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Coloradan Hurter moves into top 50 at national Senior PGA Professional Championship despite triple bogey

By Gary Baines – 10/05/2019

For a 1-under-par score of 71, Saturday’s round was certainly a roller-coaster ride for Sedalia’s Don Hurter at the national Senior PGA Professional Championship in Austin, Texas.

On the positive side, the instructor at Castle Pines Golf Club eagled the par-5 eighth hole at Barton Creek’s Fazio Foothills Course, and added four birdies, including one on the 18th hole. And he needed just 24 official putts for the round and one-putted a dozen times.

On the negative side of the ledger, there was a triple-bogey 7 on the 16th hole to go along with two bogeys.

The bottom line is that Saturday’s 71 helped Hurter (pictured) make the 54-hole cut to the low 70 players and ties, as he sits in 49th place at even-par 214. And though the triple bogey certainly didn’t help the cause, Hurter is still very much in the running for a top-35 finish, which would land him a spot in the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, which will be held in May in Benton Harbor, Mich. Going into Sunday, the players tied for 34th place sat at 212.

Leading the tournament, which started with a 264-person field, is Frank Bensel Jr., of Jupiter, Fla., who checked in at 132.

Here are the scores for all the Coloradans who have competed this week:

49. Don Hurter of Sedalia 70-73-71—214

Missed 36-Hole Cut

117. Mike Northern of Colorado Springs 76-70–146

129. Doug Montgomery of Westminster 75-72–147

143. Doug Rohrbaugh of Carbondale 73-75–148

178. Doug Wherry of Lone Tree 74-76–150

191. Chris Johnson of Castle Rock 77-74–151

212. Sherry Andonian-Smith of Centennial 75-77—152

245. Patrick Reidy of Littleton 76-80–156

For all the scores, CLICK HERE.