WESTMINSTER, Colo. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club withstood cold and wet conditions Thursday to take the lead in the 43rd CGA Senior Stroke Play Championship at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster.
Moore shot a 3-over-par 74, leaving him at 3-over 145 going into Friday's final round. Moore, who played his final 11 holes in even par on Thursday, was runner-up in last year's Senior Stroke Play and claimed low-amateur honors in the 2014 HealthOne Colorado Senior Open.
David Delich of the Broadmoor Golf Club, the 2012 Senior Stroke Play champ, trails Moore by a stroke heading into round 3. Delich, who is scheduled to play in the U.S. Senior Amateur in Newport Beach, Calif., starting on Saturday, carded a 75 on Thursday.
Delich posted a 1-under 34 on his first nine holes (the back nine) Thursday, but a triple-bogey 8 on his 12th hole led to a 41 on his back nine.
Steve Bell of Denver Country Club, runner-up in this year's CGA Senior Match Play, trails Moore by two after a second-round 71, the best score posted on Thursday.
The 42 players who stand at 156 or better survived the 36-hole cut and will play in Friday's final round. Among those who didn't advance was 2014 CGA Match Play champion Tom Musselman of Telluride Ski & Golf Club.
The leaders are scheduled to tee off for Friday's final round at 10:27 a.m.
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