Pairings, Tee Times, and Results
Round 3 & 4 Stroke Play
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Winghaven Country Club 

2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship

The final rounds of play at the 2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship took place today at the Winghaven Country Club.  The players would play their third round in the morning followed shortly after by their fourth and final round of play in the afternoon.

The field of the final rounds consisted of sixty golfers competing for the title.  There was a four-way tie among Sam Migdal, Travis Mays, Jeremy Franklin, and Alex Cusumano.  Both Migdal and Mays shot an impressive one under par (71) in the morning round.  Cusumano and Franklin were not far behind them carding 73 (Cusumano) and 75 (Franklin).  

The heat only continued to increase throughout the day making the play more difficult in the afternoon.  However, Migdal bared the heat in the afternoon and came out on top with a 69, being the only player to break 70 this week.  Midgal said that he was happy about improving throughout the day.

“Today I just got better as the day went on.  I was two over through my first nine holes and five under after that,” Migdal said.  

He was pleased to be the next family member to win the Stroke Play Championship.

“It feels good to win.  My brother (Joe Migdal) won it two years ago so it’s good to have my name under his,” Migdal said.

In all, the Missouri Golf Association would pay out the top thirty places for a total of $5,975 with the Champion taking home $750 in clubhouse credit. The Missouri Golf Association would like to thank the Winghaven Golf Club and staff for their tireless efforts throughout the week

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 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.

Round 2 Stroke Play
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Winghaven Country Club 

2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship 

Men competed in the second round of the 2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship today at the Winghaven Country Club. Although the men faced another day of high temperatures, the overall scores were much lower in the second round. The average score for the morning wave was 77.8 and the afternoon wave was 78.53.

After the second round, Jeremy Franklin, a St. Louis native, holds the first place ranking with a combined score of 141. Franklin shot a 71 (1 under par) during the first round and a 70 (2 under par) during today’s second round.

Following Franklin, there is a four-way tie at 143 for the second place ranking. The tie is among Alex Cusumano (St. Louis), Chris Kovach (St. Louis), Chance Holden (Dexter) and Kyle Szyhowski (St. Charles). Szyhowski was tied for the first place ranking after the first round with a 70 (2 under par).

Both Cusumano and Kovach shot a 71 today and finished with a combined total of five birdies, nine pars and four bogeys. Holden completed the day with a 72 and had four birdies, 10 pars and four bogeys, and Szyhowski carded a 73 with one birdie, 15 pars and 2 bogeys.

Today’s cut was 155; low 50 and ties. Skip Berkmeyer, the defending champion, is among those players moving on to the next round.

Tomorrow will consist of both an AM and PM 18-hole stroke play. The AM round’s tee time is set for 7:30. To stay up-to-date with the scorings throughout the day, please visit mogolf.org and follow @missourigolf on all social media platforms.

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 Stroke Play 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.

Round 1 Stroke Play
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Winghaven Country Club 

2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship 

Today marked the start of the 2017 Missouri Stroke Play Championship at the Winghaven Country Club. The Missouri Golf Association hosted the 20th Annual event with 156 players competing for the championship title. Between the heat and the wind, players struggled with their tee shots and areas around the green. There were many high scores from round one, showing how tough Winghaven is playing at 6,878 yards.

Currently tied for the lead is Kyle Szyhowski, from St. Charles, and Gene Hart, from St. Louis, both shooting a 70 (2 under par). The players tallied a total of 12 pars, four birdies and two bogeys on the day.

Right behind today’s leaders are Chance Holden, from Dexter, and Jeremy Franklin from St. Louis. The men are tied for the third place ranking after each carding a 71 (1 under par).

Tomorrow’s players who started on hole 10 will start on 1 and vice versa. Also, players who had morning tee times today will tee off tomorrow in the afternoon and the afternoon tee times will be in the morning. Pairings will remain the same and the cut is low 50 and ties.

Results from round 1 can be found using the following link:

https://www.ghintpp.com/mogolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=357

To stay up-to-date with the scorings throughout the day, please visit mogolf.org and follow @missourigolf on all social media platforms.

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 Stroke Play 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.

Missouri Golf Association

P.O.  Box 104164

Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 636-8994

www.mogolf.org

tournament@mogolf.org

Missouri Stroke Play Championship  

July 10-12, 2017

WingHaven Country Club, O’Fallon

The Missouri Golf Association is thrilled to host the 20th Annual Missouri Stroke Play Championship at the WingHaven Country Club in O’Fallon from July 10 to 12.

The WingHaven Country Club was established in 1999 and is a family-oriented club located just minutes west of the Chesterfield Valley area. The Club offers a “home away from home” feel and is home to strong community support. In 2010, WingHaven was acquired by new membership and has continued to flourish. The Nicklaus Design golf course is considered one of the best kept secrets in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The course can play as long as 7,230 yards from the Gold tees, however, it offers a total of five different teeing areas to allow all skill levels to play. Golfweek Magazine ranked WingHaven 4th in Missouri – “Places you can play” (2006) and 5th in Missouri – “Places you can play” (2005). The Club has and continues to host several prestigious professional and amateur championships.

The inaugural Stroke Play Championship was hosted in 1998 at the Millwood Golf & Racquet Club where Doug Diemer, a St. Louis native, claimed the very first title. Since then, Skip Berkmeyer, from Wildwood, has taken the Stroke Play title twice, once in 2013 at the Meadowbrook Country Club and another in 2016 at the Dalhousie Golf Club. Berkmeyer will be back this July to defend his championship title.

This year’s Championship will consist of 156 players. The practice round will be held on Sunday, July 9, with individuals playing 18 holes. The Stroke Play Championship will officially kick off on Monday, July 10, and players will compete in the first round of 18 holes. On Tuesday, July 11, players will play another 18 holes and the tournament will be cut to 50 players and ties. There will be both an AM and PM round of 18 holes on Wednesday, July 12. The AM round will be the third, and the PM will act as the final round. The champion will win an appropriate award and the traveling trophy for one year. Those who finish in the top 25 will receive gift certificates from the pro shop.

Throughout the course of the championship, the most up-to-date information, news, and results involving the Missouri Stroke Play 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 Stroke Play 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.

Missouri Golf Association

P.O. Box 104164

Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 636-8994

www.mogolf.org

mogolf@mogolf.org