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Lindstrom, Chon, Park Qualify for U.S. Amateur Public Links

U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying, Conducted by the CGA
Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont (Par-70)

    A veteran of USGA championships and two players who have never competed in any qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
     Jon Lindstrom of Broomfield fired two consecutive 4-under-par 66s at Twin Peaks Golf Course to earn medalist honors out of a qualifying field of 65.   The 43-year-old commercial insurance broker will be playing in his 10th individual USGA championship and fourth U.S. Publinks. He finished one stroke ahead of Charles Chon of Aurora (65-68--133) and six ahead of Jonathan Park of Denver (72-66--138). Park earned the third and final spot available for the U.S. Publinks in a one-hole playoff as Clinton Miller of Englewood topped his tee shot in sudden death and made bogey, while Park two-putted from 6 feet for par.
     They will play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links June 27-July 2 at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
     Lindstrom made an eagle and nine birdies, offset by three bogeys. The 24-year-old Chon shot a bogey-free 65 in the morning and carded 10 birdies on the day. Park, who just completed his freshman season on the Colorado State University-Pueblo golf team, overcame two double bogeys in his morning round by posting 10 birdies for the day.
     Park, the 2010 Colorado Golf Association Junior Stroke Play champion, recently finished 16th individually in the NCAA Division II Championships.
          U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying
          At Par-70 Twin Peaks GC in Longmont

Jon Lindstrom, Broomfield, Colo., 66-66--132
Charles Chon, Aurora, Colo., 65-68--133
Jonathan Park, Denver, Colo., 72-66--138

     Alternates (in order)
Clinton Miller, Englewood, Colo., 67-71--138
Sean Thomas, Arvada, Colo., 70-69--139

     Failed to Qualify
Branden Barron, Centennial, Colo., 69-70--139
Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, Calif., 68-71--139
C J Kim, Denver, Colo., 71-69--140
Keith Humerickhouse, New Castle, Colo., 69-71--140
Eric Parish, Laramie, Wyo., 70-71--141
Zahkai Brown, Arvada, Colo., 68-73--141
Richard Moore, Aurora, Colo., 70-72--142
Tristan Sanders, Denver, Colo., 69-73--142
Andy Dannewitz, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 75-67--142
Derek Fribbs, Castle Rock, Colo., 73-70--143
Branson Real, Wray, Colo., 69-74--143
Derrick Whiting, Littleton, Colo., 71-72--143
Nicholas Sheedy, Denver, Colo., 78-66--144
Dean Clapp, Littleton, Colo., 72-72--144
Devin Schreiner, Durango, Colo., 70-74--144
Steve Connell, Denver, Colo., 67-78--145
Wes Denny, Usaf Academy, Colo., 78-68--146
Andy Moore, Loveland, Colo., 74-72--146
Dan Silva, Parker, Colo., 72-75--147
Nick Jason Berry, Littleton, Colo., 73-74--147
Wesley Martin, Denver, Colo., 73-74--147
Chris Fitting, Erie, Colo., 78-70--148
Blake Basham, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 70-78--148
Neil Metz, Boulder, Colo., 71-77--148
Andrew Hoops, USAF Academy, Colo., 74-74--148
Kyle Beard, Denver, Colo., 75-74--149
Kevin Wohlfarth, Thornton, Colo., 76-74--150
Michael Glaesel, Arvada, Colo., 75-76--151
Jason Coffin, Denver, Colo., 79-72--151
Jason Johnson, Westminster, Colo., 78-73--151
Chris Longfellow, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 78-74--152
Michael Cole, Monument, Colo., 76-77--153
Bryan Kruse, Westminster, Colo., 78-75--153
Lanny Cameron, Loveland, Colo., 73-80--153
Austin Raap, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 75-78--153
David Harris, Avon, Colo., 75-78--153
Shane Thomas, Denver, Colo., 74-80--154
Davin Sjoberg, Crested Butte, Colo., 73-81--154
Cody Donley, Aurora, Colo., 79-75--154
Joseph Schwark, Westminster, Colo., 78-77--155
Christopher Good, Aurora, Colo., 77-80--157
Marc J Vincelli, Lakewood, Colo., 78-79--157
Grant Javernick, Aurora, Colo., 78-80--158
Ryan Boshoven, Castle Rock, Colo., 81-77--158
Jordan Bobert, Greeley, Colo., 73-86--159
Christian Rundberg, Laramie, Wyo., 80-80--160
Rupert Lona, Westminster, Colo., 85-76--161
Jay-Jay Botha, Englewood, Colo., 78-85--163
Adam Vasilakis, Colorado Springs, Colo., 81-85--166
Mark Travers, Boulder, Colo., 88-79--167
Austin Clements, Thornton, Colo., 88-82--170
Ken Yarmowich, Dillon, Colo., 88-85--173
Doug Grove, Parker, Colo., 83-NC
Austin Vanderbloom, Cheyenne, Wyo., 75-WD
Nicholas Bovine, Boulder, Colo., 87-WD

U.S. Open Local Qualifying Events Results

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      U.S. Open Local Qualifying
      Desert Hawk at Pueblo West (Par-72, 7,316 yards)

Andrew Connell, Denver, Colo. 33-35--68
Steven Irwin, Arvada, Colo. 35-33--68
John Buffalo, Pueblo, Colo. 38-33ó71

     ALTERNATES (In order)
Micah Rudosky, Cortez, Colo. 32-40--72
Bradley Besler, Blessing, Texas 36-37ó73

Gabe Maier, Cody, Wyo. 36-37--73
Riche Moore, Aurora, Colo. 35-39--74
John Luoma, Parker, Colo. 37-38--75
Travis Ross, Crookston, Minn. 34-41--75
Jimmy Makloski, Pueblo, Colo. 38-37--75
Jeffrey Becker, Colorado Springs, Colo. 35-40--75
David Duarte, Fountain, Colo. 37-39--76
Ryan Boshoven, Castle Rock, Colo. 41-35--76
Collin Covault, Bagdad, Ariz. 34-43--77
Jay Osmon, Alamosa, Colo. 38-39--77
Tom Glissmeyer, Colorado Springs, Colo. 38-40--78
Garrett Froggatte, Colorado Springs, Colo. 38-40--78
Nicholas Mason, Denver, Colo. 35-43--78
Cody Donley, Aurora, Colo. 38-41--79
Ramon Habel, Colorado Springs, Colo. 38-42--80
Andrew Cornella, Colorado Springs, Colo. 41-39--80
Chris Weinstein, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 40-40--80
Chris Winter, Colorado Springs, Colo. 40-41--81
Dave Arbuckle, Colorado Springs, Colo. 42-40--82
Guiseppe Depietro, Colorado Springs, Colo. 38-44--82
Riley Andrews, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 40-42--82
Dustin Irby, Arvada, Colo. 43-39--82
Kyle Burns, Denver, Colo. 41-41--82
James Sorenson, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 41-42--83
Ciaran Carr, Colorado Springs, Colo. 41-43--84
Graham McCoy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 42-42--84
Guy Begay, Durango, Colo. 43-42--85
Eric Regall, Durango, Colo. 44-42--86
Sean Griswold, Durango, Colo. 38-48--86
Zachary Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo. 43-44--87
John Alter, Littleton, Colo. 42-45--87
Paul Beblavi, Aurora, Colo. 42-46--88
Shaun Fischer, Elizabeth, Colo. 50-40--90
Chad Novak, Pueblo, Colo. WD
Jonathan Park, Denver, Colo. WD
Jason Schmidt, Aurora, Colo. WD
Rodney Folmar, Aurora, Colo. NC

     U.S. Open Local Qualifying
     At Par-72 The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster

Ben Portie, Westminster, Colo., 34-35--69
Barry Milstead, Centennial, Colo., 36-34--70
Luke Symons, Aurora, Colo., 35-36--71
Scott Petersen, Parker, Colo., 35-36--71
Kane Webber, Denver, Colo., 35-37--72
Blanton Tessin, Lake Park, Ga., 35-37--72

Ryan Anderson, Denver, Colo., 33-39--72
Derek Fribbs, Castle Rock, Colo., 34-38--72

Erik Billinger, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 36-36--72
Derek Tolan, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 34-38--72
Jonathan Marsico, Denver, Colo., 35-38--73
Zenon Brown, Arvada, Colo., 36-37--73
Gus Lundquist, Parker, Colo., 35-38--73
Jeffrey Franks, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 38-35--73
Mike Troyer, Boulder, Colo., 36-37--73
Darrin Hall, Lakewood, Colo., 35-39--74
C J Kim, Denver, Colo., 36-38--74
Kevin Gillick, Lincoln, Neb., 35-39--74
Caine Fitzgerald, Parker, Colo., 39-35--74
Zahkai Brown, Arvada, Colo., 34-40--74
Pat Grady, Broomfield, Colo., 37-37--74
Michael Baird, Castle Rock, Colo., 38-36--74
Brendan Connolly, Castle Rock, Colo., 37-38--75
Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo., 36-39--75
Hal Marshall, Denver, Colo., 40-35--75
Jonathan Shaver, Parker, Colo., 37-38--75
Jon Lindstrom, Broomfield, Colo., 36-39--75
Matt Hart, Denver, Colo., 36-40--76
Kolton Kyne, Ridgway, Colo., 38-38--76
Scott Huelskamp, Englewood, Colo., 36-40--76
Derek Eley, Westminster, Colo., 36-40--76
Christopher Good, Aurora, Colo., 36-40--76
Geoffrey Keffer, Lakewood, Colo., 36-40--76
Greg Johnson, Lakewood, Colo., 37-40--77
Ben Gibson, Westminster, Colo., 40-37--77
Clint Miller, Englewood, Colo., 38-39--77
Cole Cunningham, Centennial, Colo., 36-41--77
Dean Clapp, Littleton, Colo., 41-37--78
Kyle McCarthy, Denver, Colo., 40-38--78
Kevin Bolles, Louisville, Colo., 39-39--78
Austin Lucero, Superior, Colo., 37-41--78
Andrew Hoops, Usaf Academy, Colo., 38-41--79
Chris Johnson, Castle Rock, Colo., 38-41--79
Seth Kaplan, Denver, Colo., 39-40--79
Adam Neville, Denver, Colo., 38-41--79
Kenny Coakley, Bluffton, S.C., 42-37--79
Chris Keirns, Thornton, Colo., 36-43--79
Tom Gempel, Parker, Colo., 40-40--80
C J Ebel, Longmont, Colo., 40-40--80
Kevin Klatman, Boulder, Colo., 39-42--81
Jeremy Rogers, Brighton, Colo., 37-44--81
Chad Bell, Parker, Colo., 39-42--81
Scott Schuster, St Augustine, Fla., 40-41--81
Thomas B Noonan Jr, Boulder, Colo., 41-40--81
John Ahern, Morrison, Colo., 38-44--82
Andrew Vance, Lakewood, Colo., 43-39--82
Adam Benshoof, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 39-43--82
Ethan Freeman, Littleton, Colo., 41-42--83
Blake Mitchell, Loveland, Colo., 43-40--83
Wlad Colmenares, Aurora, Colo., 41-42--83
Blake Patterson, Castle Rock, Colo., 41-42--83
David Gilman, Denver, Colo., 39-45--84
Drew Trujillo, Montrose, Colo., 40-44--84
Bradley Neher, Englewood, Colo., 41-44--85
Kyle Thurman, Louisville, Colo., 44-41--85
Ryan Bent, Evergreen, Colo., 42-43--85
Dillon McDonald, Wolcott, Colo., 45-41--86
Tyler Winslow, Longont, Colo., 44-42--86
Joseph Smith, Centennial, Colo., 44-42--86
Marshall Clark, Denver, Colo., 41-46--87
Stuart Allen, Lakewood, Colo., 45-43--88
Jeffrey Gravina, Littleton, Colo., 42-47--89
Cole Nygren, Niwot, Colo., 42-48--90
Steve Sullivan, Castle Rock, Colo., 44-47--91
Kyle McGee, Mountain View, Colo., 52-50--102
Robert Quaratino, Commerce City, Colo., DQ
Tyson Shinaut, Parker, Colo., NS
Joseph Lord, Denver, Colo., NC
Jason Waller, Thornton, Colo., WD


     U.S. Open Local Qualifying
     At Par-71 Collindale Golf Club in Fort Collins

Ryan Yip, Calgary, AB, 33-32--65
Drew Stoltz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 32-36--68
Wyndham Clark, Greenwood Village, Colo., 35-33--68
Matt Rutledge, Fort Collins, Colo., 35-33--68
Tyler Bishop, Longmont, Colo., 36-33--69

James Love, Denver, Colo., 37-32--69
Danny Hahn, Denver, Colo., 35-34--69

Riley Arp, Fort Collins, Colo., 38-33--71
Steven Kupcho, Westminster, Colo., 37-34--71
Steven Sorenson, Hartland, Wis., 36-35--71
Michael Sorenson, Hartland, Wis., 35-36--71
Dale Smigelsky, Fort Collins, Colo., 39-32--71
Chris Shaw, Fort Collins, Colo., 37-36--73
Charles Soule, Longmont, Colo., 38-35--73
Blake Moore, Monrovia, Calif., 37-36--73
Daniel Brunson, Erie, Colo., 37-37--74
Peter Ivy, Fort Collins, Colo., 38-36--74
Dean Sessions, Westminster, Colo., 40-34--74
Mike Kitowski, Aurora, Colo., 38-37--75
Thomas Balderston, Denver, Colo., 37-38--75
Nicholas Tarasiewicz, Colorado Springs, Colo., 38-37--75
Aaron Johnson, Laramie, Wyo., 42-34--76
Nicholas Olsgaard, Moorhead, Minn., 40-36--76
Kory Harrell, Colorado Springs, Colo., 40-36--76
Branson Real, Wray, Colo., 41-35--76
Justin Searles, Chandler, Ariz., 42-34--76
Parker Edens, Greeley, Colo., 39-37--76
Tanner Jenson, Parker, Colo., 36-40--76
Douglas Wherry, Lakewood, Colo., 44-33--77
Christopher Fitting, Erie, Colo., 40-37--77
Alberto Dell'anna, Greeley, Colo., 43-34--77
Charles Chon, Aurora, Colo., 35-42--77
Branden Barron, Centennial, Colo., 38-39--77
Nicholas Reisch, Thornton, Colo., 39-38--77
Tommy Carpenter, Englewood, Colo., 41-37--78
Matt Porter, Castle Rock, Colo., 39-39--78
David Cosel, Colorado Springs, Colo., 41-37--78
Zach Tripp, Littleton, Colo., 37-41--78
Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo., 39-39--78
Andrew Moore, Loveland, Colo., 36-43--79
Riley O'Neill, Colorado Springs, Colo., 41-38--79
Lamar Carlile, Denver, Colo., 42-37--79
Peter Norwood, Englewood, Colo., 39-40--79
Danny Armstrong, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 39-41--80
Andrew Farrand, Fort Collins, Colo., 42-38--80
Marty Marquez, Grand Junction, Colo., 42-38--80
David Oraee, Greeley, Colo., 43-37--80
Val Heim III, Westminster, Colo., 42-38--80
Andrew Hebert, Longmont, Colo., 43-38--81
Gregory Kohr, Englewood, Colo., 42-39--81
Davin Sjoberg, Crested Butte, Colo., 45-38--83
Chris Smith, Grand Junction, Colo., 42-41--83
Blake Basham, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 45-38--83
Rick Shovald, Salida, Colo., 44-40--84
Greg Eby, Vail, Colo., 42-42--84
Ryan Cavan, Broomfield, Colo., 48-37--85
Steven Miller, Niwot, Colo., 42-44--86
Jay-Jay Botha, Englewood, Colo., 45-43--88
Wes Adkins, Fort Collins, Colo., 48-40--88
Jackson Hayes, Fort Collins, Colo., DQ
Michael Northern, Colorado Springs, Colo., NC
Graham Cliff, Parker, Colo., WD
Lanny Cameron, Loveland, Colo., WD
David Holtgrewe, Englewood, Colo., WD


Riskam-Mangold Team Wins Four-Ball Tournament

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     Danny Riskam of Columbine Country Club and Pete Mangold of Cherry Creek Country Club rallied from a three-stroke deficit in cold conditions to win the Colorado Golf Association Four-Ball Championship at Legacy Ridge Golf Course.
     Riskam, a former mini-tour player, and Mangold shot a 3-under-par 68 in the best-ball format as temperatures hovered in the high-30s and low-40s for the final round. That gave them an 11-under-par 202 total, which was one better than first- and second-day leaders James Kurtenbach and Tim Fitzgerald, who closed with a 72. Kurtenbach and Fitzgerald could have forced a playoff with a par on their final hole, but both players made bogey on the par-4 ninth and had to settle for second place.
     Brian Richmeier of Andrew Dannewitz, both of Meadow Hills, finished third at 204.
     In the senior division of the first CGA championship of the year, John Applegate and Keith Masters of Meadow Hills defeated Ken Sady and Harry Johnson of Eagle Ranch in a two-hole playoff to win the title after the two teams matched scores each day -- 66-69-68 for a 10-under 203 total. Applegate got up and down from a greenside bunker, making a 4-foot birdie putt at the par-5 11th hole for the victory.
     It was the first CGA titles for all four of the winners. (Colorado Golf Association Photo)
                         OPEN DIVISION
Danny Riskam, Columbine CC / Pete Mangold, Cherry Creek CC 70-64-68--202
James Kurtenbach, South Suburban GC / Tim Fitzgerald, Highlands Ranch GC 63-68-72--203
Brian Richmeier, Meadow Hills GC / Andrew Dannewitz, Meadow Hills GC 65-68-71--204
Dean Clapp, Meadow Hills GC / Jon Lindstrom, Heritage at Westmoor 64-72-69--205
Steve Irwin, Lakewood CC / Alex Buecking, Columbine CC 70-67-69--206
Ed Mate, Commonground GC / Bill Fowler, Bear Creek GC 67-72-69--208
Steven Moore, Cherry Hills CC / Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC 70-70-68--208
Owen Ellis, Flatirons GC / Joe Young, Flatirons GC 73-71-68--212
Brandon Avery, Ptarmigan CC / Mickey Speck, Loveland Mens Golf Assoc 69-71-74--214
Richard Bradsby, Lakewood CC / Wyck Brown, Lakewood CC 73-73-69--215
Philip Zacharias, Commonground GC / David Gilman, Green Valley Ranch GC 69-75-72--216
Wesley Martin, The Courses at Hyland Hills / Joe Boeckenstedt, The Courses at Hyland Hills 70-73-73--216
Chris Pratz, Springs Ranch GC / Bob Athey, CC of Colorado 72-70-75--217
Brian D. Zenk, South Suburban GC / Joseph Smith, South Suburban GC 71-74-73--218
Wes Georges, Garden of the Gods Club / Timothy Nowak, Ute Creek GC 73-70-75--218
Steve Redmond, Raccoon Creek GC / Perry Rickel, Colorado Golf Club 72-71-75--218
Will Myer, Denver CC / Reed Myer, Denver CC 71-71-77--219
John Perry, Avid Golfer Passport / David Hunn, Collindale GC 69-77-74--220
Chris Clark, Columbine CC / Bob Sherrill, Columbine CC 73-75-72--220
Casey Hannen, Fossil Trace GC / Greg Michaels, Legacy Ridge GC 73-77-72--222
Andy Brooks, Legacy Ridge GC / Eric Butler, Four Hills CC 72-72-79--223
Doug Moore, Lone Tree GC / James Tatro, Lone Tree GC 75-72-76--223
Tom Sweetman, Fox Hill Club / Brad Miller, Omni Interlocken Resort 78-73-75--226
Grant Javernick, Meadow Hills GC / Greg Gibb, Lone Tree GC 74-74-79--227
Jay Orris, Boulder CC / James Mchose, Boulder CC 76-75-78--229
Paul Yoon, Pueblo CC / Paul Cormier, Pueblo CC 77-79-80--236
Matt Keeler, River Course at Keystone / Ryan Clancy, Hyland Hills GC 78-81-80--239
Tad Willenbrock, Glenmoor CC / Tyler Engel, Castle Pines GC 72-72-WD
Steven Basler, Highlands Ranch GC / Mark Brown, Highlands Ranch GC 70-74-DQ
Joseph Palombo, Riverdale GC / William Mills, Riverdale GC--85-79-NS

                       SENIOR DIVISION
John Applegate, Meadow Hills GC / Keith Masters, Meadow Hills GC 66-69-68--203
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC / Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC 66-69-68--203
Scott Radcliffe, Rolling Hills CC / Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC 69-69-67--205
Kelly Crone, Highlands Ranch GC / Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC 67-67-72--206
David Delich, Broadmoor GC / Bruce Hogg, Patty Jewett GC 67-71-69--207
Guy Mertz, Fox Hill CC / Tony Workman, Fox Hill CC 70-71-68--209
Gary Albrecht, Commonground GC / Bob Chandler, Commonground GC 70-68-71--209
Steve Bell, Denver CC / Steve Murphy, King's Deer GC 71-71-69--211
Grant Porter, Commonground GC / Jim Lemar, The Meadows GC 66-75-71--212
Pat Bowe, Commonground GC / Dave J Brown, Rmgcsa Golf League 72-71-69--212
Daniel Dymerski, Columbine CC / Jerry Kidney, Overland Park Mens Club 72-69-71--212
Randal Gaddis, Lone Tree GC / Jerry Beren, Coal Creek Mens GC 67-72-74--213
Steve Stultz, The CC at Castle Pines / Louie Lee, The CC at Castle Pines 72-70-71--213
Bradley Becker, Plum Creek Golf & C.C. / Steve Kass, Meridian GC 71-72-70--213
Art Cudworth, Raccoon Creek Men's Club / Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC 73-72-69--214
Thomas Roos, Plum Creek Golf & C.C. / Dennis Fields, Fox Hollow at Lakewood 71-74-70--215
Brian Mooney, Colorado National GC / Bruce Hayes, Lake Valley GC 72-68-75--215
Tom Ritchie, Meridian GC / Rick George, Castle Pines GC 73-71-71--215
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC / Rod Walters, Indian Tree GC 68-75-73--216
Darrell Perry, Westwoods GC / Gregory Hand, West Woods GC 74-70-73--217
Russ Hickman, Fort Collins CC / Rich Trout, Rolling Hills CC 72-71-75--218
David Brown, Highlands Ranch GC / John Sostmann, Columbine CC 75-71-73--219
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC / Glenn Hyde, Riverdale GC 77-76-71--224
Dave Bell, Hiwan GC / Mark Davidson, Hiwan GC 76-77-73--226
Mark Runyan, Blackstone CC / John Evans, Saddle Rock GC 76-77-74--227
Joe Morrill, Eagle Ranch GC / Ron Perry, Lake Arbor GC 78-78-74--230
Mark Barkley, Blackstone CC / Craig Connor, The Links GC 79-79-78--236
Bob Bauers, Boulder CC / Gary Potter, Denver CC 75-80-85--240
Mike Becky, The CC at Castle Pines / Mike Giarratano, The CC at Castle Pines 73-76-NC
Michael S Smith, Bear Creek GC / Kevin Haney, Bear Creek GC 80-78-WD 

Colorado Golf Association Championship Schedule

Four Ball---Open & Senior, May 13-15, Legacy Ridge GC, Westminster
Father/Son---June 11-12, Haymaker GC, Steamboat Springs
Senior Match Play---Open & Super Senior, June 13-17 Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster
Junior Match Play---June 13-17, Kingís Deer GC, Monument
Public Links Championship---June 17-19, Buffalo Run GC, Commerce City
Junior Stroke Play---July 5-7, Greeley CC, Greeley
Match Play Championship---July 11-15, Bear Creek GC, Denver
Western Chapter Championship---July 30-31, Tiara Rado GC, Grand Junction
Stroke Play Championship---August 11-14, CommonGround GC, Aurora
Senior Stroke Play Championship---September 7-9,Valley CC, Aurora
Mid-Amateur Championship---September 23-25, Red Sky GC, Wolcott
CGA Interclub Finals---Date to be Determined, CommonGround GC, Aurora

                       USGA Qualifying Schedule---Register for USGA events at www.USGA.org

U.S. Open-- Congressional Country Club---May 9, Desert Hawk @ Pueblo West, Pueblo West. May t6, Collindale GC, Fort  Collins.  May 16, Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster
U.S. Amateur Public Links-- Bandon Dunes Resort (also CGA PL Qualifier) June 6, Twin Peaks GC, Longmont
U..S. Junior Amateur-- at Gold Mountain Golf Complex, Bremerton, WA (also CGA Jr. Stroke Qualifier)--- June 27, Walking Stick GC, Pueblo
U.S. Senior Open--Inverness Club, Toledo Ohio---June 30, Rolling Hills CC, Golden
U.S. Amateur--Erin Hills Golf Course, Erin WI (also CGA Stroke Play Qualifier)--- August 1 Highland Meadows, Windsor
U.S. Senior Amateur--Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabol, VA (also CGA Sr. Stroke Qualifier)---August 15, Heritage Todd Creek, Thornton
U.S. Mid-Amateur--Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Richmond TX (also CGA Mid-Am Qualifier)--- August 29 Colorado Golf Club, Parker                     

Other Selected Events

Health One Colorado Open--- July 21-24, Green Valley Ranch GC, Denver
Rocky Mountain Open--- August 19-21, Tiara Rado GC &/ Bookcliff CC, Grand Junction
High Plains Amateur-- August 27-28. Contact KGA Southwind CC, Garden City, KS
Colorado Senior Open--- Aug 31-Sept 2 , Green Valley Ranch GC, Denver

Hiwan Golf Club to Host Junior America's Cup Click picture to ZOOM

The Colorado Golf Association will host the boys Junior Americaís Cup after safety concerns led  organizers to move the tournament from Mazatlan, Mexico. The national tournament will be held July 27-29 at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, with a practice round and the opening ceremonies set for July 26.

Seventeen four-person teams of top-level junior golfers from the western U.S., western Canada and Mexico compete in the annual event which features both team and individual competition.

 The CGA was originally scheduled to host the Junior Americaís Cup in 2016. With the violence Mexico has experienced lately, it was decided that Colorado and Mexico would switch their years. Mexico now will host 2016 tournament. 

This summer will mark just the third time that the tournament has been played in Colorado. The Eisenhower Golf Club at the U.S. Air Force Academy hosted the event in 1982 and Perry Park Country Club in Larkspur had the event in 1999.

"Itís going to be great to bring one of the premier junior events here to Colorado," said Dustin Jensen, the director of youth programs for the CGA, and also a member of the Junior Americas Cup Executive Committee. "Someone needed to step up and weíve taken that on."

Opened in 1962, Hiwan Golf Club has hosted numerous major golf tournaments.  The Colorado Open was played there from 1964 through 1991. Golf champions with such Sam Snead, Phil Mickelson, Hale Irwin and Fred Couples competed at Hiwan.   

As for junior golf events, Hiwan was the site of the U.S. Girlsí Junior in 1965 and the U.S. Junior Amateur in 1976. Additionally, the American Junior Golf Associationís Rolex Tournament of Champions was held at the club in 2006. Now PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler placed fifth in the event.

Traditionally, the 68 competitors will reside with host families in the tournament area,

In the decision to move the tournament to Hiwan, Jensen wore two hats. Not only does he work for the CGA, but has served on the JAC Executive Committee since 2008. Heís been captain of the CGAís Junior Americaís Cup team every year since 2005, but will give up those duties this year to run the event.

"Iíve wanted to host this tournament," he said. "So I put a proposal together, and Hiwan was all over (the idea). Itís a slam-dunk for us to host such a prestigious event."

In Jensenís mind, Hiwan was an ideal site for the tournament, which attracts not only top junior players but many of the nationís college coaches. Besides the club having hosted big-time junior tournaments in the past, its location shows off some of the best that Colorado has to offer.

"If youíre going to hold an event like this in Colorado, the key in my mind is to showcase the mountains," Jensen said. "Thereís not a better fit in that regard than Hiwan, especially with its proximity to the Denver metro area."

Even though the CGA and Hiwan will have less time than normal to deal with some logistical issues involved, they werenít in the least hesitant to play host.

"Iím excited about the extra work," Jensen said. "I was adamant that I really wanted to take this on. Itís a really important event, and I canít wait to see the end result."

At the Junior Americaís Cup, the best three scores (out of four) from each golf association each day are counted toward the team total. And the 54-hole stroke-play event also crowns an individual champion.

The Junior Americaís Cup dates back to 1959, when the junior golf associations from Mexico, Alberta and Southern California competed. In 1973, the event expanded to 11 teams.

The CGA, which conducts the major amateur golf championships in Colorado, first sent a team to the Junior Americaís Cup in 1975, though a representative of Colorado has never won the team competition. The CGA squad finished eighth in last yearís tournament in Albuquerque.

Among the players who have participated in the JAC over the years are Tiger Woods, Mickelson, Couples and Steve Jones, who grew up in Yuma, Colo. He went on to win the 1996 U.S. Open.

The change for the boys Junior Americaís Cup tournament will have no effect on the 2011 girls event which is set for July 26-28 in Genoa, Nevada.  

CGA To Offer a Senior 70+ Event in September

A tournament for competitive golfers ages 70+ will be promoted by the Colorado Golf Association and played September 26-27 at CommonGround Golf Course.  Unlike some senior tournaments where players can take carts, the "Septuagenarian Seniors" (70+) must walk and carry their clubs for two rounds. Not even push or pull carts will be allowed.

The event was envisioned by John Golden, a two-time CGA Senior Player of the Year who turns 70 this year.

"Thereís so much focus on youngsters, but you can play this game your whole life," said Golden. He swept the CGA Senior Stroke Play and Senior Match Play titles in both 1993 and Ď95. He was also paired with Jack Nicklaus in the first round of the 1996 U.S. Senior Open.

"I canít compete with 50-year-olds anymore, but I can compete with 70-year-olds. So I brainstormed with (CGA executive director Ed Mate) and thought this would be a neat deal. It gives golf the full spectrum, cradle to grave."

Mate likes the age aspect and that it promotes fitness and walking while playing.

"We want to promote golf as the game of a lifetime -- from the time you can first walk until you canít walk anymore," Mate said. "Thatís what golf does. The point (of the event) is not so much competition as it is exercise. So weíll see what comes of this. We are the ones who run all of the state amateurs, so it makes sense that we do it. And we have a great venue (CommonGround, which is relatively easy to walk)."

Golden, a member at Bear Creek Golf Club in west Denver, regularly walks and carries his own bag.

"Itís about five miles and I have a small bag, so climbing the hills is a good workout," he said. "I was a caddie growing up and I appreciate the relaxing nature of walking instead of riding in a cart. Walking is good preparation for your next shot; it gets you in tempo."

Mate and Golden hope to get perhaps 16 golfers to participate in the pilot event. But, some 70+ seniors may not want to walk and carry their own clubs.

"Everyone I talk to says it sounds great and Iíd love to (play), but actually entering is another thing," Golden said. "Some people say the format makes it too difficult for them. So I think (the pilotís success) depends on word of mouth."

In keeping with the tournament, CommonGround will erect a plaque recognizing any golfercan shoot and verify their score and age at the course.

"Every club has a hole-in-one plaque," he said. "Weíll embrace a shoot-your-age promotion."

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