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Inclement weather shortens the Golf Channel Amateur Tour

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The Golf Channel Amateur Tour opened their second outing of the season at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Lenexa, Kan. on Sunday April 13. Falcon Ridge is an 18-hole championship course that measures from 5,160 yards on the forward tee to 6,820 on the back tees.

Due to inclement weather including severe thunderstorms in the area, the tournament was cut to nine holes. Matt Heitman of St. Joseph, Mo. was the only player to enter the Championship Flight. At the end of the nine holes, he was three over par 39.

In the Palmer Flight Brian Taylor of Kansas City, Kan. posted a one over par score of 37. St. Joseph, Mo. native Farryl Prater finished in second place at four over par. One shot back of Prater third place finisher Thomas Kass of Overland Park, Kan. posted a fiver over par 41.

Bob Santee from Lansing, Kan. finished at two over par and ended the day in first place in the Hogan Flight. At four over par, Christopher Brueggeman of Carlisle, Iowa finished in second place. Mike Berlin of Lenexa, Kan. finished in third place with a five over par 41. In the Senior Hogan Flight, Kent Busch from Shawnee, Kan. finished in first place at 11 over par 47. Second place went to Phil White with a 13 over par 49. At 20 over par, Steve Nufer of Dodge City, Kan. finished in third place.

In the Sarazen Flight Jesse Montgomery of Kansas City, Mo. finished at six over par 42 for first place. At nine over par, Garry Mayhugh of Shawnee, Kan. finished in second place. Third place resulted in a tie between Vernon Livergood of Kansas City, Mo. and Adrian Barnhill of Blue Springs, Mo., both posting scores of 10 over par 46.

At four over par for the nine holes, Edward York of Gardner, Kan. finished in first place in the Jones Flight. Garry Mayhugh finished at nine over par for second place and Vernon Livergood and Adrian Barnhill finished in a tie for third at 10 over par.

In the Snead Flight after nine holes, Eric Thomas of Bonner Springs, Kan. stood in first place at 10 over par. At 17 over par, Chad Todd ended in second and Vera Landrum of Junction City, Kan. finished in third place at 32 over par.

The Golf Channel Amateur Tour next tees it up on April 27 at the Country Club of Blue Springs.

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