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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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Port, Team Missouri to compete in women’s annual Fore State Team Championship

Ellen Port will be part of Team Missouri in the Fore State Team Championship. Ellen Port will be playing with Team Missouri in the annual women’s Fore State Team Championship. Port, 57, of St. Louis, long has been on of the top women amateur players in the region. She claimed the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship title and she also won it in 2012 and 2013 . In 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011, Port won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur championship. Port has represented the USA in the Curtis Cup on two occasions (1994 and 1996) and captained the team ...

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Berkmeyer qualifies to play in U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst Resort

Skip Bermeyer will play again in the U.S. Amateur Championship. Berkmeyer, of Town and Country, was one of three individuals who successfully punched tickets to the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship in the qualifier at Meadowbrook Country Club. Skip Berkmeyer, right, has qualified to play in the U.S. Amateur Championship next month. Also qualifying from left are John Marshall Butler, from Paducah, Kentucky, and Jacob Eklund, from Carbondale, Illinois. (Photo by Curt Rohe) The 119th U.S. Amateur will be played Aug. 12-18 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. It will be Berkmeyer’s 31st appearance in a United States Golf Association tournament. ...

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Biermann misses cut in U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship by 1 stroke

Brooke Biermann finished strong in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship. Wildwood’s Brooke Biermann watches her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of stroke play at the 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. (USGA photo/Steven Gibbons) Biermann, a junior-to-be at Lafayette this fall, shot a 3-under-par 69 in the second qualifying round in the in the 156-player field at the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. However, it was not enough for the talented Biermann to move on and get into the match play portion in the tournament. ...

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Ballwin Post 611 rides District 10 Legion postseason tournament title into a Zone 4 Tournament berth

Front row: Trevor Finley, Jackson Schmersahl, Mitchel Hoffman, David Ecklund, Adam Hellmann, Alex Venturella, Noah Sainato, Trenton Bell Back row: Tim Weir (coach), Chris Mueller, Wes Degestad (coach), Mathew Bemus, Robbie Norman, Brendan Wuller, Michael Wheeler, Michael Bellville (manager), Greg Soaib (manager) Not pictured: Gabe Van Horenbeeck, Vince Spinella, Connor Hall, Drew Ellis Ballwin Post 611 is on a roll this postseason in American Legion baseball action. Post 611 won the District 10 postseason tournament. Ballwin slipped past Lemay 9-7 in 11 innings in the championship game played at Bridgton Municipal Athletic Complex.  As a result, Ballwin earned a spot ...

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