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Kansas Golf Associaition

The Railer, Kansas Stroke Play Championship

Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton
June 23-25, 2017

Tournament Links

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 23rd -- First round (18 holes) - 8:00 am & 12:30 pm waves - #1 & #10 tees

Saturday, June 24th -- Second round (18 holes) - 7:30 am & 12:00 pm waves - #1 & #10 tees
Sunday, June 25th --
Third round (18 holes) - 7:30 am & 12:00 pm waves - #1 & #10 tees

Host Club Information

Sand Creek Station Golf Course

920 Meadowbrook Drive
Newton, KS  67114
(316) 284-6161

General Manager: Chris Tuohey
Head Golf Professional: Chris Tuohey
Superintendent: James Houchen


Open to any male amateur regardless of age or affiliation.

Entry Fee and Deadline

$200.  Deadline for entry is Thursday, June 15th at 4:00 pm.


54 holes of individual stroke play (gross scoring only) with two age divisions.  Overall Champion to be determined in each division.  The event may be shortened to 36 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.
Sand Creek Station GC # 14

Two age divisions:

  • Open (any age)
  • Senior (age 50 & Older).

Complimentary Player's Lunches

Lunch will be provided to all players on Friday and Saturday as part of your entry fee.  Lunch will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 6,950 yards (Open Division)
  • 6,500 yards (Senior Division)


Groupings and starting times for rounds one and two will be pre-determined and posted to the KGA website following the entry deadline.  Groupings for the final round will be based on two-round scoring results.  Groupings for all rounds will be paired in groups of three players. 

The Senior Division of the championship will play in the following waves:

  • Round One - afternoon wave
  • Round Two - morning wave
  • Round Three - morning wave

Practice Round

No official practice round is offered.  Contact the host club to schedule a practice round in the week prior to the championship (cost is $25).  Please call (316) 284-6161 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 2016, Lyons' Tim McKinnis claimed another title after cruising to a four shot victory at the 2016 Railer.  McKinnis used rounds of 73-70-68--211 total to finish at 5-under par and best University of Kansas golfer Alex Moorman and Kansas State University golfer Jack Rickabaugh by four shots.  Max Lazzo and Tyler Chapman, both of Wichita, finished in a tie for fourth place at even par 216 total.  In the Senior Division, Wichita's Tracy Chamberlin continued his 2016 domination with another addition to the trophy case.  Chamberlin's rounds of 70-72-66--208 put him at 8-under par and six strokes better than Wichita's Steve Newman.  Salina's Greg Goode finished in third.

Carts, Spectators and Caddies

Carts are included as part of your entry fee.  Only two carts are allowed per starting time (no exceptions).  Spectators and caddies are always welcome at KGA Championships.  Spectator carts may be available at the discretion and cost determined 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).


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Method of Payments

Sand Creek Station 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!