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Towner inducted into JCCC Sports Hall

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) recently added Randy Towner as one of its four Randy Townernew members to their athletics Hall of Fame. Towner was the top performer on the inaugural golf team at JCCC in 1971-72; he was voted team captain and selected MVP both years. Towner helped lead the Cavaliers in back-to- back  NJCAA National Tournament appearances, while setting many school records on the way.  Towner became the first person to play professionally in JCCC history; in June 2007, he qualified for the U.S. Senior Open Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.

After JCCC, Towner began his career as a PGA teaching professional.  He attended the PGA of America school and then became a certified PGA teaching professional at St. Andrews Golf Course in Overland Park.

After serving 22 years as head golf pro at Alvamar Country Club,  Towner is currently the PGA Class A Head Golf Professional and General Manager at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kan.

Towner received many prestigious honors during his PGA professional career. He was named the Midwest Section PGA Player of the Year in 1983; the Spalding National Teacher of the Year in 1995; the Midwest Section PGA Senior Player of the Year in 2007; and the Midwest PGA Professional of the Year in 2010.