Zac Burton Wins 20th KGA Public Links
After a final round 4-under par 68, Manhattan's Zac Burton claimed the 20th KGA Public Links Championship at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan. Burton finished the 36-hole championship at 5-under par 139 total which was good for a two shot victory. Burton started the day two shots back of the lead which was held overnight by 2001 Kansas Amateur champion Matt Williams and KGA veteran Steve Newman after they finished the first round with 3-under par 69's. Junction City's Brian Fehr finished in the runner-up position after consecutive under par rounds of 70 and 71. 2013 Kansas Amateur champion Chase Hanna and KGA veteran Steve Newman finished in a tie for third at 1-over par 145. Thank you all the participants as well as the staff of Colbert Hills for a great weekend!
Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan
May 31-June 1, 2014
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Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 31st -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 tee
Sunday, June 1st -- Second round (18 holes) - 8:00 am - #1 tee
Host Club Information
Colbert Hills Golf Course
5200 Colbert Hills Drive
Manhattan, KS 66503
General Manager: Steve Lambert
Head Golf Professional: Steve Gotsche
Superintendent: Matt Gourlay
Open to any male KGA member golfer (changed for 2014 championship). Click here to read the full release on this policy change.
Entry Fee and Deadline
$160. Deadline for entry is Sunday, May 25th at 4:00 pm.
36 holes of individual stroke play with gross and net scoring. Overall Champion to be determined. 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 with gross and net scoring: 25 & Under, 26 to 49, 50 & Older.
The golf course will be set-up at approximately:
- 6,650 yards (all participants)
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.
Manhattan's Benjamin Lowman claimed his first KGA championship in 2013 at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita. Following an opening round 2-over par 74, Lowman rallied with a final round 4-under par 68 to close the championship at 2-under par 142 total. Wichita's Steve Newman finished one shot back at 72-71--143.
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.
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.
Scores from each round of this championship will be posted to the GHIN Handicap System using ESC (equitable stroke control).
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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!