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DU's Kelley fires course-record 63 at Ravenna to capture medalist honors for 117th CGA Match Play

by Gary Baines - 6/19/2017

University of Denver teammates went 1-2-3 Monday in stroke-play qualifying for the 117th CGA Match Play at The Club at Ravenna in Littleton.

Jake Kelley (pictured) of Columbine Country Club earned medalist honors and established a course record for the gold/black tees by shooting an 8-under-par 63 at Ravenna. The DU senior-to-be made two eagles -- including one on the 346-yard par-4 seventh hole -- to go along with five birdies and one bogey.

Chris Korte of Lone Tree Golf Club, a high school (Regis Jesuit) and college (DU) teammate of Kelley, landed the No. 2 seed in match play by firing a 65. Korte, the 2015 CGA Amateur champion, made seven birdies and one bogey on the day.

And Isaac Petersilie of Colorado Springs Country Club, also a DU golfer, managed a 67 Monday to share third place with Tristan Rohrbaugh of Ironbridge Golf Club, a Boise State golfer. Petersilie carded an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys on Monday. Rohrbaugh, like Petersilie a former Colorado state high school champion, posted an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys.

Colorado State University teammates Jake Staiano of Glenmoor Country Club and AJ Ott of Ptarmigan Country Club recorded 68s on Monday to tie for fifth place.

All told on Monday, 10 players carded sub-par rounds at Ravenna, which is hosting the CGA's oldest championship for the first time.

The top 64 players out of the original field of 84 -- those who shot 79 or better on Monday -- will advance to match play, which begins on Tuesday and continues through Friday's 36-hole final. Among those 64 are 2016 CGA Player of the Year Kyler Dunkle of the Club at Pradera (71), 2016 CGA Amateur champion Colin Prater of The Broadmoor Golf Club (72) and 2015 Match Play winner Nick Nosewicz of Meadow Hills Golf Course (76).

For Monday's scores, CLICK HERE.

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