KANSAS CITY, MO (July 14, 2013) — The 2013 Kansas City Amateur wrapped up play this afternoon by crowning Zac Dittmer of Liberty champion at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Kansas City, MO. Dittmer claims previous KCGA titles including the 2011 Kansas City Masters and having been invited to compete in both the 2012 and 2013 Watson Challenge. Kansas City Amateur is being contested for the 23rd year, after its founding in 1991. Numerous accomplished amateur players many of whom have major KCGA titles under their belt highlighted the field.
Dittmer, an incoming freshman at Faulkner State Community College, took complete advantage of a local’s knowledge this weekend at Shoal Creek. After firing 70 in the first round of competition, Dittmer came back in the second round and improved his score to 68, totaling 138 and claiming the 36-hole lead of the championship.
From the moment Dittmer gained control of the tournament on Saturday, he never relented in his play. With six birdies and two bogeys on his Sunday round, Dittmer put the icing on a five shot victory by birding the difficult par-4 18th hole.
Runner-up honors would be shared by University of Central Missouri teammates Travis Mays and Cy Moritz at three-under par 210 for the championship. Mays, an Overland Park native, fired a superb round of five-under par 66 on Sunday to leap frog into second place. Mortiz, a native of Warrensburg, continued his steady play by finishing with an even-par 71 this afternoon.
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