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Final Round Women’s Amateur 
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Algonquin Golf Club 

2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship 

Jess Meek was crowned the 2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur Champion today at the 87th iconic event. After three days of extreme temperatures, the ladies finished with improved scores throughout the week.

Jess Meek carded an overall score of 219 (73-75-71) and tallied an impressive five birdies, eight pars and five bogeys in the final round.

The Scotland native and Mizzou graduate expressed her appreciation for the game, especially here in Missouri, and how much fun she had during the week. “The weather was absolutely perfect. What more do you want in Mid-Missouri in July,” Meek said.

There was a tie this year for runner up between Kayla Eckelkamp, from Washington, and Emily Goldenstein, from Chesterfield, after both tallied a combined score of 225. Goldenstein, the 2016 Women’s Amateur champion, finished the final round with two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys, and Eckelkamp had two birdies, nine pars, six bogeys and one double bogey.

Allison Bay took home the Low Junior Award at this year’s championship.

Thank you to all of the players who withstood a competitive week and a difficult golf course, and congratulations to the 2017 Women’s Amateur Champion, Jess Meek!

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 Women’s Amateur 
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Algonquin Golf Club 

2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship 

Women competed in round two of the 87th Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship today at the Algonquin Golf Club. Day two started much earlier, with a tee time set at 8:00 AM. The ladies battled another day of high temperatures, but overall, the scores were much lower.

Ashley Childers, from Mt. Vernon and 2014 Class 1 state champion, and Stefaniya Ivanova, from St. Louis, tied for the lowest score of the day with a 72 (1 over par). Childers completed the day with a total of one birdie, 15 pars and two bogeys. Ivanova had an impressive day with a total of three birdies, 11 pars and four bogeys.

Childers said she had a lot of fun today out on the course.

“I had a great time with my playing competitors. My round today, I hit more greens than I did yesterday which makes life a lot easier, and I was the queen of two putting. I had a lot of birdie looks that I left dead short in the jar. Overall, tees were moved up on a couple holes today that definitely made things a lot more fun,” Childers said.  

Similar to round one, Jess Meek, a Scotland native and a Mizzou graduate, and Kayla Eckelkamp, from Washington, remain tied for the first place ranking with an overall score of 148.

Meek shot a 75 today and finished with 1 birdie, 12 pars and five bogeys.

When asked what she is looking forward to at the final day of the Women’s Amateur, Meek said, “I definitely like being roasted to death and I know it’s supposed to be pretty hot tomorrow. Us Scots are known for our fondness of warm weather and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Eckelkamp shot another 74 and finished with two birdies, 12 pars, three bogeys and one double bogey. Although she shot the same score, she said the two days were very different.

“This round I felt like I played pretty solid most of the round until the end and was a little shaky with the wheels, but overall I am pretty happy with how I struck the ball. My putters saved me on a lot of holes but also let me down on a few others, so I am going tighten that up for tomorrow and it should be a good day.”

The final round of the Women’s Amateur will be played tomorrow at the Algonquin Golf Course with a tee time set at 8:00 AM. Ladies will play another 18-holes. 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 Missouri 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 1 Women’s Amateur 
by Eli Schnieders, MGA Communications Intern

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Algonquin Golf Club 

2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship 

Today marks the start of the 87th Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship at the Algonquin Golf Club. The Missouri Golf Association kicked off the first day of the tournament with 62 women competing for the iconic Amateur title.

Emily Goldenstein, the defending champion, was back in the field this year as the only former champion to play in the event. After the first round of stroke play, she holds the fourth place ranking, carding a 75 (4 over par) on the day. Goldenstein finished the front nine with an even par, tallying three birdies, three bogeys and three pars. On the back nine, she went four over, with an eagle, a bogey, three double bogeys and five pars.

Chandler Gallagher, from Kansas City, and Jess Meek, from Columbia, hold the first place ranking after both shooting a 73 (2 over par). Gallagher had an impressive day with 10 pars, three birdies, and five bogeys. Meek parred the entire front nine and collected five pars, two birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on the back nine.

Day two of the 2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. with another 18-hole stroke play. 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 Missouri 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.

Missouri Golf Association

P.O.  Box 104164

Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 636-8994

www.mogolf.org

tournament@mogolf.org

 

Media Fact Sheet of Women’s History of Missouri Amateur

Pace of Play Guidelines

Missouri Women’s Amateur Notice to Player at Algonquin

Women’s Amateur Championship

July 10-12, 2017

Algonquin Golf Club

For the third time in Women’s Amateur history, the Missouri Golf Association will host the 87th Women’s Amateur Championship at the Algonquin Golf Club in Glendale, Missouri from July 10th to 12th.

The Missouri Amateur Championship began in 1915 and alternated between St.Louis and Kansas City every other year. From 1923 through 1934, there were no Women’s Amateur Championships hosted until 1935. 

The Women’s Amateur Championship began again in the fall of 1935 at the Kansas City Country Club where Mrs. O. S. Hill, from Blue Hills, conquered the inaugural title. Mrs. Hill went on to claim the first three titles of the Women’s Amateur. Mrs. Ellen Port holds the record for most Missouri Amateur Championships with nine different titles (1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2012, and 2014). Both Miss Barbara Bubany and Miss Karen Shull MacGee have won the championship five different times. Miss Bubany won in 1965, 1970, 1974, 1975, and 1984, and Miss Shull MacGee won in 1960, 1962, 1964, and 1968.

The Algonquin Golf Club was founded in 1899 in what is now Webster Park. The original site was home to a rough 9-hole links, but at this time, professionals who played there considered it some of the best in the area. The “clubhouse” was a room in the Missouri-Pacific’s Webster Park railroad station. After a round, golfers had to either walk home or arrange to be picked up at the station in the family horse-and-buggy. After three years of disbandment, the Club reassembled in the summer of 1903 at the current site on Berry Road. The course eventually expanded to 18 holes in 1913. Over the years, many changes have been made, and the Club is now home to many events throughout the year.

The 2017 Women’s Missouri Amateur Championship will begin with a practice round on Sunday (July 9th). The first round of 18-hole stroke play begins on Monday (July 10th). The final round of 18-hole stroke play will be on Wednesday (July 12th) with a presentation of awards to follow.

The tournament is a 54-hole stroke play competition preceded by an optional 18-hole practice round. The MGA Women’s Amateur Champion shall be the player with the lowest 54-hole total score. Ties for the Championship shall be decided by a sudden death playoff beginning on a hole determined by the tournament committee.

Entries for the Championship are open to female amateur golfers who play at clubs or courses and are members (in good standing) of the MGA. Individuals must own, rent or lease property in the state of Missouri or Johnson County, Kansas prior to the first day of the tournament and must have a current USGA Handicap Index from an authorized USGA club. Student entrants must attend an educational institution in the same area. If attending a school outside of Missouri or Johnson Country, Kansas, her parent must own, rent or lease property in the required area.

Throughout the course of the championship, the most up-to-date information, news, and results involving the Women’s 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 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.

Women’s Schedule of Events

Missouri Golf Association

P.O. Box 104164

Jefferson City, MO 65110

(573) 636-8994

www.mogolf.org