Former Buff Brittany Fan birdies playoff hole to win Cactus Tour event; ex-CU golfer Jeremy Paul 61 under par in last 8 rounds on Outlaw Tour
By Gary Baines – 03/7/2019
Last summer, former University of Colorado golfer Brittany Fan won in her pro debut on The Cactus Tour — in a playoff, no less.
And on Thursday, victory No. 2 came her way — again in a playoff.
Fan (pictured) prevailed in a 17-player tournament in Sun City, Ariz., making a birdie on the first hole of a playoff to claim the $2,000 first prize.
Fan — the 2013 Colorado Women’s Open low amateur, 2015 CWGA Match Play runner-up, and winner of a college tournament a year ago this month — shot rounds of 72-68-69 for a 7-under-par 209 total in Sun City. Riley Rennell fired a final-round 64 to match that total, but Fan prevailed in the sudden-death playoff, hitting a wedge approach and draining a right-to-left breaking putt for birdie.
This week marked Fan’s fourth top-six finish on The Cactus Tour this season.
Former Buff Jeremy Paul Continues Stellar Play on Outlaw Tour: Meanwhile, a regular on the CU men’s team while Fan played on the women’s squad, Jeremy Paul, remained on a tear on the Outlaw Tour.
After winning three consecutive events on the Outlaw circuit, Paul tied for second on Sunday in the Las Colinas Classic in Queen Creek, Ariz.
Paul went 63-62-67 for a 21-under-par 192 total, finishing six strokes behind champion Aaron Whalen. The performance was worth $2,700 for the former CU golfer.
Here are Paul’s last eight rounds on the Outlaw Tour, a stretch over which he’s a remarkable 61 under par: 67-62-66-61-64-63-62-67.