Kansas Falls to Missouri in Senior Cup Matches
Team Missouri defeated their counterparts from Kansas on Thursday in the 2014 Ozark Senior Challenge. The final margin was 12.5 to 11.5 points. The two teams were tied at 6 points each following day one four-ball and foursome matches. Missouri took the victory after securing 6.5 points in the day two singles matches.
In the Association Senior Cup, Missouri bested the Kansas squad by a margin of 8 points to 4 points. Missouri has now won the Association Senior Cup for the past eight years.
The Senior Cup Matches, held on October 15-16, are an annual goodwill competition between the Kansas and Missouri Golf Associations. Players qualify for the Senior Cup based on performance and participation in each association's respective Senior Series programs. Congratulations to all of the Kansas players for qualifying and thank you for your support of the KGA Senior Series. Thank you to the Missouri Golf Association and Meadow Lake Acres Country Club for hosting! Click here for more information including pairings & results.
Champions Crowned at Mid-Am Team & Senior Team
Another perfect day of weather greeted players during the final round of the 2014 Mid-Amateur Team & Senior Team Championships at Crestview Country Club's North Course on Wednesday. In the Mid-Am Division, Jack Courington & Spencer Christian, both of Wichita, led from start to finish and ended up with a one shot victory in the championship. Courington & Christian finished at 16-under par 200 total for the 54-holes. Wellington's Derek Harrison & Wichita's Aaron Sheaks finished one shot back at 201 total. The Wichita team of Pete Krsnich & Corey Novascone finished third at 202 total after a final round 8-under par 64. In the Senior Team, defending champions Steve Newman & Tracy Chamberlin cruised to an easy victory at 14-under par 202 total. The teams of Dakin Cramer & Randy Vautravers and Peter Robbins & John Bailey tied for second place at 7-under par 209 total. In the Super Senior Division, the Overland Park team of Rob Gleissner & Lynn Dickey held off KGA veterans Ron Brewer & Fred Rowland for the win. In the Senior Net, Phil Frigon & Frank Stucky cruised to any easy win. The Mid-Am Team is open to KGA golfers age 25 & older. The Senior Team is open to KGA golfers age 50 & older. Click here for player information, pairings and results.
Chamberlin, McDonald Win KGA Senior Series Titles
Senior Cup Qualifiers
Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin won the 2014 KGA Senior Series Championship on Tuesday at Salina Country Club. Chamberlin posted a final round 2-over par 73 to finish the 36-hole championship at 1-over par 143 total. Chamberlin edged Andover's Randy Vautravers who finished at 2-over par 144 after rounds of 73 and 71. John Bailey and Doug Kaup finished in a tie for third at 3-over par 145 total. In the Net competition, Clay Center's Phil Frigon and Wichita's Calvin Clough in the first and second positions.
In the Super Senior Division, KGA veteran Bill McDonald claimed his fifth Super Senior crown after finishing one shot clear of Salina CC member Bob Vidricksen. McDonald finished the championship at 2-over par 144 total after a final round even par 71. Frank Roth of Salina finished in solo third at 4-over par 146. Net competition winners were Frank Stucky of Newton followed by Oskaloosa's Chris Luck.
Round two of the championship got underway with a 10:20 am shotgun following a 1 hour, 50 minute rain delay on Tuesday at Salina Country Club. 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 Meadow Lake Acres Country Club (Jefferson City, MO) on October 14-16. 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.
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!