Recent CU Buff Grad, Derk Tolan, Wins First Professional Golf Tournament


Congrats to Derek on his first win: Former Buff golfer Derek Tolan, who completed his collegiate eligibility last month and turned professional just four weeks ago, won his first tournament as a pro in record fashion here Sunday in claiming the 45th Annual San Juan Open. Tolan capped off the win with a final round 67 for a 260 total, or a tournament record 24-under par on the 6,750-yard, par-71 San Juan Country Club course. He was tied for the lead after each of the first three rounds after posting scores of 64, 65 and 64. Gary Christian had the old mark of 22-under he set in winning the 2004 event. Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days, Woodrow and I both got back from vacations yesterday. We are hoping to talk with Nick Hirschman today for an interview so check back later.