A few upsets were posted when the first round of match play began Thursday at the 102nd Kansas Amateur at Sand Creek Station.
A few upsets were posted when the first round of match play began Thursday at the 102nd Kansas Amateur at Sand Creek Station.The 46th seed, Tyler Chapman of Wichita, downed 19th seeded Derrick Harrison of Wellington 2 and 1. The two won a Mid-Am Team title last fall at the Wichita Country Club. Both are former Newman University golfers.“When we both saw the pairing we said ‘It will be fun’ but at the same time we knew it would be tough,” Chapman said. “We really didn’t talk a lot the whole day and it just got down to golf. I could have been down three after three and was even and I just felt fortunate. It took me five or six holes just to get settled in. Once I got going I made a lot of putts. I think it took me a little longer to get into the round. But once I got into the round I was fine.”Chapman posted a birdie on 17 to clinch the win.Chapman faces 51st-seeded Kevin Quinley of Salina in today’s round of 32. Quinley downed 14th-seeded Charlie Stevens of Wichita 4 and 3.Zach Tate of Leawood, seeded 52nd, downed 13th-seeded Trey Hayden of Hutchinson Community College and Augusta 2 and 1.Michael Holloway of Wichita, seeded 40th, downed 25th-seeded Treg Fawl of McPherson 1 up. Holloway won the KGA Public Links Championship earlier this summer.Kansas State golfer Tyler Norris posted a hole-in-one on the 224-yard 13th hole, using a 3 hybrid. Norris still lost to Park Ulrich of Overland Park 3 and 2.The tournament continues at 7:30 a.m. today with the round of 32. The round of 16 follows in the afternoon. The quarterfinals and semifinals are Saturday. The 36-hole championship match is Sunday.