Bingaman places third in CGA event

Brandon Bingaman was one of three golfers to shoot below par for the three-day tournament but couldn’t keep pace with Derek Fribbs, who fired a 62 Sunday en route to a six-stroke win in the 31st and final Colorado Golf Association Public Links Championship.

Fribbs’ 62 set the competitive course record from the back tees at Twin Peaks Golf Course, a par-70 layout in Longmont, as he finished 17-under for the tourney with 193 strokes. His only bogey Sunday came on the final hole.

Steven Kupcho, who set the course record the day before with a 63, finished second at 199, and Bingaman was third at 205.

Bingaman, who graduated in May from Colorado Mesa University, shot a 69 Sunday after firing rounds of 67 and 69 in the preceding two days.

CGA officials decided earlier this month to discontinue the public links championship after this weekend’s tournament. It plans to replace the tournament with a different one in 2014, but the format hasn’t been decided.


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