Stripp wins Glenwood Open |

Stripp wins Glenwood Open

Mark Stripp’s ability to play consistent golf earned him a title on Sunday.

By firing a one-under round of 69 in the second day of the annual Glenwood Open, the Glenwood Springs resident moved ahead of three competitors to take the championship flight crown.

Stripp concluded the tournament with a two-day score of 141, two shots better than second-place finisher Jerry Kidney’s total of 143. John Kaiser was third at 144.

On Saturday, Stripp shot a 72 and was tied for second place with Ted Miernicki and Bob Campigia. All three were four strokes back of day-one leader Kirk Blaszyk’s 68.

“I played real well today,” Stripp said of his Sunday round at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club course. “My short game was good. I was in the fairway most of the time and I had no three putts on the green.”

And Stripp’s play was just as good on the fairway.

He had birdies on Holes Nos. 2, 10, 15 and 18.

Kaiser had the best round in the championship flight on Sunday. The Denver resident entered the clubhouse with a two-under 68.

Blaszyk faded on Sunday. He shot a 79 and finished with a tournament total of 147, tying him for seventh place with Mark Barlau.

Dan Fritz and Mark Smith tied for first-place in the First Flight tournament. Both concluded play with identical scores of 148.

Brian Lyke and Devin Donahue were the Second Flight co-champions. Both golfers shot two-day scores of 158.

Danny Adams captured the Third Flight title with a 164, besting Tim Parker by one stroke. Larry Flores took the Fourth Flight championship.

And the Fifth flight crown when to Kurt “King Kong” Copher, who fired a two-day net score of 133.

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