Kansas Match Play: Smell beats Juffer for title
NEWTON, Kan. (July 29, 2012) -- Overland Park's Kyle Smell claimed the 102nd Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship on Sunday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton.

Smell, a recent graduate of Kansas State University, defeated fellow KSU Wildcat teammate Ben Juffer 2 up to claim the 2012 championship.

Smell went on a stretch where he won five of six holes in the afternoon portion of the 36-hole match to rally from 3 down with 11 holes to play to take the lead.

Juffer came back to extend the match to the 36th hole before Smell rolled in a birdie put to end the match.

ABOUT THE Kansas Amateur Match Play

36 holes of individual stroke play qualifying to determine low 64 players advancing to single elimination match play bracket. Any player that is not exempt from regional qualifying must go through one of the five regional qualifying sites or the second chance qualifier to advance to the championship. Open to any male amateur golfer with an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index through a KGA member club.

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