Chamberlin and Yonke Win Kansas Four-Ball

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Despite never taking a lead in the match until the 17th hole, Kansas State sophomores Chase Chamberlin and Curtis Yonke won the Kansas Golf Association's Four-Ball Championship on Friday afternoon at the Alvamar Golf Course.

The Wildcat golfers faced off with the team of Zechariah Potter and Jordan Smith, both former Wichita State players, in the 18-hole final match.

The teams battled back and forth in the early going until a miss from three feet on No. 10 by Potter for birdie kept the match 1-up in favor of the WSU pair. Yonke's 50 footer for birdie on No. 12 evened the match and swung the momentum in K-State's favor.

A Potter birdie on No. 14 and a Yonke birdie on No. 15 put the match all square going to No. 17, where Chamberlin's chip to within inches of the cup saved par while their opponents struggled to make a bogey. Chase lagged his birdie putt on No. 18 to within a foot and Potter missed a 12 footer that would have set the match to extra holes to clinch the win for the Wildcat duo.

Last year, Curtis and his brother Kyle, now a professional on the Canadian Tour, won the event, becoming the first brother combination to win the championship.

The next event on the KGA calendar is the Kansas Amateur at the world-renowned Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, July 19-25.

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