Women’s Amateur set to begin

Monday, July 12, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:01 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

The 66th Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship will be held today through Wednesday at the Country Club of Missouri. This is the third time the tournament will be played at the course.

There are 78 players entered with handicaps ranging from 2 to 28. Ellen Port of St. Louis won last year’s championship at Millwood Golf Club in Springfield, Mo. Barb Berkmeyer of St. Louis won her fifth straight senior championship and was last year’s runner-up. Denise Knaebel of Moberly has one of the lowest handicaps in the competition and placed third last year.

The tournament is a 54-hole stroke play competition with 36 qualifying holes. Another 18 holes will be played in flights based on qualifying scores.

A. L. GUSTIN CHAMPIONSHIP: David McDonald won the A. L. Gustin club championship Sunday, after a one-hole playoff against Dee Sanders. David Kramer and John Weston tied for third.

Jerry McCarty won the senior division after a playoff with Jerry Mathis and John Conway. Ed Paten was fourth. There were 21 players in the championship division and 18 in the senior division.

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