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KCGA Welcomes USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

Categories: Headlines, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: February 28, 2013 | No Comments »

 

Lauren Pettoruto from Windham, New Hampshire, comes to the Kansas City Golf Association with a background in communications and media. She graduated from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications where she played on both the Valient field hockey and softball teams. Her interest in golf administration led her to the USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship and she looks forward to this opportunity working with the KCGA.

“We are excited to have Lauren working with the KCGA this year. We feel that her strengths will add to the team and make 2013 a great season.” -Doug Habel

Kansas City Junior Tour Readies for Tour Championship

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story | Posted: July 25, 2014 | No Comments »

Friday marked the final Junior Tour event before the Tour Championship July 29-30.

Four golfers took home first-place points in the boys’ varsity division, which included Trent Young, Griffin Mott, Raphael Edwin and Jacob Bell.

Each finished the day at four-over, 76.

Noah Ryan took advantage and added points to his season total by winning the boys 16+ division with a three-over, 75 effort.

Zander Hulsing clipped Andrew Hartsock for second-place by three strokes, both finishing rounds of 80 and 83, respectively.

Jack Lee rounded out the boys’ side of the event, winning the boys’ 13-15 division with his three-over, 75 round.

Eric Larson squeezed by Joseph Brouillette by one stroke and the two finished rounds of 78 and 79, respectively.

Jamie Rickert fired an impressive three-over, 75 to win the girls’16+ division.

Nicole Pickett was right on her reels, turning in a five-over, 77.

Charolette Hendricks rounded out the top-three with her round of 96.

Finally, Julie Misemer turned in the most impressive round, not necessarily score wise, though.

Misemer shot an 18-hole round of 80, winning her division despite only being 10 years old.

Julia Misemer won the girls 13-15 division with a round of 80, despite only being 10 years old.

Julia Misemer won the girls 13-15 division with a round of 80, despite only being 10 years old.

Jessica Parker narrowly missed a share of first-place, shooting an 81.

Tatum King completed the divisions’ top-three with her score of 82.

View the full results here.

 

 

Kimmel, Krumme Split Swope Memorial Preps

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story | Posted: July 25, 2014 | No Comments »

Despite a washout back in June, the Kansas City Junior Tour was not about to let the Swope Memorial tournament escape the junior’s schedules.

Swope Memorial is one of the most historic and cherished courses in Kansas City, while also being favorite amongst golfers of all age.

The latter sentiment is a feeling Caleb Kimmel and Drake Krumme were likely to feel after winning the preps division Friday morning.

Drake Krumme posted a one-over, 37 to tie for first place at Swope Memorial.

Drake Krumme posted a one-over, 37 to tie for first place at Swope Memorial.

Kimmel and Krumme each posted one-over, 37s to win their division by three strokes.

Krumme  posted a birdie on No. 2 and followed it immediately with an eagle on No. 3.

Kimmel picked up two birdies on No. 2 and 9.

Gabe McKeown claimed third place, coming in with a stroke total of 40.

Caleb Kimmel finished a top the Preps leaderboard Wednesday at Prairie Highlands, shooting even-par.

Caleb Kimmel finished tied a top the Preps leaderboard Friday at Swope Memorial with Drake Krumme

 

Ryan Controls Drumm Farms KCJT Event

Categories: Headlines, KC Junior Tour, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: July 24, 2014 | No Comments »

There was little the boys 16+ division could do to slow down or keep pace with Noah Ryan Thursday at Drumm Farms.

Ryan flew through the course, posting a decisive one-under, 71 division victory.

His best stretch of golf came on the final four holes of the back nine, birdieing three of four holes. He would add an additional birdie on No. 3, while playing bogey free golf for the last 14 holes of the day.

The nearest competitor, Ian Schneider, found himself 11 strokes off the lead. Alex Ghekas followed directly behind Schneider with his round of 83.

Trent Young continued his successful Junior Tour, winning yet another tournament by the mark of even-par, 72.

Griffin Mott tallied a runner-up finish, shooting one-0ver, 73. Nelson Searcy rounded out the top three, posting a five-over, 77.

Max Maday built himself a comfortable three-stroke lead in the boys’ 13-15 division, shooting a two-over, 74.

Three golfers finished T2 behind Maday, including Clayton Ginther, Jared Loomis and Jack Lee who all posted identical five-over, 77s.

Nikki McCurdy claimed the girls 16+ division, tallying an 82. She was followed by Madison Smythia’s 83. Nicole Pickett rounded out the division’s top three, shooting a total 85.

 

Nikki McCurdy won the Kansas City Junior Tour girls 16+ division, shooting an 82 at Drumm Farms Golf Club.

Nikki McCurdy won the Kansas City Junior Tour girls 16+ division, shooting an 82 at Drumm Farms Golf Club.

The girls 13-15 division went to Skylar Brunk’s eight-over, 80. Jessica Parker and Marti Fromm finished T2 with matching 83s.

The next event is July 25 at Swope Memorial.

For full results, click here.

Blue Hills Snares Second Jr. KC Cup Victory

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: July 23, 2014 | No Comments »

The back-and-forth battle between Indian Hills and Blue Hills continued Wednesday at Milburn Country Club.

Blue Hills edged Indians Hills by a mere five strokes. The win marked Blue Hills’ second Junior Kansas City Cup tournament win, tying the club with Indian Hills’ two tournament victories.

Brother and sister duo, Jake and Megan Propeck helped lead Blue Hills to victory, shooting rounds of 81 and 47, respectively.

Wyatt Turner contributed to the team win, shooting 86. Between the two 18-hole golfers, the pair birdied five holes, which produced the five-stroke lead the club needed.

Megan Propeck added her 43 stroke 9-hole total to seal the team’s winning efforts.

Julia Misemer (left) and Megan Propeck (right) were the medalists for the 11-and-under division. Propeck and Blue Hills won the event.

Julia Misemer (left) and Megan Propeck (right) were the medalists for the 11-and-under division. Propeck and Blue Hills won the event.

Indian Hills, led by Hayden Linscott’s round of 80, finished as runner-up to Blue Hills for the second time this season. Linscott combined with Eddie From’s 47 and Jack Dierks’s 88, finished the day with a team total of 215 strokes.

The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate rounded out the top-three team scores, shooting a 216.

However, the most impressive score on the day was Hallbrook’s Eric Larson’s one-under, 71.

After bogeying No. 3 and 6, Larson fired off birdies on No. 8, 14 and 16 to propel him to the medalist position.

To view the full results, click here.

View the full Jr. KC Cup standings here.

Jr. KC Cup Standings

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: July 23, 2014 | No Comments »

2014 Jr. KC Cup Standings

Hot Temps Scorch KC Junior Tour Golfers

Categories: Headlines, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: July 23, 2014 | No Comments »

There was very little junior golfers could do Tuesday to combat the oppressive heat and humidity at Sycamore Ridge.

The Kansas City Junior Tour stop saw multiple golfers concede to the overpowering warm conditions.

However, Dillon Funk endured to shoot a two-over, 74 to win the boys 16+ division.

Devin Hyman finished the round five strokes off the lead,  while Jacob Bell rounded out the top three with a score of 80.

Olivia Laub posted the day’s lowest score, shooting a 71.

Olivia Laub led all golfers, shooting a 71 at Sycamore Ridge during the Kansas City Junior Tour.

Olivia Laub led all golfers, shooting a 71 at Sycamore Ridge during the Kansas City Junior Tour.

Teagan Noblit recorded the runners-up card with her 82, while Tatum King finished in third-place with an 84.

Two golfers found themselves a top the boys varsity division by day’s end.

Nick Beardslee and Trystan Tovkach each shot three-over, 75s, respectively, to claim the tournament.

Ben Hadden trailed the co-champions by one stroke, finishing with 76 strokes.

Owen Hill took control of the boys 13-15 division, shooting a 76 to lead the division.

Eric Larson claimed second-place with a 79 and Jared Loomis concluded the top-three place finishers with his round of 81.

Finally, Nicole Pickett continued her dominance of the girls 16+ division, shooting a 79 Tuesday.

Jamie Rickert followed close behind at 81 strokes, while Cecilia Ryan ended her day in third with 89 strokes.

The next event is Thursday at Drumm Farms.

To view the full results, click here.

 

 

Fromm, Kimmel Split Sycamore Ridge

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story | Posted: July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

The preps division managed to dodge the heat Tuesday during the Kansas City Junior Tour event at Sycamore Ridge.

Eddie Fromm and Caleb Kimmel both found success, shooting matching 40s.

Kimmel collected two birdies on the day to go with his share of the tournament victory.

Drake Krumme finished in third-place with a 42.

View the full results here.

Eddie From (left) and Caleb Kimmel (right) shared the preps division title Tuesday at Sycamore Ridge with matching 40s.

Eddie From (left) and Caleb Kimmel (right) shared the preps division title Tuesday at Sycamore Ridge with matching 40s.

 

 

Smith, Gleissner Shine at StateLine Event

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Results, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story, Women's Golf | Posted: July 21, 2014 | No Comments »

Meadowbrook Country Club played host to Monday’s StateLine Amateur Tour stop.

Two senior division golfers posted the day’s lowest scores on the shorter par-71 course.

Andy Smith and Rob Gleissner each tallied one-over, 72s.

Smith playedpar-golf for most of his round, while countering one of his two bogeys with a birdie on No. 3.

Gleissner turned in five birdies on the day despite running into a pair of double-bogies on No. 1 and 14.

Brent Mertz edged a pair of golfers tied for second by one stroke to win the open division, carding a 74 on the day.

Brent Mertz snagged the StateLine Amateur Tour open division victory Monday at Meadowbrook Country Club.

Brent Mertz snagged the StateLine Amateur Tour open division victory Monday at Meadowbrook Country Club.

Both Jason Cross and Josh Weems shot 74s for the runners-up postion.

Lindsey Mateer claimed the women’s division with her round of 78.

Jettie Bezek finished directly behind Mateer with her 79, while Karen Shippy rounded out the top three with her 92.

Ron Brewer finished a top the legends division with his three-over, 74 effort.

Jim Lodes trailed Brewer by two strokes for runner-up and Mitch Bowen finished third with his 77 stroke day.

Finally, Mark Worthey, Chris Meyer and Wes Lowe each claimed a share of first-place in the players division with matching 77s, respectively.

The next event is Aug. 14 at Creekmoor.

For Monday’s full results, visit the tournament results page.

Maguire Makes Most of Prairie Highlands

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Spotlight, Top Story | Posted: July 16, 2014 | No Comments »

Golfers experienced the most frustrating conditions Wednesday that a golfer can endure: lengthy delays.

However, the delays were not attributed to weather in any sense. The Kansas City Junior Tour trudged through delays caused by golfers unable to avoid troublesome areas early in the day.

The highlight of the afternoon went to Austin Latham, who carded his first career hole-in-one on No. 14, a 131-yard par-3, with his 8-Iron.

Not to be completely outshone, Andrew Cunningham put together a one-under, 71 on the afternoon to capture the boys 13-15 division by four strokes.

Jake Theiss’ 75 finished behind Cunningham, and Joe Bultman and Owen Hill sailed into third place with 76s.

Emily Doak was the girls 16+ runner-up Wednesday at Prairie Highlands for the Kansas City Junior Tour.

Emily Doak was the girls 16+ runner-up Wednesday at Prairie Highlands for the Kansas City Junior Tour.

While many struggled throughout the day, Kerry Maguire made his way around the course without much distress, turning in a 73, one-over effort.

Maguire used birdies on No. 4 and 6 to build a lead on the front-nine. He added a birdie on No. 10 and an impressive eagle on No. 12 to climb to two-under before picking up a trio of bogies for his one-over finish.

Griffin Mott was the closest to knocking off Maguire with a two-over, 74, and Joe Tranchilla rounded out the boys’ varsity division with his round of 75.

Before Maguire took his assult to the course, Nicole Pickett netted her girls 16+ division victory.

Pickett used a five-stroke lead over Emily Doak to seal her win with a round of 80.

Doak finished the day with an 85.

Eleanor Shorter finished in third, nine strokes off the division lead.

Samantha Paulak weathered a similarly tight race in the girls 13-15 divison, besting Teagan Noblit by two strokes with her 82.

Marti Fromm and Skylar Brunk tied for third with matching 85s.

The boys 16+ division went to Dillon Funk’s 76.

Laike Walters followed Funk with a round of 77, while Austin Beck and Jacob Bell finished in a tie for third with 79s.

The next Junior Tour event is July 22 at Sycamore Ridge.

For the full results from Wednesday’s event, click here.

 

 

Kimmel Pars Prairie Highland

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, Spotlight, Top Story | Posted: July 16, 2014 | No Comments »

Caleb Kimmel had little issues navigating Prairie Highlands Wednesday, shooting even par, 36.

En route to his Junior Tour Preps victory, Kimmel sank three birdies No. 10, 12 and 17.

Elliot Cohen continued his steady tour play, finishing in second place with a round of 40.

Eddie From and Gabe McKeown rounded out the top three, shooting matching 42s.

The next KCJT Preps event is July 22 at Sycamore Ridge.

View the full results here.

Caleb Kimmel finished a top the Preps leaderboard Wednesday at Prairie Highlands, shooting even-par.

Caleb Kimmel finished a top the Preps leaderboard Wednesday at Prairie Highlands, shooting even-par.