Round 3, Here We Come

Coloradan Andonian-Smith takes next step by making 36-hole cut at national Senior PGA Pro Championship; Rohrbaugh also advances

by Gary Baines - 10/26/2018

Sherry Andonian-Smith, a Colorado PGA member from Valley Country Club, on Thursday became the first woman to compete in the national Senior PGA Professional Championship.

On Friday, she added a layer to that feat by making the 36-hole cut at the tournament in Port St. Lucie Fla.

Andonian-Smith (left) and three-time Colorado PGA Professional Championship winner Doug Rohrbaugh were the two members of the Colorado Section to advance to Saturday's third round of the 72-hole event. Another cut will come after Saturday -- to the low 70 players and ties.

Andonian-Smith, the Colorado PGA's Women's Player of the Year, shot her second even-par 72 and shares 63rd place out of the 264-player field. The 56-year-old Centennial resident carded four birdies and four bogeys on Friday to check in at 144.

Rohrbaugh, the Colorado PGA's Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year in 2018, matched Andonian-Smith's 72 and stands at 145, in a tie for 75th place. The 56-year-old Carbondale resident had two birdies and two bogeys on Saturday.

The tournament will continue through Sunday.

The low 35 finishers on Sunday will earn berths into the 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y., May 23-26, and the top top five finishers will land exemptions into the final stage of the 2018 PGA Tour Champions Q-School.

Here are the round-by-round scores for competitors from the Colorado PGA:

63. Sherry Andonian-Smith, Valley CC 72-72--144
75. Doug Rohrbaugh, Snowmass Club 73-72--145
97. Barry Milstead, Valley CC 69-78--147
97. Mike Zaremba, Desert Hawk at Pueblo West 70-77--147
119. Chris Johnson, Colorado PGA Life Member 71-77--148
145. Jeff Hanson, Red Sky GC 73-77--150
247. Mike McCutchen, Family Sports 81-79--160

For all the scores, CLICK HERE.

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