2011 Sioux Valley Amateur
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Photos by Paul Struck, unless noted otherwise
The 2011 Sioux Valley Amateur Golf Championship, a unique Match Play event was held on the weekend of June 18-19 at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club, following Early Bird and final qualifying rounds.
"Hello, ball" -
Cherokee native Denny Royer of Columbus, Ohio addresses his ball during this year's Sioux Valley Am Golf Tournament.
James DeVos of Cherokee found a little tree trouble during last weekend's Sioux Valley Golf Tournament in Cherokee...
What tree? -
... James DeVos played a superb recovery shot from tree trouble in Championship Flight action at the Sioux Valley Am Golf Tournament.
He delivers -
Jim Siegel of Cherokee had snappy attire to match his snappy game at the 2011 Sioux Valley Am Golf Tournament.
Miller time -
Jon Miller of Cherokee finishes high on this tee shot at the 2011 Sioux Valley Amateur Golf Tournament.
Ball go far -
Former Cherokean Pat Phipps, a Moville attorney, has played in the Sioux Valley Am Golf Tournament for more than 35 years.
Sighting in -
Tom Rutter of Cherokee set his sights before booming this tee shot at the 2011 Sioux Valley Am Golf Tournament.
Sandy shower -
Brian Schultz of Le Mars sprayed sand during this bunker shot at the Sioux Valley Amateur Golf Tournament.
A breather -
Denny Nelson of Cherokee, in his seventh decade, rests on his haunches during the 2011 Sioux Valley Amateur Golf Tournament.
Two veteran Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament qualifiers, Cherokean Stan Sitzmann, left, and Aurelian Tom Bohnenkamp, also spent some time volunteering to serve in the scorer's booth at this year's classic. In his 40 years of competing in the Sioux Valley, Sitzmann has played many times in every one of the eight annual flights. Bohnenkamp, a decade or two younger, is a former Sioux Valley Champion.
Up and down-
Jason Spooner of Cherokee eyes a putt as Will Cook of Cherokee waits his turn at the 2011 Sioux Valley Amateur Golf Tournament
Nifty lefty -
Justin Siegel of Colorado Springs, Colo. was in the First Flight finals at the 2011 Sioux Valley Am at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club.
Finalists' Gallery -
2011 Championship Flight runner-up J.D. Anderson putts, while First Flight runner-up Justin Siegel, 2011 Champion Bret Taylor, and First Flight Champion Jeff Campbell observe during Sunday's final round at the Sioux Valley Amteur Match Play Championship.
2011 winner Bret Taylor of Council Bluffs hoists the Frank Greenwood Memorial Trophy, awarded each year to the Championship Flight winner of the Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament.
(Photo by Jason Spooner)