Mission Hills’ Norton becomes oldest ever to win Kansas amateur. Mission Hills Country Club member Bryan Norton on Sunday became the oldest player ever to win the Kansas Amateur Sunday when he defeated 18-year-old Sam Stevens of Wichita on his home course. Norton, a Salina native who played professionally for 10 years after college, first won the tournament as a 21 year old in 1980. He won it again in 2002. Now 55, his 2014 win eclipses the previous record for oldest Kansas Amateur champion, which was set by by Jack Robertson who was 45 when he won in 1934. Norton defeated Leawood native and SM East grad Chase Hanna in the match play semi-finals to advance to the title round. [Mission Hills golfer Bryan Norton wins third Kansas Amateur title — Kansas City Star]
Chamber Business Awards nominations open Friday. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce each year recognizes businesses in several groupings at its annual gala. The nomination process opens Friday for small business, new business, corporate business and Chamber volunteer of the year. The criteria for nominations can be found here. Past winners have included some magnificent NEJC companies (such as the Prairie Village Post in 2013).
SMEF annual breakfast set for Sept. 25. The annual Shawnee Mission Education Foundation breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the Overland Park Convention Center. The breakfast will feature the annual State of the District address by Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson. Tickets are $40. Information about tickets and sponsorships can be found here.