Liz Breed of Waynesboro, Pa. held off the hard-charging and world No. 3-ranked amateur Jennifer Kupcho to win by two strokes and the $50,000 first prize at the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
Paired together in the final group with Andrea Wong of San Francisco as the third, Breed and Kupcho wasted no time getting the shootout started with both players birdieing two of their first three. But Kupcho’s subsequent bogey on the par-four 4th and only one more birdie on the day kept Breed at least a stroke ahead the rest of the round.
In a tie for third place, one stroke back of Kupcho at six-under 210 total, were second round leader Wong and Alexandra Kaui of Las Vegas.
In the amateur competition Kupcho (-7, 209) won by 11 strokes over 2016 low amateur champion Jessica Dreesbeimdieke of Juno Beach, Fla. (+4, 220), who plays for the University of Denver, and Ellen Secor of Phoenix (who plays for Colorado State).
In the pro-am division, Team Beck/Greenblatt set a scoring record 27-under 189 to win by four strokes over Team Fears/Kris. Karlin Beck won $2,800 as the pro-am professional, and today’s win marks Greenblatt’s second pro-am victory (2012, 2017).
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