Playing in his first city tournament, Gantz, 33, works at Alvamar, handling IT duties during the week and course maintenance chores on weekends.
When his putter heats up, which is often, he’s a threat to break 70.
Gantz qualified for the Kansas Amateur by shooting a 73 at Eagle Bend last week. Gantz has a 4 handicap.
Gantz on Conrad Roberts: “I’ve been around him quite a bit. He’s a great golfer and he has a great swing.”
A plus-1.5 handicap (which means if he’s playing a 4.5 handicap he has to give six strokes), Cummins, 26, carries the reputation of having one of the smoothest putting strokes in town. During a recent round, he had just 11 putts on the front side.
Cummins on Conrad Roberts: “When we play each other it’s really a 50-50 shot. You can’t be too cocky about it, but I’d like to say I can beat him. Conrad has the capability of shooting lower scores, but I’m more consistent.”
A 2009 graduate of Baldwin High, Dick was named Baker University’s outstanding freshman athlete. He once shot a 66 at Eagle Bend, though he said his best tournament score there was a 68. Dick, 19, hits beautiful approach shots into greens, but said he has been “struggling with the flat stick.”
Dick on Conrad Roberts: “I played with him on the second day of the tournament two years ago, when he shot a 71 and I shot a 76. He’s really cordial, a lot of fun to play with and he’s not high and mighty at all.”