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One Round Left at Red Sky

2016 champ Keffer shares lead with Rush, former PGA Tour player Rinker in Colo. PGA Professional Championship

by Gary Baines - 9/12/2017

Geoff Keffer, aiming to become just the fourth player in the last 30 years to win at least two straight Colorado PGA Professional Championships, moved into a share of the lead going into the final round of this year's tournament at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott.

Keffer (pictured), from the Greater Golfer Development Center at Park Hill, is tied for the top spot after Tuesday's second round with former PGA Tour player Larry Rinker of Red Sky and Derek Rush from Cherry Hills Country Club. All three sit at 3-under-par 141 through 36 holes at the Fazio Course.

But plenty of players still have a chance at the title as 19 contestants are either leading or within five strokes of the top spot going into Wednesday's final round.

Keffer, the 2016 champion, fired a 1-under-par 71 while making five birdies on Tuesday.

Rinker, a 60-year-old who has made 525 starts on the PGA Tour, shot a second-round 70 at his home facility, chalking up four birdies on Tuesday.

And Rush, the first-round leader, posted a second-round 74, also after making four birdies.

John Ogden, Rush's boss at Cherry Hills, sits in fourth place, a stroke back of the leaders, after a 70 on Tuesday.

Three-time champion Bill Loeffler from The Links Golf Course, at 61 years old remains very much in the hunt at 1-under 143, along with Barry Milstead of Valley Country Club, Kirk Trowbridge of the MetaGolf Learning Center and Mike Swan of Crested Butte. Swan had the best score of round 2, a 67.

Three-time winner Doug Rohrbaugh of Ironbridge and fellow former champ Mike Northern share ninth place at even-par 144.

The field was cut to the low 51 players and ties after round 2, with everyone at 154 or better advancing to Wednesday.

Eight players will earn spots in the 2018 national PGA Professional Championship based on their performance at Red Sky.

For scores from the Colorado PGA Professional Championship, CLICK HERE.

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