Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Another Kortan Faces Tough Call.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Of the Journal

Pros around these parts are used to getting their tails kicked by a Kortan. After all, Brian Kortan's been the state's top golfer -- of those not on the PGA Tour -- for the past few years.

Heck, he might just be the best, period.

But Kortan has a new rival on the scene, and it's an old acquaintance: his little brother Rob.

"He's playing as good as anyone around here," says Ladera head pro Wright Zimmerly. "The good thing about Rob is he's pretty fresh out of college, and he's still got the competitive fire burning."

Kortan is emerging as one of New Mexico's top players, having won the Sun Country PGA Section's match-play title, then coming in second at a recent pro-am in Ruidoso. …

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