Making the Grade

Aspen’s Morris, brothers Tom and Bob Kalinowski among qualifiers for CoBank Colorado Open

By Gary Baines – 7/7/2020

A dozen more players, including AJ Morris of Aspen and brothers and former Durango residents Tom and Bob Kalinowski, punched their tickets to this month’s CoBank Colorado Open as the third of five qualifying tournaments was held, with Eagle Ranch Golf Course in Eagle hosting Tuesday’s event.

Morris — who played PGA Tour Canada in 2017, making three cuts — shot a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday, good for a share of second place, two strokes behind medalist Noah Hofman of McCook, Neb., who chalked up nine birdies en route to his 65.

Morris carded seven birdies and two bogeys.

Meanwhile, Tom Kalinowski posted six birdies and three bogeys in shooting a 69. Bob Kalinowski, a two-time Big Eight Conference individual champion when he played at the University of Colorado, fired a 70 and prevailed in a five-man playoff for the final qualifying position that lasted five holes.

To see all the qualifiers and scores from Tuesday, CLICK HERE.

Two more qualifying tournaments are planned in advance of the Colorado Open, which features a $100,000 first prize and a $250,000 purse. The Open is set for July 23-26 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in northeast Denver.

For a story on the first and second Colorado Open qualifiers, CLICK HERE.