DENVER — University of Colorado junior golfer Victor Bjorlow shot the low score of the day and in the process rallied to win the Colorado Mines Bob Writz Invitational on Sunday.
Bjorlow shot a 1-under par 71 for a 143 total on the 7,141-yard, par-72 Bear Creek Golf Course track to finish under par in a tournament for the fourth time in his career. He had 10 birdies and 18 pars for the event, opposite seven bogeys and a double. He had four birdies and 11 pars in Sunday's final round. It was Bjorlow's second career victory, as he won this very same tournament as a freshman in 2017.
CU freshman John Paterson finished as the runner-up with a 70-76—146 scorecard (2-over par); he was the first day leader with the 2-under 70, which was the best individual round this weekend of the 137 recorded. He had a solid weekend with five birdies and 24 pars against seven bogeys.
Bjorlow trailed Paterson by one entering the final round, and was trailing by three after 25 holes. He picked up a stroke when Paterson bogeyed No. 8 when he scored par, and then pulled even with six holes to go after birdying Nos. 10 and 12. Bjorlow then took the lead for good with birdies on Nos. 14 and 15, en route to shooting a 33 on the back nine.
Bjorlow led the 69-man field in birdies with his 10 as well as par-4 scoring, playing the 20 of those combined at 1-under par, and also tied for second in par-5 scoring (4-under).