August 18, 2018 – Manhattan CC, Manhattan, KS
The 2018 Kansas Partner Tournament had the strongest field in recent history compete for the championship at Manhattan CC. Perfect weather and soft conditions from recent much-needed rains led to low scores throughout the field. Teams played nine holes of four ball stroke play and nine holes of scramble in the annual state-wide competition. Prizes are awarded for both gross and net scoring in flights and over the entire field.
Corey Novascone and Hannah Perkins of Wichita captured the Overall Gross title with a 63 (-7), leading a group of very strong teams. The pair carded six birdies between them on the four ball nine on their way to a front-nine 32 (-4). Three more birdies on the back nine sealed the victory over Bob and Jettie Bezek of Ottawa, Baile and Tony Winslow of Overland Park, and defending champions Taylor and Jerol DeBoer of Hays.
Kristen and Scott Longenecker of Wichita claimed the Overall Net title with a 59 (-11) thanks in part to a net 1 on the very difficult par-3 seventh hole. Rose Schuh and Scott Workman had a very strong round of 63 (-7), but mistakes by both players on the fourth hole led to a double bogey. A strong back nine 28 was not enough to overcome the lead the Longeneckers had at the turn.