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Coloradan Shane Bertsch vaults into 4th place at U.S. Senior Open; amateur Jon Lindstrom misses cut by 1

By Gary Baines – year 7/9/2021

Shane Bertsch is proving to be a quick learner regarding this whole U.S. Senior Open thing.

The 51-year-old from Parker, making his USSO debut this week, jumped up the leaderboard, into a tie for fourth place, on Friday in Omaha, Neb.

Bertsch, a past Colorado Open champion who won once on PGA Tour Champions last year, carded his second straight even-par 70, and his 140 total leaves him four strokes behind leader Jim Furyk. 

Bertsch had an eventful round on Friday, making six birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys.

Amateur Jon Lindstrom of Denver, also competing in his first U.S. Senior Open, fell one stroke shy of making the 36-hole cut to the low 60 players and ties as he carded back-to-back scores of 74. On Friday, he made an eagle, a birdie and seven bogeys.

The player to whom Lindstrom lost in a CoBank Colorado Senior Open playoff last year, Harry Rudolph of San Diego, did advance to the weekend. He stands in 52nd place at 146 (74-72).

Here are the U.S. Senior Open scores for all the players with strong Colorado connections:

T4. Shane Bertsch (Parker resident) 70-70–140

Missed 36-Hole Cut

Amateur Jon Lindstrom (Denver resident) 74-74–148

Esteban Toledo (former Castle Pines resident) 75-74—149

Chris DiMarco (Colorado resident) 73-77–150

Amateur Sean Crowley (Columbine Valley resident) 74-78—152

John Ogden (former Cherry Hills CC head professional) 78-82—160

For all the scores from the U.S. Senior Open, CLICK HERE