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Weldon seeks to win third in a row at Metropolitan Amateur Championship

Kyle Weldon recently returned the Jim Tom Blair Trophy that the winner of the Metropolitan Amateur Championship keeps until the next tournament. His name is etched on there twice. Weldon, who will be a senior at Kansas State this fall, has a chance at history when the 24th annual tournament gets underway at Westwood Country Club. The Parkway South graduate ...

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Kansas City woman wins Mid Amateur Championship at Greenbriar Hills Country Club

 Ellen Port was denied the championship in the recent Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Mid Amateur Championship that was held at Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood. Port and defending champion Mindy Coyle, of Columbia, were disqualified for playing the wrong tee. Carmen Titus, of Kansas City, ended up the winner after being the runner-up last summer. The 36-hole stroke play tournament for ...

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Amateur golf

Frankie Thomas, who will be a junior this fall at Marquette, showed he will be a force to be reckoned with come spring in golf for the Mustangs. Thomas finished fourth in the Class 4 state tournament in May. He has put himself among the upper echelon of state golfers with his victory in the Missouri Golf Association’s Junior Amateur ...

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Local golfers compete in annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

Seven local golfers are among the more than 500 of golf’s top young players who will compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The tournament will bring together some of the world’s most talented young competitors, many of whom have the potential to become leading collegiate and professional ...

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Women’s Missouri Mid Amateur Championship begins this week at Greenbriar

The fourth Missouri Women’s Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship begins Thursday (July 24)  at the beautiful Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood and two-time defending champion Mindy Coyle will try to make it three in a row. The women will  have a practice round Wednesday before beginning the 36-hole competition. Greenbriar Hills will once again become the battleground for an MWGA ...

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Golfer scores once-in-a-lifetime event 15 times in 8-year span

Most golfers probably consider a hole-in-one a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s if they are fortunate enough ever to get one. Chesterfield resident Mary Kordsmeier has recorded 15 aces since her first golfing experience 62 years ago, with all of them coming much closer to the end of her playing days than at the beginning.

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Thomas heads to Texas to play in U.S. Junior Amateur

Chesterfield’s Frankie Thomas will tee it up bright and early Monday (July 21) morning. It will be a big day for him. Thomas, who will be a junior this fall at Marquette, begins play at 8:20 a.m. in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. It will be his debut on the USGA scene. The tournament will be played at The ...

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Rosters set for Missouri women’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur teams in Fore State Championship

Catherine Dolan and Brooke Cusumano will lead the Missouri “Amateur” team while Ellen Port, Tina Jones and Kathy Glennon will lead the Missouri “Mid Amateur” team into the Fore State Championship that begins next week. Dolan, a Ballwin native, and Cusumano, of St. Louis, competed in the recent Missouri Women’s Amateur Golf Association Amateur Championship and the six members of ...

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Brant wins first professional victory at Metropolitan Open

Edwardsville pro Chris Brant captured the ninth Metropolitan Open on Saturday at The Country Club of St. Albans. Starting the final round 3 shots back of three others, Brant closed strong with birdies on 14 and 16 to get to the clubhouse at 5-under and wait for the final groups to complete play. Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan., playing in ...

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Cusumano is tied for lead after two rounds of the Metropolitan Open

St. Louis’ Alex Cusumano has a share of the lead Friday (July 11) after two rounds of the ninth annual Metropolitan Open. Cusumano shot a 68 and sits at 135 in the tournament being played at The Country Club of St. Albans. He is tied with two professionals — Jace Long, of Columbia; and Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan. Cusumano, ...

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