Leaders at 6-under, play suspended at CoBank Colorado Open
Denver, CO: Trevor Murphy of Saint Johnsbury, VT and Bryan Fox of Roswell, GA took advance of perfect morning conditions at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club to share the clubhouse lead at 6-under par 66 before storms caused a two-hour delay in the afternoon and ultimately suspended play due to darkness at the $250,000 CoBank Colorado Open.
Ten players are tied for 3rd just a stroke back at 5-under including 2017 U.S. Open contestant Nick Flanagan of San Antonio, TX and 1996 CO Open champion and two-time PGA Tour winner Jonathan Kaye of Boulder, CO. Another 13 players are tied for 13th at 4-under 68 including three Coloradans (Steven Kupcho of Westminster, Jake Staiano of Cherry Hills, Jack Cummings of Arvada) and Kevin Dougherty of Murrieta, GA who finished 64th at the 2017 U.S. Open.
Defending champion Neil Johnson of River Falls, WI is currently 3-under par (T-26) as is 2011 champ Ben Portie of Westminster, CO. Johnson won the initial $100,000 first prize in 2016 which is now a mainstay at the Colorado Open, the largest first place prize in state opens in the country.
Nearly half the field (76 players) stand at or broke par today all vying for their share of the $250,000 purse with $100,000 going to the winner. Play will resume tomorrow morning at 6:50am and second round will start at its regularly scheduled time of 7:00.
At the conclusion of Friday’s second round the field will be cut to low 60 players plus ties. For complete standings, including hole-by-hole scores, pairings and player profiles, visit www.ColoradoOpen.com. Be sure to download the Colorado Open app, go to Facebook or follow on Twitter for tournament information and photos.