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A golfer takes a swing while his playing partners look on from the sixth hole fairway Sunday at the Cottonwood Classic. The Classic is an annual 54-hole tournament played on the last weekend in June, which brought in 127 golfers from around Colorado in 2012.

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Golfer from Eagle defends his title in Cottonwood Classic

The Yampa Valley Golf Course concluded its busiest month of the year with a successful run through its biggest tournament of the year. The Cottonwood Classic concluded Sunday, and it ended in similar fashion to 2011: with Keith Humerickhouse shooting the lowest score. Humerickhouse, of Eagle, shot a three-under par 213. He was the only player to shoot under par and beat Joe Rukavina and Jeb Savage, who tied for second with a 227. Humerickhouse won the classic last year as well, and he came out strong in his title defense, shooting a 68 Friday. After a bumpier second round 74, he came back solid on Sunday, carding a 71.

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