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Defending champ Kent Moore rallies to prevail, while Robert Polk keeps rolling at CGA Super-Senior Match Play

By Gary Baines – 6/29/2021

Ten players in the 32-man field improved to 2-0 in round-robin pod play on Tuesday, while a couple of prominent past CGA championship winners suffered losses on day 2 of the CGA Super-Senior Match Play at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder. 

Among those who won their second match in two days were defending champion Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club and last week’s CGA Senior Match Play champion Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club. The two met in the SS Match Play finals last year, with Moore prevailing 3 and 2.

On Tuesday, Moore, a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer and president of the CGA, defeated Bruce Hayes of Walnut Creek Golf Preserve 2 up. Moore, seeking to win his third SS Match Play title, was 1 down after 14, but won three of the last four holes.

As for Polk, he’s now 9-0 in matches over the last nine days, between the Senior Match Play and SS Match Play. On Tuesday, he cruised to a 6 and 5 victory over Steve King of Colorado National Golf Club.

Still, both Moore and Polk will have to win matches on Wednesday morning — or prevail in a playoff — to claim first place in their four-person pods and advance to the knockout phase, which begins with Wednesday afternoon’s quarterfinals. That’s because both will face opponents also 2-0 — Robert Bulthaup of Valley Country Club for Moore and Jim Reynolds of Bear Creek Golf Club for Polk.

Meanwhile, 2018 SS Match Play champ Harry Johnson of Eagle Ranch Golf Course lost 3 and 2 to Dave Bullock of Cherry Hills Country Club, who improved to 2-0. And 2014 CGA Super-Senior Amateur champion Kary Kaltenbacher of Glenmoor Country Club defeated Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Mark Crabtree 5 and 4. Crabtree is returning to CGA competition this year after about 25 years, having previously won the CGA Match Play four times. Kaltenbacher is now 2-0.

After the pod-play finale and the quarterfinals are held on Wednesday, the semifinals and the finals are set for Thursday.

The Super-Senior Match Play is limited to competitors 65 and older.

For all the results from Flatirons GC, CLICK HERE.