Local Mini-Tour Roundup

Hailey Schalk runner-up at prep tournament for CoBank Colorado Women’s Open; Korte, Yates post top-5 finishes on Outlaw Tour

By Gary Baines – 5/28/2021

Hailey Schalk of Erie, who won the Colorado National Women’s Amateur on The Cactus Tour in October, finished second out of an eight-player field on Friday in the tour’s CoBank Colorado Women’s Open Prep event at CNGC, Schalk’s home course.

The University of Colorado golfer posted scores of 73-70-75 for a 2-over-par 218 total, finishing 10 strokes behind winner Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Then, a former University of Southern California All-American, went 70-68-70 at Colorado National.

For the tournament, Schalk made seven birdies and nine bogeys.

Schalk, a three-time state high school individual champion, is in the field for next week’s Colorado Women’s Open, set for Wednesday through next Friday at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in northwest Denver.

For all the scores from Colorado National, CLICK HERE.

Elsewhere in mini-tour action:

— Chris Korte of Littleton and two other golfers who played in college at Colorado-based schools, recorded top-6 finishes on Wednesday in the Outlaw Tour’s TPC Champions Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Korte, a former University of Denver player, tied for fourth place with former Colorado State University golfer Colton Yates, while former Colorado School of Mines golfer George Markham shared sixth place in the 75-man field.

Korte went 66-65-72 for a 10-under-par 203 total, ending up 10 strokes behind champion Will Bateman of Scottsdale. Yates matched that score, going 70-66-67. Markham carded rounds of 68-70-66 to check in at 204. Korte and Yates earned $2,025 each, while Markham made $1,517.

For all the scores from the TPC Champions Classic, CLICK HERE.