WESTMINSTER, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2014) — Kent Moore accomplished a feat for the ages on Friday, winning a Colorado Golf Association championship for the fifth consecutive decade.
The Colorado Golf Hall of Famer covered the "Teens" by claiming the victory on Friday in the 43rd CGA Senior Stroke Play Championship at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster. That means the golfer from Cherry Hills Country Club has won basically every individual CGA championship for which he's been eligible.
He won the Junior Match Play in 1973, the Stroke Play in '86, the Match Play in '89, the Mid-Amateur in '95, the Senior Match Play in '06 and now the Senior Stroke Play in '14.
And this one, at age 58, was convincing. Moore's six-shot victory at The Ranch matched the largest margin since Robert Polk won the event by nine in 2007. Jerry Kidney also prevailed by a half-dozen, in 2011.
Moore, runner-up in the Senior Stroke Play last year, fired a 1-under-par 70 in temperatures that ranged from the mid-30s to the low-40s. That left him with a 2-over-par 215 total. Moore, who earned low-amateur honors in the 2014 HealthOne Colorado Senior Open, defied the conditions with a two-birdie, one-bogey round that closed the door on all his competitors.
Steve Bell of Denver Country Club claimed second place three months after also being the runner-up in the CGA Senior Match Play. Bell carded a 74 Friday for a 221 total. Grant Porter of CommonGround Golf Course took third place at 223 after closing with a 72, while Robert West of Cherry Creek Country Club claimed fourth at 224 after a 71 on Friday.
Larry Netherton of Highlands Ranch Golf Club added a highlight during the final round, making a hole-in-one with an 8-iron at the 141-yard 17th hole en route to a 74. It was the eighth ace of Netherton's life, and his second in tournament golf.
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