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Stephens Dominates Field to Win 71st CGA Stroke Play

August 9-12, 2007, Murphy Creek Golf Course


by Colorado Golf Association - 8/12/2007


Former Texas Wesleyan University player Ryan Stephens of Lakewood CC shot 67 in the final round for an astonishing 18-under par 270 to complete one of the more impressive performances in the 71-year history of the CGA Stroke Play Championship. Stephens’ mastery of the difficult Murphy Creek Golf Course, which is scheduled to host the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links, included 23 birdies and two eagles in four sub-par rounds (70-64-69-67) en route to a five-stroke victory. For Stephens, who grew up playing in the Colorado Junior Golf Association, this was his first tournament victory. His name will join the likes of Hale Irwin, Steve Jones and Brandt Jobe as past champions etched on the coveted N.C. “Tub” Morris Trophy.

University of San Diego player Darrin Hall of Lakewood CC, who led after the first two rounds, shot 71 in final round to finish in second place at 275 (-13). 2004 champion Drew Stoltz of Fort Collins CC shot his second consecutive 69 to finish in third place at 277 (-11). Fourth place was captured by Dan Kleckner of Pinehurst CC at 279 (-9). Three players finished tied for 5th at 280 (-8) including University of New Mexico player Jacob Lestishen of Lone Tree GC, CU player Jim Grady of Omni Interlocken, and former DU player Charles Soule of Ute Creek GC.

FINAL RESULTS
Ryan Stephens, Lakewood CC, 70-64-69-67--270
Darrin Hall, Lakewood CC, 66-66-72-71--275
Drew Stoltz, Ft Collins CC, 71-68-69-69--277
Dan Kleckner, Pinehurst CC, 72-71-66-70--279
Charles Soule, Ute Creek GC, 68-67-74-71--280
Jacob Lestishen, Lone Tree GC, 67-74-67-72--280
Jim Grady, Omni Interlocken, 72-69-68-71--280
David Lysaught, Pinehurst CC, 74-71-74-69--288
Riche Moore, Springhill GC, 73-69-72-74--288
Matt Strong, Wellshire GC, 73-74-71-72--290
Tom Gempel, Pinery CC, 72-73-71-75--291
Branden Barron, South Suburban Family Sports, 71-75-71-74--291
Gunner Wiebe, Cherry Hills CC, 72-72-76-72--292
Scott Mendelsohn, South Suburban Family Sports, 73-69-76-75--293
Riley Andrews, The Links GC, 75-75-73-71--294
Steve Murphy, Black Bear GC, 74-75-73-72--294
Tyler Bishop, Sunset GC, 75-72-68-79--294
Steve Irwin, Lakewood CC, 74-74-75-72--295
Luke Symons, Valley CC, 74-76-73-72--295
Klinton Krieger, Ptarmigan G & CC, 71-71-75-78--295
Robert Polk, Colorado GC, 71-68-75-81--295
Ryan Anderson, Greeley CC, 76-72-76-72--296
Riley Arp, Collindale GC, 72-74-77-74--297
James Kurtenbach, South Suburban GC, 69-76-74-78--297
Michael Spaulding, Lone Tree GC, 71-74-78-75--298
Robert Quick, Meadows GC, 74-72-74-78--298
Zachary Zaremba, Walking Stick GC, 72-76-74-77--299
Greg Goode, Saddle Rock GC, 78-72-74-76--300
Keenan Holt, Hillcrest GC, 72-72-80-77--301
David Delich, Broadmoor GC, 75-73-70-83--301
Sean Hedden, Eagle Trace GC, 71-73-82-77--303
Kyle Seery, Rolling Hills CC, 72-77-73-82--304
Brennan Dolan, Boulder CC, 75-75-71-83--304
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek at Meadow Ranch, 76-74-79-76--305
Scott Huelskamp, Columbine CC, 75-74-76-80--305
Matthew Brunk, Highland Meadows GC, 73-77-74-81--305
Bryan Olshock, Bear Creek GC, 71-77-77-82--307
Sey Johnson, Tiara Rado GC, 77-74-80-77--308
Elliot Lawrence, Lakewood CC, 74-73-83-83--313
Kermitt Barrett, Hillcrest GC, 71-79-WD--WD

MISSED CUT
Derek Tolan, South Suburban Family Sports, 77-75--152
Adam Taylor, Omni Interlocken GC, 78-74--152
Daryl Fengler, Murphy Creek GC, 76-76--152
Michael Baird, South Suburban Family Sports, 69-83--152
Nick Hodge, Highlands Ranch GC, 74-78--152
Andrew Dannewitz, Meadow Hills GC, 76-77--153
Chris Carlson, Highlands Ranch GC, 79-74--153
Jonathan Gravina, Pinehurst CC, 76-77--153
Eric Hoos, Bear Creek GC, 77-76--153
Dean Clapp, Meadow Hills GC, 69-84--153
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC, 80-74--154
Jim Doidge, Pueblo CC, 79-75--154
Kaleb Mahanes, Fox Hill CC, 80-74--154
Marshall Clark, Wellshire GC, 77-77--154
Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC, 78-77--155
Ryan Boshoven, Plum Creek G & CC, 73-82--155
Chris Huffer, Wellshire GC, 82-74--156
Martin Prazak, Meadow Hills GC, 79-78--157
Michael Harrington, Kissing Camels Club, 83-75--158
Brett Lapierre, Meridian GC, 84-75--159
Ryan Brees, Haymaker GC, 76-83--159
Brookie Kanski, Fitzsimons GC, 75-84--159
Josh Berrelez, Boomerang Golf Links, 81-78--159
Brandon Strope, Sunset GC, 77-82--159
Tom Eafrati, Antler Creek GC, 78-82--160
Todd Novak, Vail GC, 79-81--160
Chase Chaldekas, Hiwan GC, 76-85--161
David Snow, Saddle Rock GC, 80-83--163
Pj Zenewicz, Haymaker GC, 86-79--165
Sloan Harrison, Highlands Ranch GC, 80-86--166
Steve Sullivan, CC at Castle Pines, 88-79--167
Gary Elder, Foothills GC, 84-85--169
Conor Murphy, Eagle Trace GC, 82-90--172
Bob Utberg, Valley CC, 95-78--173
Billy Moss, Red Hawk Ridge GC, 92-101--193
Troy Sidabras, Collindale GC, 75-WD--WD
Brian Carruthers, Sterling CC, 76-WD--WD
Charles Chon, Aurora Hills GC, 72-WD--WD
Bill Fowler, Rolling Hills CC, 83-WD--WD
Jonathan Marsico, Green Gables CC, 74-WD--WD
Michael Larson, Boulder CC, 80-WD--WD
Gary Fox, CC at Castle Pines, 76-WD--WD
Brian Morfeld, Flatirons GC, 76-WD--WD
 

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