RainDance National shined in its major tournament debut. The Colorado Golf Association selected RainDance National as its host for the 87th annual state amateur on July 27-30, and the year-old course did not disappoint. Only five players finished the four-day event under par with 22-year-old Fort Collins native and Oklahoma State University golfer, Dillon Stewart, capturing the Tub Morris trophy. Stewart, who works part-time in the RainDance National pro shop, shot 4-under (72-70-72-70 - 284) to better three players - Gage Messingham, Colin Prater, and T.J. Shehee - by one stroke.
The course played significantly tougher than the 2022 state amateur at Carbondale's River Valley Ranch as only five players scored under par compared to 26 a year prior. Connor Jones won the 2022 event with a four-day finish of 24-under at a course that played over 500 yards shorter than RainDance National. During the weekend, RainDance National stretched between 7,768 yards on the first round to 7,719 for the final day. The key to Stewart's weekend was his par saves. Of the 72 holes he played, Stewart made 45 pars. He also rolled in 15 birdies, an eagle, and carded just two double bogeys. Stewart's final birdie of the tournament came during the 72nd hole when he two-putted from 50 feet to capture the title. Results can be found here.