Pinehurst Country Club – Prestigious Pinehurst Country Club played host to the 34th Colorado Cup Matches in which the best CGA and CWGA amateurs battle the top Colorado Section PGA professionals. In the Open Division (12-player teams), the professionals successfully defended their 2003 title, and retain the Colorado Cup for another year. The amateurs led after the first day of competition, tying the Four-Ball team matches (1 ½ - 1 ½) and winning the Foursome team (alternate shot) matches (2 ½ - ½). However, the professionals took over in the Singles matches, winning 8 ½ - 3 ½ and giving them an overall 10 ½ - 7 ½ victory. The professionals now lead the overall series 24-8-2.
In the Senior Division (12-player teams), the amateurs retained the Senior Colorado Cup in a convincing 13-5 victory over the professionals. The amateurs won the Four-Ball team matches (2-1) and swept the Foursome team (alternate shot) matches (3-0). To seal the victory, the amateurs won the Singles matches 8-4. The senior amateurs now lead the overall series 13-7-2 since the Senior Colorado Cup was added in 1983.
In the Women’s Division (six-player teams), the amateurs successfully defended their title dominating the professionals 8 ½ - ½. The amateurs swept the Four-Ball matches 3-0, and won the Singles matches 5 ½ - ½ to retain the Women’s Colorado Cup for another two years. The amateurs now lead the series 2-0 since the Women’s Division was added in 2002 to be played every two years.
COLORADO CUP – OPEN DIVISION
Four-Ball Matches - Amateurs 1 1/2, Professionals 1 1/2
Matt Schalk, Lake Valley GC – Perry Holmes, Coal Creek GC def. a-Bill Fowler, Rolling Hills CC – a-John Hayes, Columbine CC, 4 and 3.
Gregg Jones, Colorado Springs CC – Scott Walter, Bear Creek GC vs. a-Zen Brown, Indian Tree GC – a-Tom Glissmeyer, CC of Colorado, All Square.
a-Mike Glaesel, Indian Tree GC – a-Jim Doidge, Pueblo CC def. Chris Johnson, Raccoon Creek GC – Barry Milstead, Valley CC, 1-up.
Foursome Matches - Amateurs 2 1/2, Professionals 1/2
Tray Shehee, Ute Creek GC – Dale Smigelsky, South Ridge GC vs. a-Mark Franz, Saddle Rock GC - a-Dean Clapp, Meadow Hills GC, All Square.
a-Derek Tolan, Family Sports – a-Derek O’Niell, Lone Tree GC def. Ken Krieger, Cheyenne CC – Zane Zwemke, Fitzsimons GC, 2 and 1.
a-Luke Antonelli, Rifle Creek GC – a-Rick DeWitt, Westwoods GC def. Mike Northern, Valley Hi GC – Heikke Nielsen, Boulder CC, 4 and 3.
Singles Matches - Amateurs 3 1/2, Professionals 8 1/2
Mike Northern def. a-Tom Glissmeyer, 2 and 1
Zane Zwemke def. a-Mark Franz, 2 and 1
Scott Walter def. a-Bill Fowler, 1 up
Perry Holmes def. a-Jim Doidge, 5 and 4
Matt Schalk def. a-John Hayes, 1 up
a-Dean Clapp def. Gregg Jones, 2 and 1
a-Zen Brown def. Barry Milstead, 2 and 1
Chris Johnson vs. a-Derek Tolan, All Square
a-Luke Antonelli def. Tray Shehee, 4 and 3
Dale Smigelsky def. a-Mike Glaesel, 1 up
Heikee Nielsen vs. a-Derek O’Neill, All Square
Ken Krieger vs. a-Rick DeWitt, All Square
OPEN DIVISION TOTAL: Amateurs 7 1/2, Professionals 10 ½
COLORADO CUP – SENIOR DIVISION
Four-Ball Matches - Amateurs 2, Professionals 1
Clayton Cole, Cherry Hills CC – Steve Satterstrom, Eagle Ranch def. a-Scott Petereson, Denver CC – a-Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC, 1-up.
a-Ron Knapp, The Pinery CC – a-Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC def. Tom Nosewicz, Meadow Hills – Ted O’Shields, Family Sports, 1-up.
a-Scott Radcliffe, Rolling Hills CC – a-Sean Forey, Rolling Hills CC def. Jim Phillips, Lake Valley – Bill Ramsey, Lone Tree GC, 7 and 5.
Foursome Matches - Amateurs 3, Professionals 0
a-Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC – a-Frank Wilkinson, Tiara Rado GC def. Gary Allacher, Overland GC – Gary Lee, Red Hawk GC, 2 and 1.
a-Charlie Post, Plum Creek CC – a-Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC def. Bernie Petri, Centre Hills GC – James Vie-Carpenter, Omni Interlocken GC, 4 and 3.
a-Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC – a-Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC def. Vic Kline, Indian Tree GC – Jim Johnson, Rolling Hills CC, 1-up.
Singles Matches - Amateurs 8, Professionals 4
Bill Ramsey def.. a-Doug Jones, 2 and 1
a-Bob Heiny def. Gary Lee, 4 and 3
Clayton Cole vs.. a-Scott Peterson, All Square
a-Ron Knapp def. Steve Satterstrom, 4 and 3
Tom Nosewicz def. a-Jack Manzi, 1 up
Ted O’Shields vs. a-Charlie Post, All Square
a-Scott Radcliffe def. James Vie-Carpenter, 5 and 4
Bernie Petri vs. a-Kelly Crone, All Square
Vic Kline vs. a-Frank Wilkinson, All Square
a-Larry Netherton def. Jim Johnson, 3 and 2
a-Sean Forey def. Gary Allacher, 5 and 3
a-Bill Boyd def. Jim Phillips, 5 and 3
SENIOR DIVISION TOTAL: - Amateurs 13, Professionals 5
COLORADO CUP – WOMEN’S DIVISION
Four-Ball Matches - Amateurs 3, Professionals 0
a-Lindsay Hulwick, Pinehurst CC – a-Kelly Schaub, Raccoon Creek GC def. Ann Finke, CC of Colorado – Cathy Matthews, The Broadmoor, 7 and 5.
a-Kim Eaton, Greeley CC – a-Nicki Cutler, Glenmoor CC def. Erin Diegel, D’Lance Golf – Leslie Core, Murphy Creek GC, 4 and 3.
a-Lynette Duran, Foothills GC – a-Mayumi Motoyama, Foothills GC def. Lynne Carothers, Denver City Park GC – Susan Harnedy, Meridian GC, 6 and 4.
Singles Matches - Amateurs 5 1/2, Professionals 1/2
a-Lindsay Hulwick def. Susan Harnedy, 3 and 1
Erin Diegel vs. a-Lynette Duran, All Square
a-Nicki Cutler def. Lynne Carothers, 6 and 4
a-Mayumi Motoyama def. Cathy Mathews, 2 and 1
a-Kim Eaton def. Ann Finke, 7 and 6
a-Kelly Schaub def. Leslie Core, 5 and 3
WOMEN’S DIVISION TOTAL: Amateurs 8 1/2, Professionals 1/2