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Glennon ready for play in her third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Kathy Glennon will be making her third appearance in the the United States Golf Assocation’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Glennon, 53, of Wildwood, will compete in the 58th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur that begins Saturday. The championship will be held at Cedar Rapids Country Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The tournament runs through Aug. 29. Kathy Glennon will begin play Saturday in the U.S Women’s Senior Amateur Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is excited about the opportunity to play in the event again. “Any time you are able to play in a USGA tournament it is special,” Glennon said. “You ...

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Kayla Eckelkamp, Ryan Eckelkamp qualify for heir respective U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships

It was a special day for Kayla and Ryan Eckelkamp at WingHaven Country Club as both advanced to their respective U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships in qualifying. Kayla Eckelkamp has qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. It will be played at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Arizona. It will be held Sept. 14-19. By the way, there is no relation between the two. Kayla, a Washington native and Maryville University graduate, was attempting to qualifying for the USGA event. She would eek out the one qualifying spot by a shot with a 3-over 75 to get by Caroline Rouse. The ...

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Area young golfers compete well at Optimist International Junior Golf Championship

Several local young golfers did well at the recent Optimist International Junior Golf Championship. The event was played on the following courses at Doral Resort and Spa. They were the Blue Monster Course (6,698 yards) and the Golden Palm (6,741). All three boys in the 14-15 age group made the cut. The top 70 player plus ties will advance to the final round on the Blue Course. Maxwell Sigman, of Dardenne Prarie, finished 40th overall at 22 over par. He shot rounds of 80-79-78 for a 237. Sigman will be a sophomore at Fort Zumwalt West. Trip Sanfelippo, of Wildwood, ...

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Chaminade’s Guyot wins Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship

Chaminade junior Jack Guyot learned something important in the Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship. Guyot captured the two-tournament at WingHaven Country Club. He finished with an even 144 on rounds of 66 and 78 to claim boys’ Tour Division and overall titles. Jack Guyot holds the trophy for winning the Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship that was played at WingHaven Country Club. Guyot is a junior at Chaminade. It was the summer season-ending tournament for local junior golfers. “It was a good confidence booster, and a good reminder that even if I have a bad start I can always comeback,” ...

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Nienhaus ready for St. Joseph’s Academy golf season after ending summer with tourney title

Drew Nienhaus is ready for the high school girls golf season. The St. Joseph’s Academy junior wants to help the Angels win the state championship again. St. Joseph’s has won the Class 2 title in each of the last two seasons. Drew Nienhaus holds the trophy for winning the Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship at WingHaven Country Coub. Nienhaus is a junior at St. Joseph’s Academy. “Not even a question,” Nienhaus said. “We fully plan to win.” Nienhaus just completed her summer season of golf in the Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship. Nienhaus captured the two-day tournament played at WingHaven ...

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Berkmeyer set to compete in U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

Skip Berkmeyer will be playing Pinehurst’s classic courses once again in a United States Golf Association tournament. Skip Berkmeyer reacts to a shot when he played in the 2018 Four Ball Championship. (USGA photo) Berkmeyer, 46, of Town and Country, will compete in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship that will be played Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. Berkmeyer played competed in 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst and reached the Round of 32. He played in last year’s tournament. Berkmeyer qualified for his 10th U.S. Amateur on July 23. This is his 31st USGA championship, ...

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Franklin wins Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Amateur Championship

Brad Carpenter captured the title in the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s top tournament. Ryan Franklin won the 29th Amateur Championship that is conducted by the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association. Carpenter, of Washington and a Missouri State graduate, won the 29th Amateur Championship. The recent Franklin County Country Club member made a loud statement at Aberdeen Golf Club with his play in grabbing the championship. Carpenter was the only golfer with sub-par play in all three rounds with rounds. He finished 7 under with round of 70-66-70 for a 206 total. Carpenter got off to a hot start in the final ...

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Rallo sisters wins Missouri junior amateur championships

The Rallo sisters showed they are among the best in the state in golf. Nicole Rallo won the Missouri Junior Amateur Championship for girls. Rallo will be a junior at St. Joseph’s Academy this fall. Nicole Rallo and her younger sister, Mia, won their first state championships in their age divisions in girls golf. Nicole will be a junior this fall at St. Joseph’s Academy. She claimed the 2019 Missouri Junior Amateur Championship that was held recently at Mules National Golf Club in Warrensburg. Nicole won the female age 16-18 division, our overall winner with a consistent two-day score of ...

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Metropolitan Amateur Championship has large field playing for the area’s big title

The Metropolitan Amateur Championship is the area’s top amateur tournament and a field of 98 players will compete for the title. The 29th edition of the tournament will be played at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka. This marks the first time since 2001, when the championship was played at Gateway National Golf Links, the regions most coveted amateur title will be played at a public venue. “The Amateur began as the need for a golf championship in which private and public course players could compete against each other in this region in 1991,” said Executive Director Curt Rohe. “We (MAGA) ...

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Linenbroker competes in Boys Junior PGA Championship

Tyler Linenbroker begins play in the Boys Junior PGA Championship. Tyler Linenbroker begins play this week in the Boys Junior PGA Championship. He will be a junior this fall at Marquette. The Marquette junior-to-be is in the tournament that runs through Aug. 2, in Hartford, Conn. The tourney is being played at Keney Park Golf Course. A field of 144 of the top playing junior golfers will vie for the Jack Nicklaus Trophy and a place in history including: Canon Claycomb, a 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team Member; Tommy Morrison, the No. 1 ranked boys player for the Class ...

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