Local Tour Roundup

Jennifer Kupcho records her eighth top-10 finish on LPGA Tour; Shane Bertsch places 23rd in U.S. Senior Open

By Gary Baines – 7/11/2021

Jennifer Kupcho’s opportunity to move up — or down — on Sunday was nixed by unplayable conditions in Sylvania, Ohio, so the former longtime Coloradan finished ninth at the Marathon LPGA Classic, where the event was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

The showing was the eighth top-10 of Kupcho’s young LPGA career, with three of those having come in 2021. All told, she has three second places, a fourth, a fifth, a seventh, a ninth and a 10th.

Kupcho, winner of the 2020 CoBank Colorado Women’s Open, went 69-65-69 for a 10-under-par 203 total in Ohio, leaving her nine strokes behind champion Nasa Hataoka. For the tournament, Kupcho posted 14 birdies and four bogeys. The 24-year-old earned $36,744.

For all the scores for the Marathon LPGA Classic, CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile, at the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, Neb., Parker resident Shane Bertsch finished 23rd in his first time competing in the USSO, which is considered the premier event in men’s senior golf.

Bertsch, who has won one time on PGA Tour Champions, posted rounds of 70-70-72-74 for a 6-over-par total of 286. After making two birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey on Sunday, he ended up 13 strokes behind champion Jim Furyk, who won by three. 

Here are the U.S. Senior Open scores for all the players with strong Colorado connections:

23. Shane Bertsch (Parker resident) 70-70-72-74–286

Missed 36-Hole Cut

Amateur Jon Lindstrom (Denver resident) 74-74–148

Esteban Toledo (former Castle Pines resident) 75-74—149

Chris DiMarco (Colorado resident) 73-77–150

Amateur Sean Crowley (Columbine Valley resident) 74-78—152

John Ogden (former Cherry Hills CC head professional) 78-82—160

For all the scores from the U.S. Senior Open, CLICK HERE