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Kansas Golf Associaition

Class of 2014


Ross Randall was the University of Kansas men’s golf coach from 1980 to 2007, and doubled as the women’s coach from 1981-1984.  A three-time Big 8/Big 12 Coach of the Year, Randall coached five All American and 27 all conference players. The Jayhawks won the Big 12 Conference Championship in 1999, and Randall was named Captain of the United States Palmer Cup in 2000. His teams have included players who collectively won 15 Kansas Amateur titles and two who became PGA Tour winners. Randall will enter the Hall of Fame in the category of Coach.

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Amateur Player

Fred Rowland enters the Hall of Fame in the Amateur Player category based on his distinguished playing career. Rowland is something of local legend, having won nine Kansas Golf Association Championships and seven Kansas City Golf Association titles.  He competed nationally over his career, also, qualifying 11 times for USGA individual championships from the U.S. Junior to the U.S. Senior Amateur where, in 1996, he reached the semi-finals. Rowland enjoyed international success, as well:  he won the 2003 Canadian Senior Amateur,  played in the 1988 British Amateur, and qualified three times for the Senior British Amateur, finishing T-3 in 1997. He reached #2 in the Golf Digest Senior Amateur rankings in 2003.

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