Solid Starts

Kent Denver grad Wiebe, Colorado pro Lanting start with sub-par rounds at the national Assistant PGA Professional Championship

By Gary Baines – 11/14/2019

Gunner Wiebe, the Kent Denver graduate who went on to earn the CGA Les Fowler Player of the Year award in 2010, shot a 2-under-par 70 on Thursday and shares sixth place after Thursday’s opening round of the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Also posting a sub-par round on Thursday was Ben Lanting of Littleton, winner of the last two Colorado PGA Assistants Championships, who managed a 71, good for 12th place.

The 72-hole event, featuring a field of 132, will continue through Sunday.

Wiebe (pictured), an assistant professional at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, won the National Car Rental Southern California Assistant PGA Professional Championship this year. The son of five-time PGA Tour Champions winner Mark Wiebe trails leader Zach Johnson of Farmington, Utah, by three strokes.

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National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship

Nov. 14-17 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

(Results of Players With Strong Colorado Connections)

6. Former Coloradan Gunner Wiebe 70

12. Ben Lanting, Littleton 71

77. Caine Fitzgerald, Parker 77

77. Nate LeBlanc of Telluride 77

129. Geoff Keffer, Lakewood 82