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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

Fowler Punches Ticket to Senior Open

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: May 19, 2015 | No Comments »

The U.S. Senior Open Championship local qualifier took place at Loch Lloyd Country Club, Monday, May 18.  The 34-golfer field gathered from around the Midwest and three international golfers from Spain and New Zealand to compete for a spot in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

Peter Fowler shined as he posted a 67 (-4) to qualify for the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship in Sacramento, California, on June 22-28 at the Del Paso Country Club. Fowler, the 1983 Australian Open Champion fired a bogey-free round, including three birdies on the front nine and one on the back nine.

The first alternate for the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship is the runner-up Miguel Angel Martin of Spain who shot 68 (-3), including five-birdies.

The second alternate is Jeff Sheppard who posted 69 (-2), including five birdies on the day.

Results of the rest of the field can be found at http://www.ghintpp.com/kcga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=589


Booth Shines Through the Rain at Adams Pointe

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Results, Spotlight, StateLine Amateur Tour, StateLine Women's Tour, Top Story, Women's Golf | Posted: May 15, 2015 | No Comments »

The third event of the 2015 Stateline Amateur Tour began Thursday, May 14, at Adams Pointe Golf Course in Blue Springs, Missouri.

The event began with a solid turnout of 71 players to battle non-stop rain and windy conditions throughout the morning until the weather lightened up in the afternoon.  There were five divisions competing in the Stateline Amateur Tour event including the open, players, senior, legends and women.

Frank Booth led the senior division posting a 72, even par, carding three birdies on the day.  Following Booth was Don Kuehn who fired 78 (+6).  Ernie Swart and Greg Loteckie both shot 79 (+7).

In the Legends division, Pat Goeke won the event shooting 75 (+3), edging the runners-up Jerry Reid and Jim Lodes who both posted a 76 (+4). Gary Noble finished fourth shooting 77 (+5).  Goeke carded two birdies on the day.  In the net competition, Pat Goeke won with a 66 (-6), followed by Mike Findley with 70 (-2) and Jim Lodes with 71 (-1).

In the Open Division, Dave Cunningham took the win with a 74 (+2), defeating the eight-golfer field.  Nicholas Rehmer finished second with 77 (+5) and Luke Lutgen in third at 78 (+6).  Cunningham played solid on the front nine shooting even par (36), but double bogeyed hole number 14.

The Players Division consisted of a 25-golfer field led by Jim Thompson who fired a 73 (+1) including five birdies on the day. Chris Meyer finished runner-up posting 76 (+4), followed by Doug Flint at 77 (+5) and Jeff Mott with 79 (+7). In the net competition, Jim Thompson won shooting 70 (-2), edging the runner-up Doug Flint by one-stroke 71 (-1).

Five women battled the rainy weather in the women’s division, which was led by Addie Chapin who posted 85 (+13), followed by Jettie Bezek at 86 (+14).

Final results for the Stateline Amateur Tour at Adams Pointe can be found at http://www.ghintpp.com/kcga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=538

The next Stateline Tour event is Tuesday, May 26 at The Nicklaus Club at Lionsgate. The entry deadline is Tuesday, May 19.


Four Advance to Sectionals

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, Uncategorized, USGA Qualifiers | Posted: May 12, 2015 | No Comments »

On a day that saw extremely difficult condition at Blue Hills Country Club, where the stroke average was 81.3, four players advanced to sectional qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

The medalist, Zechariah Potter was the only player that managed an even par score, carding a 72. Korbin Kuehn finished second with a 73, and Josh Weems and Curtis Yonke finished tied for third with 74’s.

Potter, Kuehn, Weems and Yonke will now go on to play in a 36 hole qualifier for the rite to play in the 2015 United States Open Championship.

For full results, click here….

Fisher wins the Kansas City Match Play

Categories: Headlines, Player Information, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: May 10, 2015 | No Comments »

The semifinals of the 100th Kansas City Match Play Championship action had a quick start as Ryne Fisher got off to an early lead over Steve Groom, going one up on the second hole.  Fisher maintained that through the front nine as he finished two up heading towards the back nine.  Steve Groom cut the lead to one up until Fisher caught fire, winning the 14th and 15th holes to defeat Groom 3 and 2 and advance to the finals.

The second match of the semifinals was Alex Springer vs. Hank Simpson.  Simpson got off to an early lead as he finished the front nine 4 up.  As the back nine started, Simpson extended his lead to 5 up on the 10th hole, but Springer made the match exciting as he won four holes heading into the 17th with Simpson two up.  Simpson and Springer halved the 17th hole, allowing Simpson to advance to the finals winning 2 and 1.

The final match of the 100th Kansas City Match Play Championship was between Ryne Fisher and Hank Simpson.  Fisher and Simpson were battling back and forth through the first six holes as Fisher was one up, before the two competitors had to wait an hour and a half for the storm to pass.  Fisher maintained a one hole lead through the back nine and they went to the 18th with the match still in the balance.  Both players found the left rough on 18, but Fisher was able to find the green with his approach.  Fisher’s par was good enough to lock up the championship, 2-up.

Thank you to all the participants and spectators for a great week!

KC Match Play Semifinals are Underway

Categories: Headlines, Regional Championships, Results, Top Story | Posted: May 10, 2015 | No Comments »

The semifinal matches of the 100th Kansas City Match Play Championship are underway.

In semifinal #1, Steve Groom takes on Ryne Fisher. In semifinal #2 Hank Simpson takes on Alex Springer.

Follow the action live by clicking here!


The Kansas City Match Play Championship – Day 2

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Regional Championships, Results, Top Story | Posted: May 10, 2015 | No Comments »

The 100th Kansas City Match Play Championship continued with the round of 16 Saturday morning.  The action kicked off early as Ryne Fisher carded five birdies through 14 holes to defeat Chris Reinert 6 and 4.  Hank Simpson won 3 and 2 over Dave Cunningham and Alex Springer defeated Matt Kelley 3 and 1.  Jeff Mason won one up over Patrick Roth and Josh Weems defeated Matt Barry one up.

Two of the morning matches were decided in extra holes.  Joseph Winslow won on the 19th hole as he made a par and his competitor, Cy Moritz, bogeyed.  The second match to go beyond the 18th hole was Jon Platz vs. Ed Brown.  Brown made par to move on to the quarterfinals as Platz bogeyed the 20th hole.

The matchups for the quarterfinals:

Steve Groom vs. Jeff Mason

Ryne Fisher vs. Joseph Winslow

Ed Brown vs. Alex Springer

Hanks Simpson vs. Josh Weems


As the quarterfinals began, Groom took off on a commanding lead over Mason as he won four of the first nine holes.  Groom continued his momentum onto the back nine as he won the 10th and the 11th hole over Jeff Mason to finish 6 and 5 to advance to the semifinals.  Springer had a one- hole lead over Brown through nine holes.  As they moved on to the back nine, Springer took over as he won the first two holes and finished 4 and 3 to move into the semifinals.  Fisher controlled Winslow as he got off to a two-hole lead after four holes.  Fisher maintained his lead through the round as he advanced into the semifinals.  Simpson and Weems battled back and forth throughout the round as Simpson advanced to the semifinals winning one up on the 18th hole.

The Kansas City Match Play Championship will continue tomorrow, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. CT. The pairings and results of the Kansas City Match Play Championship can be found at http://www.ghintpp.com/kcga/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsMatch.aspx?id=530




The Kansas City Match Play Championship – Day 1

Categories: Headlines, Men's Golf, Regional Championships, Results, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: May 8, 2015 | No Comments »

The 100th Kansas City Match Play Championship began Friday, May 8, at Swope Park Memorial Golf Course.

The tournament consisted of one 18-hole stroke play competition to determine the top-32 out the 78-golfer field that will advance to match play.  Day one of the event began battling rainy conditions as the golfers began stroke play.  The players dodged the weather as it cleared up to be a nice day at Swope Memorial.

The lowest score of the day was 66 (-6) shot by Nick Arman, followed by Jon Platz 67 (-5). Arman and Platz both shot a front-nine 31 (-5) as Arman carded nine birdies and Platz posted six birdies in stroke play. Charlie Schorgl aced the 16th hole allowing him to make the cut and advance to match play. The cut was placed at 74 (+2) as 32-golfers advanced into matched play Friday afternoon.

The seedings and pairings of the first round of the match play competition were

  1. Nick Arman vs. 32. Dale Bowne
  2. Steve Groom vs. 17. Alex Downing
  3. Craig Broswick vs. 25. Jeff Mason
  4. Patrick Roth vs. 24. Mark Addington
  5. Ryne Fisher vs. 29. Colby Yates
  6. Chris Reinert vs. Scott Richey
  7. Russell Holzbaur vs. 28. Cy Moritz
  8. Michael Greene vs. 21. Joseph Winslow
  9. Jon Platz vs. Richard Hairgrove
  10. Ed Brown vs. 18. Dan Schaller
  11. Alex Springer vs. 26. Tyler Norris
  12. Travis Holt vs. 23. Matt Kelley
  13. Hank Simpson vs. 30. Charlie Schorgl
  14. Dave Cunningham vs. 19. Jon Scarsella
  15. Matt Barry vs. 27. Aaron Uzelac
  16. Mark Terranova vs. 22. Josh Weems


Arman went on to defeat Bowne 5 and 4, Groom beat Downing 3 and 2, Mason Beat Broswick 3 and 1, Roth won one up against Addington, Fisher beat Yates 2 and 1, Reinert beat Richey 4 and 3, Moritz beat Holzbaur one up, Winslow beat Greene 3 and 2, Platz beat Hairgrove 2 and 1, Brown beat Schaller 2 and 1, Kelley defeated Holt 8 and 6, Cunningham defeated Scarsella one up, Barry beat Uzelac 3 and 2 and Weems won one up against Terranova.  Two matches went into extra holes. Springer wins one up on the 19th over Norris and Simpson won on the 20th hole over Schorgl.


The second round and quarterfinals of the Kansas City Match Play Championship will continue at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Friday, May 8. Results of the stroke play and first round of match play, as well as pairings for day two can be found at http://www.ghintpp.com/kcga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=530

Back-to-Back for Taylor Black

Categories: Headlines, Results, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: May 3, 2015 | No Comments »

Swope Memorial Golf Course–

Taylor Black came out firing Sunday morning in the finals of the 2015 Kansas City Girls Match Play Championship. Black played the front nine at 2 under par 34 and made the turn with a 7-up lead over Skyler Brunk.

Black, the 2014 Girls Match Play Champion would go on the win to 8&6 to pick up her second straight title.

Brunk, who battled through two 18-hole matches yesterday, was playing in her first Match Play final.

Thank you to Swope Memorial and all the players that competed in this year’s championship.

Complete results can be found by clicking here.

Black and Brunk Set to Play for the Title

Categories: Headlines, Top Story, Uncategorized | Posted: May 2, 2015 | No Comments »

Taylor Black and Skyler Brunk are set to meet Sunday morning in the championship match of the Kansas City Girls Match Play Championship.

Black cruised to victory in the quarterfinals, with a 7 & 6 win over Riley Ricket. In the afternoon, however, things got a little tighter. Megan Propeck kept it close for most of the match, but ultimately Black pulled away for a 2&1 victory.

On the other side of the bracket, Brunk trailed most of her morning match against Teagan Noblit before playing some great golf down the stretch, including a birdie at the 18th to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinal, Brunk would win another close match against Caroline Klemp, by a score of 1-up, again by making birdie on the 18th.

The finals will be played at 7:30am tomorrow, May 3rd at Swope Memorial.

For live results, click here!

Bracket Set for Girls Match Play

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, Regional Championships, Results, Spotlight, Top Story, Women's Golf | Posted: May 2, 2015 | No Comments »

Taylor Black took the first step toward defending her Girls Match Play Championship on a beautiful afternoon at Swope Memorial.

Black fired an even par 36 on the front nine to secure the number one seed going into the match play portion of the event.

The quarterfinal matches will be played Saturday, May 2nd, immediately followed by the semifinals.

The final will be Sunday, May 3rd.

To see the bracket, click here!