Returning to the IGA scene after at least seven years away, former Purdue teammates Ryan Chalfant and Matt Maudlin signed up for the IGA Four Ball held May 20-21 simply to enjoy a little team competition again. "We just came to have a good time. This is awesome!" said Chalfant about their first IGA win. "I have goosebumps," added Maudlin. For just coming to have a good time, shooting 12-under 67-65=132 in rough that frustrated even the strongest players and defeating a veteran field was quite impressive. After all the rain that the host course, Hillview CC, has received recently, Chalfant spoke for the field when he said, "that course is fun, but that rough was unbelievable. You were just happy to advance it. That is if you found it."
Another team who successfully fought their way through the rough to challenge Chalfant and Maudlin was the team of Bob Stephens and Jim Schwark, who know each other through another sport - cycling. They held the lead after firing 64 in the first round and kept an advantage over the field until the very end. Maudlin and Chalfant made three birdies in the last four holes to make a run at the championship and put pressure on Stephens and Schwark. Stephens was able to make birdie at the 17th to stay in the running and had a make-able putt at 18 for the win. Instead, his par forced a playoff that lasted three holes before Maudlin's par ended it.
The father-son team of Jay and Brad Gehl finished third with 66-67=133.
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