Best in the West

Colorado PGA pros score victory over CGA amateurs in Western Colorado Cup Matches

By Gary Baines – 10/20/2019

Three days after CGA amateurs defeated Colorado PGA professionals in the Colorado Cup Matches at The Broadmoor, the pros earned a measure of revenge on Saturday at Bookcliff Country Club in Grand Junction.

Thanks to a very strong performance in foursomes matches,  the Colorado PGA beat the CGA in the Western Colorado Cup Matches, 9.5-6.5.

With the competition featuring three nine-hole sessions — four-ball, foursomes and singles — the alternate shot proved to be the difference. The teams tied in both the four-ball and singles, but the pros outscored the amateurs 3.5-0.5 in foursomes.

(Above, from left, Colorado PGA executive director Eddie Ainsworth, CPGA captain Jeff Boyer, CGA captain Doug Choate and CGA executive director Ed Mate hold the Western Colorado Cup Matches plaque.)

Winning all three of their matches on Saturday were professionals Doug Rohrbaugh and Jim Cook. Four-time CGA Mid-Amateur champion Keith Humerickhouse had the best record of the amateurs, going 2-0-1.

This week marked the 23rd edition of the Western Colorado Cup Matches, with the Colorado PGA now leading the series 13-10. Mike and Terri Knode created the event, and Frank Wilkinson, a member of the CGA board of directors, serves as the chairman of the competition.

Proceeds from the matches benefit the Western Colorado Golf Foundation, which provides college scholarships to junior golfers based in western Colorado.

Western Colorado Cup Matches

Oct. 19 at Bookcliff CC in Grand Junction

(P indicates pro; A indicates amateur)

(An individual win is worth 1 point; a tie is worth 0.5)


9-Hole Four-Ball (CGA 2, Colorado PGA 2)

Doug Rohrbaugh/Jim Cook (P) def. Kirk Blaszyk/Tony Komatz (A)

Keith Humerickhouse/Richard Bradsby (A) def. Micah Rudosky/Darren Szot (P)

Eric Bradley/Jack Small (P) tied with Michael Smith/Jeb Savage (A)

Max Twarjan/Jeff Boyer (P) tied with Scott Sullivan/Doug Choate (A)

9-Hole Foursomes (Colorado PGA 3.5, CGA 0.5)

Jack Small/Jim Cook (P) def. Kirk Blaszyk/Jeb Savage

Eric Bradley/Jeff Boyer (P) tied with Keith Humerickhous/Jeb Savage (A)

Doug Rohrbaugh/Darren Szot (P) def. Michael Smith/Doug Choate (A)

Micah Rudosky/Max Twarjan (P) def. Scott Sullivan/Richard Bradsby (A)

9-Hole Singles (CGA 4, Colorado PGA 4)

Doug Rohrbaugh (P) def. Tony Komatz (A)

Micah Rudosky (P) def. Richard Bradsby (A)

Keith Humerickhouse (A) def. Eric Bradley (P)

Scott Sullivan (A) def. Darren Szot (P)

Michael Smith (A) def. Jack Small (P)

Jim Cook (P) def. Kirk Blaszyk (A)

Jeff Boyer (P) tied with Jeb Savage (A)

Max Twarjan (P) tied with Doug Choate