KANSAS CITY — McPherson High grads Jacob Lackey and Adam Young made charges on Wednesday in the second round of the Kansas Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament, but came up short in their bids to advance to Thursday’s first round of match play at Kansas City Country Club.
Lackey, who had shot an 80 on Tuesday, improved by 5 strokes on Wednesday with a 75. He shot a 38 on his front nine and was even-par on the back nine before making bogeys on two of his final three holes for a 37.
Lackey made the match play field last year, losing in the first round to 2015 champion Sam Stevens of Wichita.
Young, who now lives in Olathe, made a serious bid to advance. After opening with a 78 on Tuesday, Young had it going during the second round as he was even-par through 10 holes. But a double-bogey 6 on No. 11 derailed him and he made two more bogeys before making birdie on his final hole for a 73.
His 151 total missed the cut by just two strokes.
Chase Hanna of Leawood was the medalist with a 134, shooting 3-under-par 67 on both days.