Carbondale’s Rohrbaugh qaulifies for the Senior U.S. Open
Doug Rohrbaugh of Carbondale qualified for the Professional Golf Association U.S. Senior Open in his first opportunity.
The head professional at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs placed second Monday in the Sectional Qualifying at The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster with a five-under-par 67 for the second and final national berth. He carded six birdies and one bogey.
Rohrbaugh became eligible last month when he turned 50. He has played on the Australia PGA Tour and throughout the United States.
Rick DeWitt, 55, of Arvada, a six-time Colorado Golf Association amateur Player of the Year, shot 66 to earn medalist honors.
The alternates will be Rick Cole of Eaton, who shot a 70, and David Ogrin of New Braunfels, Texas, who shot a 71.
Scott Sullivan of Grand Junction was close, placing fifth with a 72, which tied him for the low amateur score with five others. Matt Hall of Grand Junction shot 80.
The U.S. Senior Open will be played July 12–15 at Indianwood Golf Club in Lake Orion, Mich.