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.