The weekend at the Des Moines Challenge was a challenge indeed.
With strong and gusty winds the players faced a challenging final round in their quest to climb the leaderboard in the MPO field. Unfortunately, the second round had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Undeterred, the competitors battled against the elements, trying to get themselves in score-able positions on a day that proved to be four strokes more difficult on average than the previous round. As the final round progressed it slowly but surely became a two man race for the title.
Isaac Robinson and Gannon Buhr was battling it out and when Isaac Robinson stepped up to the tee of Hole 18, knowing that he had to stay aggressive to withstand the run Buhr had going. Hole 18, par 5 played as the second hardest hole got the best of Isaac after misfiring into the headwind left him with tough scrambling which turned into a double bogey
Buhr then “just” needed a par on hole 18 to secure the win, which he confidently went out birdieing, sealing the win.
“I’ve been playing Pickard for so long and I’ve considered it as my favorite course in Iowa,” Buhr said moments after taking down the W.
This was a impressive win from Gannon after missing the cash line just a week ago at the Dynamic Discs Open, once again proving the that the players have to get up early in order to win or even just cash out.
Gannon Buhr who already didn’t need any validation at his young age, has proven he is one of the favorites in any tournament he participating in.
Congrats to Mr Buhr on his 3rd win on tour this year.