Spud Monahan, Golf 13 June 1941, Emporia Gazette
Match Play Starts In Kansas Amateur Golf Tourney Lawrence, June 13 '/Pi — Mater play started in the Kansas amateur golf championship tournament today with Dean Ritchie, Wichita holding the favorites spot by virtue of taking medalist honors in the qualifying round with a 76. RITCHIE'S 76 LOW. Ritchie qualified Wednesday and his 76 stood up Thursday as another group of entrants turned in their scores. He was state champ in 1939. Spud Monahan, 19, Leavenworth missed a 6-foot putt on the 18th green and took i. 77, along with Harold Bell, Kansas City. Other low qualifiers included Bill Powell, Kansas City; Glenn Oatman, Lawrence; Tex Jones, Wichita; Billy Jones, Wichita; Neb Fink, Topeka; Ernie Fortner, Coffeyville; Ralph Sicks. Independence, and John Wall, Coffeyville. all in the 70's. Association directors awarded the 1942 tourney to Wichita, the exact course to be chosen later. THE PAIRINGS. First round championship flight pairings: Dean Ritchie, Wichita, vs. Daryl Schoonover, Topeka: Neb Fink. Topeka. vs. Chi Galloway. Lawrence: Glenn Oatman, Lawrence, vs. Will White, Topeka :• Ralph Ludlam Wichita, vs. Bill Kraxner, Kansas City: Harold Bell, Kansas City. vs. Hudson McGuire, Leavenworth; John Wall. Coffeyville, vs. Dr. H. P. Jones, Lawrence; Tex Jones. Wichita, vs. Gerald Smith. Manhattan: Bernard Williams. Leavenworth, vs. Pat Conn, Overland Park. Spud Monahan. Leavenworth, vs Bud Ray. Wichita: Ernie Fortner CoffeyvillE, vs. Jess Tolliver, Wichita; Bill Powell. Kansas City, vs Glenn Ashley. Chanute: Bill Carey Jr., Hutchinson. vs. Don Wetze'l Lawrence; Ralph Sicks, Independence, vs. John Gross, Fort Scott: Frank McAleavey, Wichita, vs. John Atkins, Kansas City; Billy Jones, Wichita, vs. Gene Beardslee, Hutchinson: L. G. Churchill. Topeka, vs Bob Emerson, Independence.