Castle Pines golfer wins national championship
Information and photos submitted by Bob Sims
Bob Sims of Castle Pines won the golf National Championship in the 65-69 age group at the National Senior Games held June 21-24, at Blackhorse Golf Club South Course in Cypress, Texas. Fifty-five golfers participated in 54 holes of medal play on the Par 72 South Course in that age group, and Sims represented Colorado in the games.
Sims had rounds of 73, 76, and 70 to win. He was down two shots to Nick Kent of Florida beginning the last nine holes. After birdies on holes 12, 14, and 16, Sims started the last hole only one stroke up, but birdied the 18th hole to win by three shots.
In 2009, Sims won the National Championship in the 60-64 Age Group at the Stanford University Golf Club. The National Senior Games was expecting more than 12,000 athletes in all sports for the Houston competition this year.
In 2013, the games will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. To qualify for the national games, participants must qualify in one of the state games during the year before the National Senior Games.