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22 09, 2017

End of an Era

2017-09-22T14:40:51+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Final USGA State Team Championship draws mixed emotions from current and past Colorado competitors by Gary Baines It's been an unusual run for the USGA State Team Championships. Originally, the men's and women's tournaments were supposed to be one-time events to help celebrate the USGA's centennial in 1995. But things went so well that the USGA [...]

22 09, 2017

Teaming Up

2017-09-22T09:41:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

The Ranch set to host final CWGA championship of 2017, the Club Team by Gary Baines The final CWGA championship of 2017 features 32 teams from Colorado-based clubs, including several led by past CWGA champions and even a player who recently made a splash at a USGA national tournament. The CWGA Club Team Championship will be [...]

19 09, 2017

Going Low

2017-09-19T20:36:16+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Closing 65 gives CSU's Prendergast runner-up finish in Ptarmigan Ram Classic by Gary Baines Shooting a 65 is a cherished rarity even among top golfers, but to do it with a "7" on your scorecard is really an anomaly. Colorado State University junior Katrina Prendergast managed the feat on Tuesday in the final round of the [...]

17 09, 2017

Down to the Wire

2017-09-17T19:56:24+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

Last-minute teammates Hughes, Martin rally for title in CWGA Dunham Chapman Championship by Gary Baines On some of the major professional golf tours, they have a "bounce back" statistic that measures a player's ability to quickly rebound from a bad hole -- or couple of holes -- with a good one. Deb Hughes of Denver and [...]

16 09, 2017

Headed for Augusta National

2017-09-16T18:43:06+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Colorado Springs' Kaden Ford becomes fourth Coloradan ever to qualify for Drive, Chip & Putt Nationals by Gary Baines If Kaden Ford of Colorado Springs wonders what it will be like to compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt Nationals at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia the week before the Masters, he won't have to [...]

16 09, 2017

Setting the Pace

2017-09-16T16:44:51+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Arvidson/Gould, Lyle/Meyers share championship flight lead at CWGA Dunham Chapman by Gary Baines On a cool late-summer day in the mountains, just three teams managed to break 80 on Saturday in the opening round of the CWGA Dunham Champman Championship at Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks in Silverthorne. The teams of Kim Gould and Meagan [...]

14 09, 2017

It’s Back

2017-09-14T13:17:51+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Renamed in honor of longtime CWGA volunteer, CWGA Dunham Chapman Championship returns for first time since 2015 by Gary Baines After a one-year hiatus, the CWGA Chapman Championship returns this weekend, complete with a tweaking of its name to honor a woman who had a key role in launching the tournament in the first place. The [...]

12 09, 2017

On Hold

2017-09-12T15:14:07+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Hurricane effects postpone U.S. Women's Mid-Am for 6 Coloradans, rest of field by Gary Baines The six Coloradans who qualified last month in Vail for the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur face a change of schedule. Contestants in the Women's Mid-Am were notified Tuesday by the USGA that the championship is being postponed due to the effects [...]

12 09, 2017

Headed Home

2017-09-12T13:46:11+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Eaton, Hartwell fall in round of 32 at U.S. Senior Women's Am by Gary Baines Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton and Susan Hartwell of Arvada can say they made it to the final 32 of arguably the top women's senior amateur championship in the world. But taking the next step proved elusive against high-quality [...]

11 09, 2017

Moving On

2017-09-11T17:43:19+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Arvada's Hartwell, CO Golf Hall of Famer Eaton make round of 32 at U.S. Senior Women's Am by Gary Baines Two of the three players with strong Colorado connections who made match play in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur not only won on Monday, but didn't have to sweat it out much in Portland, Ore. [...]