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20th Jun 2018 | Wichita Open

Air Capital Classic Trends

Air Capital Classic Trends

Crestview Country Club has hosted the tournament since 2001 and there are strong winning trends.

It is the 26th year that Wichita has hosted a Web.com Tour event and the Air Capital Classic is one of the most popular on the circuit.

Last year Ollie Schniederjans came through a playoff to win on 17-under. The fifth time in the last six years -17/-18 has been the winning score; there are birdie opportunities on the par-70 course measuring 6,913 yards. We examine the winning trends from the past eleven years.

Top-60 on tour for birdie average
Last year Crestview CC played tougher than usual but generally players need to go deep into the red to win.

Top-60 on tour for putting average
To go low you need to take the birdie opportunities and that means putting well. Nine of the last eleven winners ranked inside the top-60 for putting average.

Top-60 on tour for par-3 scoring
Sebastian Cappelen was four-under through the par-3s in 2014 and playing them well is a common trend amongst past champions.

Top-60 on tour for par-4 scoring
With only two par-5s on the card the bulk of the good scoring has to come on the par-4s. Ten of the last eleven winners ranked inside the top-60 for par-4 scoring average.

Top-60 on tour in all-around ranking
The North Course at Crestview Country Club provides a good all-round test, with ten of the last eleven winners inside the top-60 for this metric.

Players that fit all five trends:
Adam Long
Alex Prugh
Anders Albertson
Ben Kohles
Bryan Bigley
Cameron Champ
Derek Ernst
Joey Garber
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Robby Shelton
Roberto Castro
Sam Burns
Sungjae Im
Willy Wilcox

Sam Burns to win 18/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 21:30 20th Jun, 2018 but subject to change