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Matching Up

Reconstructed Coal Creek GC set to host CGA Super-Senior Match Play


by Gary Baines - 5/19/2017


Less than four years after a flood closed Coal Creek Golf Course for more than 21 months, the reconstructed and renovated Louisville-based facility will host the CGA Super-Senior Match Play Championship Monday through Thursday (May 22-25).

Thirty-two players -- all at least 61 years old -- will compete in the event. (Starting in 2017, the age requirement for each CGA super-senior championship will go up by one year each year through 2021, when no one younger than 65 will be allowed to play.)

One round of matches will be held each day, with the exception of Wednesday, when both the quarterfinals and semifinals are on top.

Jeff English of CommonGround Golf Course, who sank a 35-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole of last year's final against Steve Scheffel, will defend his Super-Senior Match Play title. Scheffel is also in the field.

Likewise scheduled to compete are Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore, Robert Polk and Kary Kaltenbacher, winners of the last three CGA Super-Senior Stroke Play titles. Moore and Polk have won both the CGA Senior Amateur and Senior Match Play -- as has fellow Super-Senior Match Play contestant Roger Gunderson, who has triumphed in this event twice.

This will mark the second year that the CGA Super-Senior Match Play and the Senior Match Play have been held at different sites.

For Monday's round-of-32 pairings at Coal Creek, CLICK HERE.
 




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