Colorado Mesa coach Sullivan wins Senior Match Play championship

Colorado Mesa men's golf coach Scott Sullivan won the Colorado Golf Association's Senior Match Play championship on Thursday at The Meadows Golf Club in Littleton.

Sullivan, playing out of Bookcliff Country Club, defeated Steve Ivan of Patty Jewett Golf Course 5 and 4 in the championship match. In the semifinals, Sullivan ousted defending champion John Hornbeck of Collindale Golf Club (Wyoming) 4 and 2 after winning his quarterfinal match on Wednesday 2 and 1 against Gary Albrecht of CommonGround Golf Club.

Sullivan never trailed in the championship match, using an eagle on the fourth hole to take a 2-up lead and birdied No. 9 to lead by three holes. He then made three straight birdies on the back nine and halved the 14th hole with a par to clinch the match.

Sullivan, 61, has won the CGA Western Chapter senior championship before, but this was his first state CGA title. His 5 and 4 win in the championship match was the largest in the CGA senior match play tournament since 1999.


Western Slope Open deadline is July 10

Entries are still being accepted for the Western Slope Open, which runs from July 19-24 at the Elliott Tennis Center.

Deadline for entry into the 61st annual tournament is July 10. Entry forms can be downloaded at

Junior competitors can play in three events plus one family or adult event and adults can play in three events plus one family event. Fee: $27/first event, $21/second event, $16/third and fourth event.

Draws for the tournament will be posted at Colorado Mesa from July 15-18 from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information, contact Kathy Elliott at 970-986-8104 or

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