Rinker, Rush and Keffer Tied at Colorado PGA Professional Championship
Three players are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Colorado PGA Professional Championship. First round leader Derek Rush is tied with defending champion Geoff Keffer and former PGA Tour player Larry Rinker at three-under-par 141.
Rush, a PGA Assistant Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club, posted a second round two-over-par 74 following his opening five-under-par 67. After finishing his first round Tuesday morning, Rush opened his second round by playing the first four holes at four-over-par. He reeled off three consecutive birdies starting at the par-5 fifth hole and was even-par for the day after birdieing the par-3 10th hole. Rush made two bogeys to finish his round to be the first to post 141.
Keffer, the defending champion, followed up his opening two-under-par 70 with a one-under-par 71 to join Rush in the clubhouse at three-under-par. Keffer opened up his second round with a double bogey at the par-4 11th hole but made five birdies and two bogeys the rest of the way.
Rinker, the Director of Instruction at the host Red Sky Golf Club, opened with a one-under-par 71 and posted a two-under-par 70 in the second round. Rinker posted six birdies to just two bogeys during his second round. Rinker competed in 525 events on the PGA Tour before becoming a full-time instructor in the mid 2000’s. He tallied two runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour.
54 players made the 36-hole cut to play in the final round on Wednesday morning. Golfers will tee off #1 and #11 at 8:15 a.m.