Colorado Junior Amateur Championship

Colorado Junior Amateur Championship

COLORADO JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The CGA Junior Stroke Play Championship was first played in 1977 and the corresponding CWGA Junior Stroke Play Championships started in 1979. In 2016, the CGA and CWGA moved their respective events under the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado and they were renamed to become the Colorado Junior Amateur Championship.

CURRENT YEAR WINNER - JAKE WELCH

 

CURRENT YEAR WINNER - KATIE BERRIAN

Jake Welch of Highlands Ranch is a golfer who happens to also be quite adept at wrestling. In fact, the Valor Christian senior-to-be finished third in the 170-pound weight class at the 4A state high school wrestling tournament earlier this year. 

On Wednesday, Welch figuratively used his grappling skills to wrestle away the boys title in the Colorado Junior Amateur from Dillon Stewart of Fort Collins, who threw down the gauntlet in the final round by shooting a 5-under-par 31 on the front nine and a 6-under-par 66 overall on Wednesday at Todd Creek Golf Club in Thornton.

So what did Welch, playing four groups behind Stewart on Wednesday, do in response? 

He just posted a career-best round -- for the second straight day -- by shooting a 66 of his own to overtake Stewart on the back nine and claim the boys championship. CONTINUE READING

 

On the girls side, Katie Berrian of Castle Rock did some nifty final-round work of her own to claim the trophy. The 16-year-old rebounded from a second-round 82 with an even-par 72 to emerge from a tightly-packed leaderboard to earn the victory.

Berrian was two behind entering the final day. But after going 2 over par on the front nine, she played the back in a bogey-free 2 under par, making birdies on 14 and 16. The 16-year-old, who placed third in the 5A girls state high school tournament in May, finished with a 10-over-par 226 total after going 72-82-72.
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PAST CHAMPIONS

2017

Davis Bryant

Arielle Keating

2016

Braden Bentley

Mary Weinstein

2015

Isaac Petersilie

Mary Weinstein

2014

Ross Macdonald

Jennifer Kupcho

2013

Ross Macdonald

Kelly Moran

2012

Jimmy Makloski

Calli Ringsby

2011

Steven Kupcho

Allie Johnston

2010

Jonathan Park

Paige Spiranac

2009

Wyndham Clark

Somin Lee

2008

Kory Harrell

Bethany Buchner

2007

Mark Hubbard

Elizabeth Kresock

2006

Tyler Parsloe

Brooke Collins

2005

Riley Andrews

Becca Huffer

2004

Jeff Bullock

Kristin Walla

2003

Shea Sena

Ashley Tait

2002

Luke Antonelli

Kelly Jaques

2001

Derek O'Neill

Aimee Tjelmeland

2000

John Hayes

Lindsay Hulwick

1999

Brett Tobyne

Kate Waggoner

1998

Matt Hart

Nicki Cutler

1997

Geoff Keffer

Kelly Schaub

1996

Mike English

Nancy Abiecunas

1995

Lief Olson

Britta Olson

1994

Marc Hocking

Michelle Thomas

1993

Ben Fiala

Jennifer McCormick

1992

Jeff Fujimoto

Jennifer McCormick

1991

Mike Troyer

Jennifer McCormick

1990

Ray Best III

Shannon Mercer

1989

Scott Petersen

Kerry Zebick

1988

Scott Petersen

Kelly Heffer

1987

Scott Petersen

Jodi Zwemke

1986

Brett Dean

Kathy Hodge

1985

Bill Riddle

Wendy Werley

1984

Clark Lyons

Wendy Werley

1983

Brandt Jobe

Melanie Warmath

1982

John Sundberg

Gailynn Addis

1981

Luke Maten

Gailynn Addis

1980

Luke Maten

Liza Wright

1979

James Huntington

Dana Jennings

1978

Randy White

 

1977

Rick Cramer