Colorado Open Championships

2022 Inspirato Colorado Women’s Open Results

Robert Kirchner Award
This award honoring Robert M. Kirchner, the Founder of the Colorado Open, was established in 1992 by the Board of Director of the Colorado Open. The Robert M. Kirchner is presented during the Colorado Open festivities to a chosen individual for having contributed greatly to amateur golf, professional golf, and/or tournament golf in the State of Colorado.

1992 – Robert M. Kirchner2011 – Jeffrey A. Dorsey
1993 – Myron Craig2012 – Allen Walters
1994 – Jack Vickers2013 – Clayton Cole
1995 – Judy Bell2014 – LindaSue Chenoweth
1996 – Warren Simmons2015 – George Solich
1997 – Les Fowler2016 – Rich Langston
1998 – Joan Birkland2017 – L. Kent Moore
1999 – Albert A. Carmosino2018 – CGA & CWGA
2008 – Patrick H. Hamill2019 – Gary Baines
2009 – Edward Mate2020 – Jon Rizzi
2010 – H. Gail Godbey2021 – John Ogden

Ralph Moore Award
This award honors Ralph W. Moore, Jr. , whose nearly 30 years of covering golf for The Denver Post included 23 U.S Opens, 21 Masters Tournaments, 10 PGA Championships and all Denver LPGA events from 1972-1985. Moore’s contribution to the game included helping to found the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame and Colorado Sports Hall of fame, as well as helping Bob Hickman and Bob Kirchner put on the first Colorado Open. In remembrance of all he did for the game of golf, the Colorado Open’s Ralph Moore Golf Journalism Award is dedicated to forwarding the pursuit of excellence in golf reporting.

1989 – Ralph Moore (Denver Post)2005 – Jim Benton (Rocky Mountain News)
1990 – Bob Martin (KOA Radio)2006 – Tom Kensler (Denver Post)
1991 – Dick Connor (Denver Post)2008 – Jon Rizzi (Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine)
1992 – John Mossman (Associated Press)2009 – Vic Lombardi (CBS4)
1993 – Todd Phipers (Denver Post)2010 – Brian Howell (Longmont Times-Call)
1994 – Steve Trivett (Rocky Mountain News)2011 – Gary Baines (Colorado Golf Journal)
1995 – John Meyer (Rocky Mountain News)2012 – Jerry Walters (102.3 ESPN)
1996 – Gary Baines (Boulder Daily Camera)2015 – Jenny Siegle (Altitude Sports & Entertainment)
1997 – Tom Green (Channel 7 News)2016 – Eric Christensen (CBS Denver)
1998 – Kaye Kessler (The International)2017 – Jon Rizzi (Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine)
1999 – John Edwards (Colorado Golfer Magazine)2018 – Dan Scherer (Outfront Media)
2000 – Ronn Spargur (1st ED of Colorado Open 1967-1991)2019 – Courtney Oakes (Aurora Sentinel)
2001 – Terry Bote (Record Book Coordinator until 2002)2020 – Chris DeConna
2004 – Joe Sanchez (Denver Post)2021 – Helen Richardson