Merriam-Webster defines impressive as deserving attention, admiration, or respect. That definition could not be more fitting of Doug Rohrbaugh and his golf game over the past year and a half and this past week was no different. Rohrbaugh defended his title and won the 2014 Colorado PGA Professional Championship at Todd Creek Golf Club by posting a twelve-under-par 204.
Over the past two years, the PGA Head Professional at Ironbridge Golf Club in Carbondale has strung together results that would rival anyone in Colorado’s illustrious golf history. Since turning 50, Rohrbaugh has won the HealthONE Colorado Senior Open, finished second the in HealthONE Colorado Open, played in multiple major championships and has now won two Colorado PGA Professional Championships.
The key for Rohrbaugh, like has been much of his run, has been his putter. “I putted so well this week” he noted after the event. “I had 24 or 25 putts each of the first two rounds and it really put me in good position.”
Jones Near Perfect in Colorado Senior PGA Championship
Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club | August 18-19, 2014
After the run Doug Rohrbaugh has been on the past few years it was going to near perfection to knock off the two-timedefending champion of the Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship. Gregg Jones, a PGA Instructor at Sand Creek Golf Course in Colorado Springs was just that, near perfect.
Jones carded 12 birdies and just one bogey over 36 holes to capture the 2014 Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship on Tuesday, August 19, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club.
“I played great this week,” Jones noted after the event. “I have only played a few times over the past three months. I guess I needed a little time away from the game.”
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.”