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Heart of America Four-Ball Match Play Information


Player Information Memo -- Match Play Pairings & Results

The Kansas Golf Association is pleased to have you and your partner as one of the 16 qualified and bracketed four-ball teams representing the KGA’s side of the bracket for the new Heart of America Four-Ball Championship to be played at Topeka Country Club on August 7-9.  It is important that you review the following information so that you don’t miss this opportunity.  If you know now that you and your partner will NOT be participating in the Heart of America Four-Ball, please contact the KGA immediately so that we can alert the next alternate team.

Entry Process, Entry Fee, Etc. - KGA qualified teams for the 2017 Heart of America Four-Ball Championship must enter on or before August 1, 2017 through the Kansas Golf Association online entry system.  That can best be done on through the KGA online entry system using the following steps:

  • Please go to http://www.ghintpp.com/KGA/TPPOnlineGolfer and login into your player profile.
  • Under the 2017 KGA Championships, select the “2017 Heart of America Four-Ball (invitation only”) event
  • The entry fee is $200 PER TEAM (only one team member needs to pay the entry fee).
  • Teams that have not entered by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1st will lose their spot and the next alternate team will be allowed to enter.

Match Play Starting Time Schedule - The match play bracket with match times will be announced on or before Friday, August 4th.  The schedule of the championship calls for two match rounds on Monday (7th), two match rounds on Tuesday (8th) and the 36 hole final match on Wednesday.  Note: the seed your team earned at the Kansas Four-Ball may improve by the time the official seeding is made.  This would be the result of a team or teams originally seeded higher than your team did not enter the Heart of America Four-Ball.  Alternates that are placed in the bracket will be given the 16th seed.

There is no consolation bracket in the Heart of America Four-Ball, and the bracket is single elimination.

Monday, August 7th
- Round of 32 matches begin at 8:30 am from #1 & #10 tees
- Round of 16 matches begin at approximately 1:00 pm

Tuesday, August 8th
- Quarterfinal matches begin at 8:30 am from #1 tee
- Semifinal matches begin at approximately 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9th
- 36-Hole final match begins at 8:00 am

Carts - Golf carts may be used at the expense of the player/team.  Cost is $40 plus tax per team per day.  Only one cart is allowed per team.  Spectator carts are available at the discretion of the host club.  Please call in advance to inquire about availability.

Partner Substitution - Qualified teams may change partners if one player of the originally qualified team cannot participate in the Heart of America Match Play.  Partner substitutions will be allowed until the entry deadline on August 1st.  Please email Casey Old (casey@kansasgolf.org) if you need to have a partner substitution.

Practice Round - Topeka Country Club is available for practice rounds after 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 5th or Sunday, August 6th.  Cost is $50 per player (walking) or $75 per player (cart).  Call the Topeka CC golf shop at (785) 354-8563 to arrange a practice round.

Gift Certificates - Gift certificates redeemable for merchandise in the golf shop at Topeka Country Club will be awarded to teams that advance to the Quarterfinal Round.


Top 16 Seeds from Kansas Four-Ball Qualifier:

  1. Roberts/Lane - entered
  2. McGown/Nelson
  3. Shartzer/Morris - entered
  4. Lee/Cooper
  5. Fehr/Vilkanskas - entered
  6. Wempe/Dickerson - entered
  7. Lazzo/Christian - entered
  8. Samp/Headen
  9. Dugan/Valdivia - entered
  10. Gannon/Shanks
  11. Percy/Macha
  12. Schaeffer/Silberberg - entered
  13. Elmore/Chong
  14. Pauls/Pauls
  15. Rinehart/Dickey
  16. Gebert/Gebert

Alternates (in order; determined by lot when tied):

  1. Pitcher/Austin
  2. Anderson/Anderson
  3. Graf/Burns
  4. Gantz/Williams
  5. Coble/Wintz
  6. Falley/Brown
  7. Pfaltzgraff/Crawford
  8. Maike/Londeen
  9. Larsen/Larsen


Top 16 Seeds from Kansas City Four-Ball Qualifier:

  1. TBA
  2. TBA
  3. TBA
  4. TBA
  5. TBA
  6. TBA
  7. TBA
  8. TBA
  9. TBA
  10. TBA
  11. TBA
  12. TBA
  13. TBA
  14. TBA
  15. TBA
  16. TBA



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