We had six colleges and nine teams competing. The order of finish was 1. Iowa State U, 2. U of Northern Iowa, 3. Kansas State U, 4. IHCC, 5. Mt. Mercy U, 6. U of Iowa. Although the Indian Hills team did not get one of the two qualifying spots available, they will have one more chance at the ISU tournament next weekend. Our two winners, ISU and UNI, are two really good teams, so Region #3 will be well represented in South Carolina in April.
The Saturday after the qualifier was the Indian Hills Area High School Disc Golf Tournament. It is the only tournament that I know of in the Midwest that is only for high school students. We had five high schools represented – Ottumwa, Pekin, Burlington Notre Dame, Fairfield and Oskaloosa. Riley Ballard of Ottumwa won the Senior Division. Logan Ullrick of Pekin won the Junior Division. Brock Dowell of Burlington Notre Dame won the Sophomore Division. Brock Dowell was also the medalist with the lowest combined total score for the two rounds. This is the fourth year that Hy-Vee Drug Town has supplied bags and discs as prizes. Logan and Brock are two of the best junior disc golfers in the state and both said that they would be back next year.
Both events are growing and bringing more people to see the great town we live in. Like Oktoberfest, it doesn’t work without sponsors and volunteers. I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the sponsors and the following people for all they do for us: Dr. Jim Lindenmeyer, President of IHCC; Dr. Victor Streeby, sponsor of the IHCC Disc Golf Club and teams; IHCC Building, Grounds and Security; Gene and Chris at the Ottumwa Parks Department; Ina and Daniell at Hy-Vee North and South; Michael and Shelly at Walmart; Dick Langford at Hy-Vee Drug Town; and of course, Bob Kramer and Tom Cremer.