Buffalo Dunes Results
Round one co-leader Tim Jasper fired a final round even par 71 to claim the 2015 High Plains Amateur Championship at The Golf Club at Southwind in Garden City, KS. The former Southwestern College golfer and current assistant coach was able to withstand Southwind's tough closing nine to win by four strokes. Denver Colorado's Lamar Carlile finished solo second with two consecutive rounds of 72. In the Masters Division, KGA President Gary Lucas of Topeka won by seven shots. The Senior Division stayed close right to final putt. In the end, Lyons native Tim McKinnis edged the field to win by one over Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin. McKinnis finished the championship at eight under par and claimed is second KGA victory in 2015.
Special thanks to the staff at The Golf Club at Southwind and the City of Garden City for hosting this annual championship. Congratulations to all our winners and we are looking forward to another great event next year. Final results are now posted. Click here for more information on the 2015 High Plains Amateur!
Norton's 3-Peat as KGA Father-Son Champions
Two time defending champions Bryan & Johnnie Norton made it three in a row at the 17th KGA Father-Son Championship at Lake Quivira Country Club. Following an opening round 9-under par 62, the Norton duo posted one shot better in round two with a 10-under par 61 to finish at an impressive 19-under par 123 total. George & Michael McDonnell finished in second at 13-under par 129. In the Net Division, Craig & Dan Cooper of Topeka took low honors.
In the Junior Division, Shawnee's Darrel & Koy Holden took top honors at 12-under par 130 total. Mark & Cooper Steiner of Wichita took second at 7-under par 135. In the Junior Net Division, Liberal's Rod & Cameron Riley were low finishers followed by David & Joe Porter of Leawood.
Thank you to the membership and staff at Lake Quivira Country Club for hosting the championship and big thanks to the record number of 79 entries were accepted for the 17th KGA Father-Son Championship. The annual team championship is a 36-hole four-ball stroke play championship featuring gross and net scoring within two age divisions (Open and Junior). Click here for more information including the player information memo, pairings and results!
Wichita's Wells Padgett Wins Big I at Prairie Dunes
Wichita native Wells Padgett continued his hot summer of golf with a national championship. Padgett, a junior at Maize South High School, claimed the 2015 Big I National Junior Championship on August 6th at historic Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson. Padgett finished the 72-hole stroke play championship at 5-over par 285 total to edge out a one shot victory over a loaded field of some of the top junior golfers in the United States. For Padgett, it capped off a great summer which saw a top five finish in the Kansas Boys Junior in June and followed by qualifying for match play in July at the USGA Junior Amateur Championship. Congrats Wells! Click here for the Big I results and photo gallery website.
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!