Kansas City Match Play Championship
The 104th Kansas City Match Play Championship will be held at Swope Memorial Golf Club on May 17-19th.
With origins back to 1902, the Kansas City Match Play has a storied history as a major regional competition, attracting amateur players from all over the regional area. The championship marks its recorded beginnings in 1946, when it was contested at Indian Hills Country Club. However, many note that the start of the championship may have dated back to 1902. While the Kansas City Match play took a 10-year break, with the revival of the championship in 2013, the event played for the 100th time in recorded history in May 2015, with Swope Memorial playing host in 1958. The history of the Kansas City Match Play and the history of Swope Memorial Golf Course make the course and championship a perfect match.
The entry fee for each golfer is $85.
The format of the tournament begins with 18 holes of stroke play qualifying in the morning of Friday the 18th. The top 32 players qualify for match play which begins that afternoon and extends into Sunday with the final match in the afternoon.
To be eligible for this championship, golfers must be amateurs who have an active handicap index of 5.0 or less. The maximum number of entries is 78 players.