VERMEER PACES FIELD AT FOUNDATION PRO-AM
Omaha, NE. – Near perfect scoring conditions welcomed the largest Pro-Am field of the year at the Nebraska Section PGA Foundation Pro-Am at Happy Hollow Club. Ryan Vermeer of Tiburon G.C. capitalized on these conditions to post an impressive five-under-par 66 to capture the low professional division. Vermeer got off to a slow start but some timely birdies on holes 5, 6, 7 and 9 kick-started his round. Vermeer made two birdies on his inward nine to finish off a really great round of golf. Finishing four strokes back at one-under-par 71 was Jon Petersen, PGA of Tiburon G.C. and Justin Herron of Pacific Springs G.C. For Herron this was his best individual performance of the season.
The team portion of the event featured a two-net best ball format and it was a run-away victory by the team of Jon Petersen, PGA of Tiburon G.C. and his amateur partners, Bill Richards, Doug Mitchell and Carson Schaake who posted an impressive 28-under-par. Petersen made six birdies and an eagle on his round and Schaake, 2015 Co-Big Ten Conference Champion from Iowa went on a tear of his own with eight birdies in a row that started on hole 6 through hole 13. Finishing 10 strokes back at a tie for second was the team of Tim Kruse, PGA of Golf Galaxy Omaha and Justin Herron of Pacific Springs and their amateur partners.
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