Derek Tolan’s blistering 8-under-par 64 on Saturday at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, coupled with his rock-solid 4-under-par 67 on Friday in the first two days of the 38th Southwest Kansas Pro-Am should have been good enough for a comfortable lead.
But somebody didn’t tell Ryan Hogue.
All Hogue did was go one-shot lower with a 9-under-par 63 at the Dunes. Put that with his opening 70 on Friday at Southwind and Hogue trails Tolan by two shots (131-133) heading into Sunday’s final round of the 54-hole event.
Those two will be paired together in the 10 a.m. featured group that also will include Josh Weems, who shot a 2-under-par 70 at the Dunes Saturday following his 4-under-par 67 Friday at Southwind to trail by four shots.
They will be chasing the winner’s check of $10,000 from the total professional purse of $46,150. Twenty-seven pros are competing in the tournament.
The two top players just missed the tournament scoring record of 62 at Buffalo Dunes, set by Gary Pinns.
Tolan’s round started off solid, but not spectacular as he finished his opening nine with a 2-under-par 34. Then, he reeled off two birdies, an eagle, and two more birdies on the back nine for a 6-under-par 30.
Hogue was even better, making birdies on all the front nine holes except three (bogey) and seven (par) for a 6-under 30 and then iced it with three birdies on the incoming nine at the 11th, 13th and 16th holes, two of those being par-5s.
Former champions in the field still were well back as four-time titlist Bruce Vaughan shot a 72 for a 145 total, 1982 champion Matt Seitz was at 149 (73-76) and 2013 winner Vilhelm Bogstrand was at 151 (76-75). Vaughan and Seitz are from Hutchinson.
On the amateur side of things, 41 teams finished that portion of the Pro-Am Saturday with two teams of five players each sharing the top spot.
The team of Marty Cook, Jeffrey Weeast, Trevor Watkins, Andrew O’Brate and Chad Magner shot rounds of 58-55 at Buffalo Dunes and Southwind while the group of Chad Koster, Mike Wall, Barry Lucas, Marcus Amerin and Kory Koehn posted 57-56 at Southwind and Buffalo Dunes. Those totals of 113 were 30-under-par in the scramble format.
That was good enough to be four shots clear of third-place, a team comprised of Curtis Houser, Jimmy Wurdeman, Trevis Vanderpool, Shane Vanerpool and Anson Garcia, who scores were 61-56 at Southwind and Buffalo Dunes.
Final results and stories from Sunday will be in Monday’s Garden City Telegram and online at www.gctelegram.com.
38th Southwest Kansas Pro-Am
August 4-5, 2017
SW-The Golf Club at Southwind (Par 71)
BD-Buffalo Dunes Golf Course (Par 72)
Derek Tolan, SW/BD;67-64—131
Ryan Hogue, SW/BD;70-63—133
Josh Weems, SW/BD;67-70—137
Chris Thompson, SW/BD;70-68—138
Will Paulsell, SW/BD;69-72—141
Andy Connell, BD/SW;73-69—142
Matt Mabrey, BD/SW;70-72—142
Jesse Hutchins, SW/BD;75-68—143
Mike Green, BD/SW;72-72—144
Clay Devers, BD/SW;72-72—144
Bruce Vaughan, BD/SW;73-72—145
Kade Brown, BD/SW;71-74—145
Scott Petersen, BD/SW;74-72—146
Ryan Donahue, BD/SW;76-70—146
Jack Shores, SW/BD;73-75—148
Taylor Griffith, SW/BD;74-74—148
Todd Rosetti, SW/BD;74-74—148
Matt Seitz, BD/SW;73-76—149
Derek Fribbs, BD/SW;72-77—149
Corey Knight, SW/BD;72-79—151
Vilhelm Bogstrand, BD/SW;76-75—151
W. Sinsrang (a), BD/SW;79-72—151
Zack Backer, SW/BD;75-77—152
Harrison Christie, BD/SW;73-79—152
Nichols Karavites, SW/BD;74-82—156
Logan Herbst, BD/SW;78-80—158
Lane Hensley, SW/BD;86-83—169
Amateur Teams (Scramble)
The Golf Club at Southwind (SW) (Par-71)
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course (BD) (Par-72)
Friday-Saturday Results - Final (36-Holes)
113—Marty Cook, Jeffrey Weeast, Trevor Watkins, Andrew O’Brate, Chad Magner, 58-55 (BD/SW); Chad Koster, Mike Wall, Barry Lucas, Marcus Amerin, Kory Koehn, 57-56 (SW/BD).
117—Curtis Houser, Jimmy Wurdeman, Trevis Vanderpool, Shane Vanderpool, Anson Garcia, 61-56 (SW/BD).
118—K. Hill, G. Brown, D. Watkins, T. Woodrow, B. Eakes (BD/SW); Ty. Schiffelbein, J. Stonestreeet, T. Francis, E. Meyer, J. Walsh (BD/SW).
119—T. Wynn, W. Weeast, S. Wiggins, W. Lehman, J. Riddle (BD/SW); S. Woods, J. Wahl, C. Schweizer, C. Neuschafer, A. Anderson (BD/SW); J. Drohman, D. Dreiling, J. Main, S. Ackerman, V. Hawkins (SW/BD).
120—E. Fletcher, K. Miller, C. Miller, T. Larsen, K. Stimatze (BD/SW); C. Leonard, R. Leonard, RC Leonard, R. Leonard, T. Leonard (BD/SW).
121—J. Chappel, T. Specht, P. Herreera, T. Otero, E. Fry (BD/SW); B. Beymer, G. Beymer, S. Dyer, T. Dauber, B. Bluml (SW/BD).
122—K. Rotollo, B. Riddle, D. Herring, J. Weeast, C. Walton (BD/SW); R. Kreutzer, D. Peters, J. Geist, J. Vargas, T. Maddux (BD/SW); D. Criger, G. Harris, M. Harris, J. Salas, G. Wohler (BD/SW); R. Millershaski, D. Derstein, M. Howe, B. Myatt, B. Martinez (SW/BD); L. Deardon, S. Telford, M. Burch, S. See, E. Larsen (SW/BD).
123—N. Brown, K. Colvin, B. Ingalls, M. Brown, T. Eitzen (BD/SW); Kev. Colvin, L. Eakes, N. Hatcher, A. Knudson, W. Perez (BD/SW); B. Zundt, K. Herrman, G. Elpers, M. Randall, S. Thayer (BD/SW); M. Lee, S. Magana, T. Waller, R. Wessels, T. Brenneman (SW/BD); J. Dougherty, J. Guzman, P. Adams, P. Keller, S. Harkness (SW/BD); S. Douglass, T. Mikulka, HJ Swender, Herb Swender, A. Swender (SW/BD).
124—K. Hoover, D. Reule, R. Murry, D. Hoobler, M. Heiman (SW/BD); A. Shah, E. Esquibel, J. Risley, D. Wick, A. Green (SW/BD).
125—S. O’Brate, B. Overland, T. Nevola, P. Kuneyl, J. Rodenbeek (BD/SW); J. Clingenpeel, D. Martens, C. Miller, D. McDonald, D. Strecker (SW/BD); K. Sullivan, T. Consbruck, W. Frey, J. Orr, K. Miller (SW/BD).
126—B. Johnson, N. Hawley, D. Fankhauser, R. Cornett, W. Crawford (BD/SW); R. Cundiff, Z. Arroyo, E. Arroyo, M. Winters, Z. Arroyo Jr. (SW/BD).
127—M. Bergkamp, R. McClung, M. VanVleet, C. Pierce, P. Sowers (SW/BD); J. Andrews, D. Patel, M. Gerber, P-J. Patel, K. Bascue (SW/BD).
128—Tim Schiffelbein, Tucker Schiffelbein, J. Kirchoff, R. Kirchoff, M. Gerstberger (BD/SW).
129—W. Freund, J. Martin, D. Eves, A. Cannon, R. Miller (BD/SW); J. Werner, A.J. Mies, B. Mies, J. Mies, S. Prewit (SW/BD).
130—D. Nevola, A. Dowell, M. Rice, S. Martinez, G. Schiffelbein (BD/SW); J. Clingenpeel, D. Martens, C. Miller, D. McDonald, D. Strecker (SW/BD).
135—H. Knoll, S. Guy, G. See, E. Vargas, B.Morren (BD/SW).
137—J. Johnson, T. Johnson, K. Stowers, G. Vega, I. King (BD/SW).