NEWTON, Kansas – Trying to become the first Kansan in approximately 50 years to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Sterling native Michael Gellerman lost in Friday’s semifinal round at Sand Creek Station.
Surging to the top four out of 156 golfers, Gellerman was eventually eliminated by Doug Ghim. It was a Red River rivalry of sorts. Gellerman currently plays for the Oklahoma Sooners, while Ghim’s with the Texas Longhorns.
Making clutch shots down the stretch, Ghim rallied from 3 down to make it to Saturday’s 36-hole final. He’ll take on Byron Meth for the title on Saturday. Meth advanced with a semifinal victory over Jess Bonneau.