Up, Down and All Around

Wild third round drops Coloradan Shane Bertsch to 19th in U.S. Senior Open

By Gary Baines – 7/10/2021

To say the last two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open have been a wild, roller-coaster ride for Colorado resident Shane Bertsch would be an understatement.

The 51-year-old Parker resident, competing in his first USSO, has made more non-pars than pars over the last 36 holes, which isn’t normally how these things work for tour pros.

In round 2, the former Colorado Open champion recorded six birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys. Then in Saturday’s third round at Omaha Country Club, where weather caused major delays in round 3, he carded five birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys.

Bertsch, winner of one PGA Tour Champions event, ended up with a 2-over-par 72 on Saturday, which dropped him from fourth place to 19th going into the final round. With a 2-over 212 total, he trails leader Jim Furyk, winner of the 2003 U.S. Open, by 10 shots.

Here are the U.S. Senior Open scores for all the players with strong Colorado connections:

19. Shane Bertsch (Parker resident) 70-70-72–212

Missed 36-Hole Cut

Amateur Jon Lindstrom (Denver resident) 74-74–148

Esteban Toledo (former Castle Pines resident) 75-74—149

Chris DiMarco (Colorado resident) 73-77–150

Amateur Sean Crowley (Columbine Valley resident) 74-78—152

John Ogden (former Cherry Hills CC head professional) 78-82—160

For all the scores from the U.S. Senior Open, CLICK HERE