2nd Chance Qualifier Deadline is July 3
The 2nd Chance Qualifier for the 105th Kansas Amateur will be held Tuesday, July 7th at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The 2nd Chance Qualifier is available for those players that failed to advance out of one of the six original qualifying sites or missed the original entry deadline date. Entries for the 2nd Chance Qualifier will close on July 3rd at 4:00 pm. There will be 14 qualifying positions available at the 2nd Chance Qualifier. Four alternate positions will also be identified at the qualifier. Click here for more information.
Jack Courington Wins 2015 Railer Championship
Tracy Chamberlin Claims Senior Division
Wichita's Jack Courington became the first repeat champion at The Railer, Kansas Stroke Play Championship at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, KS. Courington, the 2012 Railer champion, fired a final even par 72 to finish the 54-hole championship at 6-under par 210 total. Courington's 210 total was good enough to hold off a final round charge from Edmond, Oklahoma's Eli Armstrong, a collegiate golfer at the University of Central Oklahoma, posted a 4-under par 68 in the last round to finish one stroke back at 5-under par 211 total. Wichita's Pete Krsnich used a final round 6-under par 66 to propel himself into a solo third place finish. Garnett's Jack Rickabaugh and Topeka's Ronnie McHenry tied for fourth place honors at 1-under par 215 total.
In the Senior Division, Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin held off Lyon's Tim McKinnis by one shot to claim another KGA championship and his first Railer crown. Chamberlin finished the 54-holes at 7-under par 209 total. McKinnis ended up one shot back at 6-under par 210 total. Two-time Railer senior champion Steve Newman finished in third place at 3-under par 213 total.
Now in its fifth year, The Railer has quickly become a very popular event that draws players from several surrounding states. The 54-hole stroke play championship features an Open and Senior Division. Cart is included for all rounds of the championship. Click here for more information including the player information memo, pairings and results.
Newman/Chamberlin Win in Playoff at Sr Four-Ball
Kaup/Vidricksen Win Super Senior Title
Two rounds of four-ball stroke play with exact opposite weather conditions were not enough to settle the 27th Senior Four-Ball Championship at Manhattan Country Club on June 22-23. The teams of Don Kuehn/Ed Walsworth and Tracy Chamberlin/Steve Newman found themselves tied at 6-under par 134 total after 36-holes. Chamberlin/Newman charged into the playoff after finishing with a 5-under par 65 in round two. Kuehn/Walsworth entered the playoff after back to back rounds of 3-under par 67. In the playoff, both teams traded birdies on the first two sudden death playoff holes. On the third extra hole, Newman/Chamberlin prevailed with a par to a Kuehn/Walsworth bogey.
In the Super Senior Division, round one leaders Doug Kaup/Bob Vidricksen edged out a one shot victory after Bob Vidricksen sank a birdie putt on the final hole to finishing at 5-under par 135 total. Kaup/Vidricksen finished one stroke clear of James Seward/Dave Harris who finished with a 4-under par 66 in round two. Click here for more information including the player information memo, pairings and results. Thank you to all the competing teams and the professional staff at Manhattan Country Club for hosting the championship!
Lukas McCalla Wins 56th Junior Amateur
Topeka native Lukas McCalla took home the 56th Junior Amateur Championship in style. McCalla shot a three under 67, which was the lowest 18-hole score of the week, to best round one co-leader Cole Dillon of Manhattan by one stroke. Both McCalla and Dillon also took home top honors in the 18 year old division with Kale Reynolds rounding out the top three. Other age division winners include: Blake Allen, Lenexa, Wells Padgett, Wichita, Grant Herrenbruck, Salina and Caleb Kimmel of Olathe. The Kansas Golf Association would like to thank all the participants for playing. A big shout out to the staff at Wellington Golf Club working hard all week long and making us feel welcome! The 57th Boys Junior Amateur will take place at Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg, KS. For more information about the 56th Boys Junior Amateur, including the player memo, pairings and results, please visit our tournament homepage.
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!