West Team Wins 5th Kanza Players Cup
The West Team claimed the 5th Kanza Players Cup at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson. After the day one morning four-ball and afternoon foursome matches, the two teams were tied at 4 points to 4 points. Day two singles matches went in favor of the West team players by a 5 to 3 margin resulting in a 9 point to 7 margin in favor of the West Team. Congratulations to the West Team on the victory and a special thanks to the members and staff of Prairie Dunes for hosting the championship!
The Kanza Players Cup is invitation only Ryder Cup style competition for the top point earning players on the previous year's KGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year points list. Two teams of eight players each are divided into East and West squads which compete in Foursome, Four-Ball and Singles matches on May 18-19. East Team: Bradley Lane, Conrad Roberts, William Gantz, Jeff Bell, Michael Winkler, Gary Lucas, Michael Rack, Kit Grove. West Team: Zac Burton, Jack Courington, Spencer Christian, TJ Vilkanskas, Grant Vollertsen, Pete Krsnich, Tyler Chapman, Andrew King. Click here for more information on the Kanza Players Cup!
Junior Golf Scholarships Awarded for 2016
The Kansas Golf Foundation has awarded Kansas Junior Golf Scholarships to five high school seniors for the 2016-2017 academic year. This year's class joins 14 Junior Golf Scholars from past years whose grants are being renewed. The 2016 Kansas Junior Golf Scholars are: Katlyn Hays (Goodland), Jack Howard (Hutchinson), Hunter Marshall (St. Marys), Parker Olmsted (Ottawa) and Elissa Zerr (Colby). To view the entire press release please click here.
Champions Crowned at Mid-Am Team & Sr Team
54 holes of team stroke play was not enough to determine a champion at the 2016 Mid-Amateur Team at Lawrence Country Club. The teams of Conrad Roberts/Bradley Lane, William Gantz/Tyler Cummins and Spencer Christian/Jack Courington all finished the 54 holes at 2-over par 212 total. After two holes of sudden death playoff holes with the three teams still tied, Conrad Roberts hit his approach shot to tap in distance to secure the team win for him and his partner Bradley Lane.
In the Senior Team, Ed Walsworth/Charlie Schorgl claimed the Senior Division crown at 6-over par 216 total which was two shots better than the Gary Lucas/Dave Carson team. In the Super Senior Division, Rob Gleissner/Lynn Dickey made it three in a row in the Super Senior at 11-over par 221 total.
The 54-hole stroke play team competition featured round one Chapman Alternate Shot, round two Foursomes and round three Four-Ball. Thank you to the membership and staff of Lawrence Country Club for hosting the first KGA championships of the 2016 season!