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Spencer wins Kansas Match Play in home game at Milburn
Andy Spencer
Andy Spencer

Andy Spencer, who plays college golf for the University of Kansas, captured the 109th Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship on Sunday at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. Spencer, a 21-year-year incoming senior at KU, is a member at Milburn. He bested 16-year old Nicklaus Mason of Shawnee in the 36-hole final match by an 8-and-6 margin.

Mason, the 2018 KGA Junior Player of the Year and Kansas Four-Ball champion, found himself down early thanks to early birdies by Spencer. Spencer led by a 4-up margin after the first 18 holes of the match and saw his lead swell during the second 18 holes.

Spencer finished the match off with a final birdie on the par 4 12th hole to complete the match and championship run.

This was the third time that the Kansas Amateur has been staged at the William B. Langford designed course. Previous years and champions were Jim Colbert in 1965 and Sean Thayer in 1999.

Results: Kansas Amateur Match Play
WinKSAndy SpencerLeawood, KS200
Runner-upKSNicklaus MasonShawnee, KS100
SemifinalsKSAndrew BecklerTopeka, KS50
SemifinalsKSNick KagyOverland Park, KS50
QuarterfinalsKSBen HaddenShawnee, KS25

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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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