Sion Audrain Wins High Plains Amateur
-Sean Robertson Takes Masters, Michael Casamento Wins Senior Division
Sion Audrain of Garden City wins the 2016 High Plains Amateur with a two day total of one over par 143. Audrain had bogies on two of the final four holes, but the High School Sophomore was able to hold off the rest of the field to claim his first KGA Championship by two shots. Dodge City Community College golfer Dominic Pollock finished overall runner-up with five others tied for third. Sean Robertson, Salina, held on to his narrow lead to edge out The Golf Club at Southwind member Eric Larsen and became our 2016 Masters Division Champion. Larsen did however take home the top spot on the net side along with Centennial Colorado's Jim Moss. In the Senior Division, Michael Casamento of Wichita fired a one over par 72 to win by three over Topeka native Fran Matthias. On the senior net side, Bob Beymer of Lakin took home top honors.
We'd like to thank The Golf Club at Southwind and its staff for hosting another successful KGA Championship! Click here for results in all three divisions.
Kevin Belknap Wins 36th Senior Amateur
Stuntz Repeats as Super Senior Champ
Wichita's Kevin Belknap bested defending champion Tim McKinnis, Lyons, in sudden death to win the 36th Kansas Senior Amateur Championship at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wichita. Belknap and McKinnis finished the 36-hole championship at 5-under par 139 after both posted rounds of 2-under par 70 in the final round on Tuesday. In sudden death, Belknap was victorious on the second sudden death hole. Topeka's Mark Elliott finished in third followed Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin in fourth place.
In the Super Senior Division, Lawrence's Richard Stuntz made it two straight titles after finishing one shot head of Wichita's Ben York. Stuntz finished at even par 144 total. Ottawa's Bob Bezek and Overland Park's Dave Harris finished in a tie for third place. Thank you to the field of participants and to the membership and staff at Rolling Hills Country Club for hosting the Senior Amateur! Click here for the player information memo, pairings and results.
Kansas Retains Virgil Parker Cup
Team Kansas headed into the final day of the 31st Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup Matches with a three point deficit. Through the first nine holes the outcome looked certain that Nebraska would take home the cup with leads in six of eight matches. However, a late rally by team Kansas ended with both teams having eight points. Matt Percy, Ottawa, sealed the final point with a 15 foot par putt on hole #18 which brings the Virgil Parker Cup back to Lawrence. A special thanks goes out to the membership and staff at Flint Hills National Golf Club for hosting the Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup! For complete results please click here.