Round 2 of the 2020 Colorado PGA Professional Championship, presented by Club Car and OMEGA, offered the field of 128 players a second chance to enjoy all that Valley Country Club has to offer and to make the 36-hole cut. Keffer fires his second consecutive 67 to over-take Rohrbaugh, the over-night leader, by 1-shot.
A consensus from the players as they finished their round is that the course is in great condition and that the greens are playing firm and fast. It is agreed that Valley is making for an excellent slate to determine the 2020 Colorado PGA Champion!
Although Geoff Keffer, PGA, Assistant Professional at Lakewood Country Club, carded two very consistent rounds of 5-under par 67s to bring him to a score of 10-under par 134 , he admits that he hasn’t been hitting the ball very well for the last month and only recently started to turn that around.
“I wanted to keep putting myself in a good spot today. When I saw that Doug shot a 3-under today, I thought that if I just keep doing what I’m supposed to be doing, I could stay in the hunt,” shares Keffer. “Then, when I went birdie-birdie on the last two holes, I knew I had taken the lead. It felt really good and all-in-all, I’m happy with the way I played the last two days.”
When asked about his preparation for the final round, Keffer hopes to be able to replicate the feeling he had during today’s round tomorrow. “Today was better than yesterday and I am hopeful that tomorrow will be even better than today.”
Slipping into the second-place spot after 36-holes is Doug Rohrbaugh, PGA, Teaching Professional at The Snowmass Club. Rohrbaugh finished the day 3-under par with a 135 two-day total. Despite making five birdies, it’s the 2 bogies that have his focus for improvement before the final round.
“I used up a lot of luck today,” smiles Rohrbaugh as he reviews today’s play. “My putting continues to be the best part of my game. Unfortunately, I was less sure of my shots today and didn’t commit as well.”
Rounding out the top five spots are PGA Professionals Dale Smigelsky, Life Member; Alexandra Braga, Denver Country Club; and Micah Rudosky, Conquistador Golf Course, respectively.
Players in the 2020 Colorado PGA Professional Championship are playing for nine qualifying and five alternate spots to compete at the 54th PGA Professional Championship on April 25-28, 2021, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The third and final round of the 2020 Colorado PGA Professional Championship tees off at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.