The Missouri Golf Association named Sam Migdal of Ballwin as this year’s MGA Men’s Player of the Year. This Player of the Year award is presented to an outstanding male golfer who has excelled on the course throughout the season.
Migdal, a member of the Aberdeen Golf Club, has proven he is a top competitor in the state of Missouri, but this year he earned his spot as the Amateur Player of the Year. Migdal spent the majority of the summer on the course where he accomplished many successes. He was the champion of the 2017 MGA Stroke Play Championship over Jeremy Franklin at Winghaven Country Club in O’Fallon, and was a medalist at the MGA Amateur Championship over Jim Siegfried at St. Joseph Country Club. He went on to earn runner-up at the MGA Amateur Championship and was defeated by Brad Nurski. Migdal qualified for this year’s U.S. Amateur and competed in the second stage of the U.S. Open. He also competed and accumulated points in the Stewart and Ozark Invitationals.