Basehor, Bonner golfers champions at WyCo senior golf tourney
Bob Chatterton of Bonner Springs and Bob Savner of Basehor had winning performances in the 31st annual Wyandotte County Senior Golf Championship, Kansas City’s oldest and largest senior amateur tournament.
Chatterton became only the second golfer ever to win both the WyCo Open (in 1985) and the WyCo Senior with a one-over par 73, while Savner took low net honors in his first time ever in the annual tournament played Oct. 3 at Sunflower Hills.
Chatterton was one of only three golfers to break 80 on a day that turned cold and wet six holes into the round. A former golf coach at Bonner Springs, Chatterton, 64, has continued to teach the last 16 years in the junior programs at Sunflower Hills, four years for master pro Jeff Johnson and the last 12 for the First Tee program where he was Coach of the Year four years ago.
Playing in the WyCo Senior since he became eligible nine years ago, Chatterton and Jerry Reid share the record for low rounds at 63 with a personal best of 67 from the regular tees. He’s also a regular in the Senior Midwest Classic League.
Savner, 74, has been a regular at Sunflower since he retired in 1997 but entered the WyCo Senior for the first time this year. Playing in the Senior Adults flight, his 83 with a 16 handicap for a net 67 was one shot better than a 68 by Craig McKinley in the Senior Kids. The key to his round came at the 279-yard ninth hole where he rolled in a 25-foot putt for birdie and longest putt honors.