Coloradans place fifth in U.S. Mid-Am Team Championship
By Gary Baines – 8/1/2021
A team representing Colorado tied for fifth place out of 20 on Sunday in the U.S. Mid-Am Team Championship in Kansas City.
The Coloradans ended up even par for three rounds at Creekmoor Golf Cub, 14 strokes behind the team champions from Texas North. The top three scores per four-man team were counted each day.
In the 68-man mid-am individual event, Coloradans finished eighth (Jay Livsey, 68-75-71 for 2-under 214), 11th (Steve Irwin, 74-71-71 for even-par 216), and 54th (Brooks Ferring, 78-81-77 for 20-over-par 236). Chris Kovach of Missouri was the low mid-am (67-66-73 for 10-under 206).
In the 12-player senior individual division, Coloradan Jon Lindstrom tied for fifth place at 2-over-par 218 (73-73-72). Bryan Hoops of Arizona took home the senior title (71-70-72 for 3-under 213).
The U.S. Mid-Am Team Championship is not affiliated with the USGA.
For all the results from Kansas City, CLICK HERE.
The Broadmoor Invitation Four-Ball: Also taking place this past week was The Broadmoor Invitation four-ball stroke-play tournament after it was canceled last year due to Covid-19 safety concerns.
Breaking a string of four straight overall winning teams from Colorado — specifically Lakewood Country Club — were Jordan Wilson of Village of Loch Lloyd, Mo., and Allen Schlup of Overland Park, Kan. They went 66-68-69-66 for a 269 total and a three-stroke victory in Traditions Flight One.
For almost 75 years in the 20th century, The Broadmoor Invitation was considered one of the nation’s top amateur events. Among its winners were Hale Irwin and fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Lawson Little, along with two-time U.S. Amateur champion Charlie Coe. But its run ended in 1995. It was resurrected in 2014 as a scratch four-ball championship for amateurs.