Johnson Sweeps Major 2013 CGA Senior Titles

PARKER — Harry Johnson of Eagle Ranch Golf Course made a 4-foot par putt on the final hole Friday despite a penalty stroke and completed a rare single-year sweep of major Colorado Golf Association senior championships.
    Three months after winning the Senior Match Play for his first CGA individual championship, Johnson held off Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club to claim the title in the 42nd CGA Senior Stroke Play at The Club at Pradera in Parker.
    Johnson became just the fifth person to win the Senior Stroke Play and Senior Match Play titles in the same calendar year. Previously accomplishing that feat were Robert Polk (2009), John Olive (1997, 2001 and 2002), John Golden (1993 and ’95) and Larry Eaton (1981 and ’85).
    And Johnson, who will turn 64 next month, became one of the oldest CGA Senior Stroke Play champions. Former state senator Les Fowler was 65 when he won in 1989.
    Johnson, a resident of Vail who shared the lead with Moore heading into the final round, closed with a 2-under-par 70, giving him a 7-under 209 total. That was one better than Moore, who birdied two of the last three holes for a 71. Thomas Roos of Spring Valley Golf Club fired a 68 on Friday to place third at 213.
    After a birdie on No. 17, Johnson took a two-stroke lead into the final hole Friday, but he hit his second shot on the par-5 into a hazard. However, he rebounded to place his four shot within four feet of the cup. By draining his 14-foot birdie attempt, Moore forced Johnson to make his putt to avoid a playoff, and Johnson did just that.

CGA Senior Stroke Play
At Par-72 Club at Pradera in Parker

Harry Johnson, Eagle Ranch GC, 69-70-70–209
Kent Moore, Cherry Hills CC, 72-67-71–210
Thomas Roos, Spring Valley GC, 75-70-68–213
Bill Fowler, The Club at Rolling Hills, 74-72-68–214
Mike Larson, Boulder CC, 72-73-69–214
Brent Timm, Pinery CC, 68-73-74–215
Guy Mertz, Fox Hill CC, 73-73-70–216
David Delich, Broadmoor GC, 73-71-73–217
Eric Hoos, Highlands Ranch GC, 74-72-71–217
Tom Musselman, Bridges G & CC, 71-76-70–217
Sean Forey, Bear Creek GC, 67-77-74–218
Mark Hirsch, Lone Tree GC, 74-69-75–218
Kary Kaltenbacher, Glenmoor CC, 75-73-71–219
Robin Bradbury, Heritage at Westmoor, 71-75-73–219
Mark Franz, Saddle Rock GC, 78-71-72–221
Grant Porter, CommonGround GC, 73-75-73–221
Mick Maillot, The Club at Rolling Hills, 71-78-72–221
Robert Polk, Colorado GC, 76-74-72–222
Kelly Crone, Highlands Ranch GC, 72-73-77–222
David Comeau, Highlands Ranch GC, 73-71-78–222
Lance Balthaser, Meadows GC, 73-74-76–223
Bob Chandler, Heritage at Westmoor, 74-71-78–223
Tad Willenbrock, Glenmoor CC, 74-75-74–223
Bradley Becker, Plum Creek G & CC, 75-77-71–223
Patrick Mooney, Colorado GC, 70-80-74–224
Frank Hernandez, Pelican Lakes G & CC, 73-77-74–224
Robert Bulthaup, Valley CC, 75-74-76–225
Pat Bucci, West Woods GC, 77-72-76–225
Frank Wilkinson, Lincoln Park GC, 73-75-78–226
Steven Linnemeyer, Hillcrest GC, 72-76-79–227
Tom Warren, Fossil Trace GC, 76-76-75–227
Stuart Holland, The Club at Pradera, 73-77-78–228
Bo Powell, West Woods GC, 77-74-77–228
Chuck Fisher, Riverdale GC, 73-78-78–229
Bob Cloud, Bear Creek GC, 74-77-78–229
Roger Gunderson, Aurora Hills GC, 79-72-78–229
Rod Walters, Heritage at Westmoor, 74-78-79–231
John Ingram, Colorado GC, 74-74-83–231
Bruce Hogg, Patty Jewett GC, 79-72-82–233
Ronald Swartzwelder, CommonGround GC, 75-77-81–233
Jim LeMar, Meadows GC, 77-74-83–234
Tony Goodman, Silver Spruce GC, 73-78-83–234
David Merritt, Meridian GC, 79-73-89–241