The Club at Porto Cima to Host 85th Women’s Amateur & 13th Mid-Amateur Championship

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. – The 85th annual Women’s Amateur Championship & the 13th annual Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be held at The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo. from July 17-19, 2023. This is the second time The Club at Porto Cima has hosted the Women’s Amateur Championship, the last time being in 2006. This will be the first time The Club at Porto Cima has hosted the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

“Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming such an exceptionally talented group of ladies to The Club at Porto Cima and hope they are equally excited to compete and enjoy all the lake area has to offer,” said The Club at Porto Cima’s Director of Golf Josh Inman. “We anticipate a great event and are excited to crown the 85th Missouri Amateur and 13th Mid-Amateur Champions.”

This will be a 54 hole stroke play competition, with the player shooting the lowest total hole score being named the MGA Women’s Amateur Champion and the player over the age of 25 with the lowest score being named the MGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion.

“I am so excited for the Missouri Women’s Am and Mid-Am to be played at Porto Cima next year,” said MGA Executive Director Scott Hovis. “What a great opportunity for our lady golfers of Missouri to compete at one of the best facilities in the state.  Porto Cima is a special place that will create a special week for everyone involved.” 

Entries are open to female amateur golfers who are current members of the MGA with a certified handicap index from an authorized USGA club. 

Missouri State University golfer Faith Belmear is the reigning Women’s Amateur Champion, and renowned Missouri golfer Ellen Port is the most recent Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion.

To learn more about the upcoming Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships, click here: https://www.mogolf.org/event/amateur-mid-amateur-championships/

If you have any questions about the Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships, reach out to the MGA office at (573) 636-8994 or mogolf@mogolf.org

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About MGA

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.