20th Jun 2018 | Wichita Open
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:
Odds correct at time of publishing: 21:30 20th Jun, 2018 but subject to change