Junior Girls Four State Championship
established in 1969
Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kansas
June 27-29, 2017
Entry Fee: No Charge
By Invitation: Five top female players will be chosen from but not limited to the top finishers at any MGA event or 2016 Missouri Women’s Golf Association standings from 2016. These include but are not limited to, the 2017 MGA Junior Match Play Championship, 2016 MGA Junior Championship, 2016 MWGA Junior Championship, 2016 finish in MSHSAA event and 2017 current point standings.
Format: Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas teams will travel to Wichita Country Club in Wichita, Kansas for the 2017 Junior Four State Championship. Since 1969, the Junior Girls Four State Championship has been an annual competition between Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa in a two day team event. Five girls from each state are chosen to compete in stroke play for 36 holes. The lowest four scores from each team comprise the team score.
Tuesday, June 27
Practice round –
6:30 PM Player’s Welcome Dinner at Clubhouse (casual attire)
Coaches meeting following Dinner
Wednesday, June 28
- Team photos will be taken either prior to play
- Round 1 – Play is in groups of four – ranking is determined by coach prior to play
o 7:30 a.m. – #1 girls
o 7:40 a.m. – #2 girls
o 7:50 a.m. – #3 girls
o 8:00 a.m. – #4 girls
o 8:10 a.m. – #5 girls
Thursday, June 29
- Round 2 – Play is in groups of four – ranking is determined by round 1 score
o 7:30 a.m. – #5 girls
o 7:40 a.m. – #4 girls
o 7:50 a.m. – #3 girls
o 8:00 a.m. – #2 girls
o 8:10 a.m. – #1 girls
- 12:30 p.m. – Awards Luncheon –final results are calculated and awards handed out
Teams depart for home
History: The Four-State Junior Girls Championship began in 1969, as a one-day stroke play tournament. The team entry fee at that time was $10.00. In 1980 the tournament changed to a two-day stroke play tournament with the medalist being determined on the first day’s score. The entry fee was raised to $15.00. The date of the tournament had been just prior to or immediately following the 4th of July. Each team consisted of four girls, one alternate and coach or coaches. The four low scores of each team were added each day and totaled after the second day to determine the winner. In 1989 at the coaches’ meeting at Leawood South Country Club, it was voted to raise the entry fee to $30.00. The entry fee buys the awards for the five girls on the winning team and the award for the medalist. These are engraved by the host state. At the 1991 Four-State coaches meeting, it was voted to change the format for the medalist; instead of the medalist being the first day’s low score, the medalist now will be the two days’ total low score. It was, also, agreed that tournament sites should be as close to the intersecting corners of the four states as possible.
Today: The Four State Junior Girls Championship is composed of a golf team from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. The method of choosing teams is strictly up to the individual states as tournaments vary. The five best girls should represent their state. Each team consists of five girls, one alternate and coach or coaches from each state. The four low scores of each team are added each day and totaled after the second day to determine the winner. The medalist is determined by the low two day total score.
Future rotations of the Junior Girls Four State host sites: