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Moore makes history, wins CGA Senior Match Play

May 15-19, 2006, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course


by Colorado Golf Association - 5/19/2006


Kent Moore (Cherry Hills CC) made history by defeating the defending champion Kelly Crone (Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch) in 19 holes to win the CGA State Senior Match Play Championship at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course. With this victory in his first year of age eligibility, Moore became the first player to win all three CGA State Match Play titles. In 1973 he won the CGA Junior Match Play, and in 1989 he won the CGA State Match Play. Moore’s accomplishment will be added to his already impressive Colorado Golf Hall of Fame biography, into which he was inducted in 2004.

Moore began the final match with solid play winning the first three holes. Crone settled down and cut Moore’s lead to 2 up through 8, but Moore made birdie on 9 to regain his 3 up lead at the turn. Crone made his move on the back, and with conceded birdies on holes 11 and 12, Crone pulled to within one of Moore. However, Crone had to take an unplayable lie after his tee shot resulting in a bogey on the par-5 13th, and Moore went 2 up with his par.

A pivotal moment of the match came on the par-4 15th, with Crone facing an 8-foot birdie putt and Moore lining up his 25-foot par putt. Moore made the putt for par, and Crone just missed the birdie to only halve the hole leaving Moore 2 up with three to play. The players halved 16, and Moore stood dormie on the 17th tee. Moore missed a 4-foot par putt to halve the hole and win the match on 17, then hit his approach shot on 18 into the water. Crone took advantage making solid pars to win both holes and force the match into extra holes. On the first playoff hole (par-4 hole #1), Crone found the bunker 20 yards short of the green with his approach, and Moore was on in two. Crone made a great bunker shot, then had his par putt rim out of the hole. Moore faced a 4-foot par putt for the victory again, and this time he made it and took the title.

Moore made the final match by defeating Larry Netherton (Highlands Ranch GC) in 19 holes in their morning semifinal match. Crone made it to the final match by defeating four-time champion John Olive (Broadmoor GC) 4 and 3 in a rematch of last year’s final.

In the Super Senior Division, Tom Kundinger (Denver CC) defeated Peter Perry (South Suburban GC) 2 and 1 in the final match to win the title.

Championship Division Round of 64
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1) def. Kenneth Tai, Perry Park CC (64), 6 and 5
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC (33) def. Al Brookes, West Woods GC (32), 3 and 2
Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC (16) def. Robert Espinoza, Riverdale GC (49), 2 up
Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines (17) def. Craig Gardiner, Denver CC (48), 4 and 3
Brady Hendren, Cherry Creek CC (8) def. James Marsico, Cherry Creek CC (57), 1 up
David Gross, Flatirons GC (25) def. Brooks Whitworth, The GC at Bear Dance (40), 4 and 2
Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC (56) def. Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC (9), 4 and 3
Jim Pierce, The Pinery CC (41) def. Clint Dudley, Twin Peaks GC (24), 4 and 3
Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC (4) def. Jim Lemar, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (61), 19 holes
Richard Thorstad, Mira Vista GC (36) def. Lonnie Miller, Bookcliff CC (29), 19 holes
John Sostmann, Columbine CC (52) def. Scott Peterson, Denver CC (13), 1 up
John Olive, Broadmoor GC (20) def. Don Berthiaume, Highlands Ranch GC (45), 3 and 2
Bob Rognmoe, Pinehurst CC (60) def. Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC (5), 3 and 2
Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC (28) def. Steve Ivy, Pelican Lakes G & CC (37), 2 and 1
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC (12) def. Nick Lusero, Walking Stick GC (53), 1 up
Harry King, City Park GC (44) def. Rick George, Castle Pines GC (21), 3 and 2
Lenard Ashford, Meadow Hills GC (63) def. Jeff Wagner, Fox Hollow GC (2), 1 up
David Brown, Highlands Ranch GC (34) def. Frank Wilkinson, Tiara Rado GC (31), 1 up
Steve Murphy, Canterberry GC (15) def. Joe Morrill, The Club at Cordillera (50), 2 and 1
Ron Perry, Willis Case GC (18) def. Mark Runyan, Murphy Creek GC (47), 4 and 3
Ronald Knapp, Canterberry GC (7) def. Dan Grigsby, Riverdale GC (58), 5 and 3
Albert Schwindt, Englewood GC (39) def. Kronin Kelley, Heritage at Westmoor (26), 1 up
Ted Warner, Greeley CC (10) def. Richard Ronning, Lakewood CC (55), 21 holes
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Rich Trout, Rolling Hills CC (42), 4 and 3
Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC (3) def. Bill Bekeza, Desert Hawk at Pueblo West (62), 19 holes
Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC (35) def. Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC (30), 4 and 3
Patrick Almdale, The Courses at Hyland Hills (51) def. Rod Walters, West Woods GC (14), 2 up
Aaron Babl, Twin Peaks GC (46) def. Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC (19), 2 and 1
John Callahan, Plum Creek G & CC (6) def. Steve Stoltz, Fort Collins CC (59), 3 and 1
Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC (38) def. Robert Cloud, Bear Creek GC (27), 6 and 4
Robert Polk, The Pinery CC (11) def. Bill Cook, Lone Tree GC & Hotel (54), 6 and 5
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC (22) def. Mike Giarratano, The CC at Castle Pines (43), 3 and 2

Championship Division Round of 32
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1) def. Jerry Kidney, Overland GC (33), 3 and 2
Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC (16) def. Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines (17), 5 and 4
Brady Hendren, Cherry Creek CC (8) def. David Gross, Flatirons GC (25), 19 holes
Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC (56) def. Jim Pierce, Canterberry GC (41), 1 up
Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC (4) def. Richard Thorstad, Mira Vista GC (36), 4 and 2
John Olive, Broadmoor GC (20) def. John Sostmann, Columbine CC (52), 3 and 2
Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC (28) def. Bob Rognmoe, Pinehurst CC (60), 4 and 2
Harry King, City Park GC (44) def. Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC (12), 2 and 1
Lenard Ashford, Meadow Hills GC (63) def. David Brown, Highlands Ranch GC (34), 5 and 3
Ron Perry, Willis Case GC (18) def. Steve Murphy, Canterberry GC (15), 1 up
Ronald Knapp, Canterberry GC (7) def. Albert Schwindt, Englewood GC (39), 3 and 2
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Ted Warner, Greeley CC (10), 4 and 3
Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC (3) def. Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC (35), 2 up
Patrick Almdale, The Courses at Hyland Hills (51) def. Aaron Babl, Twin Peaks GC (46), 2 and 1
Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC (38) def. John Callahan, Plum Creek G & CC (6), 3 and 2
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC (22) def. Robert Polk, The Pinery CC (11), 1 up

Championship Division Round of 16 (AM)
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1) def. Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC (16), 19 holes
Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC (56) def. Brady Hendren, Cherry Creek CC (8), 2 and 1
John Olive, Broadmoor GC (20) def. Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC (4), 3 and 2
Harry King, City Park GC (44) def. Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC (28), 4 and 3
Lenard Ashford, Meadow Hills GC (63) def. Ron Perry, Willis Case GC (18), 1 up
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Ronald Knapp, Canterberry GC (7), 5 and 4
Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC (3) def. Patrick Almdale, The Courses at Hyland Hills (51), 3 and 1
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC (22) def. Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC (38), 3 and 2

Championship Division Quarterfinal Round (PM)
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1) def. Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC (56), 3 and 2
John Olive, Broadmoor GC (20) def. Harry King, City Park GC (44), 2 up
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Lenard Ashford, Meadow Hills GC (63), 3 and 2
Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC (3) def. Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC (22), 20 holes

Championship Division Semifinal Round (AM)
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1) def. John Olive, Broadmoor GC (20), 4 and 3
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC (3), 19 holes

Championship Division Final Match(PM)
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC (23) def. Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch (1), 19 holes

Super Senior Division Round of 16
Bruce Kaldenberg, Englewood Golf Course (1) def. Kirk Miller, Estes Park GC (16), 22 holes
Gary Guilford, Meridian Golf Club (9) def. Dick Sage, Ridge at Castle Pines North The (8), 2 and 1
David Farabaugh, Ranch Country Club The (4) def. Dick Schmaltz, Walking Stick Golf Course (13), 2 and 1
Peter Perry, South Suburban Golf Course (5) def. Thomas Breunich (12), 6 and 4
Gary Potter, Denver CC (2) def. Lyn Cooksey, Kennedy Golf Course (15), 2 up
Bob Walker, Boulder Country Club (7) def. Frank Wagner, Indian Tree Golf Course (10), 3 and 2
Vance Adler, Country Club at Castle Pines The (14) def. Donovan Quam, Meridian Golf Club (3), 1 up
Tom Kundinger, Denver Country Club (11) def. Rocky Zuendel, CC of Colorado (6), 2 up

Super Senior Division Quarterfinal Round
Bruce Kaldenberg, Englewood Golf Course (1) def. Gary Guilford, Meridian Golf Club (9), 5 and 4
Peter Perry, South Suburban Golf Course (5) def. David Farabaugh, Ranch Country Club The (4), 2 and 1
Gary Potter, Denver CC (2) def. Bob Walker, Boulder Country Club (7), 4 and 2
Tom Kundinger, Denver Country Club (11) def. Vance Adler, Country Club at Castle Pines The (14), 21 holes

Super Senior Division Semifinal Round
Peter Perry, South Suburban Golf Course (5) def. Bruce Kaldenberg, Englewood Golf Course (1), 1 up
Tom Kundinger, Denver Country Club (11) def. Gary Potter, Denver CC (2), 1 up

Super Senior Division Final Match
Tom Kundinger, Denver Country Club (11) def. Peter Perry, South Suburban Golf Course (5), 1 up

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