Local golfer Paul Brown headed 
to Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

Grand Junction’s Paul Brown and a pair of golfers who left their mark on Front Range golf will be the 2014 inductees into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.

Brown has been “a champion of Western Slope golf both on and off the course,” according to a news release Wednesday from the University of Colorado

Brown served on the Colorado Golf Association Board of Governors for 19 years and has been a volunteer golf coach for the Colorado Mesa University men’s team since 2010.

In college, Brown was a second team All-Pac 10 golfer at the University of Arizona. He won the Colorado West Amateur championship 13 times and the Colorado Golf Association Western Chapter title five times. He also holds the distinction of being the only amateur to win the Rocky Mountain Open since 1966.

The other two inductees are Jim Johnson of Golden and Greg Mastriona of Westminster.

Another Western Slope golfer, Doug Rohrbaugh, the head professional at Ironbridge Golf Club outside Glenwood Springs, was named the Golf Person of the Year. Rohrbaugh won the Colorado Senior Open, the Colorado PGA Championship and the Colorado Senior PGA Professional Championship. He also qualified for the U.S. Senior Open.

The 42nd class of the Colorado Hall of Fame will be inducted on June 8 at the Club at Rolling Hills in Golden.


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