Colbert Hills to host 1st Konza Prairie Amateur
The newest KGA competition, the Konza Prairie Amateur Championship, is just around the corner! The 36-hole stroke play event using the Modified Stableford scoring format will be played annually on the first weekend following Memorial Day (May 30-31, 2015). Colbert Hills Golf Course, right in the heart of the Konza Prairie, will host. Both gross and net scores will be determined for distribution of the prize pool within the three divisions. This becomes the third KGA championship staged on a weekend in order to afford “working” golfers the opportunity to compete.
Groupings and starting times for Round One on Saturday, May 30th are now posted. Click here for more information!
East Team Retains the 4th Kanza Players Cup
The East Team retained the Kanza Players Cup after the East and West Teams finished tied at eight points each following three rounds of competition over two days. The teams were tied at four points each following Thursday's Four-Ball and Foursome matches. In Friday's Singles matches, the teams battled back and forth and again finished tied after splitting the eight Singles points - 4 to 4. The East team, the 2014 champions, retained the 2015 Kanza Players Cup by virtue of the tie. Congratulations to East Team members Michael Rack, Conrad Roberts, Mark Terranova, Bradley Lane, Josh Weems, Michael Greene, William Gantz and Kit Grove on winning the 4th Kanza Players Cup!
The Ryder Cup style invitational competition for the top KGA mid-amateur age players. The top eight available players from the East and West teams will compete in Four-Ball, Foursome and Singles Matches on May 14-15. A practice round is included on May 13. Players qualify for the Kanza Players Cup by earning KGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year points. Click here for more information on the Kanza Players Cup!
Champions Crowned at Terradyne Country Club
Two great days of weather greeted players at Terradyne Country Club during the KGA Mid-Amateur Team & Senior Team Championships on May 4-5. Scores were low during both rounds of the championship that featured a round one Modified Alternate Shot format and a round two Four-Ball format.
In the Mid-Am Team, the Wichita team of Matt Lazzo/Charlie Stevens rallied for a two shot victory after a second round 7-under par 64 to finish at 129 total. Josh Weems/Michael Greene finished two shots back at 11-under par 131 total.
In the Senior Team competition, the Wichita duo of Tracy Chamberlin and Steve Newman claimed their third straight Senior Team title after posting a second round 6-under par 65 to finish at 4-under par 138 total. Craig Demeo/Mike Cutshall took low net honors. In the Super Senior Division, defending champions Rob Gleissner/Lynn Dickey held on for the repeat title after finishing the 36-holes at 5-under par 137 total. The teams of Ron Brewer/Jim Lodes and Dick Kelley/John Stephens finished in a tie for low net.
Thank you to all of the teams and to Terradyne Country Club for hosting the 2015 championships! Click here for more information!
KGA Online Apparel Shop
Looking for a gift for the golfer in your family? The KGA is happy to announce the launching of an online apparel store through our partners at 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!