Just two days after attempting to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, NFL Hall of Famer and Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president John Elway will compete in the CoBank Colorado Senior Open May 30-June 1 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. Elway will be attempting to win low-amateur honors as he has finished runner-up in that category the last two times he has competed (2016, 2014). Elway will play at 1 p.m. on May 30 (round one) and 8:05 a.m. on May 31 (round two).
The professional field consists of equally stellar players vying for their share of the $50,000 purse. PGA Tour winners Keith Clearwater, Donnie Hammond, Guy Boros and Larry Rinker as well as Champions Tour winners R.W. Eaks and John Riegger join tour veteran Skip Kendall and 10 other past champions competing for the $8,500 first prize.
Other notable Colorado professionals include four-time Colorado Open/Colorado Sr. Open champion Bill Loeffler of The Links GC, John Ogden of Cherry Hills CC (2017 CO PGA Section champion), Rick Cole of Eaton CC (sixth in 2017) and Dale Smigelsky of Collindale GC (T-7). Pressuring Elway for amateur honors will be two-time low-am Kent Moore of Cherry Hills, Steve Ivan (2017 CGA Senior champ) of Colorado Springs and defending low-amateur Albert Johnson of Lawton, Okla.
The winner of the Colorado Senior Open earns a coveted invitation to the $250,000 CoBank Colorado Open at Green Valley Ranch in July where the winner of that championship takes home $100,000.
Spectators are welcome and parking and admission are free to the public. For event details including directions to GVR, hole-by-hole scores and player profiles, visit our website at coloradoopen.com. Be sure to download the Colorado Open app, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for tournament information and photos.
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