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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

Pickett Clinches Junior Tour Championship

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story | Posted: July 31, 2014 | No Comments »

Anyone who watched Nicole Pickett secure her Junior Tour Championship saw the relief rush over her as she exhaled out a season-long breath of high expectations.

By then, Pickett couldn’t conceal her giant smile underneath the cover of her visor any longer with the realization of her achievement quickly setting in.

Nicole Pickett cruised to a Kansas City Junior Tour Championship Wednesday at Blue Springs Country Club. Pickett posted a two-day 163 stroke total.

Nicole Pickett cruised to a Kansas City Junior Tour Championship Wednesday at Blue Springs Country Club. Pickett posted a two-day 163 stroke total.

The former Olathe East golfer locked up her Tour Championship in resounding fashion after cruising to a 69-point lead in the tournament standings entering the tournament.

Pickett fired a seven-over, 79 Wednesday at Blue Springs Country Club and cruised  to a 17-stroke victory in the girls’ 16+ division.

She paired Tuesday’s efforts with her opening round of 84 to finish the two-day event with 163 strokes.

Ben Hadden turned in the most impressive round Wednesday, firing a three-under, 69. Hadden finished the tournament with a two-day total of 146 and claimed the varsity division by five strokes.

Trystan Tovkach and Collin Schmidt finished in a tie for second-place with matching 151 stroke totals.

While Hadden claimed the lowest single round, Timothy Cook owned the best two-round score after he posted consecutive rounds of 72 and 71 to finish with a one-under, 143-stroke total. Cook sailed to the boys’ 16+ division title by 14 strokes.

Nicholas Klock nearly matched Cook’s impressive run, shooting rounds of 73 and 72. The 145-stroke total gave Klock a seven stroke lead en route to the boys 13-15 division championship.

Five strokes separated the top two spots in the girls’ 13-15 division.

Jessica Parker proved too strong for the girls’ field, firing off a 157-stroke total, beating runner-up Madyson Acers’ 162 stroke total.

The preps’ Gabe McKeown and Megan Propeck each claimed division titles.

McKeown won his division with a total score of 80 strokes, while Propeck fired a two-day total of 90 to win the girls’ preps division.

View the full 18-hole results here and the preps results here.

 

 

Cook, Larson Card 72, Pickett Controls Championship Fate

Categories: Headlines, Junior Golf, KC Junior Tour, Results, Top Story | Posted: July 30, 2014 | No Comments »

The Kansas City Junior Tour sits on the eve of the season’s final round.

The Tour Championship concludes Wednesday at Blue Springs Country Club, leaving little time for golfers to make a one last  push for championships.

Collin Schmidt and Ben Hadden claimed first day leads of the boys varsity division.

Each compiled five-over, 77s, taking one stroke leads over two golfers tied for third after day.

Trystan Tovkach and Kerry Maguire turned in rounds of 78.

Tovkach resides in second place of the varsity season point standings, trailing by 17 points to Trent Young, who is not competing in the Tour Championship.

Nicole Pickett is the only division points leader sitting a top the leaderboard after round one.

Nicole Pickett leads the girls 16+ division, looking to seal her division championship at Blue Springs Country Club.

Nicole Pickett leads the girls 16+ division, looking to seal her division championship at Blue Springs Country Club.

Pickett carded a first-round 84, setting the table to seal her 69-point lead in the girls 16+ division.

Charlotte Hendricks is the nearest competitor to Pickett, tallying a day one 90.

Timothy Cook tied for the best round of the day after his even-par round.

Steven Shaw, the boys 16+ division leader, trails Cook by eight strokes entering day two.

Eric Larson turned in the second of two 72s on day one.

Nicholas Klock trailed closely on Larson’s heels, firing a one-over, 73.

The boys 13-15 division leader, Owen Hill, rounds out the top-three, after his two-over, 74 effort.

Hill owns a 29-point lead over Larson and a nine point lead over the second highest point owner Joe Bultman, who currently sits in fourth-place after a round of 77.

Jessica Parker took control of the girls 13-15 division, turning in a 78, while her pairings partner Madyson Acers followed directly behind her with a round of 79.

Division leader Skylar Brunk sits in a two-way tie for tenth with her round of 93.

Finally, Gabe McKeown took the boys preps division lead, posting his four-over, 40, while Megan Propeck shot an opening nine-over, 45 to lead the girls.

View all of the18-hole  first-round results here and the preps results here.

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.