Trans-Mississippi: Kraft holds on for win

MISSION HILLS, Kan. (July 14, 2011) -- SMU’s Kelly Kraft (Denton, TX) claimed the 108th Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship at Kansas City Country Club. Kraft, the 2011 & 2008 Texas Amateur champion, finished the championship at 14-under par 266.

University of Texas golfer Dylan Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) finished in a tie for second place with future Oklahoma State golfer Tanner Kesterson (Plano, TX).

Frittelli and Kesterson finished the 72-hole championship at 10-under par 270. Thank you to all the competitors and we look forward to seeing you all in 2012 at Oak Tree National in Edmond, OK for the 109th Trans-Mississippi Championship.

Results For Trans-Mississippi Championship
1TXKelly KraftDenton, TX90065-66-69-66--266
T2South AfricaDylan FrittelliSouth Africa70066-68-66-70--270
T2TXTanner KestersonPlano, TX70068-67-66-69--270
4TXAlex MoonDallas, TX50070-68-65-68--271
T5INBrad GehlCarmel, IN50074-66-65-67--272

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ABOUT THE Trans-Miss Championship

The Trans-Miss is one of the oldest and most storied golf tournaments in the United States. For 106 years the championship was played in a match play format. Past champions include Jack Nicklaus (1958 and 1959), Charles Coe (1947, 1949, 1952 and 1956), Deane Beman (1960), George Archer (1963), Ben Crenshaw (1972), Gary Koch (1973), Bob Tway (1978), Mark Brooks (1978) and other professional tour notables. In 1987 the championship was changed to a mid- amateur age requirement, and a senior division was also added. Starting in 2010, the Trans- Mississippi Championship, returned to its roots as an open amateur tournament, and immediately established itself as a "must-play" among top collegiate and mid-am players, while changing to a 72-hole stroke play format. The field size starrts at 144 players from Trans- Mississippi Golf Association member clubs (or players receiving a special invitation from the Championship Committee). After 36 holes, a cut is made to the low 54 and ties who play the final two rounds.

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