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Olive Saves Victory in CGA State Senior Match Play

May 14-18, 2001, Broadlands Golf Course


by Colorado Golf Association - 5/18/2001


The prestigious Broadlands Golf Course was the site of one of the most dramatic finishes in CGA State Senior Match Play history. 2000 CGA Senior Player of the Year, John Olive of the Broadmoor Golf Club (pictured) provided the last moment of drama in the final match against Jerry Kidney of Overland Park Golf Course that featured dramatic shots throughout. Olive chipped in on the par-5 15th for eagle to go 2 up in the match, and after halving 16 found himself dormie (2 up with two hole to play) going into 17. The resilient Kidney won the 17th hole to set up the dramatic finish on 18 with Olive only 1 up. Kidney's drive on the par-4 18th nestled perfectly in the center of the fairway. Olive then crushed a drive through the fairway and into the water. When Kidney's approach shot found the green about 25 feet below the hole, a playoff seemed imminent as Olive's approach shot (his third shot with the incurred penalty stroke) landed near the back of the green 30 feet from the hole. As Olive's putt snaked it's was toward the hole, he began to follow it pumping his fist in Tiger Woods fashion when it found the hole to save a remarkable par. All of a sudden, Kidney had to make his birdie putt to stay in the match despite Olive's drive finding the water. When Kidney's putt settled just short of the hole, Olive became the 2001 CGA State Senior Match Play Champion.

Earlier in the day, Olive defeated Mike Christie of Saddle Rock Golf Course 1 up in a very close semifinal match. Not as close, however, as the other semifinal match in which Kidney had to go to a playoff hole to defeat current CGA State Senior Stroke Play champion Charlie Post of Plum Creek Golf & Country Club.

In the Super Senior Division, Sam Battaglia of Bear Creek Golf Club won the title in convincing fashion - a 7 and 5 victory over defending Super Senior Division champion Don Baughman of Tiara Rado Golf Course.

Round of 64
Patrick Mooney, Meridian GC def. Gary Keogh, Columbine CC, 3 and 2
Jim Gallup, Flatirons GC def. John Golden, Mira Vista GC, forfeit
Jim Voigt, Inverness GC def. Robert Walker, Boulder CC, 4 and 2
Paul Schmidt, Bear Creek GC def. Dan Dicker, Red Rocks CC, 2 and 1
Dave Roylance, Saddle Rock GC def. Patrick Almdale, Hyland Hills GC, 5 and 3
Jack Quinlivan, Bear Creek GC def. Tom Gorton, Dalton Ranch GC, 3 and 2
Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC def. Kirk Miller, Estes Park GC, 2 and 1
Grant Maples Jr., Meridian GC def. Ray Sigwart, Tiara Rado GC, 1 up
Dave Richardson, Fox Hill CC def. Mike Rodriguez, Overland Park GC, 1 up
Larry Pate, Bear Creek GC def. Richard Merino, Denver City Park GC, 1 up
Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC def. Michael Grant, Twin Peaks GC ,5 and 4
Charlie Post, Plum Creek GC def. Aaron Babl, Twin Peaks GC, 2 and 1
Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC def. Chuck Melvin, Ute Creek GC, 5 and 4
Jim Pierce, Pinery CC def. Joe Streater, Meridian GC, 3 and 2
Gary Cowan, Broadmoor GC def. Bill Hancock, Pine Creek GC, 2 and 1
Harry King, Denver City Park GC def. Scott Peterson, Denver CC, 1 up
Roger Gunderson, Heather Ridge CC def. Larry Brock, Mt. Massive GC, 7 and 6
Gary Potter, Denver CC def. Jim Hotchkiss, Bear Creek GC, 5 and 3
Jim Grubbs, Broadlands GC def. Murl Hendrickson, Sunset GC, 5 and 3
Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC def. Larry Hoskins, Hyland Hills GC, 6 and 5
Loran Billinger, Meadow Hills GC def. Doug Saindon, Buffalo Run GC, 1 up
John Walla, Aspen GC def. Willie Kellum, Denver City Park GC, 6 and 4
Mike Christie, Saddle Rock GC def. David Payne, Mt. Massive GC, 2 and 1
Ben Barnes, Heather Ridge CC def. Richard BarQ, Murphy Creek GC, 3 and 2
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Allen Vean, Bear Creek GC, 6 and 5
Ronald Knapp, Pinery CC def. Steve Kopischke, Englewood GC, 5 and 4
Mike Carrigan, Collindale GC def. Jim Bristow, Meadow Hills GC, 3 and 2
Robert Sherrill, Columbine CC def. Bob Bauers, Bear Creek GC, 4 and 3
John King, Breckenridge GC def. Richard Oh, Meridian GC, 19 holes
Mark Achziger, Greeley CC def. Gene Schroth, Breckenridge GC, 1 up
David Gross, Flatirons GC def. Greg Mokler, Fort Collins CC, 2 and 1
Jim Brown, Fox Hill CC def. Richard Ronning, Lakewood CC, 19 holes

Round of 32, Championship Division
Patrick Mooney, Meridian GC def. Jim Gallup, Flatirons GC, 2 up
Jim Voigt, Inverness GC def. Paul Schmidt, Bear Creek GC, 7 and 5
Dave Roylance, Saddle Rock GC def. Jack Quinlivan, Bear Creek GC, 3 and 2
Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC def. Grant Maples Jr, Meridian GC, 3 and 1
Dave Richardson, Fox Hill CC def. Larry Pate, Bear Creek GC, 3 and 2
Charlie Post, Plum Creek GC def. Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC,20 holes
Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC def. Jim Pierce, Pinery CC, 2 and 1
Harry King, Denver City Park GC def. Gary Cowan, Broadmoor GC,3 and 1
Roger Gunderson, Heather Ridge CC def. Gary Potter, Denver CC, 3 and 2
Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC def. Jim Grubbs, Broadlands GC, 21 holes
John Walla, Aspen GC def. Loran Billinger, Meadow Hills GC, 5 and 3
Mike Christie, Saddle Rock GC def. Ben Barnes, Heather Ridge CC, 2 and 1
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Ronald Knapp, Pinery CC, 19 holes
Robert Sherrill, Columbine CC def. Mike Carrigan, Collindale GC, 3 and 2
Mark Achziger, Greeley CC def. John King, Breckenridge GC, 4 and 2
Jim Brown, Fox Hill CC def. David Gross, Flatirons GC, 5 and 3

Results of Round of 16, Championship Division (a.m.)
Jim Voigt, Inverness GC def. Patrick Mooney, Meridian GC, forfeit
Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC def. Dave Roylance, Saddle Rock GC, 8 and 6
Charlie Post, Plum Creek GC def. Dave Richardson, Fox Hill CC, forfeit
Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC def. Harry King, Denver City Park GC, 3 and 2
Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC def. Roger Gunderson, Heather Ridge CC, 1 up
Mike Christie, Saddle Rock GC def. John Walla, Aspen GC, 5 and 4
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Robert Sherrill, Columbine CC, 6 and 4
Jim Brown, Fox Hill CC def. Mark Achziger, Greeley CC, 1 up

Results of Quarterfinal Round, Championship Division (p.m.)
Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC def. Jim Voigt, Inverness GC, 1 up
Charlie Post, Plum Creek GC def. Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC, 5 and 4
Mike Christie, Saddle Rock GC def. Scott Crone, Pinehurst CC, 7 and 6
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Jim Brown, Fox Hill CC, 3 and 2

Semifinal Round, Championship Division (a.m.)
Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC def. Charlie Post, Plum Creek GC, 19 holes
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Mike Christie, Saddle Rock GC, 1 up

Final Round, Championship Division (p.m.)
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Jerry Kidney, Overland Park GC, 1 up

Results Round of 16, Super Senior Flight
Ed Coover, Fox Hill CC def. Dick Schmaltz, Walking Stick GC, 6 and 4
Warren Simmons, CC at Castle Pines def. Bill Claycomb, Lincoln Park GC, 5 and 4
Don Baughman, Tiara Rado GC def. David Askin, Fox Hollow GC, 4 and 3
Larry Voris, Fox Hill CC def. Ray Best, Aurora Hills GC, 4 and 2
Phill Word, Pinehurst CC def. Michael Link, Foothills GC, 5 and 4
Chuck Goudey, Collindale GC def. John Hignett, Applewood GC, 4 and 2
Dick Johnson, Aurora Hills GC def. Paul Buchanan, Montrose GC, 3 and 2

Results Quarterfinal Round, Super Senior Flight
Les Fowler, Boulder CC def. Jim Rodgers, Indian Tree GC, 20 holes
Sam Battaglia, Bear Creek GC def. Frank Wagner, Indian Peaks GC, 3 and 2
Larry Voris, Fox Hill CC def. Peter Cook, Vail GC, 19 holes
Don Baughman, Tiara Rado GC def. Bert Welz, Columbine CC, 4 and 3

Results Semifinal Round, Super Senior Flight
Sam Battaglia, Bear Creek GC def. Les Fowler, Boulder CC, 2 and 1
Don Baughman, Tiara Rado GC def. Larry Voris, Fox Hill CC, 3 and 2

Final Round, Super Senior Flight
Sam Battaglia, Bear Creek GC def. Don Baughman, Tiara Rado GC, 7 and 5 
 

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