The final rounds of play at the 2017 Missouri Stroke Play
Championship took place Wednesday at the Winghaven Country Club.
The players would play their third round in the morning followed
shortly after by their fourth and final round of play in the afternoon.
The field of the final rounds consisted of sixty golfers competing
for the title. There was a four-way tie among Sam Migdal, Travis
Mays, Jeremy Franklin, and Alex Cusumano. Both Migdal and
Mays shot an impressive one under par (71) in the morning
round. Cusumano and Franklin were not far behind them carding
73 (Cusumano) and 75 (Franklin).
The heat only continued to increase throughout the day making
the play more difficult in the afternoon. However, Migdal bared
the heat in the afternoon and came out on top with a 69, being the
only player to break 70 this week. Midgal said that he was happy
about improving throughout the day.
“Today I just got better as the day went on. I was two over
through my first nine holes and five under after that,” Migdal said.
He was pleased to be the next family member to win the Stroke
“It feels good to win. My brother (Joe Migdal) won it two years
ago so it’s good to have my name under his,” Migdal said.
Jess Meek was crowned the 2017 Missouri Women’s Amateur
Champion today at the 87th iconic event. After three days of
extreme temperatures, the ladies finished with improved scores
throughout the week.
Jess Meek carded an overall score of 219 (73-75-71) and tallied
an impressive five birdies, eight pars and five bogeys in the final
The Scotland native and Mizzou graduate expressed her
appreciation for the game, especially here in Missouri, and how
much fun she had during the week. “The weather was absolutely
perfect. What more do you want in Mid-Missouri in July,” Meek
There was a tie this year for runner up between Kayla Eckelkamp,
from Washington, and Emily Goldenstein, from Chesterfield, after
both tallied a combined score of 225. Goldenstein, the 2016
Women’s Amateur champion, finished the final round with two
birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys, and Eckelkamp had two birdies,
nine pars, six bogeys and one double bogey.
Allison Bay took home the Low Junior Award at this year’s