From Oct. 7-8, the annual Hieronymus Cup Matches will be held at Columbia Country Club in Columbia, Mo. Throughout the season, golfers earn points at Point Events, all with the goal of qualifying for the Hieronymus Cup. There will be 40 total players: 10 East side golfers, 10 Senior East side golfers, 10 West side golfers, and 10 Senior West side golfers.
Between the western and eastern sides of the state, U.S. Highway 63 is the dividing line. Players living in cities on or west of Highway 63 are on the West Team, and players living to the east of the highway are on the East Team. For each team, eight of the top 20 are chosen from the current year’s Cup Team point standings, eight more are chosen from the current year Senior Cup Team point standings, and the remaining four are chosen by the Captains.
Keep reading to learn a bit more about each of the 40 players in this year’s Cup!
The East Team Captain is Tony Gumper. Below are the players for the East Team.
Gumper himself was the highest point earner in the East division! He finished with an impressive 1,055 points. He finished in fourth at both the Stroke Play Championship and Mid-Amateur Championship.
Ryan Eckelkamp earned 730 points throughout the season. He qualified for the U.S. Four Ball, and won the MGA Four Ball Championship with Gumper as his partner!
Next is Jason White, who earned 550 points. He had many good finishes at various events, including the Missouri Amateur, the Stroke Play Championship and the Four Ball Championship.
Brad Carpenter earned 530 points throughout the season. He tied for fifth place at the Stroke Play Championship and tied for sixth in the Mid-Amateur.
Adam Pfeiffer is next with 515 points for the year. He earned a majority of these points at the Mid-Amateur Championship, where he placed second!
Next is Pat Britt at 410 points. He played in several events throughout the season to earn points, most notably the Stroke Play Championship where he earned 150.
Ryan Schuenke earned 405 points for the year. He tied for fifth place at the Stroke Play Championship to earn 250 points, and got another 125 points at the Mid-Amateur.
Ryan Sullivan saw 300 points for the season, and he earned half of them with his eighth place finish at the Stroke Play Championship.
Corey Choate finished with 265 points this year. He played in several events to accumulate points, and he earned the most at the Four Ball Championship at 100.
The final member of the East Team is Chris Kovach, who finished at 150 points, which he earned at the Missouri Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships.
The Captain of the West Team is Jamie Hathcock. Below are the players for the West Team.
Hunter Parrish finished with the most points in the West division at 780. He saw good finishes in several events to reach the top of the leaderboard, including the Missouri Amateur, Stroke Play championship, Four Ball Championship and Mid-Amateur.
Next is Brad Nurski who finished the season with 680 points, 400 of which came from his first place finish at the Stroke Play Championship!
Alex Locke finished with 400 points. He earned 300 of these when he placed second at the Stroke Play Championship!
Chase Gafner has 280 points from the season. He earned 150 of these with his 13th place finish at the Stroke Play Championship.
Alex Downing is next on the leaderboard with 260 points. He earned 130 points at the Missouri Amateur and 90 at the Mid-Amateur.
Next is Brian Wright, who amassed 220 points – 130 of these were earned at the Missouri Amateur Championship.
Brian Bennett is the next West Team member with 180 points, all of which he earned at the Missouri Amateur Championship where he made it to the Round of 16.
Kory Franks ended the year with 155 total points earned. He got most of these points at the Four Ball Championship where he placed third.
Tyler Stalker had 95 points this season – 75 were earned at the Four Ball Championship where he tied for fifth.
John Fuchs rounds out the West Team with 50 points, which he earned at the Four Ball Championship.
For the Senior East Team, David Pfeil is serving as the Captain. Below are the players for the Senior East Team.Buddy Allen earned the most points in the Senior East division at 660. He earned 200 points for qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur, and 200 points for placing second at our inaugural Senior Match Play Championship!
Kirk Viehl is next on the leaderboard with 420 points. He got 200 points when he tied for fourth at the Senior Amateur, and earned 100 points at the Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational.
Next is Brian Lovett, who had 405 points for the year. His top finish of the season was at the Senior Four Ball Championship, where he placed first and earned 125 points!
Brian Hall amassed 365 points for the season over several events. His top finishes were at the Payne Stewart Invitational and the Senior Amateur, where he earned 100 and 80 points respectively.
Captain David Pfeil is next, and he finished with 345 points. He played in many events throughout the season, earning the most at the Senior Match Play and Senior Amateur.
Next is Bobby Godwin who had 225 points this season. He played in several events this season to earn points, including the Jefferson City Four Ball, the Senior Match Play and the Mid-Amateur.
Tony Nolfo is the next member of the Senior East Team with 220 points. His top performances were at the Senior Match Play, where he earned 75 points, and both the Phil Cotton and Payne Stewart Invitationals, where he earned 40 points each.
Up next is Mike Domenick, who had 205 points for the year. He placed eighth at the Senior Amateur Championship to earn 125 of these points.
David Bremer finished with 195 points. He performed well at the Senior Four Ball and the Senior Amateur, where he earned 100 and 80 points respectively.
Joe Malench is the final member of the Senior East Team. He earned 185 points this season, 100 of which came from the Senior Match Play Championship where he made it to the quarterfinals.
Ed Brown is the Captain of the Senior West Team, and the players are below.
MGA President Wayne Fredrick earned the most points in the Senior West division at 1,190. He had many great finishes throughout the season, including his first place finishes at the Senior Match Play and Senior Four Ball Championships. He also qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
Brian Haskell saw 655 points for the year. He also qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur and earned 100 points each at the Phil Cotton Invitational, Stroke Play Championship and Senior Amateur.
Next is Captain Ed Brown, who earned 480 points this season. He made it to the quarterfinals in the Senior Match Play for 150 points, and earned another 150 at the Senior Amateur where he tied for sixth.
Harry Roberts earned 290 points for the season. He played in many events to gather points, including the Senior Match Play, Mid-Amateur Championship and Payne Stewart Invitational.
Tim Holmes is the next member of the team with 280 points. Most of these came from his finish at the Senior Match Play where he made it to the quarterfinals.
Up next is Kevin Rome, who got 230 points for the season. His top finish for the year was at the Senior Amateur Championship, where he tied for ninth and earned 100 points.
Steve Groom finished the season with 215 points. He competed in six different point events this season, earning the most at the Senior Four Ball and Senior Match Play at 50 points each.
Jeff Eiserman is next up with 200 points. Half of these were earned at the Hoover Invitational, and he also earned 75 at the Mid-Amateur.
Chuck Admire made the West Senior Team with 140 points, earned at the Jefferson City Four Ball, the Senior Match Play and the Payne Stewart Invitational.
Doug Flowers is the final member of the West Senior team at 90 points. His top performance of the year was at the Senior Match Play where he earned 50 points.
Good luck to each player who has qualified for this competition!
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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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