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Colorado Classic attracts fine golf

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VAIL – A sizzling 34-under-par round carried the five-man team captained by Brent Sass to the top of the leader board Monday, as the Colorado Classic Golf Tournament marked the conclusion of the Steadman Hawkins Colorado Classic at the Sonnenalp Golf Club at Singletree.Sass, along with teammates Sean McEnroe, Mike Torey, Ned Fine and Mike McCullough combined for a score of 37, earning the group Low Net Team honors on the par 71 course, three shots better than the runner-up team, captained by former U.S. Ski Team star Andy Mill.Mill’s second place team, which included Dr. J. Richard Steadman, founder of the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation, along with B.R. Cohn Winery’s Bruce Cohn, Henry Ellis and Ed O’Brien, recorded a 31-under-par net 40.Low Gross Team honors went to the team of local media representatives, captained by Ben Walsh, with a 14-undere-par score of 57. Team Walsh was comprised of KVBA TV8’s Craig Struve, KZYR the Zephyr’s Tony Mauro, the Vail Daily’s Bob Brown and the Vail Trail’s Bob Knox.The lowest gross individual score recorded on the day by a pro or celebrity team captain belonged to Jason Davis with a 2-under-par 69.The Steadman Hawkins Colorado Classic is a four-day athletic, cultural and culinary extravaganza, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation, a Vail-based nonprofit organization dedicated to medical research and education.The Steadman Hawkins Colorado Classic, presented by Pepsi, was sponsored by American Express, B.R. Cohn Winery, Darwin Partners, DMM Enterprises, Frito Lay, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Vail Resorts and WestStar Bank, and presented in part by American Airlines, Aircast, Elevation, Highline Sports & Entertainment, Hill & Company and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic.For additional information on the Colorado Classic or the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation, contact John McMurtry at (970) 479-5781 or visit http://www.coloradoclassic.org.


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