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 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.
QUALIFYING DATES AND SITES
Deadline to register is 7 days prior to event date. A late fee of $50 will be accessed for all late entries.
|June 1||Meadow Lake Acres CC||New Bloomfield|
|June 4||Millwood G&RC||Ozark|
|June 5 NEW date as of Feb 1||The Falls GC||O’Fallon|
|June 6||Oakwood CC||Kansas City|
|June 6||Westwood Hills CC||Poplar Bluff|
||Oak Meadow CC||Rolla
This qualifier is for those players that missed the cut in an earlier qualifier
Qualifying Round fee: $150
Last Chance Qualifier additional fee: $65
Exempt Players $150
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.
The following players are EXEMPT from qualifying for the 2018 MGA Missouri Amateur.
1) All former Missouri Amateur Champions. Click here to view
2) Top 12 players from 2017 MGA Amateur Player of the Year Point list: Sam Migdal, Brad Nurski, Ryan Eckelkamp, Chad Niezing, Travis Mays, Brad Carpenter, Tristan Haltom, Steve Groom, Alex Cusumano, Kyle Szyhowski, Matt Echelmeier, and Chris Kovach
3) All 2017 MGA individual Male Champions:
Junior Amateur – Kevin Wahle, Wildwood
Junior Match Play – Hank Lierz, St. Joseph
Amateur – Brad Nurski, St. Joseph
Stroke Play – Sam Migdal, St. Louis
Senior Amateur – Jay Gregory, Lineville, Iowa
Mid Amateur – Ryan Eckelkamp, Washington
4) Prior Year MGA Senior Player of the Year – Steve Groom 2017
All exempt players must register to compete by June 11.
Champion – Silver and the Traveling Trophy for one year.
Runner Up & Semi Finalists – Silver
Lowest Qualifying Score – Silver
Match Play field – Money Clip
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 18
Practice Round – tee opens at 9 AM – 4 PM First come first serve
Tuesday – June 19
First round, 18 holes
Wednesday – June 20
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 21
AM – First round, 18 holes
Friday – June 22
AM – Second round, 18 holes
PM – Third round, 18 holes
Saturday – June 23
AM – Fourth round, 18 holes
PM – Semi-final round, 18 hole
Sunday – June 24
Final, 36 holes