Lindstrom goes wire-to-wire at Colorado Mid-Amateur
(Colo. Golf Association photo)
(Colo. Golf Association photo)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Jon Lindstrom led wire-to-wire and won his second CGA Mid-Amateur Championship on Sunday, this one at his home course of Lakewood Country Club.

Lindstrom previously claimed the CGA Mid-Am title in 2008. All told, he's captured seven CGA championships: a Mid-Amateur Match Play, two Four-Balls and two Two-Man Teams to go along with the two stroke-play versions of the Mid-Amateur, a tournament limited to players 25 and older.

The 48-year-old from Broomfield, who staked himself to a lead with a first-round 65, followed that up with a 69 on Saturday and a 1-over-par 72 on Sunday. His 7-under-par 206 total was good for a four-shot victory.

Chris Thayer of Bear Creek Golf Club, the 2014 champion, was runner-up this time after closing with a 69.

Two-time champion Steve Irwin, like Lindstrom a member at Lakewood CC, came in third at 211, while Ryan Axlund of CommonGround Golf Course was fourth at even-par 213.

Lindstrom went into the final round with a five-stroke advantage, but didn't win without a challenge. Irwin came the closest on Sunday after making eagle on the par-4 first hole and getting within two shots after five. But double bogeys on Nos. 9 and 11 took the wind out of his sails and Lindstrom held a comfortable lead for most of the back nine.

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ABOUT THE Colorado Mid-Amateur

Active CGA members. 54 holes of stroke play. A 36- hole cut will be made to the low 40 players and ties. A player must be 25 years of age or older as of the first day of a tournament. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify.

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