Riley Arp of Fort Collins switched mini tours, but continued his torrid play in 2017.
The former Colorado State University golfer finished fifth Saturday out of a 131-person field at the Southwest Louisiana Open, the season opener for the Adams Pro Tour.
Arp (pictured), the 2010 CGA Public Links champion, posted top-10 finishes in all five of his 2017 starts on the Dreamchasers Tour, winning once and placing second once. Then against a much bigger field this week in Westlake, La., he carded four rounds in the 60s (68-63-69-67) for a 21-under-par 267 total, which left him seven strokes behind champion Steven Fox, who won the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club.
Over 72 holes, Arp racked up one eagle and 24 birdies. He earned $5,230.
Meanwhile, Jamie Marshall of Lone Tree tied for fifth on Thursday at the Dreamchasers Tour's Moon Valley Winter Championship in Phoenix.
Marshall posted rounds of 70-66-69 for an 8-under-par 205 total, which left him seven strokes behind champion Ted Purdy of Phoenix, winner of the 2005 Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour. Marshall made 13 birdies in three rounds.