2-time champ Robert Polk grabs opening-round lead at CGA Super-Senior Amateur
By Gary Baines – 8/9/2021
Past champions hold down the top three spots and two recent qualifiers for the U.S. Senior Amateur are fourth and tied for fifth after Monday’s opening round of the CGA Super-Senior Amateur Championship at Ute Creek Golf Course in Longmont.
Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club, who won the 2021 CGA Senior Match Play along with two past Super-Senior Ams, fired a 3-under-par 69 to grab a one-stroke advantage in the event for players 65 and older.
Polk carded four birdies and one bogeys in the first round of the 36-hole tournament that will conclude on Tuesday.
Defending champion David Nelson of Columbine Country Club and 2021 CGA Super-Senior Match Play winner Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club share second place at 70. Nelson made four birdies and two bogeys on day 1, the same as Moore, the 2016 champion.
Jim Reynolds of Bear Creek Golf Club also broke par, shooting a 1-under 71 to sit in fourth place. Last month, Reynolds, Robin Bradbury of TPC Colorado and Bill Fowler of The Club at Rolling Hills qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur.
Bradbury, along with Harry Johnson of Eagle Ranch Golf Course and Sean Forey of Rolling Hills are tied for fifth place at 72.
In the masters division for those over 70, Scott Crone of Pinehurst Country Club opened with a 2-under 70, good for a five-stroke lead. Crone carded five birdies and three bogeys on Monday.
Vince Laurita of Thorncreek Golf Course holds second place at 75.