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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

Richard Landon Qualifies for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

Categories: Headlines, Spotlight, Top Story, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: September 1, 2015 | No Comments »

OLATHE, Kan. – The 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Sectional Qualifier took place at Shadow Glen Golf Club on Tuesday, September 1st. There were 28-golfers all battling for one qualifying spot to compete in the USGA’s U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.

“Shadow Glen was conceived to meet the high standards of the dedicated golfer while capturing the magnificent beauty of the rolling, wooded terrain, Shadow Glen wraps itself around hills and bluffs as though it has always been here.”

The senior golfers played a 6,720-yard, par 72 championship course. Richard Landon from Olathe, Kansas, inked a 73 (+1) on his scorecard to edge the runner-up Scott Sullivan by one-stroke and punch his ticket to the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. Landon shot par or better on 16 of the 18 holes as he carded one birdie on the day. Sullivan earned the first alternate as he fired 74 (+2). Eric Mork posted a 76 (+4) to earn the second alternate spot.

The 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship will be held at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, on September 26th-October 1st. Hidden Creek opened in 2002 and is carved out of the woodlands in New Jersey. The U.S. Senior Amateur will be the first USGA championship for the Egg Harbor Township, N.J., facility.

Click here for full results of the U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifier.

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Michael Greene and Charlie Stevens Qualify for U.S. Mid-Amateur

Categories: Headlines, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: August 27, 2015 | No Comments »

St. JOSEPH, Mo. – The 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifier took place at St. Joseph Country Club on Thursday, August 27th.

St. Joseph Country Club is a 6,529 yard, par-71 championship course. It ranks No. 11 amongst the Kansas City Area Private Golf Courses (ranked by USGA rating) in the KC Metro area. There were 34-golfers competing for two qualifying spots at St. Joe.

Michael Greene from Overland Park, Kansas, posted the overall lowest score firing 69 (-2), carding three birdies and one eagle on the day to earn the first qualifying spot. There was a tie for second between Charlie Stevens from Wichita, Kansas, and David Rismiller from Kansas City, Missouri, at 70 (-1). Stevens and Rismiller went into a playoff for the second qualifying spot, as Stevens eagled the first playoff hole to earn the second qualifying spot, making Rismiller the first alternate. Josh Weems from Lake Quivira, Kansas, earned the second alternate in a playoff against Travis Holt.

The 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will be held at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida on October 3rd-8th. The U.S. Mid-Amateur, for golfers 25 and older, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. John’s Island Club is a 6,830 yard, par-71, championship course designed by Tom Fazio.

Click here for full results at St. Joseph Country Club.

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Erin Carney and Carmen Titus Qualify for U.S. Women’s Mid-Am

Categories: Headlines, Spotlight, Top Story, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: August 26, 2015 | No Comments »

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The U.S. Women’s Mid-Am Sectional Qualifier took place at Blue Springs Country Club on Tuesday, August 25.

The 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be hosted at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, Louisiana, on October 3rd-8th. Squire Creek has hosted U.S. Open Championship local qualifying in 2008 and 2009 as well as the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur. It is also the home course for the Louisiana Tech University men’s golf team.

Erin Carney and Carmen Titus both qualified on Tuesday at Blue Springs Country Club, a 5,987 yard, par-72 course. Carney fired a 79 (+7), carding four birdies on the day. Titus was the second qualifier as she posted an 82 (+10).

Amanda Hanneman was the first alternate at 84 (+13) and Dee Johnson earned the second alternate spot as she posted 92 (+20).

Click here for full results at Blue Springs Country Club.

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Carmen Titus (left) Erin Carney (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuehn Edges Welsh at Nicklaus Club

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 20, 2015 | No Comments »

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate hosted the fourth Stateline Amateur Tour event on Tuesday, May 26th.

It was a cool and cloudy day at the Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate as Steve Groom led the 105-golfer field posting a 73 (+1), including two birdies on the day. Three strokes behind Groom in the Senior division was a two-way tie for second between Kevin Handlan and Ward Zerger as they posted 76 (+4).

In the Open division, there was a two-way tie between Alex Higgs and Michael Greene for first place as they posted 74 (+2). Falling one stroke short of first place was a two-way tie between Dave Cunningham and John Lovell at 75 (+3). Ryan Murdock led the Players division as he posted a 75 (+3). Four strokes behind Murdock was Marko Ungaschik at 79 (+7).

In the Legends division, Richard Landon led the way in gross scoring as he fired a 74 (+2), carding one eagle and two birdies. The runner-up was Don Marchi at 75 (+3). There was a two-way tie in net scoring between John Pawsat and David Hornaday. Hornaday and Pawsat fired 69 (-3). Kailee Kuehn led the Women’s division as she edged Ann Welsh by one stroke to claim the win as she fired a 72 (E). Welsh finished runner-up at 73 (+1).

Click here for full results at Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate.

The Stateline Amateur Tour Spends the Day at the Lake

Categories: Headlines, Spotlight, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story | Posted: August 17, 2015 | No Comments »

LAKE QUIVIRA, Kan. – Lake Quivira Country Club hosted the seventh Stateline Amateur Tour event of the 2015 season on Monday, August 17.

Lake Quivira is a 6,389-yard, par 71 championship course with tight and narrow fairways that was built into the rolling hills of Kansas. The Stateline Amateur Tour (SLAT) was divided into six divisions totaling 60 golfers.

The Open division was led by Matt Kelley who fired 70 (-1), including six birdies on the day. Ten strokes behind Kelley was Steve Rufino who posted 80 (+9). In the Players division, Matt Barberich led the 27-golfer field as he posted 72 (+1). Four strokes behind Barberich was the runner-up Michael Buckhouse who fired 76 (+5).

In the Senior division, Ed Walsworth led the way as he inked a 68 (-3) on his scorecard. Walsworth had four birdies and one eagle on the day. The runner-up in the Seniors division was Steve Groom who posted 71 (E). Dave Harris led the Legends division as he posted 73 (+2), including two birdies on the day. There was a three-way tie for second between Jerry Reid, Ron Brewer, and Richard Landon as the three legends posted a 75 (+4).

Chandler Gallagher led the Women’s Open division as she posted 74 (+3), including two birdies on the day. The runner-up in the Women’s Open division was Mackenzie Black at 82 (+11). In the Women’s division, Addie Chapin led the way as she posted an 82 (+11). The runner-up was Amanda Hanneman at 86 (+15).

Congratulations to Greg Hillman as made a hole-in-one on No. 14, a 169-yard par three!

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The next SLAT event will be at the Golf Club at Creekmor on September 10th.

Click here to see full results at Lake Quivira.

The Stateline Amateur Tour Played in Paradise

Categories: Headlines, Spotlight, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story | Posted: August 11, 2015 | No Comments »

SMITHVILLE, Mo. – The 2015 Stateline Amateur Tour competed in the 2015 SLAT Team Championship at Paradise Pointe Golf Course in Smithville, Missouri on Tuesday, August 11.

The Stateline Amateur Tour Team Championship is a new event for the 2015 SLAT season. It is formatted as a two-man team tournament, and one player must be a member of the SLAT. The team championship was divided into two separate flights that were decided by team handicap. Each flight competed in both gross and net scoring.

It was a near perfect day for golf at Paradise Pointe Golf Course as the seven teams in each flight competed against one another. The two flights played the front nine as a four-ball format and the back nine as alternate shot.

The team of Steve Groom and Don Kuehn fired a 66 (-6) to win the first flight in gross scoring. Mark Worthey and Mittal Patel won the first flight in net scoring as they posted 65 (-7). The second flight was led by Pat Goeke and Andrew Makowske as they posted a 72 (E) to win the flight in gross scoring. Bob Hunter and Willie Scott won the second flight in net scoring as they posted a team score of 67 (-5).

Jack Garvin also posted an 80 (+8). The next SLAT event is at Lake Quivira Country Club on Monday, August 17th.

Click here for Live Scoring results of the SLAT Team Championship at Paradise Pointe.

Click here for a PDF of GROSS and NET results of the SLAT Team Championship at Paradise Pointe.

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The 2015 KC Junior Tour is in the Shadows

Categories: Editorial, Headlines, KC Junior Tour, Spotlight, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: August 11, 2015 | No Comments »

OLATHE, Kan. – The 2015 Kansas City Junior Tour wrapped up the season with the championship at Shadow Glen Golf Club on Monday, August 10.

Shadow Glen is a Tom Watson design that is built to be an 18-hole championship course in the rolling hills and wooden terrain. It is intended to give beauty and challenge to the golfers around the area.  The KCJT Championship consisted of 113 junior golfers from around the Kansas City area to compete one last time at Shadow Glen. Throughout the season, the junior golfers have accumulated points depending on their finish at each event.

James O’Connor from Greenwood, Missouri, led the boys 16 and up division as he earned 86 points on the year to claim the 2015 player of the year award. Joe Bultman from Shawnee, Kansas, led the boys 13 to 15 division as he tallied 76 points on the year to earn the 2015 player of the year award in his division.

Brianna Walker from Liberty, Missouri, dominated the girls 16 and up division as she racked up 96 points to earn the 2015 player of the year award. Julia Misemer controlled the girls 13 to 15 division as she tallied 96 points to win the player of the year award in her division.  The prep division was led by Drake Krumme from Lenexa, Kansas, as he won the 2015 player of the year award in the division.

The low-score of the day in the boys 16 and up division was posted by Cole Gage at 76 (+4). There was a four-way tie for the lowest score in the girls 16 and up division as Meg Green, Brianna Walker, Caroline Klemp and India Guame – all posted a 78 (+6). The low-score of the day in the girls 13 to 15 division was posted by Rosalyn Klausner at 86.

Six juniors posted an eagle at Shadow Glen, including Eddie Fromm who fired the low-score of the prep division at 35 (-1), Cole Elling who led the boys 13 to 15 division at 71 (-1) and Will Harding in the boys 13 to 15 division also fired an eagle.  Isabella Hadden in the girls 13 to 15 division posted an eagle on hole number 10.  Nikki McCurdy posted two eagles on the day and Haley Bell inked an eagle on her scorecard as well.

Click here for final results at Shadow Glen Golf Club.

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Blue Hills Wins Fourth Straight To Claim Junior KC Cup Title

Categories: Headlines, Results, Spotlight, Top Story | Posted: August 5, 2015 | No Comments »

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2015 Junior KC Cup came to a close as Blue Hills won the Junior KC Cup Championship at Oakwood Country Club on Monday, August 5.

It was a cloudy, cooler day at Oakwood Country Club as Blue Hills Country Club showed up in dominating fashion to win their fourth straight Junior KC Cup event and take home the title. Blue Hills was led by Jake Propeck in the 15 and under division as he fired an 81, Megan Propeck led the 13 and under division as she posted 84 and Ben Slicker led the 11 and under age division as he posted 42 on nine holes.

Brookridge Country Club finished runner-up for the season, and were led by Brett Blau in the 15 and under division as he posted a 95. Julia Misemer inked the lowest score of the day, as she fired 77 to help lead Brookridge to a second place finish. Dominic Matteoni posted 54 on nine holes.

The low 15 and under score was posted by August Hoffman (81) from Mission Hills Country Club and Jake Propeck (81) from Blue Hills. The low 13 and under score was posted by Julia Misemer from Brookridge Country Club as she fired a solid 77.  The low 11 and under score was posted by Ben Slicker from Blue Hills as he posted 42.

Recap:

                                                                                         Winner                                              Runner-up

June 16th at Nicklaus Golf Club                                 Shadow Glen                                        Brookridge

July 7th at Hallbrook Country Club                           Blue Hills                                              Lawrence

July 13th at Blue Hills Country Club                          Blue Hills                                              Mission Hills

July 30th at Indian Hills Country Club                      Blue Hills                                             Nicklaus

August 5th Championship at Oakwood                      Blue Hills                                             Brookridge

Click here for Championship at Oakwood results.

CLICK HERE FOR FINAL STANDINGS

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Final Standings of the 2015 Junior KC Cup

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Leaderboard of the Junior KC Cup Championship at Oakwood Country Club

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Blue Hills Country Club wins the 2015 Junior KC Cup

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Brookridge Country Club finishes runner-up

The Stateline Amateur Tour Continues at Prairie Highlands

Categories: Headlines, Spotlight, StateLine Amateur Tour, Top Story | Posted: August 4, 2015 | No Comments »

OLATHE, Kan. – The Stateline Amateur Tour continued play after a two month break during the summer at Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe, Kansas, on Tuesday, August 4.

Prairie Highlands is known for its prairie grasses that line each hole and its zoysia grass fairways. Prairie Highlands has also been listed as one of Golf Digest’ top-five “places to play.”

The Stateline Amateur Tour reached the half-way point of the season at Prairie Highlands. In the Open division, Jon Platz and Cameron Wiltse battled one another throughout the day. Platz edged Wiltse as he inked 72 (E), including five birdies on the day. Wiltse finished runner-up posting 73 (+1), including three-birdies. Matt Kelley finished third firing a 77 (+5).

In the Players division, there was a two-way tie for first place in the gross scoring between Cole Gage and Matt Barberich as they both fired 72 (E).  There was also a three-way tie for runner-up as Christian Guild, Kevin Rome and Marko Ungaschik all fired 74 (+2). In the net scoring, Cole Gage won as he posted 67 (-5) and Christian Guild finished runner-up firing 68 (-4).

Mackenzie Black controlled the Women’s Open division as she posted 76 (+4), including two birdies on the day. The runner-up was Kailiee Kuehn who fired 79 (+7). In the women’s division, Addie Chapin dominated the field as she fired 78 (+6) on the day. Nine-strokes behind Chapin was Amanda Hanneman who posted an 87.

The Senior division, there was two-way tie for first place between Dave Cunningham and Don Kuehn as they posted 72 (E). Kuehn and Cunningham each had two birdies on the day. Ed Walsworth fell one-stroke away from making it a three-way tie for first as he finished runner-up firing 73 (+1).

The Legends division was led by Greg Aikmus in the gross scoring as he fired 69 (-3). Two-strokes behind Aikmus was David Hornaday who finished runner up firing 71 (-1). In the net scoring, Greg Aikmus posted 62 (-10), three-strokes ahead of the runner-up. Pat Goeke and David Hornaday finished tied for second as they posted 65 (-7).

Click here for final results.

Click here for Stateline Amateur Tour standings.

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Dubs Not Dreadful For Junior Tour

Categories: Headlines, KC Junior Tour, Results, Spotlight, Top Story | Posted: August 3, 2015 | No Comments »

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dubs Dread Golf Club hosted the final regular season event of the 2015 Kansas City Junior Tour on Monday, August 3.

Dubs Dread, once the longest golf course in America, is known for its length, series of lakes and tree-lined fairways that lead to tight approach shots as the junior golfers were split into five divisions.

Jamie Busha led the boys 16 and up division as he posted 76 (+4), including two birdies on the day. Three-strokes behind Busha was a four-way tie for second place between James O’Connor, Matthew Scharff, Dawson Schroeder and Ben Hadden as they all fired 79 (+7).

It was a tight finish in the boys 13 to 15 division as Andy Scholz edged Garrett Clark to claim the victory. Scholz posted a 78 (+6), including one birdie on the day, as Clark fired 79 (+7). Matthew Snyder finished third, posting an 80 (+8).

Brianna Walker controlled the girls 16 and up division as she fired an 84 (+12), five strokes ahead of the runner-up Madyson Acers at 89. In third place was Meg Green at 97. Faith Hedges won the girls 13 to 15 division as she posted 92.

The prep division played the front nine as Will Hedges dominated the field posting 45 (+9). Five-strokes behind Hedges was the runner-up Michael Chong who fired a 50 (+14).

The Kansas City Junior Tour Championship is on August 10 at Shadow Glen Golf Club.

Click here for full results.

Click here for KCJT standings heading into the KCJT Championship.

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