2018 Missouri Amateur Press Release

//2018 Missouri Amateur Press Release

Missouri Amateur Championship

Dalhousie GC, Gape Girardeau

June 19-24, 2018


The Missouri Golf Association is proud to host the 111th Missouri Amateur Championship at Dalhousie Golf Course from June 19th-24th. This year’s field is made up of 147 players from across the state, all hoping to see their name engraved on the Amateur trophy among Missouri’s best players including Payne Stewart and Tom Watson.

This is Dalhousie’s second time holding the Missouri Amateur with the first time being in 2012. Nick Wilson (Columbia) took home the trophy that year after defeating three-time Amateur champion, Skip Berkmeyer (St. Louis). The Missouri Golf Association is excited to return in 2018 to find a new Missouri Amateur Champion.

Although neither Wilson nor Berkmeyer are competing this year, there will be former champions in the mix. Last year’s champion, Brad Nurski (St. Joseph), will be looking for his third Missouri Amateur victory. The 2017 runner-up and 2016 champion, Sam Migdal (Ballwin), will also be returning to make another run at the trophy.

2017 Missouri Amateur Champion Brad Nurski (L)

This year’s Amateur welcomes a wide range of players with a 57 year difference between the youngest and oldest competitors. Carsen Silliman (Jackson) will be the youngest player in the tournament at the age of 15. This year’s oldest player at the age of 72 will be Gerald Siemons (Jefferson City).

Practice rounds for the tournament will be held on Monday, June 19th. Official play will begin on Tuesday with a morning and afternoon wave of players competing in 18-hole stroke play rounds. Wednesday will be the same format. The players with the lowest 64 scores after Wednesday will move on to the match play portion of the tournament. Any ties for 64th place will be determined in an immediate hole-by-hole play-off. Thursday will mark the start of 18-hole match play competition with the Round of 64. Two 18-hole rounds will be played on Friday in the morning Round of 32 and afternoon Round of 16. On Saturday, the remaining eight players will compete in the Quarterfinal and Semifinal round. Championship Sunday will consist of the final two players fighting for the title of Missouri Amateur Champion through 36-hole match play round.

The Missouri Golf Association is excited to determine a 2018 Missouri Amateur Champion and we look forward to creating a great experience for all players!

Follow the action online at mogolf.org and @missourigolf on social media. Live scoring will be available during the match play portions online and on Twitter to keep followers up-to-date.

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 Amateur. 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