Who won the 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open?
Tied 1st – Ricky Wysocki and Calvin Heimburg at 17-under par
3rd – Eagle McMahon at 16-under par
What happened in Round Four of the 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open?
Reports of nearby lightning at 3:59 p.m. Central Time halted play. Continuous storms rolled through Eureka, Illinois and play never resumed, resulting in a termination of the final round. The results after Round Three were declared final.
What was the situation before the cancellation?
Seven players entered the fourth round within five strokes of the lead. With the out-of-bounds-laced fairways of the Eureka Temp course, it was still anyone’s game.
Heimburg, Wysocki and McMahon made statements on the first hole as they each dropped in a stress-free birdie. It looked like all three were locked in and ready for a final round battle.
But all three slipped up on hole 2. Wysocki’s drive left him out of position for birdie, Heimburg missed a 20-foot putt for his birdie and McMahon carded a bogey.
On the next hole, a 260-foot par 3, Wysocki kicked OB and scored a bogey. Heimburg followed suit. McMahon also found another bogey of his own.
As the three front runners were tapping in their bogeys on hole 3, Kyle Klein was lining up a birdie from just outside Circle 1 on hole 5. Klein’s putt would sneak in the left side of the basket, giving him a 5-under par start through the first five holes and rocketing him all the way into sole possession of first place.
But less than five minutes later, the ominous blasts of an air horn rang across Eureka Lake Park. Lightning had been spotted and the course was cleared for safety.
After hours of deliberation, the weather finally started to clear, but by that point there was too little daylight to continue. The final round had to be called.
It was as if no one had even played a hole in Round 4. Klein’s smoking hot start vanished. Wysocki and Heimburg’s blown leads were erased. McMahon’s early struggles were gone. And Andrew Marwede and Drew Gibson, both of whom started the day in fourth but had fallen off the pace early, reclaimed their fourth-place spots.
Ultimately, Heimburg and Wysocki were named co-champions as the 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open came to a conclusion.