Headed to Southern Hills

Coloradan Micah Rudosky places 11th in his first national Senior PGA Professional Championship and earns berth in 2021 Senior PGA Championship

By Gary Baines – 10/18/2020

Micah Rudosky just turned 50 on Sept. 1, thus becoming eligible for big-time senior golf championships. And the PGA head professional at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez certainly got plenty out of his first trip to the national Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Rudosky shot four consecutive rounds of par or better in Port St. Lucie, Fla., tying for 11th-place finish out of a starting field of 264 players. And with a top-35 showing comes a spot in the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will be played May 27-30 at Southern Hills in Tulsa. The Senior PGA Championship is one of the majors on PGA Tour Champions.

Rudosky’s finish at the national Senior PGA Professional Championship was the best by a Coloradan since Mike Northern of Colorado Springs tied for fourth in 2016.

A month after finishing third in the Colorado PGA Professional Championship, Rudosky posted a 4-under-par 283 total at PGA Golf Club. He shot a 2-under-par 70 in Sunday’s final round, when he carded three birdies and one bogey.

With round scores of 71-70-72-70, Rudosky ended up 14 strokes behind champion Omar Uresti of Austin, Texas, who has played in 375 PGA Tour events in his life. Uresti won by six on Sunday.

Here are the scores for all the Colorado-based PGA professionals who competed this week at the national Senior PGA Professional Championship:

11. Micah Rudosky, Conquistador GC 71-70-72-70—283

Missed 54-Hole Cut

77. Mike Zaremba, Desert Hawk at Pueblo West 71-73-77–221

Missed 36-Hole Cut

105. Bill Hancock, Littleton GC 69-78–147

120. Dale Smigelsky, Fort Collins 74-74–148

159. Barry Milstead, Valley CC 79-71–150

169. John Ogden, Cherry Hills CC 76-75–151

169. Jeff Hanson, Red Sky GC 77-74–151

202. Doug Rohrbaugh, Snowmass Club 74-80–154

For all the scores from Port St. Lucie, CLICK HERE.