Five past champion win first round matches at the Colorado Senior Match Play Championship
CASTLE ROCK, Co. (May 15, 2012) -- Five former champions, including 2011 winner David Delich of the Broadmoor Golf Club, won their first-round matches Tuesday in the CGA Senior Match Play Championship at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock.

Former champs advancing Tuesday to the round of 32 were Delich (winner in 2007 and '11), John Olive of the Broadmoor (1997, 2001, '02 and '03), Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club (2009), Ken Sady of Eagle Ranch Golf Course (2008) and Kelly Crone of Highlands Ranch Golf Club (2005).

The one ex-champ who was ousted was 2006 winner Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club, who lost to Dennis Fields of CommonGround Golf Course 1 up.

Seven of the top 10 seeds earned spots in the second round. Top-seeded Delich defeated No. 64 Randall Dolan of CommonGround 2 and 1. Four-time champ Olive outlasted No. 8 Robin Bradbury of Legacy Ridge Golf Course in 19 holes.

In the Super Senior Match Play for golfers 60 and older, the top three seeds advanced. Defending champion David Farabaugh of the Broadlands Golf Course overcame Fredrick Steffers of Patty Jewett Golf Course 2 up.

Play in both divisions continues through Friday's finals.

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ABOUT THE Colorado Senior Match Play

Active CGA members in two flights, Open (Age 50 and up), and Super Senior (Age 60 and up). All play is at scratch. The first round is an 18- hole stroke play qualifier. The low 63 qualifiers advance to match play in the Open Flight and the low 15 qualifiers advance to match play in the Super Senior Flight. If entered, the defending champions in each flight will be entered as the number one seed, and do not need to qualify. No refund for non-qualifiers.

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