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Champions Crowned in August Championships

Desilet/Sherwood Win 2018 Tee-Fore-Two

Denise Desilet and Patricia Sherwood got off to a hot start on day one of the championship and didn't look back.  Desilet/Sherwood extended their lead in the second round Chapman Alternate Shot to cruise to any easy 10-shot victory at the 2018 Tee-Fore-Two Championship at historic Topeka Country Club.  The team of Beth Kuckelman and Kim Wright took at second at 6-over par 152 total for the 36-hole team championship.  Jayne Clarke and Jordan Patterson finished in third place.  In the overall net race, Christy Kleweno and Jillayne Tillman were victorious.  Kleweno/Tillman posted net rounds of 66 and 69 to finish at 11-under par 135 total which was good enough to finish one shot clear of four other teams.

Thank you to the full field of teams and to the membership and staff at Topeka Country Club for hosting the championship!  Click here for final results.

Nebraska Wins 33rd KS-NE Junior Cup

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Team Nebraska won the 33rd Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup on Thursday at Lawrence Country Club.  The Nebraska squad secured five of the eight available points in the day two Singles matches to extend their day one lead and finish with 10 points to 6 points for Team Kansas.  Nebraska led by a 5 to 3 margin after day one of the 33rd Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup Matches at Lawrence Country Club.  Team Nebraska and Team Kansas split the morning four-ball matches with two wins each.  Nebraska propelled into the lead in the afternoon Foursomes matches after taking three of the available four points.

The KGA thanks Nicklaus Mason, Cooper Steiner, Calvin Dillon, Gentry Scheve, Chase Dillon, Addison Alonzo, Hayden Beck and Ben Spicer for  representing Team Kansas!

Grove & Williams Win Heart of America Four-Ball

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The 2018 Heart of America Four-Ball Championship was one to remember. Held at The National Golf Club of Kansas City, 16 teams competed in a bracket style match play format with eight qualifying from the Kansas Golf Association and the other eight qualifying from the Kansas City Golf Association.

Defending champions Jeff Bell & Elliot Soyez advanced to the finals again this year and met up against the Lawrence team of Kit Grove & Josh Williams after both teams advanced through exciting semifinal matches that both went extra holes.  In the final match, again extra holes and an extra day were needed to complete the match after daylight ran out.  In the end, Grove and Williams were victorious on the sixth extra hole to claim the 2018 championship.

Click here to read the event recap!

Bryan Norton Wins 38th Senior Amateur
Greg Goode Takes Super Senior Division

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Mission Hills' Bryan Norton claimed his third Kansas Senior Amateur Championship crown in record setting fashion on Tuesday at Salina Country Club.  Norton lapped the field posting a 10-under par 132 total to win by eight shots in the 36-hole championship.  The two round scoring total and margin of victory are both new tournament records for the Senior Amateur Championship.  Lawrence's Michael Rack took runner-up at 2-under par 140 total.  Overland Park's Mark Addington, Manhattan's Jeff Reich and Topeka's Mark Elliott all finished in a tie for third at 1-under par 141.  In the Super Senior Division, Salina CC member Greg Goode coasted to an easy six shot win after finishing at 8-under par 134 total.  Benton's John Beury and Salina CC member Frank Roth finish in a tie for second place at 2-under par 140 total.

Thank you to the tournament participants and to the membership and staff at Salina Country Club for hosting the Kansas Senior Amateur Championship!

Novacone & Perkins Win Partner Tournament


The 2018 Kansas Partner Tournament had the strongest field in recent history compete for the championship at Manhattan CC.  Perfect weather and soft conditions from recent much-needed rains led to low scores throughout the field.  Teams played nine holes of four ball stroke play and nine holes of scramble in the annual state-wide competition.  Prizes are awarded for both gross and net scoring in flights and over the entire field.

Corey Novascone and Hannah Perkins of Wichita captured the Overall Gross title with a 63 (-7), leading a group of very strong teams.  The pair carded six birdies between them on the four ball nine on their way to a front-nine 32 (-4).  Three more birdies on the back nine sealed the victory over Bob and Jettie Bezek of Ottawa, Baile and Tony Winslow of Overland Park, and defending champions Taylor and Jerol DeBoer of Hays.

Josh Williams Wins 2018 High Plains Amateur
Andrew King and Greg Goode Take Masters & Senior Divisons
Lawrence's Josh Williams posted an impressive 4-under par 67 in the final round to come back to win the 2018 High Plains Amateur at Mariah Hills Golf Course.  Williams started the day four shots back of round one leader William Gantz, but ended up two shots ahead of the field at 3-under par 139 total after posting the only under par round on Sunday that had winds topping 35 mph.  Gantz finished in second at 1-under par 141.  Two-time defending High Plains Amateur champion Sion Audrain and Dodge City Community College golfer Saksit Jairak finished tied for third. 

In the Masters Division, Junction City's Andrew King was victorious after edging Garden City's Shawn Audrain by one shot.  King finished at 8-over par 150 total.  In the Senior Division, Salina's Greg Goode continued his dominate play in 2018 with another victory.  Goode posted an even par 71 in the final round to finish at 3-under par 139 total.  Round one co-leader Carlos Prieto of Garden City finished second at 2-over par 144 total.  Garden City's Sean Thayer finished in third place. 

Thank you to the city of Dodge City and to the staff of Mariah Hills Golf Course for hosting a great 2018 High Plains Amateur!  Click here for final results.