Missouri Championship Details

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Missouri Championship Details2020-07-13T09:52:57-05:00


113th Annual Missouri Amateur Championship
June 23-28, 2020
Ozarks National Golf Course
1250 Golf Club Dr
Hollister, MO 65672


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.

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

26May                The Falls GC O’Fallon
3-Jun Westwood Hills CC Poplar Bluff
8-Jun Millwood G&RC Ozark
8-Jun Fred Arbanas GC Longview Lake
8-Jun Jefferson City CC Jefferson City
16-Jun Oak Meadow CC Rolla
    This qualifier is for those players that missed
    the cut in an earlier qualifier


Membership $35

Entry fees:
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.


Each player may walk or ride during any portion of the Championship.


Qualifying Exemptions

The following players are EXEMPT from qualifying for the 2020 MGA Missouri Amateur.

All exempt players please register to compete by June 1.

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

2) Top 12 players from 2019 MGA Amateur Player of the Year Point list: Brad Nurski, St Joseph, Chris Kovach, St Louis, Patrick Britt, St Louis, Tyler Stalker, Springfield, Chris Ferris, St Louis, Chad Niezing, Manchester, Jason Landry, St Louis, Skip Berkmeyer, Town & Country, Ryan Eckelkamp, Washington, Walker Kesterson, Ashland, Crimson Callahan, Chesterfield and Kory Bowman, Springfield.

3) All 2019 MGA individual Male Champions:
Junior Amateur – Tanner Collins, Kansas City
Junior Match Play – Preston Richardson, Miller
Amateur – Walker Kesterson, Ashland
Stroke Play – Brad Nurski, St. Joseph
Senior Amateur – Wayne Fredrick, Springfield
Mid Amateur – Chris Kovach, St Louis

4) Prior Year MGA Senior Player of the Year – Wayne Fredrick 2019

All exempt players please register to compete by June 1


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 (172 in 2020) 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 22
Practice Round –

Tuesday – June 23
First qualifying round, 18 holes

Wednesday – June 24
Second qualifying 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 25
AM – Round of 64, 18 holes

Friday – June 26
AM – Round of 32, 18 holes
PM – Round of 16, 18 holes

Saturday – June 27

AM – Quarterfinal round, 18 holes
PM – Semifinal round, 18 hole

Sunday – June 28
Final, 36 holes