2018 Missouri Amateur Brad Nurski wins again!

//2018 Missouri Amateur Brad Nurski wins again!

THREE TIME WINNER  – by Jack Garvin

FULL RESULTS AND TEE TIMES HERE

2018 Missouri Amateur Championship

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

The Final Round of the 2018 Missouri Amateur Championship was held today at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The two St. Joseph natives, Brad Nurski and Brooks Jungbluth, faced off in a 36 hole match play competition.

In the morning round, it was all Jungbluth with the 18 year-old making incredible putts to take the lead over Nurski. Jungbluth stayed either all square or ahead of defending champion Brad Nurski all morning. Nurski brought the match back to all square by the completion of the first 18 holes. Both players had outstanding morning rounds with both shooting modified match play scores of 67.

The players stopped after the first 18 to eat lunch and allow a thunderstorm to pass through the area. Play resumed around 1:30 for the final 18 holes.

Brooks Jungbluth and Brad Nurski with Dalhousie owner and MGA President, Cord Dombrowski (L)

Jungbluth continued to hold Nurski off until the 25th hole when Nurski took his first lead of the day. The two went back and forth until the 29th hole where Nurski took the lead for good.

Nurski continued to build his lead until finally claiming his back-to-back Missouri Amateur victory on the 35th hole, winning the Final Round 3 & 1.

It was an exciting and hard fought battle between the two. There was a lot of home-town spirit and cheers for both players as the two were from the same town. After a long week filled with weather delays and a challenging course, both players should be very proud of their efforts and performances.

Congratulations to the 2018 Missouri Amateur Champion, back-to-back and three-time winner, Brad Nurski!

Brad Nurski with his trophies and flag (R)

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.

 

2018 Missouri Amateur Championship

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Dalhousie Golf Course, Cape Girardeau

 

The Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds of the 2018 Missouri Amateur Championship were held today at Dalhousie Golf Course. The Quarterfinals began this morning at 8:30 featuring matches of Brad Nurski v. Brevin Giebler, Brad Carpenter v. Reilly Ahearn, Chris Kovach v. Chad Niezing, and Joseph Williams v. Brooks Jungbluth.

The match of Brad Nurski (St. Joseph) versus Brevin Giebler (Cape Girardeau) drew a crowd with the defending Amateur champion competing against the Dalhousie club champion.  Giebler quickly went 3 Up after four holes but Nurski slowly chipped away at Giebler’s lead. Nurski ultimately won the match 2 & 1 to advance to the Semifinals.

The match of Brad Carpenter (Washington) versus Reilly Ahearn (St. Louis) was quite the show with the two going back and forth all morning. Ahearn was 1 Up going into 16 but Carpenter fired two birdies in a row to bring the match to 1 Up in his favor before heading to the 18th hole. Carpenter’s bogey and Ahearn’s par sent the match into extra holes. On the 19th, Carpenter chipped in to save par and half the hole. On the 20th, Ahearn chipped in for birdie to half the hole. The matched continued All Square until Ahearn’s par on the 23rd hole won him the match.

Chris Kovach (St. Louis) and Chad Niezing (Manchester) took their match to the 18th hole with Kovach ultimately winning 2 Up to advance to the Semifinals. Brooks Jungbluth (St. Joseph) defeated Joseph Williams 4 & 2 to advance as well.

Chris Kovach (L) 

Reilly Ahearn (R)

The Semifinals began this afternoon with the matches of Brad Nurski v. Reilly Ahearn and Chris Kovach v. Brooks Jungbluth. Nurski won his match on the 16th hole 3 & 2 and Jungbluth won his match on the 14th hole 5 & 4.

Nurski and Jungbluth will face off tomorrow morning beginning at 9:00. They will compete in 36 holes of match play competition to determine the winner of the 2018 Missouri Amateur Championship.

This will be a special match between the two. Both attended the same high school nearly 20 years apart. This is will be the third time that has happened in Missouri Amateur history. The two also share the same home club, St. Joseph Country Club. This is the fifth time that has occurred in Missouri Amateur history. Brooks (18) will join the list of the Mo Am’s youngest finalists which includes World Golf Hall of Fame member, Tom Watson (17).

Stay up-to-date on all the action of the Final Round by following live scoring on our website mogolf.org and on Twitter @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 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.

 

2018 Missouri Amateur Championship

Friday, June 22, 2018

Dalhousie Golf Course, Cape Girardeau

The second day of match play began this morning at Dalhousie Golf Course with the Round of 32 followed by the Round of 16 in the afternoon. Players had beautiful conditions throughout the day.

There were a lot of close matches in the morning Round of 32 with nine of the sixteen matches going to the 17th hole or longer. Only one match went into extra holes with Ryan Keller (St. Charles) defeating Kyle Szyhowski (St. Charles) in 19 holes. 2017 champion Brad Nurski (St. Joseph) won his match versus Eric Ecker (Springfield) 1 up.

In the afternoon Round of 16, two matches went into extra holes. Reilly Ahearn (St. Louis) won his match against Christopher Obert (Ozark) in 19 holes. The match of Brad Nurski versus Chris Martin (Rolla) was a close match up with the two going back and forth all afternoon. Nurski was 1 up going in to the 18th hole. Both players reached the 18th green in two shots, leaving them both with putts for eagle. Nurski lipped out his birdie putt to finish with par and Martin two-putted for birdie to take the match into the 19th hole. Nurski parred the 19th hole to win the match and advance to the Quarterfinal Round. He will play Brevin Giebler (Cape Girardeau) tomorrow morning starting at 8:30. Dalhousie is Giebler’s home course.

Tomorrow’s Quarterfinal Round will include Brad Nurski (St. Joseph), Brevin Giebler (Cape Girardeau), Brad Carpenter (Washington), Reilly Ahearn (St. Louis), Chris Kovach (St. Louis), Chad Niezing (Manchester), Joseph Williams (St. Louis), and Brooks Jungbluth (St. Joseph).

The Quarterfinal Round will begin at 8:30 tomorrow morning followed by the Semifinal Round in the afternoon. Live scoring will be available on mogolf.org and on Twitter at @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 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.

 

2018 Missouri Amateur Championship

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau

 

The first round of match play began today at the Missouri Amateur Championship. To make it to the match play portion of the tournament, golfers had to compete in 36 holes of stroke play. They had to shoot a two-day total of 156 or less in order to make the cut of the lowest 64.

There was a twelve-way tie for 64th place yesterday, but due to a rain delay, we were unable to hold a tie-breaker play-off before dark. The tied players returned for their play-off this morning at 7:30. Austin Hoerstkamp (Washington) won the play-off after two holes to advance to match play.

The match play Round of 64 officially began at 8:00 this morning. Two weather delays- including a tornado warning- and close matches made for a long day for the players. Thirteen of the thirty-two matches ended on the 18th hole. Only one match went into extra holes today with Alex Locke (Springfield) defeating Ryan Eckelkamp (Washington) in 19 holes.

Defending champion and stroke play medalist Brad Nurski (St. Joseph) won his match today versus Austin Hoerstkamp (Washington) 5 and 4.

Defending Champion Brad Nurski with his medalist bowl (L)

The Round of 32 begins tomorrow morning at 8:00 and will be followed by the Round of 16 in the afternoon. Stay up-to-date on scoring on mogolf.org online and @missourigolf on social media!

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.

 

2018 Missouri Amateur Championship

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dalhousie Golf Course, Cape Girardeau

Today was the second and final day of stroke play at the 2018 Missouri Amateur Championship. Like yesterday, there was a morning and afternoon wave of tee times. Players toughed it out through hard rain and a one-hour weather delay.

Defending champion Brad Nurski (St. Joseph) was the stroke play medalist after turning in a 68 today to follow yesterday’s 67 for a combined total of 135. Today Nurski carded five birdies, 12 pars, and one bogey.

Chance Holden (Dexter) turned in the lowest score of the day with a 67. Combined with his score of 72 from yesterday, Holden totaled 139 for the stroke play portion. Other low scores today included Chad Niezing (Manchester) with a 68.

After the conclusion of today’s round, the field was cut to the lowest 64 players. There was a twelve-way tie for 64th place. With the rain delay, we were unable to hold a tie breaker play-off after today’s rounds. Those twelve players will tee off at 7:30 tomorrow morning to determine who will play against Brad Nurski at 12:39 tomorrow afternoon. Only one of them will make it through the tie-breaker.

The match play portion of the 2018 Missouri Amateur will begin tomorrow with tee times starting at 8:00 and running until 12:39. Follow the action on our website mogolf.org and on @missourigolf on social media!

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 Amateur Championship

Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The 111th Missouri Amateur Championship began play today at Dalhousie Golf Course in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Missouri Golf Association welcomed a full field of 147 players to the tournament.

Official play started this morning with golfers teeing off at 7:30 followed by a second wave of players teeing off at 12:15 this afternoon. The morning round saw some low scores with Sam Migdal (Ballwin) and Jake Knoesel (Columbia) both turning in 3-under scores of 69. Travis Simmons (Cape Girardeau) also finished with a 69 in his afternoon round.

Defending Amateur Champion, Brad Nurski (St. Joseph), turned in the day’s lowest score with a 5-under 67. In Nurski’s afternoon round, he carded seven birdies, nine pars, and two bogeys. He will return to the tee tomorrow morning at 8:47.

Round two and the final round of stroke play will begin tomorrow morning at 7:30 with the second wave starting at 12:15. The field will be cut to the lowest 64 players. Any ties for 64th will result in an immediate play-off.

Stay up-to-date on scoring and all the action by visiting mogolf.org and following @missourigolf on social media!

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

www.mogolf.org

mogolf@mogolf.org

 

 

Missouri Amateur Championship

Dalhousie GC, Cape 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

www.mogolf.org

mogolf@mogolf.org

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