Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
June 27-28, 2017
Lake Valley Golf & Country Club, Camdenton, MO
For the first time ever, the Missouri Golf Association is excited to host the 7th Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Lake Valley Golf & Country Club from June 27th to 28th.
The Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship began in July of 2011 at the Payne Stewart Golf Club in Branson where Lacy Shelton claimed the championship. Mindy Coyle, from Warrensburg, has taken the Women’s Mid-Amateur title now two of the six years. She won in both 2012 and 2013. The Lake Valley Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole championship course located near Camdenton and Osage Beach. The club has been in existence for over 40 years and welcomes many tournaments and other group outings all throughout the year. The course was designed in 1967, allowing all levels of golfers to enjoy their round.
The 2017 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship tournament is open to all female golfers 25 and older in good standing with the association. To be eligible, one must own, rent or lease property in the state of Missouri or Johnson County, Kansas, prior to the first day of the tournament. It is required to have a current USGA Handicap Index (Hdcp/I) from an authorized USGA club.
This year’s tournament will kick off with a practice round on Monday, June 26th. The first day of competition will be Tuesday, June 27th with women playing 18 holes. Tee times will start at 8 A.M. Ladies will play another 18 holes on Wednesday, June 28th with an awards presentation to follow.
This is a 36-hole, stroke play competition. Any contestant may compete for the title of MGA Mid-Amateur Champion and play from the Championship Division course or forfeit the right to compete for the title of MGA Mid-Amateur Champion and play the Open Division course. A contestant with an Hdcp/I of 7.9 and below must compete in the Championship Division. When entering, a contestant must state whether she will compete in the Championship or Open Division. The two-day low gross score shall determine the Mid-Amateur champion. Ties for the champion shall be determined by a sudden death playoff beginning on a hole determined by the committee. All other ties shall be decided according to the USGA rules of Golf. Additionally, the Championship Division will not have flights, and caddies are allowed during all portions of the Championship.
To enter the championship, an application and fee must reach the MGA office in Jefferson City by the entry deadline of June 20th. An entry fee will be refunded, less a $20 administrative fee, if withdrawal occurs prior to the entry deadline or if the field is full on the first day of play. The entry fee for the tournament is $170, and includes championship rounds, range balls and cart fees. Cart fees are not included in the practice round.
Throughout the course of the championship, the most up-to-date information, news, and results involving the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat @missourigolf.
The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri. The MGA conducts several statewide championships each year, including the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The MGA distributes an annual schedule of tournament events and entry forms for each event. Provides advice and information for golf, handicap and rules chairpersons, and provides educational seminars.