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Sady Takes CGA Senior Match Play Title on Final Hole

May 12-16, 2008, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course


by Colorado Golf Association - 5/16/2008


Ken Sady of Eagle Ranch GC defeated defending champion David Delich of The Broadmoor GC 1 up to win the 2008 CGA Senior Match Play Championship at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course. For Sady, who had twice been runner-up in the CGA Match Play (1992 and 1995), this was his first state championship title.

Delich opened the final match with an eagle on the par-5 first hole to take an early 1 up lead. He stretched his lead to 2 up with a birdie on the fifth hole, but Sady cut the lead down to 1 with a remarkable birdie on the ninth hole despite his drive finding the native rough. Delich responded with a birdie on the par-4 12th to regain a 2 up lead. Sady showed some nice touch around the greens on 14 and 15 by pitching up to conceded pars to win both holes and square the match. Delich then made birdie on 16 to retake the lead only to lose it on the par-3 17th with a bogie. With the match all square on the par-5 18th hole, Sady found the green in 2 while Delich’s second shot nestled in the deep greenside bunker. The match ended when Delich failed to make par and conceded Sady’s tap-in giving him the 1 up victory.

Sady’s touch around the green and length off the tee contributed strongly to his victory. Sady was considerably longer off the tee than Delich all day giving Sady the luxury of of seeing Delich’s second shot before playing his own. He was quick to attribute this to his driver, which belongs to his 14-year-old son Andrew. His son suggested that his father play the tournament with it, and according to Sady, “I hit the heck out that thing all week. It really gave me an edge off the tee.”

Sady had earned his place in the final match by defeating Ted Warner of Greeley CC 4r and 2 in the morning’s semifinal round. Delich defeated Richard Gorbell of Springs Ranch GC 1 up to make his second consecutive final match appearance.

In the Super Senior Division, 1998 Senior Match Play champion Roger Gunderson of Green Valley Ranch GC defeated Jim Collins of The CC 2 up in the final match. In his career, Gunderson has now won the CGA Senior Match Play and CGA Senior Stroke Play titles in both the Championship Divisions and the Super Senior Divisions.

Championship Division Round of 64
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Bob Rognmoe, Wellshire GC, 6 and 5
Terry Kunz, Omni Interlocken def. Ron Perry, Willis Case GC, 4 and 2
John Sostmann, Columbine CC def. Tom Warren, Evergreen GC, 4 and 2
Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC def. Mike Portelance, Collindale GC, By Default
Rick Weston, Meridian GC def. Bill Bye, Saddle Rock GC, 2 and 1
Rich Trout, Rolling Hills CC def. Tom Turner, Ptarmigan G & CC, 7 and 5
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Don Berthiaume, Highlands Ranch GC, 6 and 5
Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC def. Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC, 19 holes
Rod Walters, Indian Tree GC def. Chris Thomas, Pinehurst CC, 19 holes
Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC def. Brad Smith, Ptarmigan G & CC, 2 and 1
Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC def. Robert Cloud, Bear Creek GC, 2 up
Scott Anderson, Fort Collins CC def. Mark Hasson, Antler Creek GC, Forfeit
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. Jeff Wagner, Fox Hollow GC, 6 and 5
James Pullin, The Olde Course at Loveland def. Steve Ivy, Pelican Lakes G & CC, 3 and 2
Steve Murphy, Black Bear GC def. Michael Davis, Meadow Hills GC, 19 holes
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC def. Aaron Babl, Twin Peaks GC, 19 holes
Robert Polk, Colorado GC def. Thomas Breunich, Salida GC, 4 and 3
Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC def. David Gross, Flatirons GC, By Default
Reed Myer, Denver CC def. Jeff Wyatt, Meadow Hills GC, 5 and 4
Jim Lemar, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Jerry Beren, Lone Tree GC & Hotel, 4 and 3
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC def. Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC, 1 up
Mike Giarratano, The CC at Castle Pines def. Bo Powell, West Woods GC, 5 and 3
Ted Warner, Greeley CC def. Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch, By Default
Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC def. Charlie Post, Colorado GC, 3 and 2
Mark Franz, Saddle Rock GC def. John Warkentin, Inverness Hotel & GC, 4 and 3
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Gary Fox, The CC at Castle Pines, 3 and 2
Bruce Hogg, Colorado Springs CC def. Russ Hickman, Mountain Vista Greens GC, 3 and 2
Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC def. John Balnis, Green Valley Ranch GC, 2 and 1
Robin Bradbury, Omni Interlocken def. Danny Wyrick, Fox Hollow GC, 4 and 3
Scott Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Frank Wilkinson, Lincoln Park GC, 5 and 4
Rick George, Castle Pines GC def. Art Cudworth, Bear Creek GC, Forfeit
Doug Vincent, Sunset GC def. Jim Bantley, Overland GC, 19 holes

Championship Division Round of 32
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Terry Kunz, Omni Interlocken - 6 and 5
Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC def. John Sostmann, Columbine CC - 2 and 1
Rick Weston, Meridian GC def. Rich Trout, Rolling Hills CC - 4 and 3
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC - 4 and 3
Rod Walters, Indian Tree GC def. Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC - 3 and 1
Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC def. Scott Anderson, Fort Collins CC - 22 holes
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. James Pullin, The Olde Course at Loveland - 6 and 4
Steve Murphy, Black Bear GC def. Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC - 4 and 2
Robert Polk, Colorado GC def. Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC - 1 up
Jim Lemar, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Reed Myer, Denver CC - 1 up
Mike Giarratano, The CC at Castle Pines def. Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC - 4 and 2
Ted Warner, Greeley CC def. Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC - 5 and 4
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Mark Franz, Saddle Rock GC - 1 up
Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC def. Bruce Hogg, Colorado Springs CC - 2 and 1
Scott Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Robin Bradbury, Omni Interlocken - 5 and 3
Doug Vincent, Sunset GC def. Rick George, Castle Pines GC - 1 up

Championship Division Round of 16 (AM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC – 4 and 3
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Rick Weston, Meridian GC – 19 holes
Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC def. Rod Walters, Indian Tree GC – 1 up
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. Steve Murphy, Black Bear GC – 20 holes
Robert Polk, Colorado GC def. Jim Lemar, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch – 5 and 4
Ted Warner, Greeley CC def. Mike Giarratano, The CC at Castle Pines - 5 and 4
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC – 3 and 2
Scott Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Doug Vincent, Sunset GC – Default

Championship Division Quarterfinal Round (PM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. John Olive, Broadmoor GC – 19 holes
Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC def. Jerry Kidney, Overland GC – 5 and 4
Ted Warner, Greeley CC def. Robert Polk, Colorado GC – 2 up
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Scott Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch – 4 and 3

Championship Division Semifinal Round (AM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC – 1 up
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Ted Warner, Greeley CC – 4 and 2

Championship Division Final Match (PM)
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. David Delich, Broadmoor GC – 1 up

Super Senior Division Round of 16
David Farabaugh, The Ranch CC def. Bob Walker, Boulder CC, 4 and 3
Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines def. Frank Wagner, Coal Creek GC, 21 holes
Jerry Olsen, Ptarmigan CC def. Vance Adler, The CC at Castle Pines, 1 up
Fred Steffers, Springs Ranch GC def. Dan Grigsby, Riverdale GC, 4 and 3
William Iversen, Harmony Club def. Bob Sims, Black Bear GC, 1 up
Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC def. Greg Mokler, Harmony Club, By Default
John Boyles, The Pinery CC def. Bruce Kaldenberg, Broken Tee Englewood, 4 and 3
Kirk Miller, Estes Park GC def. Gary Guilford, Bear Creek GC, 3 and 2

Super Senior Division Quarterfinal Round
Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines def. David Farabaugh, The Ranch CC - 1 up
Jerry Olsen, Ptarmigan CC def. Fred Steffers, Springs Ranch GC - 2 and 1
Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC def. William Iversen, Harmony Club - 6 and 5
John Boyles, The Pinery CC def. Kirk Miller, Estes Park GC - 4 and 3

Super Senior Division Semifinal Round
Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines def. Jerry Olsen, Ptarmigan CC – 19 holes
Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC def. John Boyles, The Pinery CC – 2 and 1

Super Senior Division Final Match
Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC def. Jim Collins, The CC at Castle Pines - 2 up 

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