Former CGA Amateur champion Marty Jertson moves into top 15 at national PGA Professional Championship
By Gary Baines – 4/27/2021
Former Colorado School of Mines golfer Marty Jertson put himself in good position to land a spot in his seventh major championship.
The 2001 CGA Amateur champion moved into a tie for 11th place out of a 312-player field through three rounds of the 72-hole national PGA Professional Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The top 20 finishers after Wednesday’s final round — no ties — will earn berths in the PGA Championship, set for May 20-23 at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C.
Jertson, a vice president at Ping in Arizona, is hoping to compete in his fourth consecutive PGA Championship and his sixth overall. He also teed it up last year in the U.S. Open.
On Tuesday, Jertson shot a 2-under-par 70 at PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course, making six birdies and four bogeys. With a 2-under 213 total, the 40-year-old trails leader Omar Uresti, a former PGA Tour regular, by 13 strokes. Uresti won the the PGA Professional Championship in 2017.
Meanwhile, Micah Rudosky of Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez, who made the 36-hole cut, struggled to an 81 on Tuesday and missed the 54-hole cutdown to the low 70 players and ties. Rudosky finished with a 225 total.
Here are all the scores for players with significant Colorado connections:
11. Former Colorado School of Mines golfer Marty Jertson 69-74-213
MISSED 54-HOLE CUT
Micah Rudosky of Cortez 71-73-81–225
MISSED 36-HOLE CUT
Doug Rohrbaugh of Carbondale 79-70—149
Former Colorado Mesa University golfer Brandon Bingaman 74-76–150
Geoff Keffer of Lakewood 74-78–152
Kyle Voska of Highlands Ranch 75-77—152
Christopher Hyten of Castle Rock 75-78–153
Alexandra Braga of Edgewater 76-78–154
Doug Wherry of Lone Tree 80-79–159
Ryan Bakken of Westminster 82-80—162
Barry Milstead of Castle Rock 82-85–167
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