Cole Gritton Wins Junior Match Play Title
-Herrenbruck Claims Junior Section Team
Junior Section Team Results
Junior Match Play: Brackets & Tournament Page
It was a battle until the end! With a 1 up lead coming to the 18th green, Manhattan's Cole Gritton made a spectacular chip to tap in range to win the 2016 Junior Match Play Championship. Grant Herrenbruck of Salina, a multi-winner this year, finished runner-up. We continue our tradition of naming our Jr. Cup Team following the match play championship. This year's members are: Blake Allen, Lenexa, Grant Herrenbruck, Salina, Cole Gritton, Manhattan, Taylor Larsen, Garden City, Matt Percy, Ottawa, Parker Beal, Topeka, Bradley Beykirch, Pittsburg and Christian Ghilardi of Lenexa rounds out the final spot. These are eight of the top juniors in our state and will compete in a Ryder Cup style match play competition on August 8-10 at Flint Hills National Golf Club against the Nebraska Golf Association. To view the final results click here.
With a final round of 3-under par 68, Grant Herrenbruck of Salina claimed the 2016 Junior Section Team Championship. Herrenbruck's come from behind victory will place him as the overall #1 seed in the Junior Match Play that will take place Thursday and Friday at Emporia Golf Course. First round leader Matt Percy, Ottawa, held on to finish second overall just one stroke back. Macie Myers, Manhattan, held on to her first round lead to win the Girls Division title over Wichitan Sydney Murray. In the team competition, the Northeast section held on for a narrow victory. Team totals are as follows: Northeast-1656, Metro-1657, North Central-1673, South Central-1725, West-1735 & Southeast-1818. Other age division winners are as follows: Ty Adkins, 11 & under, Kameron Shaw, 12-13 & Sion Audrian in the 14-15 age division. Special thanks to the City of Emporia and the staff at Emporia Golf Course for their support of junior golf in our state. Click here for tournament details & complete results.
Full Field for KGA Father-Son Championship
The 18th KGA Father-Son Championship will head to Topeka Country Club on August 1-2, 2016. A full field of teams will play 36-holes of four-ball stroke play with gross & net scoring. Teams will be slotted into the Open or Junior Division depending the team composition, but a Junior Division team is eligible to win the overall title. Groupings & starting times for both rounds will begin at 8:00 am from #1 & #10 tees. Tee times for round one on Monday, August 1st are now posted. Click here for more information including the player memo, pairings and results.
Blake Allen Wins the 106th Kansas Amateur
Stroke Play Pairings & Results
Match Play Bracket & Results
18-year old Blake Allen capped off his junior golf career with the 106th Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship title at The Golf Club at Southwind in Garden City on Sunday. Allen, of Lenexa, defeated 17-year old Garden City resident and Southwind member Taylor Larsen by an 8&7 margin in the 36-hole final match. Allen, who claimed the 2016 Kansas Boys Junior Amateur Championship earlier this year, joins an elite crowd of players to win the Kansas Amateur and Kansas Boys Junior Amateur titles in the same year. Other players to achieve that accomplishment were Chase Hanna in 2013 and Johnny Stevens in 1960. Allen will join the Washburn University golf team this fall as a freshman.
Thank you to the members and staff of The Golf Club at Southwind, the City of Garden City and Buffalo Dunes Golf Course for hosting the 106th Kansas Amateur! Click here or the links above for more information including the player information memo, stroke play results and the match play bracket.