp of Turck Inc. in Edwardsville, Kan.; Dale Knuth of Concept Sales Inc. in Hartford, S.D.; and Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc. in Omaha, Neb. They finished the Odebolt tournament with a score of 61, which was nine under par.

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GOMACO Invitational #38 “Grand” Champions were from the Holstein golf course and included team members (L-R) Brittany Diederich of Industrial Builders; Dave Clark of Wicks Construction; Clayton Shively of Berry Tractor and Equipment Co.; and Chris Wilsey of TAB Construction Company.
GOMACO Invitational #38 “Grand” Champions were from the Holstein golf course and included team members (L-R) Brittany Diederich of Industrial Builders; Dave Clark of Wicks Construction; Clayton Shively of Berry Tractor and Equipment Co.; and Chris Wilsey of TAB Construction Company.

Champions from the Ida Grove course (L-R) were Chris Geis of Ramco Innovations; David Barthel of Faris Machinery; Jason Gross of Deco Tool Supply; and Dane Peters of Topcon.
Champions from the Ida Grove course (L-R) were Chris Geis of Ramco Innovations; David Barthel of Faris Machinery; Jason Gross of Deco Tool Supply; and Dane Peters of Topcon.

Winning the Mapleton course in 2019 (L-R) were Larry Goodroad of Sunsource; Doug DeJong of M.I.C.I.; Mike Portzen Jr. of Portzen Construction Inc.; and Tim Malloy of Northstar Power LLC.
Winning the Mapleton course in 2019 (L-R) were Larry Goodroad of Sunsource; Doug DeJong of M.I.C.I.; Mike Portzen Jr. of Portzen Construction Inc.; and Tim Malloy of Northstar Power LLC.

The Odebolt course champions (L-R) were Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc.; Dale Knuth of Concept Sales Inc.; Chris Kipp of Turck Inc.; and Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc.
The Odebolt course champions (L-R) were Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc.; Dale Knuth of Concept Sales Inc.; Chris Kipp of Turck Inc.; and Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc.

Putting champions from the 2019 GOMACO Invitational were Derek Dilger (L) of Smith Paving and Excavating Inc. and David Barthel of Faris Machinery.
Putting champions from the 2019 GOMACO Invitational were Derek Dilger (L) of Smith Paving and Excavating Inc. and David Barthel of Faris Machinery.

The 2019 Contractors’ Shoot-Out champions (L-R) were Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc.; Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc.; and Kris Sundell of Nevada Concrete Services.
The 2019 Contractors’ Shoot-Out champions (L-R) were Blake Driskell of Gerdan Slipforming Inc.; Tim Potts of Graham Construction Inc.; and Kris Sundell of Nevada Concrete Services.