Incoming Freshman Golfer Dodge Kemmer Wins Kansas Golf Assn. Junior Amateur Championship

June 27, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Dodge Kemmer, who will be a freshman golfer at Stanford in 2005-06, repeated as champion of the Kansas Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship, beating Kyle Smell in a playoff after the final round at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Kemmer made par, becoming only the fourth golfer in the tournament's 46-year history to win consecutive championships.

'That's pretty exciting,' said Kemmer, a Wichita native. 'I'm just glad I could put the rounds together for two years in a row.'

Kemmer shot a 3-under 69 Thursday, tying Braeden Miller of Wichita for the day's lowest round and scoring a 7-under 209 total. He would have won outright, but his group was docked a stroke because of slow play on the front nine.

Kemmer sat atop the practice greens, realizing a playoff awaited.

'Nothing you can do about it,' Kemmer said. 'It wasn't the only shot I left out there.'

Kemmer, a Stanford signee, had a highlight on No. 18, too. After driving the ball next to the cart path and under a tree, he calmly put his second shot on the green.

courtesy of Lawrence-Journal World

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