Kraft leads with 65 at the Trans-Mississippi
MISSION HILLS, KS (July 12, 2011) -- Southern Methodist University golfer Kelly Kraft fires an opening round 5-under par 65 and leads the field following round one of the 108th Trans-Mississippi Championship at Kansas City Country Club.

Chris Brant of Iowa, Dylan Frittelli of Texas, Kevin Dougherty of Oklahoma State and Wichita mid-amateur Jonathan May are all one shot back with 4-under par 66’s. member Brandon Hagy is two strokes back with a first round 67.

The championship will continue with round two on Wednesday, July 13th.

The championship is a 72-hole stroke play championship with a cut following 36-holes of play to the low 60 players and ties for the final round which is 36-holes.

The Trans-Mississippi Championship has been hosted at Kansas City Country Club seven times previously.

Results: Trans-Miss 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 starts 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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