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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.

ABOUT THE Colorado Senior Match Play

18 holes of stroke play qualifying. 84 players down to 31 and then 32 players in match play. The defending champion will have an automatic bid into match play and will be the #1 seed.

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