Norton Falls In USGA Senior Amateur Final
3-time Kansas Amateur champion Bryan Norton of Mission Hills came up short in his bid to become the 60th USGA Senior Amateur champion today. Norton fell 2&1 to Vienna, Virginia's Patrick Tallent in the 18-hole final match on Thursday at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, California. Norton never led and trailed by as many as 4-down through 9 holes. Norton rallied to cut the lead to 1-down through 14 holes, but his comeback bid game up short after Patrick Tallent secured birdies on holes 15 and 17.
With the runner-up finish, Norton will be exempt for the 2015 US Amateur and 2015 USGA Mid-Amateur. Additionally, Norton will be exempt for the USGA Senior Amateur for the next three years.
The 55-year old Salina native won the Kansas Amateur Championship in 1980, 2002 and 2014. Norton is no stranger to USGA Championships having been medalist at the 2010 USGA Men's State Team won by Team Kansas. Norton also was runner-up at the 2003 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship. Norton will again represent Team Kansas later this month at the 2014 USGA Men's State Team Championship.
Click here for complete coverage. Congratulations to Bryan on a great week. We are all proud of the way you represented the Sunflower State!
KGA Senior Series Championship to Salina CC
The 2014 KGA Senior Series Championship will head to Salina Country Club on September 22-23. 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 Jefferson City (Mo.) Country Club on October 14-16. The deadline for players to enter the KGA Senior Series Championship is September 16th at 4:00 pm. 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!