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2020 winner Steve Ivan among 5 former champions who are 2-0 so far in CGA Senior Match Play

By Gary Baines – 6/22/2021

Five former champions ran their round-robin match play record to 2-0 on Tuesday in the 52nd CGA Senior Match Play Championship at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker.

For those players, a win in Wednesday morning’s pod finale will assure them that they’ll prevail in their four-person pod and advance to the knockout stage of the event, which begins with Wednesday afternoon’s round of 16.

Among the 2-0 players is defending champion Steve Ivan of Patty Jewett Golf Course, who is attempting to win his third consecutive CGA senior major. Ivan followed up Monday’s 7 and 6 victory by cruising to an 8 and 7 win over Bill Irwin of University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch on Tuesday.

The former Senior Match Play champs joining Ivan at 2-0 on Tuesday were Scott Sullivan of Bookcliff Country Club (2019 winner), Wyoming resident John Hornbeck (2018), Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club (2009) and Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club (2006).

Among the other 2-0 players are 2015 CGA Senior Amateur champion Bill Fowler of The Club at Rolling Hills, 2019 U.S. Senior Open qualifier Robin Bradbury of TPC Colorado and 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur qualifier Gary Albrecht of CommonGround Golf Course.

Meanwhile, two past champions have been mathematically eliminated from advancing to the knockout phase as three-time winner David Delich of The Broadmoor Golf Club and 2017 champ Pat Bucci of West Woods Golf Club have lost both of their pod play matches thus far. They will wrap up the championship with a final pod-play match on Wednesday morning.

The CGA Senior Match Play, which is limited to competitors 55 and older, will continue through Friday, when the 18-hole final is scheduled.

For all the results from Black Bear, CLICK HERE.