Filling the Field

Coloradans Schmitz, Kuzava and former CSU golfer Cannon among qualifiers for CoBank Colorado Open; Metzger fires 61 at Legacy Ridge

By Gary Baines – 07/09/2019 

On a day that Andre Metzger from Scottsdale, Ariz., broke the tournament course record at Legacy Ridge Golf Course in Westminster with a 10-under-par 61, Coloradans Ryan Schmitz and Jon Kuzava, and former Colorado State University golfer Blake Cannon joined him in qualifying for the $250,000 CoBank Colorado Open that will be held July 25-28 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in northeast Denver.

Metzger made 10 birdies in a bogey-free day to earn medalist honors with his 61 at Legacy Ridge. Also among the dozen players advancing from that site were Schmitz (66) and Kuzava (68). Schmitz made nine birdies on the day.

A second qualifying tournament was held Tuesday at Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins, where Cannon returned to the site of his old college to lead the way with a 6-under-par 65 that included seven birdies.

Last week, the first Colorado Open qualifier, held at Eagle Ranch Golf Golf Course in Eagle, yielded one Colorado qualifier out of the nine overall — Jacob Lestishen of Lone Tree, who shot a 4-under-par 68.

Two more qualifying tournaments will be held leading up to the Colorado Open — July 16 at Legacy Ridge and July 22 at University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch. 

Here are the qualifiers from Tuesday’s two qualifying sites: 

Advance from Par-71 Legacy Ridge GC in Westminster

Andre Metzger, Scottsdale, Ariz. 61

Matt McClung, Fulshear, Texas 64

Mac McClung, Fremont, Calif. 65

Ryan Schmitz, Greenwood Village 66

Blake Elliott, Bullard, Texas 66

Scott Newton, Austin, Texas 67

Loren Jeglum, Moscow, Idaho 67

Marty Sanchez, Santa Fe, N.M. 67

Ian Ansett, Canyon, Texas 68

Casey Adams, Lacey, Wash. 68

Jon Kuzava, Littleton 68

Michael Feuerstein, San Diego 68

Advance from Par-71 Collindale GC in Fort Collins

Former CSU golfer Blake Cannon 65

Bryan Martin, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 66

Gage Ihrig, Goodland, Kan. 67

Josh Anderson, Murrieta, Calif. 68

Edward Olson, Aptos, Calif. 68

Preston Matchett, Billings, Mont. 68

James Woodson, Powhatan, Va. 68

Tee-K Kelly, Wheaton, Ill. 68

Rupert Kaminski, South Africa 69

Ben Doyle, La Jolla, Calif. 69

Josh Weems, Lake Quivira, Kan. 69

Ben Hargis, Amarillo, Texas 69