Zac Dittmer takes KC Amateur
14 Jul 2013
see also: Kansas City Amateur Championship, Golf Club at Creekmoor

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.

ABOUT THE Kansas City Amateur

54 holes stroke play with a cut after 36 holes in each flight. Number of players to make the cut will vary based upon number of players in each flight.

Open to male amateurs who have an active USGA Handicap Index. A USGA Handicap Index of 5.4 or less is required to enter the Open Flight. A Handicap Index of 18.2 or less and at least 50 years of age by the first day of the competition to enter the Senior Flight. A Handicap Index at least 1.0 but not more than 18.4 is required for the Players Flight (gross and net scoring). A player must be at least 60 years of age by the first day of the competition to enter the Legends Flight (gross and net scoring).

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