WICHITA, Kan. (July 25, 2015) -- It will be #1 against #3 in the finals of the Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship at Wichita Country Club.
“Championship Sunday” will feature Sam Stevens and Matt Green. On many levels it is an intriguing match up. Both are collegians (Stevens is a sophomore at powerhouse Oklahoma State and Green is the top player at Kansas State); both hit massive drives, know how to scramble and have outstanding short games; both make a birdie once every three or four holes and eagles are always possible on the par fives. In short, it will be a very competitive 36 hole final tomorrow.
At Monday night’s KGA Champions Dinner, Stevens jokingly told the crowd that after having finished runner-up the last two years that “another runner-up finish, making it three in a row, would be a pretty good accomplishment!” No doubt it has been his goal for the last 364 days to win his first Kansas Amateur title, which would be particularly special were he to do it on his boyhood course.
Matt Green will definitely be a huge roadblock for Stevens. Even after scares from the likes of Pete Krsnich and Spencer Christian during earlier matches, Stevens will face his most difficult match against Green. Based on the number of birdies made over the last two days, Green would be a handicapper’s favorite.
The final match will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the afternoon 18 holes will begin at 12:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome and there is no admission charge.
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