THE GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM
TUESDAY, August 6, 2013
By BRETT MARSHALL
When tournament organizers
for the 34th annual Southwest
Kansas Pro-Am decided to return
to its original three-day format for
the major event, it changed how
ancillary events would be sched-
Thus, the Southwest Kansas
Ladies Pro-Am and the Lewis
Motors Chevy Shootout, both
regular events for Pro-Am week,
will be held prior to the Friday-
Saturday-Sunday portion of the
The Ladies Pro-Am, now in its
sixth year, is seeking to complete
a field of 18 teams of three ama-
teur players to be paired with one
of the participating professionals
from the Adams Golf Pro Tour
This year, the Ladies Pro-Am
will tee off at 9 a.m. on Wednesday
at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course. A
luncheon and awards ceremony
will follow for all contestants and
the professionals will play for a
small purse while the amateurs
will compete for gift certificates
which are redeemable at either
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course or The
Golf Club at Southwind.
Last year, Michael Arnaud was
the low professional with a round
of 69 at Buffalo Dunes while
the amateur team of Jill Durst,
Michel Knoll and Tracy Johnson
posted a 65 to claim the title.
“We continue to see growth
with the ladies pro-am and are
looking forward to another
good turnout for the event this
year,” said Beth Koksal, Pro-Am
Coordinator. “Each year, everyone
has enjoyed competing and play-
ing with the professionals and the
pros have enjoyed being part of
Thirteen teams and profession-
als participated in the 2012 event.
The Lewis Motors Chevy
Shootout had been conducted on
the Sunday morning after the Pro-
Am’s final round on Saturday in
each of the previous three sea-
sons. Now with the return to the
original format, the Shootout will
be played on Thursday at The
Golf Club at Southwind, with a
scheduled 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The field traditionally has been
full with 18 teams where three
amateurs are paired with one of
the competing professionals. Last
year’s event was sponsored by
Justin Kaplan of Houston was
the winning pro with a score of
4-under-par 67. The amateur team
of Darnel Wick, Dan Wick and
Jon Risley posted a score of 118 to
win that competition.
The entry fee for each tour-
nament is $100 per person and
participants’ cost covers golf cart,
greens fee, a golf shirt for the
women’s event, lunch and course
beverages. Gift certificates for
winners are redeemable at the pro
shop of both golf courses.
Proceeds above normal tour-
nament expenses are part of the
contribution to the Newborn
Intensive Care Unit at St.
The Ladies Pro-Am was the
brainchild of current tourna-
ment coordinator Beth Koksal,
who is completing her sixth and
final year before handing over
the duties to her successor, Kelley
The Ladies Pro-Am has seen
entries grow each year and a full
field would include 18 teams with
the Adams Tour group providing
the pros to compete in the event.
Ladies Pro-Am, Lewis Motors Chevy Shootout kickoff Pro-Am week
Becky Malewitz/ Telegram
Jennie Watkins, Guymon, Okla., left, watches as Mindi Ormiston,
Liberal, reacts to missing a putt at the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
during the 2012 Southwest Kansas Ladies Pro-Am.
At The Golf Club at Southwind
Aug. 12, 2012
Justin Kaplan, Houston, Texas
Michael Arnaud, Baton Rouge, La.; Todd Rossetti, Dallas, Texas
Bill Allcorn, Waco, Texas
Dylan Davis, Portland, Texas; Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas; Jeff Howard, Plano, Texas
Gerrett Merrell, Dallas, Texas; Michael Carnes, New Braunfels, Texas
Stetson McMillan, Hideaway, Texas; Matthew Vela, San Antonio, Texas
Eric Adler, Houston, Texas; Nick Mason, Denver, Colo.; Jeff Rein, Garden Bridge, Texas; Sean
Thayer, Garden City
Justin McDaniel, San Antonio, Texas; Tim Schiffelbein, Garden City; Jack Shores, Robstown,
Ryan Martin, Garden City
Matthew Henson, Austin, Texas
Brian Whitehouse, Garden City
Darnel Wick, Dan Wick, Jon Risley
Andy Mitchell, Koster, Jenna Shook
Kent Sinclair, Darin Hopkins, Tyler Schiffelbein
Mike Shook, Ross Harms, Brad Lewis
De Anne Gillen, Marv Kramer, Herbert Swender
Tonya Colvin, Brett Jones, Renee Jones
Scott Bulkley, Don Gaspar, Steve Orlando; DR Clifford, Jim Phillips, Randy Cundiff
Metzen, Jamie Fisher, Willy Perez; Grant Harris, Eric Fry, Jeff George
Steve O’Brate, Steve Guy, Pete Kuneyl
Craig Boomhower, Dow Morris, Lennie Herman
Troy Consbruck, Rob Aiken, Jason Poole
Travis Fenderson, Brian Goad, LaVern Durst; Tom Richardson, Don Bowlby, Walt Burt
Jerry Buxton, Steve Prewit, James Arnold
Mark Green, Steve Keller, Steve Blickenstaff; Ashley Weeast, Westin Weeast, Kevin Colvin; David
Jenkins, Mackenzie Thayer, Mark Randall
Jim Cornett, Ryan Cornett, Matt Lee
Tim Leiker, Gary Blake, Trevor Green
Aug. 2, 2012
at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Michael Arnaud, Baton Rouge, La., $500.
Cole Howard, Fort Worth, Texas, $400.
Jeff Howard, Plano, Texas, $300.
Matthew Henson, Austin, Texas, $200.
Stetson McMillan, Hideaway, Texas; Doug Quinones, Medford, Ore., $50 each.
Jason Eslinger, Midland, Texas; Dylan Davis, Portland, Texas; Justin McDaniel, San Antonio, Texas;
Stephen Hollingsworth, Natchez, Miss.; David Petry, San Antonio, Texas.
Jared Vela, Pasadena, Texas.
Walker Frey, Garden City.
Amateur Team Results
Jill Durst, Michel Knoll, Tracy Johnson.
Pam Jones, Jackie McCauley, Jaley McCauley.
Mary Lee, Jill Wessels, Tammy Johnson; Amanda Hawkins, Jenna Shook, Wendy Vollertsen; Molly
Belt, Stephanie Weeast, Amanda Fulton; Julie Vines, Donna Gerstner, Robin Valenzuela; Tanya Colvin,
Mindi Ormiston, Jennie Watkins.
Neely Wasinger, Christie Klotz, Jamie Warner; Corinne Fowler, Aubree Summers, Kelsey Kreutzer;
Sandy Rogers, Nancy Farmer, Kathy Coles.
Melissa Leiker, Deann Gillen, Janet Smaltz.
Trista Brown, Jennifer Anderson, Lona DuVall.
Mel Patterson, Dee Longoria, Michelle Rash.
Pro-Am 2012 results
Chevy Shootout 2012 results