The Golf Channel Amateur Tour took to the Blue Springs Country Club on Saturday May 17, a make-up date from earlier in the season due to inclement weather. The country club made the change from a private course to public in August of 2013. The 18-hole championship course measures from 5,194 yards to 6,590 yards at the black tees.
Richard Nigh of Kansas City, Kan. was the only contestant to tee it up in the Championship Flight. On the fourth hole, a par 5 he scored a birdie and then made bogey on 13, 14, and 15 to finish at two over par.
In the Palmer Flight Scott Downey of Overland Park, Kan. finished at 10 over par 82 to take first place. Second place resulted in a tie between Farryl Prater of St. Joseph, Mo. and Don Karl of Lee’s Summit, Mo. both posting 11 over par 83.
Steve Green of Independence, Mo. took first place in the Hogan Flight posting a 10 over par. Mainak Amin of Lenexa, Kan. finished in second at 12 over par and Wayne Seely from Lee’s Summit, Mo. finished at 15 over for third place. In the Senior Hogan Flight Kent Busch of Shawnee, Kan. posted the low score of the day at six over par to finish in first place. Phil White of Shawnee Mission, Kan. finished at 11 over par for second place.
In the Sarazen Flight, a score of 11 over par was enough for Nathan Holden of Raymore, Mo. to take first place. Second place finisher Carlton Hammond of Lee’s Summit, Mo. posted a 15 over par 87 and at 21 over par, Mike Levin of St. Peters, Mo. took third place. Ronald Polillo of O’Fallon, Ill. finished at 12 over par for first place. Second place went to Kansas City, Mo. resident Vernon Livergood with a 15 over par and third place at 18 over par went to Garry Mayhugh of Shawnee, Kan.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. resident Raymond Laverenz placed in first place in the Jones Flight with a 13 over par 85. Mitchell Gustin of Story City, Ia. Took second place with a 15 over par and one stroke back was third place finisher Ron Elliott of Olathe, Kan.
In the Snead Flight only two players completed play with Paul Fromm of West Des Moines, Ia. scoring a 21 over par 93 to take first place. At 24 over par 96 Bryan Anderson of Red Oak, Ia. finished in second place.