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2018 Men's Championships -- 2018 Women's Competitions

Sean Thayer Leads KGA Senior Series

Garden City's Sean Thayer leads after round one of the KGA Senior Series Championship at Topeka Country Club.  Thayer posted an even par 71 in the opening and holds a two shot lead over Lawrence's Michael Rack heading into the final round on Tuesday at Topeka Country Club.  Olathe's Pete Robbins and Wichita's Michael Casamento are tied for third after first round 3-over par 74's.  Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin rounds out the top five with a 4-over par 75.  In the Super Senior Division, Michael Carey leads after a first round 3-over par 74.  Leawood's Ron Brewer and Overland Park's Gary Richter sit in a tie for second after opening round 5-over par 76's.  Abilene's Ray Wyatt is in fourth and Topeka's Dennis Switzky sits in fifth.  Round two will begin with an 8:30 am shotgun on Tuesday at Topeka Country Club. 

The KGA Senior Series Championship will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the annual Senior Cup Matches against our friends at the Missouri Golf Association.  The 2018 Senior Cup Matches will be held at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, MO on October 16-18.


Click here for more information on the KGA Senior Series Championship!




Salina Country Club Wins 2018 Kansas Cup

Salina Country Club defeated GreatLife-Salina on Saturday in an exciting finish to the 2018 Kansas Cup season.  The final match, hosted at Emporia Golf Course, found both Salina clubs tied at 4.5 points each after all matches were completed.  In sudden death, Salina CC secured two of three playoff match points to secure the club's fourth Kansas Cup title.   

In Friday's semifinal action at Emporia Golf Course, #4 seed GreatLife-Salina bested top seed Firekeeper Golf Course by a 5 to 4 margin.  In the second semifinal, #3 seed Salina Country Club edged defending champion Eagle Bend Golf Course, 5 to 4.

Click here for more information on the Kansas Cup Final Four!



Randy Syring Hall of Fame Induction

Randy Syring will be inducted as the 45th member of the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame on October 18, 2018.  The event will be held at Salina Country Club and is open to the public, but paid reservations are required and seating will be limited.

Individual tickets are $75, which includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to Kansas Golf Foundation. For more information and to reserve and pay for individual tickets, click here.




Josh Williams Wins 2018 High Plains Amateur

Lawrence's Josh Williams posted an impressive 4-under par 67 in the final round to come back to win the 2018 High Plains Amateur at Mariah Hills Golf Course.  Williams started the day four shots back of round one leader William Gantz, but ended up two shots ahead of the field at 3-under par 139 total after posting the only under par round on Sunday that had winds topping 35 mph.  Gantz finished in second at 1-under par 141.  Two-time defending High Plains Amateur champion Sion Audrain and Dodge City Community College golfer Saksit Jairak finished tied for third. 

In the Masters Division, Junction City's Andrew King was victorious after edging Garden City's Shawn Audrain by one shot.  King finished at 8-over par 150 total.  In the Senior Division, Salina's Greg Goode continued his dominate play in 2018 with another victory.  Goode posted an even par 71 in the final round to finish at 3-under par 139 total.  Round one co-leader Carlos Prieto of Garden City finished second at 2-over par 144 total.  Garden City's Sean Thayer finished in third place. 

Thank you to the city of Dodge City and to the staff of Mariah Hills Golf Course for hosting a great 2018 High Plains Amateur!  Click here for final results.



 

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