Ben Godwin of Poplar Bluff and Parker LaBarge of St. Louis played 34 holes of match play at the Missouri Amateur Golf Championship at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield. Godwin came away with the 3-and-2 win to capture his first Missouri Amateur title. But it’s not the first for his family. His dad, Buddy, won the Missouri Amateur in 1973. Godwin’s brother, Bobby won the state stroke play title in 1996. Godwin took control of yesterday’s match on the 26th hole when he chipped in for an eagle to put the match at all-square. LaBarge, who’s 10 years old, will be a sophomore at Rice University in the fall.
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