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The Golf Channel Amateur Tour tees it up at Falcon Lakes

Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor, Kan. hosted the Golf Channel Amateur Tour on Sunday June 8. Falcon Lakes is an 18-hole par 72 course measuring from 5,226 yards at the forward tees to 7,098 yards on the championship tees. The red tees have a rating and slope of 71.0/123, while the back tee have a rating of 75.0/135. Accuracy is most important at Falcon Lakes as most of the fairways have tall natural grass bordering the sides.

Falcon Lake Golf Club in Basehor, Kan.
Photo by Steve Wilson

In the Palmer Flight, Scott Downey of Overland Park, Kan. finished in first place at seven over par 79. Second place resulted in a tie between Don Karl of Lee’s Summit, Mo. and Kent Busch of Shawnee, Kan. at eight over par 80.

Matt Vaughan from Kansas City, Mo. posted a two over par 74 to take first place in the Hogan Flight. One shot back was second place finisher Brian Taylor of Kansas City, Kan. At six over par 78, Mark Stacer of Overland Park, Kan. took third place. In the Senior Hogan Flight Steve Morehead of Overland Park, Kan. took first place at 13 over par 85. Ken Riggins of Leavenworth, Kan. and Phil White of Shawnee Mission, Kan. played to a tie at 16 over par for second place.

First place in the Sarazen Flight went to James Walsh of Shawnee, Kan. at four over par 76. At nine over par, Chad McKee of Pleasant Hill, Mo. stood alone in second place, while Ryan Lehn of Olathe, Kan. shot a 13 over par for third. In the Senior Sarazen Flight Steve Nufer from Dodge City, Kan. posted a seven over par 79 for first place. Garry Mayhugh of Shawnee, Kan. posted a 10 over par 82 for second and Nicky Baugh of Alto, Texas scored 16 over par 88 for third.

In a playoff for first place Lee’s Summit, Mo., resident Wallace Stine beat out Patrick Emerson of Olathe, Kan. Both players posted a 12 over par 86 at the end of regulation play. Edward York of Gardner, Kan. received third place honors posting a 16 over par 88.

At 15 over par, Michael Moore of Blue Springs, Mo. finished in first place for the Snead Flight. Second place went to Eric Thomas of Bonner Springs, Kan. with a 17 over par 89. At 20 over par, Overland Park, Kan. resident Chad Todd finished in third place.

The Golf Channel Amateur Tour next tees it up at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo. Stone Canyon is the only Greg Norman design course in Missouri.

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