One Round Left

Andonian-Smith vaults into top 50 at national Senior PGA Professional Championship; Rohrbaugh likewise survives 54-hole cut

by Gary Baines - 10/27/2018

Sherry Andonian-Smith of Centennial has been a model of consistency in Port St. Lucie, Fla., which has moved her steadily up the scoreboard at the national Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Clearly, the 56-year-old from Valley Country Club is not satisfied at just being the first female competitor ever at the event.

A day after surviving the 36-hole cut in the 264-person tourament, Andonian-Smith easily did likewise regarding the 54-hole cut to the low 70 players and ties. In fact, in an event that will reward spots in the 2019 Senior PGA Championship to the top 35 finishers on Sunday, Andonian-Smith is tied for 41st place after Saturday's third round.

Andonian-Smith (left), the Colorado PGA's inaugural Women's Player of the Year, shot her third consecutive even-par 72 at PGA Golf Club. She overcame a double bogey on the sixth hole on Saturday to play her final dozen holes in 2 under.

Joining Andonian-Smith in making the 54-hole cut was Colorado PGA Player of the Year Doug Rohrbaugh of Carbondale, who advanced on the number with a three-day total of 3-over-par 219, which leaves him in a tie for 67th place.

Rohrbaugh, a three-time winner of the Colorado PGA Professional Championship, fired a 2-over-par 74 on Saturday. He parred his first 14 holes of the day, but bogeyed two of his last four.

Besides the top 35 finishers on Sunday landing berths in the Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y., May 23-26, the top top five on the leaderboard will earn 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:

41. Sherry Andonian-Smith, Valley CC 72-72-72--216
67. Doug Rohrbaugh, Snowmass Club 73-72-74--219
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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