Kansas Amateur Qualifying Information
Hanna Wins 54th Boys Junior Amateur
Today was one for the record books! Winning by the largest margin ever in the events storied history, Chase Hanna of Leawood, finished with a 54-hole total of 6-under par. His final round of 76 was good enough to clinch an exemption into the 103rd Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship which will take place next month at Indian Hills Country Club. Other age group champions include: Taylor Larsen, Garden City, James Henderson, Overland Park, Cole Christain, Wichita and Evan Shartzer of Overland Park. Thanks to the City of Winfield and the entire staff of Quail Ridge Golf Course for hosting a fantastic event. Click here for final results and course statistics.
Ben Lowman Wins KGA Public Links Championship
Manhattan's Ben Lowman used a final round 4-under par 68 to come from behind to win the 19th KGA Public Links Championship at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita. Lowman, who recently finished up his senior year on the Creighton University golf team, finished the championship at 2-under par 142 total. With the win, Lowman earned an exemption into the 103rd Kansas Amateur Championship. Current KGA Mid-Amateur champion Steve Newman of Wichita finished one shot back at 1-under par 143 after rounds of 72 and 71. KGA veteran Doug Kaup of Phillipsburg finished in third place at 1-over par 145 total. Thanks to the city of Wichita and to the entire staff of Auburn Hills Golf Course for hosting the KGA Public Links for the second time. The city owned layout was designed by Perry Dye and opened in 2000. The KGA last hosted the Public Links at Auburn Hills in 2003. Click here for more information and final results!
Seth Bryan & Shane Gilbert Win Kansas Four-Ball
Vilkanskas & Burton claim Masters Division title
Stroke Play Pairings & Results
Match Play Results
Southwestern College teammates Seth Bryan and Shane Gilbert won the 25th Kansas Four-Ball Championship on Thursday at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. Bryan and Gilbert, the seven seed in match play, defeated SMU golfer Harry Higgs and UMKC golfer Park Ulrich, 2 and 1, to win the championship. Higgs and Ulrich were the two seed in the 16-team match play bracket. In the Masters Division, the Manhattan team of Tj Vilkanskas and Zac Burton claimed their first KGA championship title. Burton and Vilkanskas bested the Emporia team of Chad Buchholz and Dave Watts by a 3 and 2 margin. Congratulations to both our champions and to all of the competitors that participated in the Kansas Four-Ball Championship! A special thanks to the staff at Alvamar Golf Course for hosting the week long championship. Click here for more information on the Kansas Four-Ball Championship!