Alex Tiong Wins High Plains Amateur
Buffalo Dunes Rd 2 pairings/results
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!
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!
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!