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2020 Men's Championships -- 2020 Women's Competitions

2020 Senior Series Schedule -- 2020 Junior Tour Schedule


Emerson & McKnight Win 31st Senior Four-Ball
Bezek & Seward Take Super Senior Title

Results

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The final day of competition in the 2019 KGA tournament season produced exciting finishes in both divisions at the 31st Kansas Senior Four-Ball Championship at Wichita Country Club. 

In the Senior Division, Andy Emerson & Sid McKnight, who both turned 50 recently, were victorious in their first KGA senior championship event.  Emerson & McKnight birdied the final hole of the championship to edge the team of Greg Goode & Sean Thayer by one shot.  Emerson & McKnight finished the 36-hole championship at 8-under par 134 total.  The teams of Mike Holloway/Charlie Stevens and Dane Ogden/Michael Rack tied for third place at 4-under par 138 total.    

In the Super Senior Division, round one leaders Bob Bezek & Jim Seward were victorious over the John Alefs & Joe Rothwell team by a single shot.  Bezek & Seward finished at 3-under par 139 total after a final round even par 71.  RJ Opliger & Tim Tyner took third at 1-under par 141 total.  

Thank you to the full field of teams for participating and to the membership and staff at Wichita Country Club for hosting the final championship of the year!




Missouri Wins 2019 Senior Cup Matches



Ozark Senior Challenge

Association Senior Cup

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Team Missouri won the 2019 Ozark Senior Challenge at Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg, KS on Thursday.  Missouri held a 7 to 5 lead going into the final day Singles matches and extended the lead by winning 7 of the 12 Singles match points to finish with a 14 to 10 overall match win.  Congrats to Team Missouri!

In the Association Senior Cup, Team Missouri retained the cup after finishing in a 6 to 6 tie with Team Kansas.  Team Missouri led Team Kansas by a 4 to 2 margin after day one play.  During day two Singles matches, Team Kansas won 4 of the 6 match points to force the overall match tie.  Team Missouri retains the cup by virtue of being the defending champion. Congrats to Team Missouri!

The Senior Cup Matches are comprised of two separate Ryder Cup style team competitions between the Kansas Golf Association and the Missouri Golf Association.  The Ozark Senior Challenge is for players age 50 to 64 and each state is represented by 12 players each.  The Association Senior Cup is for players age 65 and older and each state is represented by 6 players each.  Match formats include Four-Ball, Alternate Shot and Singles matches.  Teams are determined by each state's respective Senior Series program.





Champions Crowned at Fall Triple Threat

Results & Recap

The Women’s Fall Triple Threat enjoyed a great fall afternoon for golf at Terradyne CC in Andover, Kansas.  Women from all over the state came together for the final championship of the season which features six holes of Four Ball, six holes of Chapman Alternate Shot, and six holes of Scramble.

Former Wichita State golfer Dani Rugeles (Bogota, Colombia) and partner Sabrina Esterline (Wichita) started the round with a rocky performance in the Four Ball format, but were flawless in the difficult Chapman Alternate Shot and the closing Scramble holes to win the Overall Gross championship with a 67 (-4).  The eagle on the par-5 17th hole helped seal the tournament over Alex Beury (Wichita) and Meghan Houtsma (Syracuse.)  Beury and Houtsma had a 3-stroke lead after the opening Four Ball, but couldn’t match Esterline/Rugeles’s firepower in the Chapman and Scramble.

In the Net Division, Brandi Dusenberry and Heather Yacenda, both of Wichita, dominated the Four Ball format and rode the early lead to claim the Overall Net title. Marcia Alterman/Patricia Sherwood (Wichita) and Lori Payne/Susan Cummings (Wichita) had strong performances, but were not able to overcome the five net eagles Dusenberry and Yacenda posted.



Park Ulrich Wins 31st Mid-Amateur Championship


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Stilwell's Park Ulrich claimed his second Kansas Mid-Amateur Championship title on Tuesday at his at historic Topeka Country Club.  Ulrich started the dfinal round three shots behind leader Matt Kelley, but rallied with a final round 4-undar par 67 to finish six shots clear of Kelley at 4-under par 138 total.  Lawrence's Kit Grove, Garden City's Grant Vollertsen and Wichita's Pete Krsnich all tied for third place at 3-over par 145.  Salina's Greg Goode took low honors in the senior division and Garden City's Sean Thayer took second in the senior division.    

Thank you to the membership and staff at Topeka Country Club for hosting the championship!  This is the third time Topeka CC will host this championship.  Previous years were 1996 and 2013.  The 36-hole stroke play championship features two age divisions (25 to 49, 50 & Over) with all participants competing for the overall title from the same tees.  Carts are included for both rounds of the championship as part of your entry fee.   




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