Stormy weather delayed the start today of the first round in the Principal Charity Classic at the Glen Oaks course in West Des Moines. Golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller was in the first three-some to tee off today at noon. Fifty-year-old Dave Rummells of West Branch is the only Iowa golfer in the field of seniors.
In Thursday’s Pro-Am, two state legislators were among a foursome of amateurs who placed second. Christopher Rants of Sioux City and Doug Struyk of Council Bluffs are Republicans who serve in the Iowa House. The other two players in the foursome with Rants and Struyk are Mediacom executives.
Admission to tomorrow’s second round of the senior’s tournament is free. Jay Haas, last year’s Principal Charity Classic winner, is back again to defend his title. The event, which is part of the Champions Tour, features some well-known names in golf who are making a first-time appearance at the tournament in Des Moines, including Nick Price and Mark O’Meara.