Second-Best

Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Brandt Jobe falls a little short at Insperity Invite on Champions circuit

By Gary Baines – 5/1/2022

Brandt Jobe made just one bogey over the final 36 holes, but even that wasn’t nearly enough for a victory Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions.

The Colorado Golf Hall of Famer made a run at the title at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas, but couldn’t keep pace with red-hot Steven Alker on the back nine on Sunday. From hole 11 through 16, Alker went birdie, birdie, birdie, par, eagle, birdie. For those keeping track, that’s 6 under in six holes.

Shortly after play resumed following a lightning delay, Jobe sank an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to tie Alker for the lead. But by the time the two players walked off the 15th green, Jobe trailed by four — which would go on to be Alker’s winning margin. Jobe went 68-64-70 for a 14-under-par total.

The former Coloradan recorded his best finish on the Champions circuit since he won in 2019. He now has three runner-up finishes in his senior career to go along with two victories. 

Brandt Jobe.

For all the scores from the Insperity Invitational, CLICK HERE.

Elsewhere on major tours:

— Fort Collins resident Sam Saunders went 67-65 on the weekend to move up to a sixth-place finish at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Huntsville Championship in Alabama. Saunders, the grandson of the late Arnold Palmer, ended up at 8 under par, eight strokes behind champion Harrison Endycott. It was Saunders’ best showing on the KFT since 2017. SCORES

— Former University of Colorado golfer Robyn Choi tied for ninth on Sunday in the Epson Tour’s Garden City Charity Classic in Kansas. She went 73-72-67 for a 4-under-par total, leaving her eight back of winner Gabriella Then. SCORES



About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was voted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. Email: ColoradoGolfJournal@mac.com)