KGA Senior Series Championship to Salina CC
The 2014 KGA Senior Series Championship will head to Salina Country Club on September 22-23. The season ending championship is open to Senior Series program players that qualified by finishing in the top fifteen (gross and net) within each age division in the final Senior Series points standings following the 17-event schedule. Players at the championship will play 36-holes of stroke play to determine overall champions as well as the qualifiers for the annual Senior Cup Matches played against our counterparts from the Missouri Golf Association. The 2014 Senior Cup Matches will be held this year at Jefferson City (Mo.) Country Club on October 14-16. The deadline for players to enter the KGA Senior Series Championship is September 16th at 4:00 pm. Click here for more information on the KGA Senior Series Championship including player memo, pairings and results!
Manhattan Country Club Wins 2014 Kansas Cup
Manhattan Country Club claimed their first Kansas Cup title today defeating Salina Country Club. Manhattan Country Club and Salina Country Club were tied at 4.5 points each following the nine match points. In sudden death, Manhattan CC claimed two of the three match points to secure the victory. Thank you to Wellington Golf Club for hosting the Kansas Cup Final Four!
In Semifinal #1, Manhattan Country Club defeated Great Life-Salina by a tally of 6 to 3. In Semifinal #2, Salina Country Club got the best of Wamego Country Club by a margin of 6 to 3. Click here for complete playoff information.
Alex Tiong Wins High Plains Amateur
Garden City's Alex Tiong claimed the 2014 High Plains Amateur on Sunday at The Golf Club at Southwind in Garden City. The native of Malaysia, who played collegiately at Dodge City Community College and Colorado State-Pueblo, used a final round 1-under par 70 to finish the 36-hole championship at 1-under par 141 to win the title by one shot over Southwind member and 2012 High Plains Amateur champion Grant Vollertsen and Dodge City Community College golfer Zach Kirby. Former KU golfer Ryley Haas finished in fourth at 1-over par 143 total. In the Masters Division, Southwind member Shawn Audrain held on for a one shot victory over Holcomb's Carlos Prieto. Senior Division top honors went to Nashville's John Bailey who finished one shot ahead of KGA veteran Steve Newman of Wichita. Bailey finished the championship at 4-over par 146 total.
At Buffalo Dunes Golf Course on Sunday, Southwestern College golfer Shane Gilbert put together a 2-over par 74 to take the top spot after a tough first round at Southwind on Saturday. Oberlin junior golfer Kelly Brown and Wichita's David Auer both posted solid rounds of 4-over par 76 to finish tied for second. Thank you to the members and staff at both Southwind and Buffalo Dunes for hosting the 2014 High Plains Amateur and thanks to all the players for participating! Click here for the player information memo, pairings and results!
KGA Online Apparel Shop Now Open
The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through Planet Pro Shop, where you can buy KGA logo gear from Nike, Adidas, Puma and other brands. Apparel can be customized with different KGA logos and KGA championships. Click here to check it out!