FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2007
EMPORIA, Kan. – Kyle Smell, a incoming freshman for the 2007-08 season, took home the Kansas Junior Amateur title on Thursday as he fired a 5-under par 208 at the par 71 Emporia Municipal Golf Course. Smell’s win marks the second-consecutive year a K-State incoming freshman won the junior amateur, as sophomore-to-be Jason Schulte won the event in 2006.
Smell, who placed second in the event the previous two years – including a runner-up finish to Schulte in 2006 – was able to hold off Ben Fitzpatrick’s 3-under par 210. Smell and Fitzpatrick were the only two golfers in the field of 77 to shoot below par.
“The third year’s a charm,” Smell told The Hutchinson News. “It’s a
relief. Going into this tournament, I just wanted to shoot low and see
where that got me.”
For more information on the Kansas Junior Amateur, visit the Kansas Golf
Association’s website at www.kansasgolf.org.
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