Kansas City Amateur

Kansas City Amateur Championship

July 12-15, 2013 at Shoal Creek Golf Course

The Kansas City Amateur Championship is in it’s 23rd year of competition in the Greater Kansas City area. The championship originated in 1991 as a 54-hole medal play competition, taking a brief break from 1996 – 2003. A predecessor to the Kansas City Amateur Championship was the Kansas City Medal Play competition, held in the 1950s and 1960s as a 72-hole stroke play competition played over several different courses.

The Championship was revitalized in 2003 at Hillcrest Country Club, where Chris Mabry would reign as champion.  Players may compete in four separate flights of the Kansas City Amateur: the Open flight, Players flight, Senior flightand Legends flight.  Players must have an index of 3.4 or less to participate in the Open flight and compete in gross scoring only. The Senior flight requires an index of 18.2 or less and at least 50 years of age by the first day of the championship, with competition in gross scoring only. A handicap index of at least 1.0 but not more than 18.2 is required for the Players flight, who compete in both gross and net scoring. Finally, a player must be at least 60 years of age by the first day of the championship for the Legends flight, competing in both gross and net scoring.

The championship consists of 156 players who will play 54-holes of stroke play with a 36-hole cut to determine the Kansas City Amateur champion.

Groom Wins Amateur Championship, Leonard Takes Senior Division

Steve Groom of Raytown, MO, is the 2012 Kansas City Amateur Champion. Groom held off solid competition over the course of three days at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Kansas City, MO to take the title in the Open division.

Groom was able to finish with a one-under-par 212 for the 54-hole stroke play championship. His nearest finisher was Round 1 leader Austin Conroy of Lee’s Summit, MO, who finished 1 stroke behind at even-par 213 for the championship.

In the senior division, Tom Leonard took home the championship honors for 2012. Leonard’s tournament was shortened by the cancellation of the first round due to storms, resulting in no cut for the field after 36 holes. The loss of the first round didn’t affect Leonard, however, as he played consistent golf over the course of the 36 holes firing 70-70 to shoot a 36-hole total 140, two-under-par.

Past Champions

Year Champion Runner-up Score Senior Champion Site
2012 Steve Groom Austin Conroy 72-69-71 – 212 Tom Leonard Shoal Creek Golf Course
2011 Jon Troutman Mark Terranova 70-68-70 – 208 Steve Groom Shoal Creek Golf Course
2010 Jamie Scmitt Ryan Marks 68-68 – 136 Andy Smith Shoal Creek Golf Course
2009 Tyler Shelton Kyle Yonke 69-66-73 – 208 Tom Bachelor Ironhorse Golf Club
Pete Krsnich Golf Club of Kansas
2008 Kyle Yonke Doug Albers 68-67-75 – 210 Tom Bachelor Swope Memorial Golf Course
Blue Hills Country Club
2007 Don Walsworth Kyle Smell 72-75-68 – 215 Ron Eilers Shoal Creek Golf Course
Jon Troutman Kansas City Country Club
2006 Tyler Cummins Tyler Docking 68-70-69 – 207 Andy Smith Shoal Creek Golf Course
Loch Lloyd Country Club
2005 Gary Woodland Tyler Docking 71-65-71 – 207 Tim Jackson Blue Springs Country Club
2004 Jason Sigler Gary Woodland 72-72-76 – 220 Tom Bachelor Staley Farms Golf Club
Tyler Docking
2003 Chris Mabry Greg Johnson 73-70-71 – 214 Don Poole Hillcrest Country Club
Jeff Spradlin
1996 Jim Doyle Tom Leonard 72-72-73 – 217 Swope Memorial Golf Course
Mike Jarman Country Creek Golf Course
Hillcrest Country Club
1995 Ron Brewer Colby Norton 74-68-75 – 217 Shiloh Springs Golf Course
Paradise Pointe (Posse)
Blue Hills Country Club
1994 Jamie Schmitt Jim Doyle 76-68-75 – 219 Shirkey Golf Course
Country Creek Golf Course
Heritage Park Golf Course
1993 Bert Roney Steve Bush 70-74 – 144 Shirkey Golf Course
Mike Jarman Country Creek Golf Course
Milburn Country Club
1992 Tom Leonard Andy Smith 73-79-75 – 227 Swope Memorial Golf Course
Sunflower Hills Golf Course
Deer Creek Golf Course
1991 Richard Laing Ron Brewer 75-71-71 – 217 Sunflower Hills Golf Course
Swope Memorial Golf Course
Milburn Country Club

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