Emily Goldenstein was crowned the 2018 Missouri Women’s Amateur Champion today at the 88th iconic event hosted at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joe, Mo. After three days of close competition, the ladies finished off strong.

Emily Goldenstein carded an overall score of (72-74-70-216), and tallied an impressive five birdies, nine pars and four bogeys in the final round.

Our leading group for the final day consisted of Emily Goldenstein (Chesterfield, Mo.), Kayla Eckelkamp (Washington, Mo.), and Reagan Zibilski (Nixa, Mo.). Each player was +4 after the second day, diving into the final round with some very close competition. Recent Mid-Amateur winner, Kayla Eckelkamp, made an impressive comeback with a score of 69 on day two after a 77 on day one, and ended up finishing in third overall with a 76 on the final round with a 222 total. Our 2016 Amateur Champion, Emily Goldenstein, kept a consistent score for round one and two with a 72-74, fighting hard to win another championship. She did just that when finishing the final round with a 70, making for a 216 score -total. Our third leader is Reagan Zibilski. Reagan is only just fourteen years old entering her freshman year of high school. For round one and two Reagan shot an impressive, consistent score of 73-73. She fought a good fight and ended up shooting 79 on the final day leaving her at a 225-three-day score total.

Following right behind our leading group was Kelly Osborne (Ballwin, Mo.) with a two-day score of 74-73. Kelly made an amazing come back by shooting a 73 again on the last day, leaving her with a 220-three-day total, and ended being runner up overall. Meanwhile, Amber Wilson of Camdenton ended her tournament tied for 17th amongst a total field of 55.

Reagan Zibilski took home the Low Junior Award at this year’s championship.

Thank you to all of the players who competed this week! A special congratulation to the 2018 Women’s Amateur Champion, Emily Goldenstein!

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 MGA conducts several statewide championships each year, including the Missouri Amateur. The MGA distributes an annual schedule of tournament events and entry forms for each event. Provides advice and information for golf, handicap and rules chairpersons, and provides educational seminars.