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Kansas Golf Associaition

2018 High Plains Amateur

Mariah Hills Golf Course, Dodge City
August 25-26, 2018

Tournament Links

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 25th -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am #1 tee

Sunday, August 26th -- Second round (18 holes) - 8:00 am #1 & #10 tees

Host Club Information

Mariah Hills Golf Course
1800 Matt Down Road
Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 225-8182


Head Golf Professional: Chris Robinson
Superintendent: Matt Lowery


Male amateurs regardless of age or affiliation.

Entry Fee and Deadline

$135.  Deadline for entry is Monday, August 20th at 4:00 pm.


36 holes of individual stroke play with three age divisions.  Champion to be determined in each 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.


Three age divisions:

  • Open (any age, gross scoring only)
  • Masters (at least 35 years old as of August 25, 2018; gross & net scoring)
  • Senior (at least 50 years old as of August 25, 2018; gross & net scoring)

Pairings and Order of Play

All players will be paired in groups of three for all rounds and courses.

Round One Order of Play (by division): Determined by course starting schedule

Round Two Order of Play (by division): Senior, Masters, Open

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 6,920 yards (Open Division)
  • 6,600 yards (Masters Division)
  • 6,300 yards (Senior Division)

Players Lunch

As part of your entry fee, the KGA will provide lunch to all players during both rounds of the championship

Practice Round

Please contact the golf shop at Mariah Hills Golf Course at (620) 225-8182 to arrange a practice round.  Cost is $20 (cart included).

Par 3 Contest

Mariah Hills Golf Course will be hosting a Par 3 Contest on Friday evening (August 24) before the championship begins on Saturday.  Par 3 Contest will begin at 5:30 pm.  No entry fee.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 

An awards and welcome reception will be held for all contestants at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort with complimentary food, discounted drinks and $20 free play casino gaming credit for golfers age 21 & older.

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 Champions

All three division winners in 2016 repeated in 2017!  Garden City junior golfer Sion Audrain claimed his second straight High Plains Amateur title at the 2017 High Plains Amateur at The Golf Club at Southwind.  Audrain posted rounds of 71-74--145 to finish three shots ahead of the field.  In the Masters Division, Salina's Sean Robertson repeated after edging Garden City's Lee Barrett by two shots.  In the Senior Division, KGA veteran Michael Casamento of Wichita continued his great play in the High Plains Amateur with another win.  Casamento finished two shots ahead of Loveland, Colorado's Keith Atkins.

Carts, Spectators and Caddies

Carts are available at the expense of the player.  Only two carts are allowed per starting time.  Spectators and caddies are always welcome at KGA Championships.  Spectator carts are available at the discretion and price set by the host club.

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 from each round of this championship will be posted to the GHIN Handicap System using ESC (equitable stroke control).


Best Western North Edge Inn
404 W. Frontview, Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 371-6441
Rate: $99 per night
Group Code: High Plains Amateur (ask for Brent)

Hampton Inn & Suites

4002 W. Comanche, Dodge City, KS  67801
(620) 225-0000
Rate:  $99 Queen Double / $119 King Suite
Group Code: High Plains Amateur

Click here to view other hotels in the area with preferred rates.

Method of Payments

Mariah 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!