Brian Fehr wins Kansas Mid-Amateur
2020 Kansas Mid-Amateur champion Brian Fehr
Running a golf tournament in Kansas in late October is risky business weather-wise.
But at the same time, cold and wet conditions don't stop Kansans from playing golf -- some of them even thrive on days when many golfers would leave their clubs in the closet.
That was the case this Tuesday for Brian Fehr.
The Manattan, Kansas resident was not only the sole player to break 70 in either round of the 36-hole championship at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.
He did it by a whopping four shots, posting 6-under 66 in the second round and cruising home with a three shot victory over Tim Zande (Olathe) at the Kansas Mid-Amateur.
Fehr, who started the day four shots behind early leader Elliott Soyez, started off bogey-bogey, pushing himself further back of the rest of the field.
Then something clicked. Three birdies on the front nine got him back to 1-under on the day, and an eagle on No. 10 pushed him to 3-under. Birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 18 meant lights out for the rest of the field.
It was Fehr's first Central Links Golf individual championship. (The Central Links organization was formed out of a merger of the Kansas State Golf Association and the Kansas City Golf Association.)
Leawood’s Doug Albers took third at 1-over 145 while Jeff Spradlin and Hank Simpson rounded out the top five with a tie for fourth at 2-over 146.
Garden City’s Sean Thayer, Salina’s Greg Goode and Springfield’s Scott Whittaker tied for low honors in the senior age division.
ABOUT THE Kansas Mid-Amateur
Must be a member of the Kansas Golf
Association. 36 holes of individual stroke play with
gross and net scoring. Three age divisions: 25-34,
49, 50 & older.
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