Joy Trotter, former UCI standout, finished second in the HealthONE Colorado Women’s Open played Jun 1 – Jun 3, 2011 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver. Trotter shot 77-73-72 (222) to place second and win $6,500.00. Jessica Carafiello, Coral Springs, FL, won the event with rounds of 73-70-78 (221).
Carafiello had trouble finishing with a bogey on 15, double’s on 16 and 17 but she won with a birdie on the 54th hole. Trotter could have won the event had she made a par on 15. Unfortunately, Trotter doubled the hole and then finished with par’s on 16, 17 and 18 to finish second.
The spring has been good for Trotter. Joy has won 3 time’s on the Cactus Tour in Arizona, and placed second at a Canadian Tour event in British Columbia. Joy will travel to Colorado Spring’s and play the U S Open Sectional Qualifier at the Broadmoor. Joy’s father, Jim, will caddy for her at the Open Qualifer.
Trotter’s Coach, George Pinnell said, “Joy is hitting the ball with great consistency and is playing with a lot of confidence.”