Ray Makloski wins Colorado Senior Match Play
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (May 18, 2012) -- Ray Makloski of Pueblo Country Club defeated two former champions Friday to win the CGA Senior Match Play Championship at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock.

Makloski, 52, captured his first CGA individual title by rallying to beat 2005 winner Kelly Crone of Highlands Ranch Golf Club in the final 2 and 1. In the semifinal Friday morning, Makloski ousted defending champion David Delich of the Broadmoor Golf Club 1 up.

Makloski (pictured) was 2 down after four holes in the championship match, but never trailed after winning the eighth hole with a conceded birdie. He got up and down twice in the final five holes of the match and sank an 8-foot par putt on No. 17. And when Crone then missed a 7-foot par attempt, the title was Makloski's.

The 60-year-old Crone paid the price for missing four putts of 7 feet or less in the final, including three in the final six holes.

In the Super Senior Championship for players 60 and older, Bob Sims (pictured at left) of Black Bear Golf Club scored a 1-up victory over Patrick Mooney of Colorado Golf Club in the final. Sims' two-putt birdie on the 18th hole made the difference.

For more details from the CGA Senior Match Play and Super-Senior Match Play, check back later Friday night.

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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