Three Wildcats, two former K-Staters advance at 95th Kansas Amateur
Dietz, who opened the tournament with a 3-under par 67 on Tuesday at Manhattan Country Club, maintained his hot hand through Wednesday’s second round, carding a 2-under 70 at Colbert for a two-round total of 5-under par 137.
He was one of just 17 players to complete the two rounds of stroke play below par. Also shooting under par were Kansas State seniors-to-be Ben Kern, who finished up in eighth place at 2-under 140, and Tyler Cummins, who shot a two-round total of 1-under 141, good enough to tie for 11th with former Wildcat Matt Van Cleave, who also advanced.
Freshman-to-be Spencer Alefs was the final member of the K-State contingent to move on. He finished stroke play at 5-over 147 to qualify in the No. 51 position.
Incoming junior Jay Kramer and sophomore-to-be Kyle Yonke failed to advance after shooting two-round totals of 150 (+8) and 151 (+9), respectively.
The opening round of match play at the 95th Kansas Amateur begins on Thursday, July 14th and continues through the final match on Sunday, July 17th.
Colbert Hills Golf Course & Manhattan Country Club
Stroke Play Results (K-State only)
3. Jimmy Dietz 67-70137 (-5)
T8. Ben Kern 68-72140 (-2)
T11. Matt Van Cleave 68-73141 (-1)
T11. Tyler Cummins 68-73141 (-1)
T41. Spencer Alefs 71-76147 (+5)
Did not make cut (K-State only)
Jay Kramer 76-74150 (+8)
Kyle Yonke 77-74151 (+9)