Ongoing Success

5 former champions make quarterfinals at CGA Senior Match Play

By Gary Baines – 6/24/2020

Four matches down, three to go.

At least that’s the case if you want to be a finalist in this week’s 51st CGA Senior Match Play Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor.

After completing three matches in round-robin pod play and then the single-elimination round of 16 on Wednesday, an amazing five former championships have advanced to Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Among the final eight that fall into that category are defending champion Scott Sullivan of Bookcliff Country Club, Wyoming resident John Hornbeck (winner in 2018), Guy Mertz of TPC Colorado (2010), Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club (2009) and Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club (2006).

Sullivan defeated three-time champion David Delich of The Broadmoor Golf Club, 4 and 2, in Wednesday’s round of 16 to move on.

In Thursday’s quarterfinals, Sullivan will face Polk, the 2018 CGA Senior Amateur champ; Moore will take on Victor Minovich of Foothills Golf Course, who made it to the round of 16 at last year’s U.S. Senior Amateur; Hornbeck, last year’s CGA Senior Am winner, will face Mertz; and Steve Ivan of Patty Jewett Golf Course will go against Gary Albrecht of CommonGround Golf Course.

Ivan, the 2017 CGA Senior Amateur champion, has been runner-up in the Senior Match Play each of the past two years. Albrecht won his four-player pod this week despite tying his first two round-robin matches.

None of Wednesday’s round-of-16 matches made it to the 18th hole.

Thursday will mark the second straight day two rounds of matches will be contested, with the semifinals set for the afternoon. The scheduled 18-hole final will be held Friday morning.

This year’s Senior Match Play is limited to players 54 and older.

For all the results and final pod-play standings from the CGA Senior Match Play, CLICK HERE.