Junior Girls Four State Championship
July 1-3, 2018
Coldwater Golf Links
1400 S Grand
Hotel: Information to come
By Invitation based on the following criteria:
The 2017 Team will be composed of 5 junior members of the Missouri Golf Association (MGA).
1) The top four (4) players on the MGA junior points ranking at the end of the qualifying period, based on MGA points accumulated from all ranking events during the qualifying period. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking from the 2016 Women’s Junior Amateur will be selected.
2) One (1) player will be selected by the MGA Executive Director.
Qualifying Period: The current year starting March 1 and ending June 17 except where listed below.
Points shall be awarded in each of the following events based on Point Allocation Table and used to pick Team Missouri:
Click here to view PAT
Current Year Junior Match Play Results
Current Year Missouri Junior Tour Event Results
October, of prior year, Girls State High School Tournament Results
50% of the players total points, from the prior year, Player of the Year points list.
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. Five girls from each state are chosen to compete in stroke play for 36 holes. The lowest four scores from each team comprise the team score.
Sunday, July 1
Practice round –
6:30 PM Player’s Welcome Dinner at Clubhouse (casual attire)
Coaches meeting following Dinner
Monday, July 2
- Team photos will be taken either prior to play
- Round 1 – Play is in groups of four – ranking is determined by coach prior to play
o 7:30 a.m. – #1 girls
o 7:40 a.m. – #2 girls
o 7:50 a.m. – #3 girls
o 8:00 a.m. – #4 girls
o 8:10 a.m. – #5 girls
Tuesday, July 3
- Round 2 – Play is in groups of four – ranking is determined by round 1 score
o 7:30 a.m. – #5 girls
o 7:40 a.m. – #4 girls
o 7:50 a.m. – #3 girls
o 8:00 a.m. – #2 girls
o 8:10 a.m. – #1 girls
- 12:30 p.m. – Awards Luncheon –final results are calculated and awards handed out
Teams depart for home
History: The Four-State Junior Girls Championship began in 1969, as a one-day stroke play tournament. The team entry fee at that time was $10.00. In 1980 the tournament changed to a two-day stroke play tournament with the medalist being determined on the first day’s score. The entry fee was raised to $15.00. The date of the tournament had been just prior to or immediately following the 4th of July. Each team consisted of four girls, one alternate and coach or coaches. The four low scores of each team were added each day and totaled after the second day to determine the winner. In 1989 at the coaches’ meeting at Leawood South Country Club, it was voted to raise the entry fee to $30.00. The entry fee buys the awards for the five girls on the winning team and the award for the medalist. These are engraved by the host state. At the 1991 Four-State coaches meeting, it was voted to change the format for the medalist; instead of the medalist being the first day’s low score, the medalist now will be the two days’ total low score. It was, also, agreed that tournament sites should be as close to the intersecting corners of the four states as possible.
Today: The Four State Junior Girls Championship is composed of a golf team from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. The method of choosing teams is strictly up to the individual states as tournaments vary. The five best girls should represent their state. Each team consists of five girls, one alternate and coach or coaches from each state. The four low scores of each team are added each day and totaled after the second day to determine the winner. The medalist is determined by the low two day total score.
Past Results: Here
Future rotations of the Junior Girls Four State host sites: