Herman’s Run Ends at Kansas Amateur, Falls in Semifinals

Trey Herman’s remarkable run at the 103rd Kansas Amateur Championships at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills came to an end in Saturday’s semifinals. After defeating Ryan Argotsinger 1 up in the quarterfinals, the current Fort Hays State and former Hays High standout lost 5 & 4 to Kapaun Mt. Carmel sophomore Sam Stevens. Herman, who was the top medalist after two rounds of stroke play earlier in the week, goes 4-1 in match play.

Herman carded a par and a bogey, losing each of the first two holes. Stevens, who won this spring’s 5A state title, was 4 up after eight and pushed the lead to 5 up after 12. Herman birdied 13 to make it 4 up, but Stevens birdie on 14 ended the match.

Herman had 14 pars, two bogeys and one birdie in his quarterfinal round win. He parred the first seven holes to go 1 up. A bogey on eight evened the match. It would stay all square until No. 10 when Argotsinger bogeyed. Herman won the 12th to go 2 up. A bogey on 16 pulled Argtosinger to 1 up. Both golfers parred 17 and 18 to give Herman the win.