Colorado Pub-Links: Hot finish wins it for Parish
WINDSOR, Colo. (June 24, 2012) -- In a tournament that was contested largely in triple-digit heat, University of Wyoming golfer Eric Parish played red-hot golf on Sunday to win the CGA Public Links Championship.

Parish (pictured), a CGA member from Laramie, Wyo., shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round at Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor to capture the title by two strokes.

Parish's 13-under-par 200 total is believed to tie for the second-lowest in CGA Public Links history, behind only Derek Tolan's 199 in 2008 at Fox Hollow Golf Course.

A fourth-year junior-to-be on the Wyoming golf team, Parish went into the final round three strokes out of the lead, but he finished two shots ahead of runners-up Steven Kupcho of CommonGround Golf Course (69 Sunday) and David Schroeder of the Broadmoor Golf Club (65).

Paul Erdman of Colorado National Golf Club (67 for a 204 total) placed fourth.

Parish carded seven birdies on Sunday, but it took three of them in a four-hole stretch from holes 14-17 to go ahead for good. A stellar approach shot on the par-4 14th set him up for a 4-foot birdie, then he two-putted from 40 feet for another on the par-5 15th, and he rolled in a 15-footer on 17.

After that, a routine par on No. 18 was enough for a comfortable win.

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Active CGA members who, since January 1 of the current year, are bona-fide public course players and have not held privileges of any course which does not extend playing privileges to the general public or privileges of any private club maintaining its own course. EXCEPTIONS: a bona-fide public course player may hold incidental privileges of a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by: (1) an educational institution at which he is a student; or (2) a federal armed service of which he is a member or retired member; or (3) an industry by which he is employed. The CGA uses the same guidelines for eligibility as the USGA. There is no handicap restriction.

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