Monday, November 28, 2005
On the golf course, Paul Berry's unassuming personality doesn't attract a lot of attention. He leaves that to his swing.
But off the course, the Colorado Junior Golf Asso--ciation took notice of Berry's outstanding play this season by naming the Steamboat Springs golfer, along with 39 other players, to its all-star team.
The announcement came during the golf association's annual awards brunch, which was held at the Omnin Interlocken Resort in Broomfield on Nov. 19.
"It's pretty cool," Berry said. "It's the reflection of a good season. Its nice because it's not based on one tournament, but on a cumulative total."
The all-star team is picked from the more than 800 junior members of the association that play in CJGA sponsored events. The 40 golfers that were selected represent the best junior golfers, girls and boys, in the state of Colorado in several age divisions.
"It's all based on points," said Aaron Kellough, spokesman for the association. "A lion's share of the golfers who play in our state play in the 14 to 18 age class."
Several top finishes including a third at the Tom Whitehead Memorial, and a victory at the Yampa River Junior Classic, which was played in Craig, helped Berry climb near the top of the state's rankings this season and earned him the recognition to get on the all-star team for the first time in his career.
He also scored points at the Tournament of Champions, Haywhacker, and Junior World Qualifier among other events.
Berry was ranked sixth in Colorado within his age division with 346.5 points. The top golfer, Tyler Parsloe, was named the Colorado Golf Association's Junior Player of the Year. He finished with 745 points.
Berry said Parsloe was the most consistent golfer.
Other golfers finishing in the top five included Steve Ziegler, Zen Brown, Branden Barron and Andrew Riley. Berry, Brandon Tomasovich, Tom Glissmeyer, Mark Hubbard and Gunner Wiebe rounded out the top 10.
The Colorado Golf Asso--ciation also named Derek Tolan as player of the year and John Olive as senior player of the year at the brunch.
The Colorado Women's Golf Association named Kelly Schaub its player of the year and Kathleen Cox the senior player of the year. Becca Huffer was named the CWGA's junior player of the year.