Northern Wins Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship
Colorado Springs Professional Fires 10-under 134
Mike Northern, PGA Life Member, followed up a stellar first round with an even better second round to win the 2016 Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship on Tuesday in Lafayette, CO. Northern, a four-time Dow Finsterwald Player of the Year fired back-to-back rounds of 67 to finish at 10-under-par 134.
“This was really good for me!” noted Northern following his victory. “I haven’t won anything in a long time.”
Northern posted a bogey free round on Tuesday and made five birdies including a closing four-under-par 32. “I saw the scores at the turn and knew somebody was going to post a decent score so I knew I had to go out and keep going,” Mike said. “I thought to myself, why can’t that be me?”
Northern relied on his normally strong iron game over the two rounds but it was his wedge game that made a difference. “My irons are usually the strength of my game and they were good this week but I really hit my wedges well this week.”
Grady Wins Assistants Championship in First Ever Section Event
University of Colorado Assistant Coach Fires 10-Under 134 at Legacy Ridge GC
Pat Grady, an Apprentice Professional and the Assistant Coach of the University of Colorado Men’s Golf team won the 2016 National Car Rental Colorado Assistant Professional Championship at Legacy Ridge Golf Course. Grady, a two-time Colorado Golf Association Player of the Year, posted back-to-back rounds of five-under-par 67 to earn his Colorado PGA victory.
“The key really was just playing really consistent golf,” noted Grady after his victory. “I birdied a lot of the par-5’s and the drive-able par-4’s this week. I really didn’t do anything special so it was a pretty boring victory.”