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          HAMBURG, Germany — University of Colorado sophomore-to-be Yannik Paul shot a final round 67, taking the lead with two holes remaining and went on to with the 2014 German International Amateur Championship here Sunday.
          Paul entered the final round tied with Italy’s Renato Paratore at 13-under par, with four others two strokes back at 11-under.  Both opened the day with birdies on No. 1, but Paratore came back with another on No. 2 to take a 1-stroke lead; both bogeyed No. 3, Paul’s only one of the day.  He held that advantage until the eighth hole, when Paul pulled even with a birdie.
          Paul scored a birdie on No. 11 to take his first lead of the day, and both players birdied No. 12.  Paratore pulled even with a birdie on No. 15, but fell one back again after scoring a bogey on 16.  Paul then sealed the win with a birdie on No. 18, finishing with an 18-under par total of 270.
          None of the four players who were two back to start the day pulled closer than one shot.
          Bolstered by previous finishes of seventh and eighth in the event, Paul was in the top 10 the entire tournament, as he was tied for seventh after 18 holes and for fifth after two rounds.
          Paul practically had his way on the 6,600-yard, par-72 Wendlohe Golf Club course.  He recorded two eagles, 27 birdies and 35 pars against just seven bogeys and two triples in recording his 70-67-66-67, 18-under par effort. 
          He opened each round with an under par score (three birdies and an eagle), and closed each with a birdie.  He played No. 1, a par-5, at 6-under for the tournament, and accomplished a rarity on any level of golf: on the par-3 No. 7 hole, he scored birdie 2s all four rounds.
          Paul’s older twin brother who will also be a sophomore this fall at CU, Jeremy, missed the cut by one stroke after turning in a 72-76—148 scorecard for the first two rounds.  As freshmen, the brothers combined to set numerous school records at Colorado, with Jeremy Paul earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors.

COLORADO OPEN: Six former Buffaloes finished in the top 23 in the 50th Annual Colorado Open, which was completed in Denver on Sunday.  Luke Symons (’11) turned in the top effort, carding a 6-under 278 score (67-69-71-71).  Scott Peterson (’93) was 10th, turning in the best final round score to close at 5-under 279(70-75-69-65).  Kevin Kring (’12) and Derek Fribbs (’13) tied for 11th (4-under 280s), while Derek Tolan (’09) and Kane Webber (’04) tied for 23rd (even-par 284s).  Senior-to-be David Oraee tied for 46th overall but was the eighth low amateur with a 70-74-74-71—289 effort.  Ian Davis of Edmond, Okla., won the event by five strokes, finishing with a 14-under 270 score on the 7,247-yard, par-71 Green Valley Ranch Golf Club course.


German International Amateur


Yannik Paul, CU/Germany


Renato Paratore, Italy


Maximilian Bogel, Germany


Michael Kraaij, Netherlands


Tim Gornick, Duke/Slovenia


Enrico Di Nitto, Italy


Janes Lombardo, Germany


Michele Cea, Italy


Thomas Rosenmuller, Germany


Michael Ohorn, Germany