Colorado Golf Journal

16 06, 2017

Kupcho Seeks CWGA Stroke Play Three-Peat

2017-06-16T09:42:47+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

U.S. Women's Open qualifier has won last 2 Stroke Plays by combined 40 shots by Gary Baines Perhaps it's time to wonder, "What will Jennifer do next?" Especially regarding how Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster fares at the CWGA Stroke Play, that's a particularly relevant question to ponder at this point. When the 70th Stroke Play [...]

15 06, 2017


2017-06-15T14:32:11+00:00 June 15th, 2017|

Former Colorado Open champ Portie named women's head coach at UNC by Gary Baines Ben Portie, the winner of the 2011 Colorado Open who qualified for the 2002 U.S. Open, was named the new head coach of the NCAA Division I women's golf program at the University of Northern Colorado on Thursday. Portie, who was the [...]

14 06, 2017

All in the Family

2017-06-14T18:09:27+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

Schalk, Bryant -- two teenage children of PGA general managers -- go wire-to-wire for titles at Colorado Junior PGA by Gary Baines   It worked out altogether fittingly. Two teenage kids whose fathers are Colorado PGA general managers earned the titles Wednesday in the Colorado Junior PGA Championship, the first major of the Junior Golf Alliance [...]

13 06, 2017

Building a Cushion

2017-06-13T15:11:56+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

Schalk, Bryant expand their leads with one round left in Colorado Junior PGA by Gary Baines Davis Bryant of Aurora opened up a three-stroke lead in the boys competition and Hailey Schalk of Erie went up by a whopping nine shots in the girls tournament after Tuesday's second round of the Colorado Junior PGA Championship, the [...]

12 06, 2017

Major Changes for Colorado Cup

2017-06-13T10:53:12+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Pro vs. amateur matches now will be held every other year and competition will be for a single Cup by Gary Baines The Colorado Cup Matches, a mainstay on the Colorado golf schedule every year since 1971, have evolved over time. Most notably, after the Ryder Cup-style competition between the top amateurs and Colorado PGA professionals [...]

12 06, 2017

In Red Figures

2017-06-12T14:42:41+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Schalk, Bryant each lead by 2 after round 1 of Colorado Junior PGA Championship by Gary Baines Davis Bryant of Aurora and Hailey Schalk of Erie were the only two players to break par in Monday's opening round of the Colorado Junior PGA Championship, and each holds a two-stroke at Eisenhower Golf Club's Blue Course at [...]

10 06, 2017

A Major Start

2017-06-10T15:10:40+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Eisenhower GC set to host first major of Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado season by Gary Baines The last few weeks have been full of significant junior golf tournaments in the state. The girls played their state high school tourneys. There was the qualifying for the IMG Academy Junior World Championships, one of the top international [...]

8 06, 2017


2017-06-08T21:08:06+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

Erie's Schalk scores first win by Coloradan in AJGA Hale Irwin; Grand Junction's Olkowski 2nd again in boys tourney by Gary Baines Hailey Schalk of Erie, who just a couple of weeks ago became the first freshman since 2002 to win a girls state high school championship in Colorado, didn't take long to add another major [...]

8 06, 2017

Is Eight Enough?

2017-06-09T08:02:00+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

Moore teams with Roh to win her record 8th CWGA Mashie title by Gary Baines Janet Moore of Centennial won her record eighth CWGA Mashie Championship and Susie Roh of Denver her first, but they both have an impressive rate of success in the four-ball match play event. Moore, a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer, [...]

7 06, 2017

Coloradans Setting the Pace

2017-06-07T20:42:49+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

Hillary, Schalk 1-2 among girls; Barela, Olkowski tops among boys at AJGA Hale Irwin Colo. Junior by Gary Baines So far, Colorado's top junior golfers apparently are really enjoying the home cooking this week. With two rounds complete and just one left at the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica -- arguably the top junior tournament [...]