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Coloradan Chris DiMarco records best PGA Tour Champions finish since 2020 — and it comes at a senior major; Aspen’s Liselotte Neumann posts top-10 in LPGA Senior Championship

By Gary Baines – 5/26/2024

Denver-area resident Chris DiMarco cost himself a few spots on the leaderboard with a final-hole double bogey, but the Denver-area resident still posted his first top-10 finish in almost four years on PGA Tour Champions.

And it came at a senior major.

DiMarco tied for sixth on Sunday at the KitchenAir Senior PGA Championship, recording the fifth top-10 of his Champions career, which dates back to 2018.

The three-time PGA Tour winner, who’s still looking for his first Champions victory, posted rounds of 68-65-71-69 for an 11-under-par total in Benton Harbor, Mich. DiMarco ended up six strokes behind champion Richard Bland, who closed with a 63.

DiMarco, the runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 2005 Masters, recorded his best Champions finish — a fourth place — at the Ally Challenge in August 2020. Sunday marked his second top-10 in a senior major as he placed sixth in the 2019 U.S. Senior Open.

The Senior PGA showing was worth $107,650 to DiMarco, who moved to the Denver area in 2018.

For all the scores from the Senior PGA Championship, CLICK HERE.

Also this weekend, on Saturday, part-time Aspen resident Liselotte Neumann earned a sixth-place finish in the LPGA Senior Championship in Hurricane, Utah. Neumann carded scores of 73-70-75 for a 2-over-par total, which left her 12 strokes behind winner Angela Stanford. Neumann earned $14,023. SCORES

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. The University of Colorado Evans Scholar alum was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. He owns and operates