Herman won 3 and 2 over Gary Lucas from Topeka in the first match play round at the 103rd Kansas Amateur at Indian Hill County Club in Mission Hills.
Herman now will take on Clarke Fry of Kansas City Friday morning at 7:30.
Former Fort Hays State golfer Markus Hilger also won his opening match, defeating Ronnie McHenry of Topeka 2&1. Hilger will now face Ryan Argotsinger from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
FHSU golfer Tom O’Keefe fell 4 and 2 in his first round of match play to John Lovell from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.