Dunkle family wins father/son tournament at Ironbridge
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Jason and Kyler Dunkle of the Club at Pradera cruised to the title in the CGA Father/Son Championship on Sunday at Ironbridge Golf Club, tying for the largest victory margin in the event since 2005.
The Dunkles backed up their first-round 63 — in a Chapman Scotch format — with a 4-over-par 76 in foursomes stroke play, also known as alternate shot. That gave them a 5-under 139 total, making them the only team in the tournament to finish under par.
In winning their first CGA championships, the Dunkles made two birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys on Sunday en route to prevailing by five strokes.
The previous largest margin of victory in the Father/Son tournament came when Gary and Alex Kephart prevailed by eight. Rick and Nick Tarasiewicz also won by five strokes two years ago.
Kyler Dunkle claimed the 2012 5A state high school championship and now plays for Colorado State, and Jason played college golf for the University of Northern Colorado in the 1990s.
Ray and Jimmy Makloski of Pueblo Country Club, each a winner of a CGA individual championship in 2012, tied for second place on Sunday at even-par 144 with Chris and Russell Roehrkasse of Colorado Springs Country Club. The Makloskis closed with a 73 and the Roehrkasses with a 75.
The Kepharts, winners of this event a record four times, checked in at 146, in fourth place, after a 76 on Sunday.
Prevailing in the net division were the Roehrkasses, who shot 66-72 for a 138 total. That was two better than the three team runners-up net-wise: Ben and Ryan Hettich (68-72) of Patty Jewett and Garden of the Gods Club, respectively; Joe and Peter Morrill of Eagle Ranch Golf Course (61-79); and Dennis and Andrew Weber of Hyland Hills (66-74).
The Loel and Caleb Lierman Award, given to the team with a player 18 or younger which has the lowest gross score, went to the Dunkles.
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