Davis Bryant (CGA photo)
One of the oldest golf clubs in Colorado produced one of the youngest winners of the CGA Amateur Championship on Sunday.
Davis Bryant of Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, who as recently as last year was winning major junior championships in Colorado, earned a major title in an open-age tournament on Sunday in capturing the top spot at the CGA Amateur at Lakewood Country Club.
At age 19, Bryant becomes just the fourth player under 20 to win this event in the 21st century, joining Wyndham Clark (age 16 in 2010), Steven Kupcho (19 in 2012) and Chris Korte (19 in 2015).
“That feels really cool,” said Bryant, a former Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Boys Player of the Year who won four junior majors in Colorado. “I feel really confident. There’s a difference between cocky and confident. I believe in myself and I believe in my ability. I want to play against the best players and today I beat a lot of the best players in the state. It feels really good after four long days of a marathon to get the job done.”
In fact, the Colorado State University sophomore-to-be went wire-to-wire at Lakewood Country Club, leading after every round starting with his 65 on Thursday. And, mind you, this was his first time competing in this event, and this is his first season of playing regularly in open-age tournaments.
“Winning the amateur is great — in my first attempt too,” he said. “It feels good to finish this one how I wanted to.”
Jack Castiglia of Greeley CC finished just one shot behind Bryant for solo second. Griffin Barela was the next closest player at 4 under.
Recap courtesy of Gary Baines
ABOUT THE Colorado Amateur
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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