By Taylor Albritton, Boatwright Intern
The 2018 Kansas City Golf Association season kicked off this week with our first event at the Country Club of Loch Lloyd. Despite the windy, cold conditions, we had a great turn out for our first Stateline Amateur Tour event with over 100 players.
On top of the chilly weather, players battled slick greens and the abundant water hazards around Loch Lloyd. This beautiful course lived up to its reputation and players tried their best to navigate this difficult golf course.
The low round of the day belonged to Steve Groom, shooting an even par 72 and claiming the Senior division title. His round was highlighted by three birdies and three bogeys, shooting 36 on both the front and back nine.
Ritch Nigh trailed Groom by one stroke, finishing with a one-over, 73. After starting out bogey-bogey, Nigh battled back to finish with two birdies and one bogey on the back nine. Two players tied for third place in the Senior division, Mark Addington and Kurt Lorenzen, both shooting a four-over, 76 round for the day.
In the Open division, Kevin Rome claimed low-medalist with a three-over, 75. Despite an up and down round from Rome, his three birdies on the day propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.
Jackson Foth followed in second place by one shot with a four-over, 76. Mark Terranova and Chris Beaubien both tied for third place right behind Foth and Rome with five-over, 77 rounds.
In the Legend’s battle, Pete Robbins took home the title in the gross division with a two-over, 74. His round was highlighted by two birdies on the back nine. Keith Forrest claimed second place with a five-over, 77. Three players tied for third place with a 79 (+7) in the gross division: Mitch Bowen, Bob Bezek, and Jim Lodes.
In the Legend’s net division, Keith Forrest came out on top with a six-under, 66 net score. Tom Baddeley secured second place with a three-under, 69 net score. Top three was rounded out by Dan Gray with an even par, 72 net score.
With a four-over, 76, Chris Meyer claimed first place in the Player’s Gross division. Despite a few bogeys, Meyer’s two birdies on the day helped propel him into first. Three players tied for second place shooting a 77 (+5) in the gross division: Anthony Morales, Michael Buckhouse, and Alex Reed.
In the Player’s Net division, Dennis McCormack shot a four-under, 68 net score to claim the lead. In second place was Spencer Webb with a three-under, 69. Two players tied for third with a 70 (-2) net score: Anthony Morales and Alex Reed.
As always, the KCGA thanks of all its participants for sticking through the weather and coming out to play in our first event of the season. We hope to see everyone at our next SLAT event on May 7 at Lawrence Country Club.
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