FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2016
Daniel L. Smith
Public Relations/Quakerdale Co-Chair
Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Committee
Pictured left to right: Lance Horbach, Miguel Gutierrez, Robert Talbot, Lee Eft
(Marshalltown, IA) – On Thursday, June 16, 27 teams of 135 golfers from around the US and Canada gathered at the Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, IA to participate in the 29th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The event raised $90,000 for Quakerdale, totaling more than $1,700,000 over the last 29 years to assist them in “encouraging hope, faith, and growth in the families and communities they serve.” Pictured from left to right are Lance Horbach, Independent Insurance Services, Co-Chair, Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee; Miguel Gutierrez, General Plant Manager, Lennox Industries Inc., Marshalltown; Rob Talbot, Executive Director, Quakerdale; and Lee Eft, District Manager, Lennox Industries Inc., Co-Chair, Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee.
Tom Purtzer, 2016 Celebrity Professional
Title sponsors Lennox International and Lennox Industries Inc., Marshalltown invited Lennox dealers and corporate executives, Lennox suppliers, and other local Marshalltown individuals and businesses to come for a day of golf, fun, and a first class evening banquet and program. This year’s PGA celebrity was Tom Purtzer from the Champions Tour. Mr. Purtzer was born in Des Moines, and is a 14 time winner on the PGA and Champions Tours. He started as a professional in 1973, after graduating from Arizona State University. Tom is currently a resident of Scottsdale, AZ. He is widely referred to as having “the sweetest swing in golf”, and has the reputation of being one of the most sought-after Pro-Am golfers. When not playing full time on the Champions Tour, he and his brother Paul (also a PGA Professional) run Purtzer Performance Golf out of Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix.
Other notable Iowa celebrities included:
Dr. Tom Davis, former University of Iowa and retired head men’s basketball coach at Drake University.
Andy Garman, Sports Director of KCCI-TV.
Bobby Hansen, University of Iowa Radio Network Analyst.
Paul Krause, former University of Iowa and Minnesota Vikings stand-out and member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
Chuck Long, former University of Iowa quarterback, member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and was a 1st round NFL draft pick by the Detroit Lions. Mr. Long also played with the Los Angeles Rams in his eight-year career in the NFL. He is currently CEO/Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation and an analyst for the Big Ten Network.
Tied for 6th with a team score of 63
Matt Jennings, Canadian Tour:
Dan Weis, Andy Garman, Michael Hagen, Jeff Dickinson
Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial:
John Kunze, Tim Calvin, Tim Warren, Matt Rozell
Tom Purtzer, Celebrity Professional:
Troy Gasper, Doug Young, Paul Liddell, Todd Karr
Greg Mason, Spirit Hallow:
Lee Eft, Mike Fitzgerald, Doug Anderspn, Shannon Waddell
Tied for 3rd with a team score of 62
Chris Black, Hickory Grove:
Jim Brown, Jim Barnes, Henny Kim, Tyler Gerdes
Ryan McLintock, Davenport Country Club:
Tom Davis, Larry Slausen, Garrett Dickinson, Patrick Powell
Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club:
Bobby Hansen, Gary Nystrom, David Kammerer, John Ernat
2nd place with a team score of 61
Chad Proehl, Sugar Creek:
John Miller, Chuck Long, Kendel Richlen, Steve Kistner
1st place with a team score of 61
(Professional score used to break tie)
Mark Rohde, Elmwood Country Club:
Les Lyons, Pete Kelly, Carl Lester, Kevin Harken
Tied for 9th place with a score of 71 (1 Over)
Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial
Mike Lewis, Upper Iowa University
Chad Proehl, Sugar Creek
Grant Fielman, Wakonda Club
8th place with a score of 70 (PAR)
Mark Atchison, Coldwater Golf Links
Tied for 6th place with a score of 69 (1 Under)
Chuck Moran, American Legion Memorial
Mark Rohde, Elmwood Country Club
Tied for 3rd place with a score of 68 (2 Under)
Darin Fisher, The Preserve
Chris Black, Hickory Grove
Judd Gibb, Lakeside Golf Course
Tied for 1st place with a score of 65 (5 Under)
Matt Jennings, Canadian Tour
Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club
Hole #3, Closest to the Pin — Peter Eberdart
Hole #6, Closest top the Pin — Troy Gasper
Hole #12, Closest to the Pin — Elliot Zimmer
Hole #16, Closest to the Pin — Andy Garman
#MakingADifferenceQ — #LQ2016ProAm
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