KGA Heads West for High Plains Amateur
The KGA heads west this week for its annual trip to Garden City for the 2014 High Plains Amateur. The event continues to draw a strong field of players of all ages from several states in the region. Each player's entry fee includes a complimentary practice round on Friday. Lunch is provided to all players both days as part of your entry fee. Groupings and starting times for round one at Southwind are now posted. Round two pairings will be based on round one scores and the KGA will again utilize both The Golf Club at Southwind and Buffalo Dunes Golf Course for round two. Click here for the player information memo, pairings and results!
Don Kuehn Wins 34th Senior Amateur
Kansas City's Don Kuehn claimed his third Kansas Senior Amateur Championship title today at Manhattan Country Club. The 67-year old Kuehn used a final round 2-under par 68 to finish the 36-hole championship at 2-under par 138 total. Joe Gorenc of Arma finished as the overall runner-up at 1-over par 141 total. Phillipsburg's Doug Kaup and Bob Vidricksen of Salina tied for low honors in the Super Senior Division at 6-over par 146 total. In the Net Division, Manhattan CC member Tom Vilkanskas held off a second round charge from Bob Hunter to take the division crown. Thank you to all the participants and to the membership and staff at Manhattan Country Club for a great week! Click here for more information including player memo, pairings and results!
Whitaker Wins 4th Sunflower Girls Junior
On a perfect weekend for golf, Wichita's Emma Whitaker, claimed the 4th Sunflower Girls Junior Championship at Wellington Golf Club. Whitaker followed up her opening round 76 with a five over par 75, 151 total, to win the championship by four strokes. Mission Hills up and comer India Guame finished second improving on her round one score by three strokes. In a tie for third were Anna Pool, Coffeyville, and Hannah Perkins of Wichita. A special thanks goes out to the Wellington Golf Club staff and patrons for hosting this championship. Click here more information regarding the 4th Sunflower Junior Girls Championship including final results!
Norton's Defend Title at 16th Father-Son
Defending Father-Son champions Johnnie & Bryan Norton made it back to wins in the KGA Father-Son Championship. After claiming victory in 2013 at Lawrence CC, the Norton team came back and successfully defended their title this week at Tallgrass Country Club. The Norton team shot a two round four-ball total of 13-under par 129 to cruise to a 4-shot victory over Jonathan & David May. In the Open Net Division, Richard and Randy Hairgrove took top honors. In the Junior Division, the Topeka team of Steve Halley & Max Stucky-Halley tied for top junior honors with the Wichita father son team of Greg & Ian Trebilcock. Junior Net Division medalist went to Alec & Brian Wilbert. Thank you to all the teams for participating and thanks to the membership and staff at Tallgrass Country Club for hosting the championship! The 36-hole four-ball championship will be held August 4-5 at the Arthur Hills designed course. The championship features gross and net scoring with Open and Junior divisions. This is the second time that Tallgrass CC has hosted the Father-Son having hosted the inaugural championship in 1999. Click here for player information, 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!