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2018 Player of the Year Recipients Announced

The Kansas Golf Association is pleased to provide a lengthy and wide-ranging program of competitive golf events for golfers of all ages.   At the end of the season, there are a few golfers that stand out as the very best.

Sion Audrain – Men’s Player of the Year

18-year old Sion Audrain of Garden City claimed 2018 KGA Men’s Player of the Year honors.  Audrain, a senior at Garden City High School and Kansas Jayhawks golf commit, had a stellar summer golf season which began with a third place finish at the Boys Junior Amateur Championship in June.  Audrain went on to claim the 108th Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship in July at Firekeeper Golf Course in an exciting finish in the 36-hole final match.  Audrain capped his season with a strong finish in the annual High Plains Amateur at Mariah Hills Golf Course in August.  Thank you for a great season Sion!

Lacy Shelton – Women’s Player of the Year

The 2018 KGA/KCGA Women’s Amateur Player of the Year is Overland Park’s Lacy Shelton.  Shelton had another great year of golf with a third place finish in the Women’s Mid-Am Championship as well as a runner up finish in the Women’s Match Play.  Shelton also qualified with her partner Megan Propeck with a five-under round of 65 in the 2019 US Women’s Four-Ball qualifying at Mission Hills CC.  Shelton edged out Carmen Titus to win the honor.

Nicklaus Mason – Boys Player of the Year

Shawnee’s Nicklaus Mason burst onto the scene in 2018 to earn this year’s Boys Junior Player of the Year honor.  Mason, 15, claimed victory twice in July at Junior Match Play Championship at Wellington Golf Club and the Parent-Child with his father Scott at Terradyne Country Club.  Mason recorded top ten finishes at the Boys Junior Amateur, The Railer Stroke Play, High Plains Amateur and the Big I State Qualifier.  Mason separated himself from the junior competition in late July at the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship at Firekeeper Golf Course after winning two matches.  Mason capped off his 2018 season by earning a coveted spot on the annual Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup team.  Nicklaus Mason is definitely a name to watch for heading into the 2019 golf season!

Megan Propeck – Girls Player of the Year

Leawood’s Megan Propeck had an outstanding year that solidified her last year’s performance.  Propeck, 16, claimed the 2018 KGA/KCGA Girls Player of the Year title over second place finisher Julia Misemer with a win in the Kansas Junior Amateur, KC Junior Championship, and qualifying for the US Women’s Four-Ball Championship with Lacy Shelton.  Megan’s been an up and coming force on the junior golf scene and her talents only continue to improve.  Look for big things in 2019 for Megan!

Conrad Roberts – Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Lawrence’s Conrad Roberts separated himself from the mid-am competition in 2018 to earn this year’s KGA Mid-Amateur Player of the Year award.  Roberts, 43, kicked off the 2018 season in early May with a top ten finish at the Mid-Am Team Championship with partner Bradley Lane.  Roberts was a member of the winning team at the Kanza Players Cup at Flint Hills National in mid-May.  The former KU golfer continued his solid play in June with top ten finishes at the Konza Prairie Amateur, The Railer Stroke Play and the Kansas Four-Ball.  In July, Roberts had a strong showing at the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship while advancing to the quarterfinals of the KGA’s premier annual men’s championship.  Roberts rounded out his winning campaign with another top ten finish at the High Plains Amateur in August.  Congratulations on a great season!

Greg Goode – Men’s Senior Player of the Year

It was a great golf season for Greg Goode.  The 60-year old Salina golfer started the season with a top ten finish at the Senior Team Championship at Manhattan CC with partner Daran Neuschafer and third place finish at the Konza Prairie Amateur at Colbert Hills.  Goode recorded an amazing thirteen Top 5 finishes in KGA Senior Series regular season events and tied for third place in the season ending KGA Senior Series Championship at Topeka CC.  Goode was victorious twice in August including a Super Senior Division win at the Senior Amateur Championship at Salina CC and the Senior Division title at the High Plains Amateur.  Goode ended the season with a top five finish at the Senior Four-Ball and as a member of the victorious Kansas team at the Ozark Senior Challenge, a team event played annually against a team of top seniors from Missouri.   You can bet Greg will be going for the repeat in 2019!

Pam Simpson – Women’s Senior Player of the Year

Pam Simpson of Kansas City has taken the 2018 KGA/KCGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year award over a close second finisher, Denise Desilet of Wichita.  Simpson’s season highlights include a semi-finalist finish in the Women’s Match Play and qualifying for the both the US Women’s Mid-Amateur and US Senior Women’s Amateur Championships.  Simpson is one of the most consistent qualifiers for USGA championship events.