Glenn Workman is now the champion of Wyoming and Colorado
EDWARDS, CO (August 6, 2017) - With a strong finish on Sunday afternoon, Glenn Workman made a little history.
The golfer from Desert Hawk at Pueblo West, who soon will start his senior season at the University of Wyoming, played his final three holes in 2 under par to win the CGA Amateur Championship at the Sonnenalp Club in Edwards.
That made Workman the winner of both the Wyoming State Amateur and the CGA Amateur in 2017, making the first time the same player has won both titles in a single year.
In addition, Workman joins a stellar group of championship winners at Sonnenalp. Brandt Jobe won the CGA Amateur the last time it was played at Sonnenelp, in 1985, when the course was known as Singletree Golf Club. And Kevin Stadler captured the Colorado Open title at the course in 2002. Each of those players went on to earn more than $9 million on the PGA Tour.
Only time will tell if Workman becomes a PGA Tour player and is successful at that level. For now, he's proven himself to be one of the better amateurs in the region by winning the two aforementioned state amateur titles this summer, in addition to being low-amateur in the Wyoming State Open and finishing runner-up in the Wyoming State Match Play.
At Sonnenalp, Workman, 21, led after each of the last three rounds. On Sunday, he closed with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at 6-under 278, which was good for a two-stroke victory.
After being just a shot in front of Colorado State University golfer Jake Staiano and University of Denver player Isaac Petersilie, Workman gave himself some cushion. On No. 16, he sank a 4 1/2-foot birdie putt. He pushed his tee shot into a bunker on the par-3 17th, leaving himself a 36-yard sand shot. But he nestled the ball up inside of a foot for a tap-in par. Then on the par-5 18th, Workman got home in two and two-putted for birdie, earning him the N.C. "Tub" Morris Trophy.
The victory was Workman's first in a CGA championship, though he won a Junior Tournament of Champions title in 2012.
Staiano, who finished eighth in the CoBank Colorado Open last month, made a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to shoot a 4-under 67 and finish second alone at 4-under 280. Next up for the golfer from Glenmoor Country Club is his second trip to the U.S. Amateur.
Petersilie, who plays out of Colorado Springs Country Club, posted a top-three finish for the second straight year at the CGA Amateur. After being runner-up in 2016, he placed third on Sunday after shooting 68-68 on the weekend for a 281 total. Petersilie one-putted six of his first seven greens on the back nine Sunday.
Tying for fourth place at 283 were CSU golfer AJ Ott of Ptarmigan Country Club and Cole Nygren of Colorado National Golf Club, who was competing in his final CGA amateur tournament before turning pro later this month. Nygren, who finished fifth in this event last year, closed with a 71, while Ott carded a 69.
DU golfer Chris Korte, looking for a sweep of the CGA Match Play and Amateur titles in the same year, was among those who shared sixth place at 284.
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72 holes of stroke play. A 36-hole cut will be made
the low 40
players and ties. The CGA Amateur Championship is
only event. Players may carry their bag, use a pull
or use a
caddie. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify.
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