Twin Oaks Country Club
Emily Goldenstein Wins the 78th Amateur Championship by 6 stokes!
Wednesday, July 20 concluded the final round of the 2016 MWGA Amateur at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Missouri. The day began with Chandler Gallagher in the lead and Emily Goldenstein and Logan Otter closely trailed behind her by one stroke. Either of these three, as well as a few others, could certainly take the Amateur title with a great round. After the front nine Emily was one over, and Chandler and Logan were three over. This meant that Emily had the lead by one stroke. After Emily eagles hole number ten, she secured her lead and never looked back. She went on to shoot a 5 under par, 69 to win the MWGA Amateur by six strokes. Emily birdied holes fourteen through seventeen and then ended the eighteenth with an eagle. A truly incredible round! Chandler Gallagher shot a two over 76, which made her Runner Up of the 2016 MWGA Amateur. Logan Otter, shooting a 76, ended up finishing tied for third with Elizabeth Leath. Sarah Bell was named Low Junior. Her three rounds of the week were 77, 73, and 75. Sarah tied for seventh out of the entire field. We saw some great golf this week and we are thankful for all of the players and staff who made this tournament possible. Congratulations again to our Champion Emily Goldenstein, Runner Up Chandler Gallagher, and Low Junior Sarah Bell. We hope to see everyone at the 2017 MWGA Amateur and thanks for another successful tournament!
Chandler Gallagher, Runner Up pictured below
Day 2 Recap
Today concluded the second round of the 78th Annual MWGA Amateur at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Missouri. Yesterday’s leader, Logan Otter, faced an unfortunate two stroke penalty for teeing off from the incorrect tee markers. With the added strokes, Logan finished the round with a one over par, 75. She had six birdies throughout the round and is now tied for second place with Emily Goldenstein at a two day total of 145. Emily had 5 birdies on the back nine. She and Logan trail Chandler Gallagher by one stroke. Chandler shot a two under, 72 today. This puts her two day total at a four under par, 144. Chandler had an eagle and two birdies on the back. Currently in fourth place is Elizabeth Leath with a total of 146. Behind her is Megan Furnish with a 148. With scores close, anyone can take the lead and be named the next MWGA Amateur Champion. It should be an exciting final round tomorrow!
Day 1 Recap
Logan Otter in the lead after Round 1
The first round of the 78th Annual MWGA Amateur at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Missouri is complete. The course is in great shape and is playing at 6,027 yards for a par of 74. Last year’s defending champion, Jordan Chael from Overland Park, Kansas, unfortunately is not able to compete and defend this year’s title. However, last year’s runner up, Kayla Eckelkamp from Washington, Missouri, is here trying to win her second straight title. Kayla recently won this year’s MWGA Mid Amateur at Silo Ridge Country Club earlier this July. In the lead after round one is Logan Otter with a 4 under score of 70. Logan plays for Michigan State University. Closely trailing behind her are Chandler Gallagher, Elizabeth Leath, and Emily Goldenstein with a 2 under score of 72. Tomorrow should be a great day of golf and we’re excited to see what round two will bring!
The 78th MWGA Amateur Championship will be held at Twin Oaks Country Club on July 18-20 in Springfield, MO. Ladies residing in Missouri or Johnson County, KS are eligible to compete for the Championship title. The event is a 54-hole stroke play competition. The players will play from 6200 yards. The players in the field have a handicap ranging from -2.2 to a 21. The youngest player in the field is 13 with a handicap of 3.2 and the oldest player is 66 with a handicap of 14. One thing is for sure, we will have a first time champion because there is not any past champion in the field this year.
A practice round will be played on Sunday, July 17th.