Cos-Bar Pro-Am draws top West Slope golfers
Golf club professionals from across the Western Slope descended on the Aspen Golf Course Monday for the Cos-Bar of Aspen Ladies’ Pro-Am, an annual event that pairs the pros with threesomes of ladies from throughout the West.
On the line in the tournament was a $7,000 cash purse, with $840 for the top pro and nearly $300 for each member of the winning foursome.
The top prize for the professionals went to Aspen’s Doug Rohrbaugh. Rohrbaugh fired a 67 on the tough Aspen course to win by two strokes over Jeff Cransford of the Maroon Creek Club, Beaver Creek’s George Sinnott and Eri Crum. The three second-place finishers each took home $526.
Crum, a former prep star at Aspen High School and teammate of Tiger Woods at Stanford, returned to the valley this summer and signed on with River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.
One stroke back, shooting a 1-under par 70 and earning $194 each, were two Aspen pros, Matt Griswold and Jon Strecher, and Dave Johnson of Aspen Glen.
Top honors among the foursomes, and $295.75 each, went to the team captained by Shad Johnson of Aspen Glen. Johnson and playing partners Susan Welsch, Barbra Jones and Missy Erlanger shot a combined net score of 122 in the full-handicap, best-two-balls format.
Strecher’s squad took home second place and $229 per person and included Patina Strecher, Jane Moy and Debe Nelson.
An honorable mention prize was handed out to a local woman, Emylou Brantt, for making a hole-in-one from 113 yards out on hole No. 14.
The Ladies’ Pro-Am is sponsored each year by the Cos Bars of Aspen, Vail and Santa Fe, and their owner, Lilly Garfield.
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