Congratulations to the following young ladies who will be representing Missouri at this year’s Four State Championship.
Greta Hinds of Jefferson City, Abby Howard of Kansas City, Taryn Overstreet of Jackson, Ella Overstreet of Jackson, Kassidy Hull of Eldon and Audrey Rischer, Columbia
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri
June 30-July 2, 2020
Country Club of Missouri
1300 Woodrail Ave
Columbia, MO 65203
Since 1969, the Junior Girls Four State Championship has been an annual competition between Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa in a two day team event. This is a Match Play format with a Solheim Cup like tournament where each team would earn points for matches won.
The tournament will start with foursome matches on Wednesday morning followed by fourball matches in the afternoon. The final round on Thursday will be singles matches.
My name is Ella Overstreet and I am from Jackson, Missouri. I attend Jackson High School and will be a junior next year. I started golfing when I was about nine, and played local Gateway PGA tournaments. I have been to state two times and my sophomore year we got third as a team. This will be my third year playing with the MGA. This year in the MGA Junior Match Play Championship I made it to the final round where I played my sister. I am extremely honored and excited to have been invited to play in Junior Four State Tournament.
Hi, my name is Taryn Overstreet from Jackson, MO. I graduated this year from Jackson High School and plan on golfing next year for Drury University in Springfield. I’ve been to state 3 times, my freshman and sophomore year we won state for Notre Dame and both years I was all-state. I then played my senior year at Jackson and placed 3rd as a team. This year I won a PGA at Dalhousie and also won the junior match play championship at Silo Ridge. This will be my 2nd time playing in a four state tournament and I’m really excited and blessed to be able to play again.
My name is Abby Howard. I am from Kansas City, Missouri where I just graduated from Liberty High School. For my high school team, I was a 4-year varsity letter winner and 3-time All-Conference, All-District, State qualifier. I won two District titles during my high school career. As Team Captain my senior year, I helped lead our team to Conference and District Championships and taking 2nd in Sectionals to qualify for State as a team. Playing in the Missouri and Kansas City Junior events over the years have been some of my favorite memories. A few of my top finishes included 2019 Missouri Junior Amateur – 3rd, 2018 Kansas City Tour Champion, 2017 Kansas City Player of the Year Runner-up, 2019 Kansas City Junior Match Play Semi-Finalist, and 2020 Missouri Match Play Quarter-finalist. I will be attending Drury University this fall, playing golf and majoring in Exercise Physiology/Psychology with plans to go on to graduate school for Physical Therapy. I am honored to be able to play in the Junior Girls Four State Tournament and represent my home state!
My name is Greta Hinds and I am from Jefferson City, Missouri. I will be a senior at Helias Catholic High School this fall. I’ve been on varsity since my freshman year and have earned both all district honors and qualified for the state tournament twice. I was the 2019 Missouri Junior Tour season points winner and have played MGA since the age of 11. Last summer, I was a semi-finalist in the Missouri Junior Match Play tournament and placed sixth in my age group at the Missouri Junior Amateur. I also played on Team Missouri for both the Junior Girls Four State and the Southern States Cup in 2019. I am very honored to be invited to play on and represent Team Missouri in the 2020 Junior Girls Four State Tournament.
My name is Audrey Rischer. I am fifteen years old and will be a freshman at Father Tolton Catholic High School this fall. I started golfing when I was five and have loved it ever since. My first tournament was with the L. O. J. G. A when I was ten. Some of my recent accomplishments include tying for second at the 2020 Kansas City Junior Championship, finishing as a semifinalist in the 2020 Junior Match Play Championship, and winning the 2019 Junior Match Play Championship. I finished in first place at the 2018 and 2019 Pepsi Little People’s Tournament, and finished second in 2017 and third 2018 at the U.S. Kids Midwest State Invitational. I finished as the champion in the 2018 Missouri Junior Amateur, placed third at the 2019 Missouri Junior Amateur, was the 2017 and 2019 MGA Player of the Year, and won the Mizzou Elite Players Camp Tournament of 2018. I am thankful for the invitation and I am excited to be a part of the Missouri Girls Four State team.
My name is Kassidy Hull and I am from Eldon, Missouri. I attend Eldon High School and will be a senior next year. I started golfing when I was about five, but did not compete in L.O.J.G.A until I was nine. I qualified for state my freshman year and placed 22nd, then I placed 7th my sophomore year. This past school year, I placed 3rd in state. I also have placed first in conference and districts for the past two years. The Eldon Lady Mustangs Golf Team has won districts two years in a row, as well. Last summer, I placed first at the Missouri Junior Tour Championship at Osage National. Also, I have been invited to play in the 2020 Girl’s High School Golf National Invitational at Pinehurst in July. I am very excited to play in the Junior Four State Tournament again and am thankful for the invitation!
Junior Girls Four State
July 1-2, 2020
Country Club of Missouri, Columbia
Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Golf Association will be the host for the 52nd Junior Girls Four State Championship will be took place in Columbia at the Country Club of Missouri from June 30th to July 2nd.
With two days of play at the Country Club of Missouri, the top junior girls golfers from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas were able to show their talents across the board. On the first day, with a slight rain delay in the morning, play was started roughly 3 hours after the projected first tee time and only allowed for 27 holes to be played instead of 36. Regardless of the amount of holes played, the girls showed great enthusiasm towards the competition and continued on throughout the drizzle to play.
The final day format was 1 vs 1 match play. The teams were all around the same point count with Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas all snagging 3 points and Iowa coming in just short with 2. The first matchup of the day was Ella Overstreet of Jackson, MO vs Kaitlyn Hanna of Nebraska. Ella was able to come out victorious with the round ending 2 and 1. The next matchup, also Missouri vs Nebraska, Greta Hinds fell short of victory, losing 9 & 8 to Emily Karmazin. In the 3rd matchup of the day, Libby Green of Kansas defeated Rylee Heryford of Iowa 2 & 1. The next singles matchup included Brooke King of Kansas, who defeated Ellie Braksiek of Iowa 3 & 1. In the 5th matchup of the day, Nebraska’s Lauren Thiele was victorious over Iowa’s Anna Nacos with a final score of 4 & 3. In the next matchup Nebraska won once again over Iowa, with Baylee Steele defeating Lauren Sease 5 & 4. In our 7th matchup of the day, Tayrn Overstreet defeated Kansas’ Alison Comer 3 & 1. Missouri was once again victorious over Kansas in the next matchup, with Kassidy Hull defeating Victoria Klausner 4 & 2. In the next matchup, Kansas’ Julia Misemer defeated Danica Badura of Nebraska 3 & 1. In the most tightly contested matchup of the day, Nebraska’s Nicole Kolbas and Kansas’ Lia Johnson each took half a point. The next matchup saw Britta Snyder of Iowa, defeat Audrey Rischer of Missouri 3 & 2. In the final matchup of the tournament, Anna Jenson of Iowa defeated Abby Howard of Missouri 3 & 1.
After two days of battling heat, wind, and rain,the 2020 Girls Four State Championship came to a close with Kansas bringing home the 2020 title with 8 total points! Nebraska followed closely behind with 6 points, and Missouri and Iowa both collected 5 points each. We hope everyone enjoyed their week, and we look forward to seeing you next year in Kansas for the 2021 Girl’s Four State Championship!
About Missouri Golf Association: 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, handicapping and rules, and provides educational seminars.