COLUMBIA, Mo. – The 30th annual Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will be held at Columbia Country Club in Columbia from Aug. 30-31. The field will consist of 41 senior women golfers who have reached the age of 50 on or before the first day of the tournament.

This is a 36 hole stroke play competition. All players will compete for the title of MGA Women’s Senior Amateur Champion, and players 65 or older will also compete for the title of MGA Women’s Super Senior Amateur Champion.

There will be several age divisions dividing the field: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. There will also be a two-day low net score in each division.

The tournament will get started on Monday, Aug. 29 with a practice round. A welcome reception for all players will be held at 6 p.m.

Play begins on Tuesday, Aug. 30 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. After playing 18 holes of stroke play, there will be a cocktail hour held at 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal dinner.

The final day of competition will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, which will also begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. After all 18 holes are played, there will be a player luncheon and awards banquet.

Last year, the championship was held at WingHaven Country Club in O’Fallon, and the title went to legendary golfer Ellen Port for the second year in a row.

A player to keep your eye on this year is Christie Blasi, who recently competed in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in Anchorage, Alaska, where she made it to the semifinal round and was one of four golfers remaining out of a field of 132. Read more about her deep run at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur here:

View the field of players here:

For more information on the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, or any other MGA event, please contact the MGA office at or (573) 636-8994.



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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