DENVER, CO (June 25, 2006) -- CSU Pueblo player Andrew Hedrick (Desert Hawk at Pueblo West) eagled the first playoff hole to win the CGA Public Links Championship at The Courses at Hyland Hills - Gold Course. Hedrick shot 67 in the final round tying him for the title at 205 (-11) with Brian Richmeier (Meadow Hills GC), who had fired a seven-under 65 in the final round. On the first playoff hole (#1, 561-yard par-5) Richmeier was just right of the green in two, and was able to get up and down for birdie – but it wasn’t enough. Hedrick, who had placed his tee shot in the #2 hole’s fairway on a more direct line to the first green, hit an approach shot that rimmed into, then back out of the hole and came to rest a foot away. After Richmeier made his birdie putt, Hedrick tapped in his eagle to win his first CGA championship.
1999 champion and Colorado Golf Hall of Fame inductee Rick DeWitt (West Woods GC) fired a 69 in the final round for a total of 206 to take third place. Michael Baird (Red Hawk Ridge GC) shot 72 in the final round to finish in a fourth place tie at 207 with CU’s Derek Tolan (South Suburban Family SC), who turned in a six-under 66 on the final day. Defending champion CSU player Zen Brown (Indian Tree GC) shot a final round 73 for a 208 total and a sixth place finish.
The field was cut after round 2 at 149 to the low 40 plus ties for the final round on Sunday.
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