Local TOURNEY Roundup

Former CSU golfer Ellen Secor, winner of 2018 U.S. Women’s Four-Ball, claims title on Cactus Tour; champ of 2019 U.S. Mid-Am at Colorado Golf Club earns big victory in Australia

By Gary Baines – 1/8/2021

Amateur Ellen Secor, a former Colorado State University golfer who now plays for the University of Oklahoma, this week won a mini-tour event in Sun City, Ariz.

Secor, who teamed with then-CSU teammate Katrina Prendergast to win the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball title, prevailed by five strokes in a Cactus Tour event which featured a field of just eight players (two pros and six amateurs).

Secor posted scores of 76-67-76 for a 3-over-par 219 total.

Haley Greb, another Oregon resident who transferred from CSU (in her case to Tulsa), finished third on Wednesday after carding scores of 74-74-78.

For all the scores from the Cactus Tour event, CLICK HERE.

Elsewhere in tournaments where local players — and others of local interest — posted high finishes:

— Another former CSU golfer, Jake Staiano of Cherry Hills Village, advanced to the quarterfinals at the Outlaw Tour’s Match Play Championship that wrapped up Friday in Phoenix. Nicolo Galletti of Phoenix defeated Staiano 2 and 1 in the quarters. Galletti went on to win the title on Friday.

— In addition, Australian Lukas Michel, who won the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, won the Australian Master of the Amateurs tournament on Friday near Melbourne. Michel, who played in the 2020 Masters and U.S. Open, went 70-72-71-69 for a 6-under-par 282 total and a two-stroke victory.