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Delich Defeats Olive to Win CGA Senior Match Play Title

May 14-18, 2007, Red Rocks Country Club


by Colorado Golf Association - 5/18/2007


David Delich of the Broadmoor GC made an unlikely par on the first playoff hole to defeat fellow Broadmoor member John Olive in the final match of the CGA Senior Match Play at Red Rocks Country Club. On the par-four first hole, Olive’s drive was safely in the first cut of rough but Delich’s drive had found the thick foot-tall native rough. When Delich chose to take an unplayable and a one-stroke penalty, It seemed that Olive would win his fifth title. Delich put his approach shot on the green 20 feet from the hole and Olive missed the green left. Olive chipped up to four feet, then watched Delich sink his long putt for par. Olive’s par putt slid past the hole, making Delich the champion. This was Delich’s first CGA event as a senior having recently turned 50, and it was his second CGA individual title as he had won the CGA Mid-Amateur in 1997. For the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame inductee Olive, this was his sixth finals appearance in the event and only his second loss.

The final match was incredible with numerous lead changes and clutch shots. On the back nine, only the 12th hole was halved – Delich had the lead three times only to have Olive win the next hole. Delich made birdie on 13 to go 1up, then Olive squared the match on 14 with a solid par. Olive took a 1 up lead with a birdie on 15, but made bogies on both 16 and 17 and lost both holes. With Delich leading 1up, both players were on the green in regulation on 18 and Olive faced a tricky 25-foot putt for birdie. He proceeded make the putt forcing Delich to make birdie from 18-feet to win. Delich missed the putt forcing the match into extra holes and setting the stage for his dramatic victory in 19 holes.

Delich had defeated Bill Boyd of Highland Hills GC 1 up in the morning’s semifinal match to advance to the finals. Olive had defeated Chuck Fisher of Riverdale GC 4 and 3 to make the finals.

In the Super Senior Division, David Farabaugh of The Ranch CC defeated Bob Sims of Black Bear GC 3 and 2 in the final m,atch to win his first CGA title.

Championship Division Round of 64
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC def. John Warkentin, Inverness Hotel & GC, 4 and 3
Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC def. Steve Stoltz, Fort Collins CC, 1 up
Jim Pierce, Black Bear GC def. Doug Jones, Tiara Rado GC, 4 and 2
Jeff Wagner, Fox Hollow GC def. Nick Lusero, Walking Stick Golf Course, 2 and 1
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Robert Russo, Denver CC, 1 up
Bruce Hogg, Colorado Springs CC def. Bob Harris, Willis Case GC, 1 up
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Joe Morrill, The Club at Cordillera, 6 and 5
Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC def. Patrick Almdale, Hyland Hills GC, 2 and 1
Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC def. Dave Hartvigsen, Red Rocks CC, 7 and 6
Ted Warner, Greeley CC def. Larry Netherton, Highlands Ranch GC, 21 holes
James Pullin, The Olde Course at Loveland def. Skip Manning, Collindale GC, 3 and 2
Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC def. Brady Hendren, Cherry Creek CC, 5 and 4
Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC def. Bob Austin, Cherry Hills CC, 5 and 4
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. Kim Taylor, Ptarmigan G & CC, 24 holes
Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch def. Chris Thomas, Pinehurst CC, 5 and 4
Rick Weston, Meridian GC def. Albert Schwindt, Englewood GC, 3 and 2
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Lloyd Price, Legacy Ridge GC, 3 and 2
Dennis Fields, Fox Hollow GC def. John Callahan, Lone Tree GC, 1 up
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC def. John Sostmann, Columbine CC, 4 and 3
Hal Marshall, Bear Creek GC def. Bob Rognmoe, Pinehurst CC, 3 and 1
Frank Wilkinson, Tiara Rado GC def. Randy Miller, Boulder CC, 3 and 1
Robert Cloud, Bear Creek GC def. Bob Heiny, Highland Hills GC, 3 and 1
Rick George, Castle Pines GC def. Steve Ivy, Pelican Lakes G & CC, 7 and 6
Sean Forey, Rolling Hills CC def. Dave Fankell, Red Rocks CC, 7 and 6
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC def. Lenard Ashford, Meadow Hills GC, 2 up
Richard Barg, Aurora Hills GC def. Charles Stewart, Indian Peaks GC, 1 up
Brad Smith, Ptarmigan G & CC def. Charles Ogren, Collindale GC, 2 and 1
Tom Warren, Evergreen GC def. Lou Gerig, Bear Creek GC, 3 and 2
Harry King, City Park GC def. Paul Casey, Rolling Hills CC, 4 and 3
Mike Stertz, Pelican Lakes G & CC def. Tom Turner, Ptarmigan G & CC, 1 up
Robin Bradbury, Fox Hill CC def. Ron Perry, Willis Case GC, 21 holes
Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC def. Rod Walters, West Woods GC, 20 holes

Championship Division Round of 32
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC def. Charlie Post, Plum Creek G & CC, 1 up
Jim Pierce, Black Bear GC def. Jeff Wagner, Fox Hollow GC, 5 and 4
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Bruce Hogg, Colorado Springs CC, 2 up
Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC def. Roger Gunderson, Green Valley Ranch GC, 1 up
Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC def. Ted Warner, Greeley CC, 1 up
Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC def. James Pullin, The Olde Course at Loveland, 5 and 4
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. Richard Gorbell, Springs Ranch GC, 1 up
Rick Weston, Meridian GC def. Kelly Crone, Deer Creek GC at Meadow Ranch, 6 and 5
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Dennis Fields, Fox Hollow GC, 19 holes
Hal Marshall, Bear Creek GC def. Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC, 1 up
Frank Wilkinson, Tiara Rado GC def. Robert Cloud, Bear Creek GC, 5 and 3
Rick George, Castle Pines GC def. Sean Forey, Rolling Hills CC, 5 and 4
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC def. Richard Barg, Aurora Hills GC, 6 and 5
Tom Warren, Evergreen GC def. Brad Smith, Ptarmigan G & CC, 5 and 4
Mike Stertz, Pelican Lakes G & CC def. Harry King, City Park GC, 2 and 1
Robin Bradbury, Fox Hill CC def. Jack Manzi, Bear Creek GC, 6 and 4

Championship Division Round of 16 (AM)
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC def. Jim Pierce, Black Bear GC, 4 and 3
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Ken Sady, Eagle Ranch GC, 3 and 2
Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC def. Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC, 5 and 4
Jerry Kidney, Overland GC def. Rick Weston, Meridian GC, 1 up
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Hal Marshall, Bear Creek GC, 3 and 2
Rick George, Castle Pines GC def. Frank Wilkinson, Tiara Rado GC, 21 holes
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC def. Tom Warren, Evergreen GC, 19 holes
Robin Bradbury, Fox Hill CC def. Mike Stertz, Pelican Lakes G & CC, 19 holes

Championship Division Quarterfinal Round (PM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC, 1 up
Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC def. Jerry Kidney, Overland GC, 3 and 2
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Rick George, Castle Pines GC, 1 up
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC def. Robin Bradbury, Fox Hill CC, 3 and 1

Championship Division Semifinal Round (AM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. Bill Boyd, Highland Hills GC, 1 up
John Olive, Broadmoor GC def. Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC, 4 and 3

Championship Division Final Match (PM)
David Delich, Broadmoor GC def. John Olive, Broadmoor GC, 19 holes

Super Senior Division Round of 16
Frank Wagner, Indian Tree Golf Course def. Tom Kundinger, Denver CC, 4 and 3
John Boyles, The Pinery CC def. Donovan Quam, Meridian GC, 1 up
David Farabaugh, Ranch Country Club def. Kirk Miller, Estes Park Golf Course , 6 and 5
Bruce Kaldenberg, Englewood Golf Course def. John Kaiser, Meadows Golf Club, 5 and 3
Dan Grigsby, Riverdale Golf Courses def. Vance Adler, The CC at Castle Pines, 1 up
Gary Snyder, Aspen GC def. Mike Carlon, Fox Hollow GC, 19 holes
Bob Sims, Canterberry GC def. Art Pitman, Fox Hollow Golf Course, 7 and 5
Bruce Riley, Red Rocks CC def. Bob Campiglia, Glenwood Springs Golf Club, 5 and 4

Super Senior Division Quarterfinal Round
Frank Wagner, Indian Tree GC def. John Boyles, The Pinery CC, 2 and 1
David Farabaugh, The Ranch CC def. Bruce Kaldenberg, Englewood GC, 2 up
Gary Snyder, Aspen GC def. Dan Grigsby, Riverdale GC, 3 and 2
Bob Sims, Black Bear GC def. Bruce Riley, Red Rocks CC, 7 and 5

Super Senior Division Semifinal Round
David Farabaugh, The Ranch CC def. Frank Wagner, Indian Peaks GC, 3 and 2
Bob Sims, Black Bear GC def. Gary Snyder, Aspen GC, 1 up

Super Senior Division Final Match
David Farabaugh, The Ranch CC def. Bob Sims, Black Bear GC, 3 and 2 

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