Morton Leads at Halfway Point of National Car Rental Colorado PGA Assistant Championship
August 4-5, 2014 | The Ranch Country Club
Travis Morton, PGA Assistant Professional at Raccoon Creek Golf Club leads after the first round of the National Car Rental Colorado PGA Assistant Championship. Morton, the 2013 Apprentice Player of the Year, played his front nine in rather mundane one-under-par 35. It was on his second nine that he got things going by posting an eagle and two birdies to post a four-under-par 31 and a five-under-par 66.
“I played really well today,” Morton noted after his round. “I think I missed two or three greens and when I did miss them, it wasn’t by much.”
Sitting in second place is Joe Brown, PGA Assistant Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club. Brown posted a five-under-par 67, highlighted by an eagle two on the par-4 sixth hole.
“I didn’t hit it great off the tee and had a 7-iron left into the green,” Brown commented after the round. “I had to run it up onto the green because I had a downhill lie in the right rough. When I hit it though, I thought it was going to be good.”
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Johnson Beats Heat to Win Greeley Country Club Scratch Pro Am
Greeley Country Club | July 21, 2014
There are hot summer days and then there are days like the one at the Greeley Country Club Scratch Pro Am presented by the Colorado Chevy Dealers. With temperatures reaching near 100 and with little to no wind, most players fought just to beat the heat. Chris Johnson stayed cool and fired a one-under-par 69 on the day to win the event.
Johnson, the PGA Director of Golf at The Pinery and The Club at Pradera posted four birdies and three bogies. “The key to winning was that I drove the ball very well”, Johnson noted after the event. “I hit 13 fairways and the (one) fairway I missed, I was a yard off into the rough which allowed me a lot of looks at the greens.”