MISSION HILLS, Kan. – The final round of the 33rd annual Senior Amateur Championship was held today, Sept. 21, 2022 at Mission Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas. David Rismiller from Kansas City was declared the Senior Amateur Champion after shooting par, 140 (71, 69)!
The round began with 8 a.m. tee times. Rismiller started the day tied for first place, and he saw five birdies to pull ahead of the competition and win the championship title.
He was followed by Harry Roberts (St. Joseph) who finished in second place with a total score of 2 over, 142 (71, 71), and Jimmy Vernon (Poplar Bluff) in third, who shot six over, 146 (72, 74).
The winner of the Super Senior Championship is Don Kuehn from Kansas City! The Super Senior Division was open to players 65 and older. Kuehn had an amazing first round and finished strong to earn a total score of 6 over, 146 (68, 78).
Jim Beatson (Camdenton) and Scott Edwards (St. Louis) tied for second place with scores of 10 over, 150. Both players had strong second rounds, with Beatson shooting 77 in round one and 73 in round two, and Edwards shooting 78 and 72.
Finally, the winner of the Championship 50+ Net Division is Tim Blasi from Ozark! Blasi and Marvin Frazier (Festus) ended the final round tied for first place, with both of them shooting 17 over, 157. They went to a playoff round where Blasi pulled ahead and took home the win. In third place is Arnold Bailey (Linn), who followed closely behind at 18 over, 158 (75, 83).
Congratulations to all of our champions and the runners-up!
MISSION HILLS, Kan. – Round one of the 33rd annual Senior Amateur Championship concluded today, Sept. 20, 2022 at Mission Hills Country Club. A full field of 120 senior golfers shot 18 holes of stroke play.
In this event, every player is competing for the title of Senior Amateur Champion, those over 65 compete for the Super Senior Amateur Champion title, and some players are in the 50+ Net Division.
The round began with 8 a.m. tee times.
Competition in the first round couldn’t have been closer, with three players ending the day tied for first place with a score of one over, 71: Harry Roberts (St. Joseph), Tim Holmes (Springfield), and David Rismiller (Kansas City). Following close behind and tied for fourth are Jimmy Vernon (Poplar Bluff) and Joseph Malench (Edwardsville) who both shot two over, 72.
Don Kuehn (Kansas City) is leading the Super Senior Amateur Championship Division at two under, 68. He saw great success in his first round, shooting five birdies in the first nine. Dave Hornaday (Kansas City) is in second with a score of three over, 73, and Parker Morgan (Springfield) is in third at four over, 74.
In the 50+ Net Division, Arnold Bailey (Linn) is leading the pack at five over, 75. Scott Kemna (Jefferson City) and Marvin Frazier (Festus) are tied for second place with a score of nine over, 79.
Play will resume tomorrow, Sept. 21 with tee times starting at 8 a.m. After all players have finished 18 holes, the winners will be named and awards will be given.
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For more information on the Senior Amateur Championship, please contact the MGA office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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