GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. –
The 59th annual Colorado West Amateur came down to a playoff Sunday at Bookcliff Country Club. Scott Sullivan, the CMU Golf team’s head coach, walked up to the last hole’s tee box with a two-stroke lead. But a drive into the water hazard complicated things. After the stroke penalty, he recovered for bogey. A beautiful chip in from Nolan Miller, who was playing in the group behind Sullivan, forced a playoff. The 18th was where the drama was going to unfold (again). Miller teed off first; sending one into the rough on the left hand side. Sullivan, not bothered by his mistake earlier sent his drive straight down the fairway. By the time the two made it onto the green, Sullivan had picked up a one stroke lead. Miller missed an 18-footer that would have forced the issue. But Sullivan’s two-putt effort earned him the Colorado West Amateur title.