13th Jun 2017 | Air Capital Classic

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 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 ten 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. Eight of the last ten 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. Nine of the last ten 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 nine of the last ten winners inside the top-60 for this metric.

Players that fit all five trends:
Andrew Landry 14/1
Rafael Campos 16/1
Andrew Putnam 20/1
Alex Prugh 22/1
Chesson Hadley 33/1
Josh Teater 40/1
Andrew Yun 50/1
Tyler Duncan 80/1
Armando Favela 100/1
Luke Guthrie 100/1
Michael Hebert 110/1
Ben Silverman 140/1
Brandon Harkins 160/1
Adam Long 200/1

Odds correct at time of publishing: 05:43 13th Jun, 2017 but subject to change