The Golf Channel Amateur Tour opened the 2014 Kansas City season on Sunday March 30 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs. Adams Pointe is a par 72 18-hole championship course that plays from 5,060 yards at the green tees to 6,938 yards at the gold tees.
John Swearingen of Sedalia, Mo. finished in first place of the Championship Flight, for players with handicaps from scratch to 3.9, with a nine over par 81. Ritch Nigh of Kansas City, Kan. and Mark Lutgen played to a tie for second, one stroke back of Swearingen at 10 over par 82.
In the Palmer Flight, for players with handicaps from 4.0 to 7.9, Brian Taylor of Kansas City, Kan. took first place, posting a score of eight over par. One stroke behind Taylor was second place finisher Jeff Gallagher of South Saint Paul, MN, and one stroke back of Gallagher was third place finisher Steve Pope of Kansas City, Kan.
Overland Park, Kan. resident Mark Stacer finished in first place of the Hogan Flight, for players with handicaps of 4.0 to 7.9, posting a 13 over par 85. Second place went to Mike Berlin of Lenexa, Kan. with a score of 14 over par. Third place resulted in a tie between Kansas City, Mo. resident Brian Muldoon and Christopher Brueggeman of Carlisle\, Iowa both posting scores of 87. In the Senior Hogan Flight, for players 50 years of age and older, Kent Busch of Shawnee, Kan. finished in first with a score of 79, while Bob Hunter of Lee’s Summit, Mo. finished in second at nine over par. Third place went to Steve Morehead of Overland Park, Kan. with a score of 82.
First place in the Sarazen Flight, for players with handicaps of 12.0 to 15.9, went to Chad McKee of Pleasant Hill, Mo. posting a score of 12 over par. Second place went to Adrian Barnhill of Blue Springs, Mo. with a score of 90. Stanley Emerson of Topeka, Kan. and Cary Riggles of Lee’s Summit, Mo. played to a tie for third with scores of 21 over par.
Posting a score of 15 over par in the Jones Flight, for players with handicaps of 16.0 to 19.9, was Prairie Village, Kan. resident David Miller. Wallace Stine of Lee’s Summit, Mo. took second posting a score of 17 over par. Third place resulted in a tie at 18 over between Edward York of Gardner, Kan. and Ron Elliott of Olathe, Kan.
Paul Fromm of West Des Moines, Iowa took first place in the Snead Flight, for players with handicaps of 20.0 and greater, posting a score of 16 over par. Second place with a score of 93 was Tim Bray of Greenwood, Mo. and in third place; Chad Todd of Overland Park, Kan. posted a score of 94.