CoBank Colorado Women's Open closes strong Friday

Posted at 11:14 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 01:15:15-04

DENVER — The sweet sounds of golf swings are back in Colorado.

"It's crazy to even play golf with real holes and greens, it was just really fun," Kupcho said.

For the past three days, the CoBank Colorado Women's Open has taken center stage at Green Valley Ranch in Denver. The Pro-Am tournament bringing in some of the best LPGA and amateur talent across the country and golf world.

"So nice to be outside again to compete and play in a golf tournament, had a great time in Colorado, thought the organization did a great job," LPGA golfer and runner up (-13) Carlota Ciganda said.

The event benefits the Colorado Open Golf Foundation which provides financial aid and educational programs to help foster and encourage the sport for youth throughout the state.

"It's just great to be out here and doing it in my home state," Kupcho said.

An additional treat was the play of Westminster native and LPGA golfer, Jennifer Kupcho. After finishing second in two previous events, the Wake Forest graduate shot a sizzling (-16)/200 total in the three rounds, to win his first career event.

"It's really exciting to do it in front of my parents and a little bit of a hometown crowd, so it's pretty cool," Kupcho said.

Hopefully, the successful event is a little birdie telling fans that sports are right around the turn.

"It's been almost five months without play so just nice to get the juices back and the adrenaline flowing," Ciganda said.