Colorado Mid-Am: Richmeier retains lead
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2013) -- Three-time defending champion Keith Humerickhouse of Glenwood Springs Golf Club surged up the leaderboard, but Brian Richmeier of Meadow Hills Golf Course retained the lead Saturday in the 27th CGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

Richmeier bogeyed the last hole Saturday at the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills in Westminster to shoot a 1-over-par 73. That left the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier at 4-under 140 going into Sunday's final round.

Humerickhouse, who's trying to tie Rick DeWitt's record of four consecutive wins in the Mid-Amateur, jumped within a stroke of Richmeier thanks to a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday. Humerickhouse, winner of last year's Mid-Amateur by 12 strokes, made an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys in Saturday's second round.

Another former champion, two-time winner Steve Irwin of Lakewood Country Club, shares third place, two back of Richmeier, with Ryan Axlund of CommonGround Golf Course. Irwin used a 12th-hole eagle to fire his second straight 71, while Axlund made four birdies in his final seven holes and carded a 69.

Michael Harrington of Kissing Camels, himself a former Mid-Amateur winner, is among those tied for fifth place at 143.

The field in the event, which is limited to players 25 and older, was cut to the low 40 and ties after two rounds.

The leaders will tee off at 9:27 a.m. Sunday for the final round.

ABOUT THE Colorado Mid-Amateur

Active CGA members. 54 holes of stroke play. A 36- hole cut will be made to the low 40 players and ties. A player must be 25 years of age or older as of the first day of a tournament. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify.

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