Local Mini Tour Roundup

Former CGA Player of Year Staiano and ex-Buffs Yannik and Jeremy Paul post top-five finishes on Outlaw Tour

By Gary Baines – 2/7/2020

Three players with strong Colorado ties, including former CGA Player of the Year Jake Staiano of Cherry Hills Village, recorded top-five finishes this week on the Outlaw Tour in Arizona.

Staiano tied for fifth out of 45 players Wednesday in the Lone Tree Shootout in Chandler, Ariz.

The former Colorado State University golfer posted scores of 66-69 for a 7-under-par total of 135, which left him six strokes behind champion Matt Gurska of Heritage, Pa.

In Tuesday’s first round, Staiano carded two eagles. For the two rounds, he also made 10 birdies. The showing was worth $1,150.

Then on Friday at the Outlaw Tour’s one-day Ken McDonald Shootout, brothers and former University of Colorado golfers Yannik and Jeremy Paul tied for fourth place in a field of 47 at the Ken McDonald Shootout in Tempe, Ariz.

The two matched 5-under-par 67s, ending up three strokes behind winner Jeff Nichols of Mesa, Ariz. Yannik recorded seven birdies on Friday and Jeremy six.

Also scoring a top-10 on Friday was Denver’s Jacob Mally (68).