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.