From the Colorado Golf Association
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (July 8, 2014) -- Defending champion David Oraee of Colorado National Golf Club and the rest of the top seven seeds advanced Tuesday to the round of 32 at the 114th CGA Match Play Championship at The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster.
Oraee (pictured), a University of Colorado golfer, defeated Palmer Giro of Ptarmigan Country Club 6 and 5 in their first-round match. Also winning easily was Monday's stroke-play co-medalist Dylan Mitchell of Lakewood Country Club, who scored a 5-and-4 victory over Clint Miller of Meadow Hills Golf Course.
But Steven Kupcho of CommonGround Golf Course, Monday's other co-medalist, was pushed to the 18th hole before posting a 1-up win over Charles Santaularia, also of CommonGround. Kupcho won the CGA Stroke Play Championship two years ago.
Among the other players to move on to the round of 32 was Parker Edens of Greeley Country Club, runner-up in the Match Play each of the last two summers. Edens beat Billy Ramsey of Lone Tree Golf Club 4 and 3.
One former Match Play champion was ousted on Tuesday as Steve Irwin of Lakewood Country Club fell to Dillon McDonald of Red Sky Golf Club, who birdied the 19th hole for the victory.
Two rounds of matches will be played both Wednesday and Thursday, setting up Friday's 36-hole final.
Among the notable round-of-32 pairings is a matchup of brothers, Justin and Jacob Allenback of Pueblo.
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