Kessler Wins Trans-Miss at Flint Hills
ANDOVER, KS (June 28, 2009)--Chris Kessler of Scottsdale, AZ defeated Mark Healer of Gatesville, TX on the 19th hole to win the 106th Trans-Mississippi Championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, KS.
In the Senior Division, Jerry Greenbaum of Atlanta, GA scored a 4 and 3 win over Billy McBee III of Dallas, TX.
The Trans-Mississippi Championship is open to male amateur golfers with an official USGA handicap not exceeding 5.4 under the USGA Golf Handicap System and are members of Trans-Mississippi Member Clubs. The Trans-Mississippi Golf Association reserves the right to issue special invitations to the tournament to amateur players of national and international reputation who meet the age restrictions for both the Championship and Senior Fields.
Next year's championship is scheduled for July 12-15 at Denver Country Club in Denver, CO.
Top finishers at this year's championship appear below.
ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Championship
2017 will mark the 114th playing of The Trans-
Mississippi Championship. The tournament --
"Trans-Miss" -- is one of the oldest and
most storied golf tournaments in the United
For 106 prior years the championship
was played in a match play format.
Past champions include Jack Nicklaus (1958
and 1959), Charles Coe (1947, 1949, 1952 and
1956), Deane Beman (1960), George Archer
(1963), Ben Crenshaw (1972), Gary Koch
(1973), Bob Tway (1978), Mark Brooks (1978)
and other professional tour notables. In
1987 the championship was changed to a mid-
amateur age requirement, and a senior division
was also added. Starting in 2010, the Trans-
Mississippi Championship, returned to its roots
open amateur tournament, and immediately
established itself as a "must-play" among
top collegiate and mid-am players, while
a 72-hole stroke play format. The field size
144 players from Trans-
Mississippi Golf Association member clubs (or
players receiving a special invitation from the
Championship Committee). After 36 holes, a cut
made to the low 54 and ties who play the final
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