Korte tied for 21st after Monday’s rounds
Kelley closes with 3-under on day three
Petersilie posts a 1-under on day two
The Pioneers finish the tournament in sixth place
First round of championships postponed until Monday due to excessive rain
Coach Billinger is entering his fourth season as the head coach at the University of Denver in 2017-18. Billinger joined the Pioneers in August 2012 after 10 years as a PGA golf instructor at Highlands Ranch Golf Club
In 2016-17, Billinger helped guide Chris Korte and Petter Mikalsen to first-team All-Summit League honors. He also was instrumental in helping the Pioneers host the Inaugural Paintbrush Invitational at the Colorado Golf Club in October.
After graduating from the University of Denver in 2002, Billinger spent two seasons splitting time between the DU men's and women's golf programs, supporting both head coaches with recruiting and practice planning.
Since putting his collegiate-coaching career on hold, Billinger has served as a PGA Instructor and the owner of Billinger Golf LCC at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club, the home of Pioneer Golf. During his time at DU's home course, Billinger has mentored and instructed golfers of all levels, including high school, college and professional players. Billinger has received several prestigious awards in his industry including 2008 Colorado PGA Player of the Year and 2010 and 2012 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Billinger's playing accomplishments include qualifying for three PGA Professional Championships, winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Scratch twice, along with several victories locally in PGA Section events.
During his Pioneer career, Billinger was a two-time NCAA individual qualifier, a Sun Belt Conference Individual Champion (2001) and an Academic All-American (2002).
Billinger married DU alumnae Megan Billinger in 2003. Megan graduated with her MBA at DU in 2002 and played lacrosse for the Pioneers and served as the team captain. They have three children, Macy, Joey and Brooks.
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