The two women representing Missouri at the 60th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur won their first round matches on Aug. 1, 2022.

Ellen Port (St. Louis) and Christie Blasi (Ozark) are currently competing in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Anchorage Golf Course in Alaska. After winning their first match, Port and Blasi are two of 32 players left vying for the title.

Seven-time USGA champion Port took on Marianne Towersey from Pebble Beach, California in her match yesterday. Port ended up winning with a score of 5 and 3. This win extended Port’s perfect record in Round-of-64 matches at the U.S. Senior Amateur to 10-0. 

Port will take on Sally Krueger from San Francisco, California on Aug. 2 at 11:10 a.m. CST

Blasi played a tight match with Jackie Little from Canada on Aug. 1 in the Round-of-64 match. Blasi and Little spent most of the match tied, until Blasi pulled ahead at 1 up on hole 9, and kept her lead the rest of the match. She finished with a winning score of 1 up.

Blasi will take on Kay Daniel from Covington, Louisiana on Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. CST in the Round-of-32 match.\

Good luck to Ellen and Christie as they advance to the next round!

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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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