It’s always tough to card back to back impressive rounds, but Caine Fitzgerald, PGA, Assistant Professional at Meadow Hills Golf Course, did just that on day two of the 2020 National Car Rental Colorado Assistant PGA Professional Championship. Finishing with a 5-under-par 67, he dominated the field with a total score of 13-under-par 131, which was 9 strokes ahead of the rest of the field.
“I started off a little shaky, but birdied the second hole, which settled me down a little bit. And making my putt on the 5th for par is when I really settled down,” comments Fitzgerald. “Ben came out blazing. It was awesome. He really put the pressure on.”
Ben Lanting, PGA, Assistant Professional at Bear Creek Golf Club, started the second round with three birdies on the first four holes. Unfortunately, he had a double and a triple bogey on eight and ten, which were disappointing. Several family members, and his boss, Kirk Rider, PGA, Head Professional at Bear Creek Golf Club, were supporting Lanting. “Having family, and Kirk and his wife here really keeps things in perspective. Hats off to Caine. He played so solid the last two days. He earned it.”
Geoff Keffer, PGA, Assistant Professional at Lakewood Country Club, finished at even par overall for the Championship taking third place. “It was fun to watch Caine. That was the best I’ve seen him play, both days.”
Coming in fourth is Ryan Wrobleswski, PGA, Assistant Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club. The top four earned qualifiying spots into the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on November 12-15, 2020.
Filling the four alternate spots, in order of selection, are Grant Jackson, PGA, Assistant Professional at Saddle Rock Golf Course; Christopher Hyten, PGA, Assistant Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club; Jack Cavanagh, Assistant Professional at Walnut Creek Golf Preserve; and Jeff Carter, PGA, Assistant Professional at Murphy Creek Golf Course.
To see the full results of the 2020 National Car Rental Colorado Assistant PGA Professional Championship, click here.