Local Mini-Tour Roundup

Westminster product Steven Kupcho places second in All Pro Tour event; former Buff Brittany Fan notches top-5 showing on Women’s APT

By Gary Baines – 12/16/2020

Two days after his younger sister, Jennifer, finished 30th at the U.S. Women’s Open in Houston, fellow Colorado product Steven Kupcho made a run at the title in a tournament held in the Houston suburb of Kingwood.

The elder Kupcho, who grew up in Westminster and played golf at the University of Northern Colorado, placed second out of a 72-player field at the All Pro Tour’s Kingwood Island Championship that concluded on Wednesday.

Kupcho, the 2012 CGA Les Fowler Player of the Year, posted scores of 69-69-74 for a 4-under-par 212 total, which left him one stroke behind winner Preston Stanley of Katy, Texas, who closed with a 70.

Kupcho earned $5,150 for the performance. On an up-and-down Wednesday, he started out eagle-birdie, carded a birdie on 18 and in between recorded one birdie, five bogeys and a double bogey.

For the week, he managed an eagle and a dozen birdies.

Also notching a top-10 finish was former Air Force Academy golfer Kyle Westmoreland, who tied for sixth at 216, earning $1,928.

For all the scores for the APT event that ended Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

Elsewhere for locals in mini-tour action this week:

— Former University of Colorado golfer Brittany Fan tied for fifth place out of 32 golfers on Wednesday at the Women’s All Pro Tour’s Kingwood Forest Classic in Kingwood, Texas.

Fan went 75-72-73 for a 4-over-par 220 total. She ended up eight strokes behind the winner, amateur Hannah Karg of Germany.

For scores from the WAPT event, CLICK HERE.