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Kansas Golf Associaition

4th Konza Prairie Amateur Championship

Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan
June 2-3, 2018

Tournament Links

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 2nd -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am #1 tee

Sunday, June 3rd -- Second round (18 holes) - 8:00 am #1 & #10 tees

Host Club Information

Colbert Hills Golf Course

5200 Colbert Hills Drive
Manhattan, KS  66503
(785) 776-6475

General Manager: Steve Lambert
Head Golf Professional: Steve Gotsche
Superintendent: Matt Gourlay

EligibilityColbert Hills # 7

Open to any male KGA member amateur golfer.

Entry Fee and Deadline

$155.  Deadline for entry is Sunday, May 27th at 4:00 pm.


36 holes of individual stroke play using the Modified Stableford scoring system.  Overall Champion to be determined from the Prairie Fire Division.  The event may be shortened to 18 holes if weather cancels either round.  Gift certificates from the host club will be awarded in amounts to be determined based on the number of total entries within each division.


Two divisions with Modified Stableford scoring.  Players should select their division based on distance of golf course they wish to play and type of scoring preference (see below):

  • Prairie Fire Division - any age, approximately 7,000 yard distance course, gross scoring only
  • Flint Division - any age, approximately 6,500 yard course distance, gross & net scoring

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 7,000 yards (Prairie Fire Division)
  • 6,500 yards (Flint Division)

Modified Stableford Scoring

The Modified Stableford scoring system gives golfers points on each hole, based on golfer's score relative to par.  It is designed to reward players for taking chances to go for birdies (or better), as the reward for a low score on a hole is typically greater than the punishment for a poor score.  The golfer's score on each hole is added for the round.  Holes in one are treated as the score relative to par (i.e. an ace on a par-3 hole would be considered an eagle).

The scoring system operates as follows:

  • Hole In One: +8
  • Double Eagle: +8
  • Eagle: +5
  • Birdie: +3
  • Par: +0
  • Bogey: -1
  • Double Bogey or worse: -3

Practice Round

Colbert Hills Golf Course is a public facility.  Practice rounds are available at the discretion and fee set by the host club.  Please call (785) 776-6475 to arrange a practice round.

Clubhouse and Practice Facilities

Clubhouse and practice facilities open one hour prior to the first starting time.  Practice facilities are for tournament contestants use only.

Defending Champion

In the 2017 Konza Prairie Amateur Championship, Kansas State assistant women's golf coach Jared Helin dominated the field on his way to a 10 point margin of victory over his nearest competitor.  Helin's 31 points were good enough to edge Overland Park's Jeff Bell with 21 points and Dodge City Community College's Tiger Sinsrang with 19 points.  In the Flint Division, Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin also dominated the field and finished with 24 points total.  Wichita's Michael Casamento finished in second with 13 points.

Carts, Spectators and Caddies

Carts are included for both rounds of the championship as part of your entry fee.  Only two carts are allowed per starting time.  Spectators and caddies are always welcome at KGA Championships.

Championship Policies

Click here for read information on Hard Card, Conditions of Competition, Electronic Devices, Pace of Play, Withdrawal, Conduct, Dress Code, Footwear and other policies.


There will be no registration at this event.  You are responsible to be at your assigned starting tee at least five (5) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time.  This will give you adequate time to receive instructions and information from the Starter.

Score Posting

Scores will not be posted to the GHIN Handicap System since it is a Stableford scoring format.


KGA golfers can stay at the following hotels in the Manhattan area at the rates noted below.

Comfort Suites
1020 Hostetler Dr., Manhattan, KS  66502
(785) 539-9449
Rate: $119/night
Group Name:  Kansas Golf Association

Fairfield Inn
300 Colorado St., Manhattan, KS  66502
(785) 539-2400
Rate: $114/night
Book By Date:  May 4th

Group Name: Kansas Golf Association (KPAP)

Click here to view additional hotels in the area with preferred rates from our partners at Affinity Travel Benefits.

Method of Payments

Colbert Hills Golf Course accepts cash or credit card for all purchases.

Close of Competition

The competition shall be deemed to have closed when the symbolic prize for the event has been presented, or if no ceremony, when all scores and results have been approved by the Committee.

Good luck to all contestants and thank you for your support of your golf association.  Your expressions of thanks to the staff of the host club and KGA volunteers are always appreciated!