The Southern Junior Cup, held at The Pines Course of The Club at Diamondhead in Diamondhead, MS, has finished its final day of play today, Aug. 2, 2022. Junior golfers from Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama all gathered in Diamondhead for two days of play.

Missouri came in fourth place in the tournament with a final score of 7. Alabama was declared the 2022 winner at 11 points, with Arkansas and Mississippi tied for second at 9 points.

The tournament was planned to have a four ball match, an alternate shot match, and a round of single matches, but due to excessive rain, only the four ball round and a 9-hole round of match play were held.

Twelve junior golfers from Missouri competed on the team: 

Camryn Swinfard

Kaydi Rhodes

Marlee Edgeman

Kiser Pannier

Tierney Baumstark

Ella Overstreet

Johnny Boyer

Brayden Buffington

Christian Rischer

Archer Schnieders

Alex Wiseman

Logan Cox

In the four ball round on Monday, Aug. 1, two pairs of Missouri golfers won their match, and one pair tied. Baumstark and Cox defeated the team of Dakota Cunningham and Allie Myers from Mississippi 1 up. The team of Rhodes and Schnieders also won their match against Susanna Manns and Logan Mayo of Arkansas 2 & 1.

Edgeman and Buffington tied through 18 holes with the Mississippi team of Gracie Bloom and Connor Gee.

The single match play round was full of close competition. Missouri finished the round with three wins and three ties. As for the wins, Logan Cox defeated Gee of Mississippi 1 up, Wiseman beat Alabama’s Tyler Watts 2 & 1, and Buffington beat Paxton Lane from Arkansas 1 up. 

The following golfers tied with their opponent through 9 holes: Pannier against Jinger Heath from Alabama, Baumstark versus Erin Donovan from Mississippi, and Rischer against John Bruce from Alabama.

Baumstark tied for second for most pars in the single round at 6, and she tied for sixth for most pars or better in the single round with 6.

Congratulations to all competitors in the Southern Junior Cup for qualifying and competing in such a special event! 

Missouri will host the Southern Junior Cup in 2023.

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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 Missouri Golf Association was started in St. Louis in 1905 to run the Amateur Championship. Four founding clubs would be the ones in existence in St. Louis in those early years – St. Louis Country Club, Algonquin Golf Club, Glen Echo Golf Club and Normandie Golf Club. Four years later, the invite-only Missouri Amateur was held in Kansas City at Evanston Club. 1911 marked the real organization of the MGA with Bonner Miller as Secretary and Executive Director. Ever since then, the MGA has striven to provide tournaments and spaces for Missouri golfers to sharpen their skills and enjoy the game. 

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