Local Tour Roundup

Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman moves up to 5th on Epson Tour money list; runner-up finish leaves her in good position to earn LPGA Tour card; former Mines player George Markham posts top-10 on PGA Tour Canada season finale

By Gary Baines – 9/10/2023

Jenny Coleman is no stranger to competing on the LPGA Tour. The former University of Colorado golfer played full-time on the world’s top tour for females in 2017 and from 2020-22. 

And, from the looks of things, Coleman will be headed back to the LPGA circuit in 2024.

The former Buff tied for second place this weekend at the Epson Tour’s Black Desert Resort Championship in Salt Lake City. That marked her second runner-up showing on the Epson circuit in 2023 — to go along with a win and a fourth-place. Coincidentally, both of her runner-ups came in Utah.

That leaves Coleman in fifth place on the Epson Tour money list, with $100,547. After the upcoming final four tournaments of the season, the top 10 on the money list will earn LPGA Tour cards for 2024.

At the Black Desert Resort Championship, Coleman posted rounds of 68-63-69 to finished at 16 under par, two strokes behind champion Nataliya Guseva. In the final round, Coleman carded an eagle, five birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey.

“It was honestly a great event overall,” Coleman told “Today I hit the ball great, but I was a little shaky with the putter. I was still able to finish up there and honestly, to put a score like that up this week is pretty nice.”

The performance earned Coleman $24,083.

For all the scores from the Black Desert Resort Championship, CLICK HERE.

— Elsewhere in significant tour golf for players with strong Colorado ties, former Colorado School of Mines golfer George Markham tied for ninth place in the PGA Tour Canada’s season-ending Fortinet Championship in Calgary. Markham went 68-63-74-65 for a 14-under-par total, which left him eight strokes behind champion Hayden Springs. For all the scores, CLICK HERE.

About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for since 2009. He was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. He owns and operates