City Champ

Former state high school champ Olinger prevails in playoff to win Denver City Amateur title

by Gary Baines - 6/19/2017

Grant Olinger of Arvada, a former 5A state high school champ, won the championship title at the Men's Denver City Amateur on Sunday, giving him significant amateur victories on two straight weekends in Colorado.

Olinger shot rounds of 69-67 at City Park Golf Course, giving him an 8-under-par 136 total and a spot in a sudden-death playoff. Then he prevailed on the first extra hole with a par, defeating Charles Chon of Aurora, who had posted rounds of 70-66.

Ryan Axlund finished third at 137 after closing with a 66.

A week earlier, Olinger, a Colorado Mesa University golfer, won the Colorado West Amateur Championship in Grand Junction.

The Denver City Amateur is expected to be one of the final major competitions at City Park before the course closes in November for about a year and a half to be redesigned and to integrate stormwater detention areas onto the property -- assuming nothing derails those plans.

For all the scores from the various flights at the Denver City Amateur, CLICK HERE. In all, 147 players competed in the event.

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