LOWDEN - The Fawn Creek Country Club men’s golf team has created a dynasty when it comes to winning the Three-Rivers tournament championship.
Each and every summer, league teams know if you’re going to win the title, you’re going to have to beat Fawn Creek, because they’re always at or near the top.
While few have been able to do that over much of the last decade, DeWitt’s Springbrook Country Club pulled off the rare feat Saturday, Aug. 18, at the 3/30 course in Lowden.
The Anamosa club was edged by a single stroke from winning yet another Three-Rivers championship finishing with a team score of 943 while DeWitt tallied a 942.
Fawn Creek’s Mike Carrier, who has already had a sensational summer on the local courses winning Anamosa city and men’s Eastern Iowa golf titles, tied for the top score at the one-day, 18-hole Three-Rivers tournament carding a 72 (35-37).
Carrier was edged by Little Bear’s Caleb Davison in a one-hole playoff for the tournament individual title after Davsion also tallied a 72 (37-35).
With Carrier finishing as the Three-Rivers runner-up, the honor of Fawn Creek team medalist went to Mitch Martensen, who fired a 73 (37-36) and tied with three other golfers for the third-best score overall on the day.
Fawn Creek, as they usually do, put together some impressively consistent scoring and tied with Springbrook as the only clubs to have seven golfers shoot scores in the 70s.
Darren Wander (75), Tracy Bergmann (77), Darin Sander (78), Steve Oujiri (79) and Troy Bergmann (79) all added to Fawn Creek’s scoring while Ed Rodts (80), Mike McGreevy (80), Jeff Sailer (80), Duane Moser (83), Dan Messerli (87), Galen Brendes (88), Bruce Seehusen (91) all turned in solid scores as well.
Fawn Creek defeated Wyoming Little Bear (958), Maquoketa (961), Bellevue (967), host Lowden 3/30 (968), Wapsi Oaks (972) and Preston Plum River (1,002).