The Kansas City Tour Championship for the Golf Channel Amateur Tour began on Saturday August 16 at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. Shoal Creek is an 18-hole par 71 course owned by Kansas City. The championship is a 36-hole event August 16 and 17.
In the Championship Flight Matt Heitman from St. Joseph, Mo. and Mark Lutgen of Blue Springs, MO. tied for first place at the end of round one, posting 10 over par 81. Lutgen currently has 135 points in the Championship Flight and Heitman has played five events massing 270 points.
Kent Busch of Shawnee, Kan. leads the Palmer Flight at the end of round one posting a five over par 76. Farryl Prater of St. Joseph, Mo. finished the first round one stroke back in second place. At eight over par, Don Karl of Lee’s Summit, Mo. finished in third place.
Three players teed it up in the Hogan Flight with Christopher Brueggeman from Carlisle, Iowa ending round one in first place with a six over par 77. Matt Vaughan of Kansas City, Mo. finished in second place at 10 over par and Mark Stacer of Overland Park, Kan. finished in third at 14 over par. In the Senior Hogan Flight Bob Hunter of Lee’s Summit, Mo. takes the lead into the clubhouse at five over par. Six strokes back in second place is Phil White of Shawnee Mission, Kan. and one stroke back of him in third place is Timothy Wilcoxon from Lenexa, Kan.
The Sarazen Flight ended round one with Wallace Stine of Lee’s Summit, Mo. in first place, followed by Jesse Montgomery of Kansas City, Mo. at 16 over par. Stanley Emerson from Topeka, Kan. goes into the clubhouse in third place at 19 over par 90. Three players registered in the Senior Sarazen Flight with Garry Mayhugh of Shawnee, Kan. finishing round one in first place at 10 over par. Excelsior Springs, Mo. resident Kerry Jones finished in second place at 14 over par and Vernon Livergood of Kansas City, Mo. takes a 15 over par 86 into the clubhouse.
Ron Elliott of Olathe, Kan. posted an 11 over par 82 to take the lead after round one in the Jones Flight. Two players Jake Dubin of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and David Miller of Prairie Village, Kan. finished at 18 over par 89 to be tied for second.
Play will resume on Sunday morning at Shoal Creek Golf Club.