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Preston Fleenor prevails at Kansas City Amateur
Preston Fleenor holds Kansas City Amateur trophy <br>(KC Golf Association Photo)</br>
Preston Fleenor holds Kansas City Amateur trophy
(KC Golf Association Photo)
KANSAS CITY, MO (July 31, 2016) -- Preston Fleenor used a wire-to-wire lead to claim his first Kansas City Am open division title.

Fleenor put together rounds of 64, 69 and 71, to finish nine-under, 204 overall and held off 2015 Kansas City Amateur champion Ryne Fisher, who finished five-under, 208 overall for the tournament.

The pair entered the final day separated by one stroke and appeared to be locked in a tight battle Sunday through four holes. Both golfers bogeyed No. 3 and 4, but Fleenor managed to bounce back with birdies on No. 6 and 7.

The momentum completely swung in Fleenor’s favor following a double-bogey from Fisher on No. 9. From there, Fleenor was able to cruise bogey-free through the back-nine.

Jay Gregory leaned heavily on a big lead entering Sunday’s championship round.

Gregory would eventually go on to secure a five-stroke win over Steve Groom, by shooting 69, 67, 72, for a 208 overall total.

Groom completed his tournament at even-par, 213 overall.

Bob Bezek was crowned the legends division title after a three-round, four-under, 209 total.

Mittal Patel earned the players division title with a 26-over, 239 total.

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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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