110th Annual Missouri Amateur Championship

June 20-25, 2017
St. Joseph Country Club
50 Ridgeland Rd
Country Club, MO  64505


Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are current members of the MGA, play at clubs who are members of the Missouri Golf Association with a certified handicap index of not more than nine (9.0) on the USGA men’s handicap system.

Those players not on the USGA GHIN handicap system must produce a copy of their current handicap card showing both index and date of revision to the MGA office.

All players (unless exempt- see list below) must qualify at one of the local qualifiers in their area.

Deadline to register is 7 days prior to event date. A late fee of $50 will be accessed for all late entries.

May 30 The Falls GC O’Fallon
May 31 Swope Memorial GC Kansas City
June 5 Rivercut Gc Springfield
June 6 Columbia CC Columbia
June 7 Dalhousie GC  Cape Girardeau
June 14 Eagle Knoll GC Hartsburg

This event is for those that missed the cut in an earlier qualifier

We had June 11 as this date for this event, but just noticed recently it should have been the 14th. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience!


Membership $35

Entry fees:
Qualifying Round fee: $130

Last Chance Qualifier additional fee: $65

Exempt Players $130

Late Fee $50 will be assessed for all late entries.

Qualifying Transfers may not be allowed after pairings are set for the qualifier.


Cancellations before the close of entries will be refunded less a $30 fee. There are no refunds after the deadline date.


Caddies are allowed during all portions of the Championship.
Each player may walk or ride during any portion of the Championship.


Competition will be in two stages:
1. QUALIFYING ROUNDS – 18 hole stroke play.
2. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS – 144 qualifiers including exemptions.
(A) STROKE PLAY – 36 holes stroke play to determine 64 players for match play. A tie for 64th place shall be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off.
Monday – June 19
Practice Round – tee opens at 9 AM – 4 PM First come first serve

Tuesday – June 20
First round, 18 holes

Wednesday – June 21
Second round, 18 holes
Cut to 64

(B) MATCH PLAY – General numerical draw will be used. Players can ride in carts during Match Play.
Thursday – June 22
AM – First round, 18 holes

Friday – June 23
AM – Second round, 18 holes
PM – Third round, 18 holes

Saturday – June 24

AM – Fourth round, 18 holes
PM – Semi-final round, 18 hole

Sunday – June 25
Final, 36 holes


The following players are EXEMPT from qualifying for the 2017 MGA Missouri Amateur.

1) All former Missouri Amateur Champions. Click here to view

2) Top 12 players from 2016 MGA Amateur Player of the Year Point list:
Chad Niezing, Brad Nurski, Sam Migdal, Travis Mays, Skip Berkmeyer, Dillon Eaton, Brian Haskell, Preston Fleenor, Brevin Giebler, Wayne Fredrick, Derek Reynolds, Hunter Parrish

3) All 2016 MGA individual Male Champions:
Junior Amateur – Bennett Tiefenbrunn, Sullivan, MO and Chris Obert, Ozark, MO
Junior Match Play – Tanner Owen, Parkville, MO
Amateur – Sam Migdal, Ballwin, MO
Stroke Play – Skip Berkmeyer, Wildwood, MO
Senior Amateur – Kevin Handlan, Leawood, KS
Mid Amateur – Chad Niezing, Manchester, MO

4) Prior Year  MGA Senior Player of the Year – Steve Groom 2016

All exempt players must register to compete.


Champion – Appropriate silver and the Traveling Trophy for one year.
Runner Up & Semi Finalists – Silver
Lowest Qualifying Score – Silver

Round of 32 – The MGA will no longer be awarding gift certificates

Match Play – Money Clip