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OLD WARSON CUP Caravia downs Cusumano in extra holes for title. Norwood Hills player wins on the first extra hole as he overcomes a 2-down situation over the final 9 holes.

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NORMANDIE AMATEUR Berkmeyer claims his fourth Normandie title in five years. Skip Berkmeyer really likes playing at Normandie. Why wouldn’t he? He’s won the event six times (2001, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014) and finished second on eight other occasions. (Continued on page 8)

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Phil Caravia with the Old Warson Cup after claiming the title.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sixteen of the finest Women Amateurs in the World will descend on St. Louis Country Club June 6-8 for the 38th playing of the Curtis Cup Match. Ellen Port, a two-time Curtis Cup Player (1994 and 1996), and six-time USGA champion (four U.S. Mid-Amateur titles and two U.S. Senior Women’s champion) and a twelve-time Metropolitan Women’s Amateur winner, will captain the USA team. This marks the sixth USGA championship held at St. Louis Country Club. The event will mark USGA President and MAGA Founder Tom O’Toole’s first championship during his term as president of the organization. Parking, shuttles and Admission to the Match is free of charge. Please visit www.2014curtiscup.com for additional details.

US SENIOR OPEN June 16 CC at the Legends US JUNIOR GIRLS JUNE 25 BOGEY HILLS CC ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 4

MAGA EVENTS EAST SIDE AMATEUR June 14-15 Lockhaven GC Entry Deadline: June 7 WOMEN’S AMATEUR June 24-25 Forest Hills CC Entry Deadline: June 11

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CURT’S COMMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Curt Rohe - curt@metga.org

DIRECTOR, FINANCE Jennifer Langford - jennifer@metga.org

P.J. BOATWRIGHT INTERNS Ian Davis & Eric Mendelson boatwrightintern@metga.org

METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Amateur Championship Match Play Championship Open Championship Women’s Amateur Championship Junior Amateur Championship Senior Amateur Championship Metropolitan Cup Matches Four-Ball Championship Mid-America Junior Cup

USGA QUALIFYING ROUNDS US Open Qualifying (Local and Sectional) US Senior Open Qualifying US Amateur Qualifying US Mid-Amateur Qualifying US Women’s Mid-Amateur US Junior Amateur Qualifying US Amateur Public Links Qualifying US Senior Amateur Qualifying US Women’s Open Qualifying US Amateur Four-Ball US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

EXECUTIVE BOARD Stanford S. Grossman – President Emeritus Thomas J. O’Toole, Jr. – Vice-President Thomas O. Sobbe Jr. – Vice-President M. Ray McCraine – Secretary G. Scott Engelbrecht – Treasurer G.F. (Rick) Meyer Jr. – At-Large Member H. Mick Wellington – At-Large Member

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Scott Thomas, Chairman Dustin Ashby Tom Barry Skip Berkmeyer Jim Dunn David Rhoads Curt Rohe

For those of us who work in the golf business, it was one of the longest winters in recent history. Well, May has come and we are now in full swing. MAGA had a busy month… Old Warson Cup, Normandie Amateur, US Open and US Women’s Open Qualifying rounds. Bottom line…we went from waiting for the season to a full sprint!

Curt Rohe Executive Director

May started with a wonderful weekend at Old Warson Country Club and the Old Warson Cup, we experienced perfect weather for the first time in a long time. Phil Caravia emerged as champion, he has participated in several match play championships going back to the Taylor Cup at Boone Valley. He was very emotional in winning and as an administrator it makes me very proud of what I do. Beginning with this issue of The Metropolitan we will have monthly editions through August. Covering all of the MAGA championships and USGA qualifying rounds conducted. Our USGA Rules of Golf Corner feature this month is written by Dan LeGear, MAGA Rules Committee and USGA Regional Affairs Committee. I urge all golfers reading this to come out to St. Louis Country Club this week to witness the 38th Curtis Cup Match. This is an international event and we (St. Louis) need to show our support for these 16 talented young women who are playing for their countries. Very few of us have the opportunity to walk the hallowed grounds of St. Louis CC...I cannot think of a better way to accomplish that then by attending the Curtis Cup matches. As always, if you have any suggestions or comments for us on The Metropolitan please email us at themetropolitan@metga.org or email me directly at curt@metga.org. Enjoy this edition we have some great content and pictures from The Old Warson Cup.

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RULES OF GOLF CORNER (Continued) players in the group could see the ball land across the hazard nor did any see a splash. However, the player whose ball was involved as well as his two fellow competitors were CERTAIN in their own minds that the ball clearly hooked into the water and did not clear the hazard on the other side of the lake. In their minds there was VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that the ball was in the water hazard. Since it was clearly a water hazard the player could not play a provisional ball. Based upon those facts the player whose ball was involved declined to go forward to determine if the ball had in fact crossed the hazard, he treated the ball as being lost in the hazard and he dropped a ball on the forward tee under Rule 26-1.b. (dropping a ball on a point between the flagstick and the spot where the players agreed that the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, on the Tee side of the hazard some 15 yards ahead of where the player played his tee shot). After the player dropped a new ball, but before he made a stroke at the ball, a spectator from across the water hazard yelled out that the ball had been found outside the water hazard. What is the procedure in this case? Decision 26-1/3.5 provides the answer. Based upon the facts and the BELIEF of the player and his two fellow competitors that there was VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that the ball was lost in the water hazard, the player was justified in proceeding under the water hazard rule (Rule 26-1). AND, even though his ball was actually found outside the water hazard before he made a stoke at the substituted ball that he had dropped, once the player dropped a ball under Rule 26-1b., that ball became the ball in play under Rule 20-4 and the player had to proceed with that ball. So, even though it was a FACT that the ball was not lost in the water hazard, under the Rules of Golf, since there was VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that the ball was lost in the water hazard, VIRTUAL CERTAINTY trumps the actual FACTS and the ball was, under the Rules of Golf, lost in the water hazard.

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RULES OF GOLF CORNER WHEN IS A FACT, NOT A FACT? When a ball is struck toward a water hazard it is a question of fact whether it is in the hazard! In order to treat the ball as in the hazard, there must be VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that it is in the hazard. If the ball cannot be found, it cannot be played as though it is in the hazard unless there is VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that it is, in fact, in the hazard. Without that virtual CERTAINTY, the ball not found is a LOST BALL and the player must proceed under Rule 27-1 for a Lost Ball. Decisions 26-1/1 and 26-1/1.3 go into great detail in discussing the issue of VIRTUAL CERTAINTY. Sometimes there is VIRTUAL CERTAINTY that a ball is lost in a water hazard, but the actual FACT is that it is not in the water hazard because it has actually been FOUND outside the water hazard. This situation came up during the 2014 Big XII Men’s Golf Championship held at Whispering Pines Golf Club outside of Huntsville, Texas. The seventeenth hole at Whispering Pines is a Par 5 dogleg left where the tee shot has to carry a lake to get to the fairway and the lake extends down the entire left side of the hole. Across the water hazard and all along the left side of the hole adjacent to the water hazard, there is an area of tall heavy rough before it turns into fairway and it is very difficult to see the red hazard stakes. The more a player tries to cut the dogleg, the longer the carry is over the water hazard. At the event, a player struck his tee shot and as it flew across the water hazard it was hooking. None of the

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PUTT FOR DOUGH?

NOT TRUE SAYS ONE PROFESSOR.

A PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS WITH YOUR GAME! ones game? Broadie says it’s because a putt is the last shot on a hole, giving it a higher than normal importance to players. While most knowledgeable about the game are now agreeing with what Broadie has been preaching for several years, they are now accepting that it really is the long-game that is separating the elite from the also-rans. For example, Broadie assesses Tiger’s game when he was the best player on the planet. Sure, everyone knew he seemed to make every putt he looked at during those years, but Broadie insists it was his long approach shots that really separated him from the pack. What Broadie is really telling golfers is that being closer to the hole in every instance is better. He insists that, instead of playing it safe and laying up on par 5s, go for it - sort of the Roy McAvoy “Tin-Cup” approach. Too often, Broadie says, players leave putts short of the hole; essentially, they don’t play aggressive enough. Broadie suggests applying another method to your game in the hopes of becoming a better player; the median leave concept. What this means is, when you hit your approach to the green, how far from the hole are you? If your average approach from the hole is, say, 25 feet when you are 150 yards from the green, Broadie would analyze your game in this manner. Take the 25 feet to the pin and divide it by 450 (150 yards). This gives you a median leave of 5.5%. Coincidentally, 5.5% is the median leave of tour players who are best on tour. (Their average leave is 29 feet from 175 yards!) Next time out, track yours. See if you don’t lower your scores by lowering your median leave number! Broadie’s book talks about practicing by using games and lessons to improve your chances and avoid wasting shots and optimize your long game to shave strokes off your game. The bottom line for most amateurs; Every stroke DOES count.

We’ve all read the story lines: “Drive for show and putt for dough.” Or how about “Greens in regulation is the key to low scores.” Then again, “Fiarways hit is the way to lower your scores.” Does any of this really matter? When asked how does one make more birdies, Ben Hogan replied, “Hit your shot closer to the pin!” Is it really that simple? To Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie, the answer is yes. And his reasoning and research is turning the golf world upside down. Broadie has spent the past decade collecting data on every shot hit by every player on the PGA tour from ShotLink since 2003 and from top amateur players since 2005. He found that the skills that separate top professionals from those in the middle of the pack are the same for top amateurs. It’s all about shots-gained. The example he uses is familiar to all golfers. If you pop-up your drive and it travels 100 yards on a par 5, what are your chances of making a par on the hole? According to conventional tracking, you can check a Fairway Hit on your card. You feel pretty good about that. However, on this 500-yard hole, you have 400 yards to go to make par. If you are a scratch player, the odds-makers say you will only need 4.5 more strokes to hole out. So, half the time you will make par and half the time you will make a six. This makes the strokes gained on your drive a negative .05; your bad drive cost you half a stroke. However, if you nailed a 300-yard drive, you would only need 3.5 strokes to hole out half the time. So, you gained 1.5 strokes with your good drive. Of course, this is for the scratch player. What about an 80s shooter, or a 90s shooter, etc. What his research found is that for players across the board - amateur or pro - according to ShotLink, putting contributed only a 15% scoring advantage for Tour players, while shots from off the green contributed 85%. The ratio is the same for amateur players as well. So, what caused the golf world to believe that putting was the most important factor in improving

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CURTIS CUP JUNIOR GOLF DAY AT ST. LOUIS CC On Sunday, May 18, a Junior Golf Day was held at St. Louis CC, which featured drive, pitch and putt events. Staged in conjunction with the South Central CYC golf program, over 150 youngsters and their parents arrived to enjoy the day. On-hand were Curtis Cup Captain Ellen Port and USGA President Tom O’Toole to lend their support for the event. A special guest, PGA professional, entertainer and motivational speaker, Dennis Walters, was on-hand to demonstrate to the assembled group that despite what obstacles one may face, do not give in. His message was simple: Have a dream and don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done. With Walters hitting shots from the swivel seat in his specially designed golf cart - he lost the use of his legs in a 1974 accident - he used everything from a 12” driver to a fishing pole with a head attached, with each shot landing right down the middle! In the end, the youngsters ran to retrieve the golf balls Walters hit - with a photo of his dog on each one.

CURTIS CUP MATCH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 5: 6:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies & Flag Raising FRIDAY, JUNE 6 - 8:00 A.M. Four-Ball Matches

Dennis Walters hits another shot right down the middle from his specially designed golf cart.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 - 1:30 P.M. Foursomes Matches SATURDAY, JUNE 7 - 8:00 A.M. Foursomes Matches SATURDAY, JUNE 7 - 1:30 P.M. Four-ball Matches Ellen Port addresses the youngsters.

NEXT MAGA EVENTS... East Side Amateur - June 14-15 Lockhaven Golf Club Entry Deadline - June 11 Defending Champion: Bob Hanneken

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8 - 1:13 P.M. Singles Matches - 8 groups SUNDAY, JUNE 8 - 6:30 P.M. Closing Ceremonies Polo Exhibition to immediately follow the Closing Ceremonies.

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SCENES FROM “THE OLD WARSON CUP” FINAL

Tee shots at the 10th hole. Alex Cusumano’s approach on the ninth at Old Warson

Phil Caravia putting for par at the eighth hole.

Caravia’s fine tee shot at the 13th set up a birdie.

Cusumano’s birdie attempt at the 17th just misses.

Cusumano’s difficult downhill birdie attempt on the first playoff hole - the first was short, setting up a three-putt, which enabled Caravia to take the title with a par.

Good sportsmanship was displayed following Caravia’s par putt, giving him the victory. Curt Rohe awards Cusumano the Runner-up medal. Stan Grossman presents Caravia with the Old Warson Cup.

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2014 “THE OLD WARSON CUP” RESUTS Defending Champion: Garrett Sneed Round of 16 - May 3 (1) Skip Berkmeyer Aberdeen Golf Course (8) Andy Frost Bellerive Country Club (4) Joe Migdal Aberdeen Golf Course (5) Alex Cusumano Metropolitan Golf Club (2) Kyle Weldon Metropolitan Golf Club (7) Steven Souchek Gateway National Golf Links (3) Phil Caravia Norwood Hills Country Club (6) Garrett Sneed Country Club of St Albans

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Quarterfinal Matches - May 3 (1) Skip Berkmeyer (5) Alex Cusumano (2) Kyle Weldon (3) Phil Caravia

Semifinal Matches - May 4 (5) Alex Cusumano (3) Phil Caravia

Final Match - May 4 (3) Phil Caravia

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The first round matches found all the higher seeds winning their match. Perhaps the most surprising aspect was that few of the matches were close and only one went to the eighteenth hole. The first “upset” of the competition took place during the quarterfinals when Alex Cusumano downed Joe Midgal 2 and 1. The remaining higher seeds each took their match. However, the semifinals found just the reverse as the lower seeds both won their matches. Cusumano surprised number one seed Skip Berkmeyer with a 2 and 1 win. Berkmeyer won the first hole and the match was all-square until the thirteenth, when Cusumano birdied the par 3. A par on the sixteenth put Cusumano 2-up and when both took par on the seventeenth, the match ended. In the second semifinal, both Caravia and Kyle Weldon played excellent golf. Weldon had four birdies and only four bogeys, while Caravia posted five birdies with only two bogeys. In the end, Caravia’s steady play earned him a 1-up win. In the final match, Cusumano held a 1-up lead through eight holes before a bogey leveled the match. However, pars on eleven and twelve gave him a 2-up lead. Caravia narrowed the margin with a birdie at the thirteenth, then both pared the fourteenth - despite Cusumano’s drive that narrowly reached the putting surface with the 15th also being halved with par. Caravia dropped a birdie putt on the 16th to square the match, with both players making par on the final two holes. An approach on the first extra hole - the first - that went to the back fringe, left Cusumano with a delicate downhill breaking putt, which he left some six feet short. A miss on his par attempt enabled Caravia to 2-putt for par and the victory. The Metropolitan

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NORMANDIE AMATEUR SUMMARY Normandie Golf Club is 113 years old. Having been a private club from 1901-1985, it saw its share of great players; in fact, it was often said that Normandie was the area’s top Players Club. With a legacy of champions like four-time U.S. Open champion Willie Anderson, who won the 1908 Western Open over the course, who could dispute it’s claim. Looking down the list of former winners of the Normandie Amateur - Tom Barry, Scott Thomas, Don Bliss, David Estes and more - it’s evident that the course has a way of testing one’s game and letting the cream rise to the top. Certainly for Skip Berkmeyer, his game is not only suited for the historic layout, but it is almost as though he knows every “nook and cranny” on the course, and how best to avoid trouble. Despite the moderate temperatures, scores the first day were fairly high. The poor spring weather no doubt prevented many players from getting in as much practice time as they desired, Skip Berkmeyer (l) with Tournament Director David Smith however, Berkmeyer (35-35), Troy Halterman (35-35) and Joe Molitor (36-35) posted rounds of 70, 70 and 71, respectively, to jump into the first round lead. Not far behind was 2012 champion Andy Frost with a 73 and Ted Moloney, the 2009 champion at 74, along with Chad Hull and Brian Lovett. Old Warson Cup champion Phil Caravia came in with a 75 With the course playing over 81 shots for the field, with nearly double the number of double bogeys and the dreaded “others,” the leaders knew the number of challengers on the final day would be only a handful of players. On Sunday, only a few players made moves to improve their position. Many went in the opposite direction. Caravia posted a 72, giving him a fourth place finish, while Moloney shot the same, enabling him to finish third. Molitor could do no better than an 82 to end his run at the title. With Halterman, Berkmeyer and Molitor in the final group, Halterman stayed with Berkmeyer on the first nine, with each posting 1-under 35s. Bogeys on the 11th and 12th early in his back nine, followed by another on the par-3 16th, effectively ended his run for the crown. A long birdie on the tough 18th Play at the 9th green on Sunday. hole enabled him to come in with a 1over 37, good enough for second place. For his part, Berkmeyer went out in 35, then followed that with a 34 on the back, including an eagle-3 on the par-5 15th, enabling him to lock up his second consecutive title and fourth in five years.

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ST. LOUIS GOLF HISTORY 1992 PGA

The St. Louis area had not hosted a major championship since the 1965 U.S. Open. However, following the success of the 1981 U.S. Mid-Amateur at Bellerive, its membership - and area golfers - were hungry for more! Following a 1986 presentation, the PGA awarded the 1992 event to Bellerive. Everyone knew this would be just a special event, especially after John Daly’s amazing win in 1991 at Crooked Stick. The “grip it and rip it” machine brought a new vitality to the Tour, as well as a new breed of younger golfers anxious to watch his 300-plus yard drives and 160-yard wedges; something unheard of at the time. At the champion’s exhibition, it was Daly, not Nicklaus, who swung the driver, as he blasted shots onto Ladue Road. As the championship began, Gene Sauers and Craig Stadler posted 67s on Thursday to take the early lead. Sauers followed this with a 69 or Friday to take a 2-shot lead into the weekend. On Saturday, it was Jeff Maggert who caught fire, posting a championship course record 65 to vault into second place with Nick Price, two behind Sauers. Sunday’s round saw Sauers succumb at the par-3 sixth as he found the water and settled for a double bogey, eventually coming home with a 75. Meanwhile, Maggert moved to 7-under through eight holes, giving him a two-shot lead. However, he played his last seven holes in 5-over par, stumbling in with a 74. Price, sinking long putts at the 16th for birdie and at the 17th for par, maintained his 2-shot edge over John Cook. A par at the eighteenth gave him his first major title and a three-shot win. He would go on to win two more majors in 1994, including a second PGA and the British Open.


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2014 COMPETITION SCHEDULE MAGA COMPETITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

DATE(S)

Old Warson Cup

ENTRY DEADLINE

VENUE

May 3-4

Invitational

Normandie Amateur

May 17-18

May 10

Normandie Golf Club

East Side Amateur

June 14-15

June 7

Lockhaven Golf Club

Women's Amateur Championship

June 24-25

June 11

Forest Hills Country Club

Open Championship

July 10-12

June 25

Country Club of St. Albans

Junior Amateur Championship

July 21-22

July 9

Normandie Golf Club

July 31 -August 1

July 2

Westwood Country Club

August 14-15

July 30

Greenbriar Hills Country Club

September 28-29

September 10

Franklin County Country Club

Amateur Championship Senior Amateur Championship Four-Ball Championship

Old Warson Country Club

USGA QUALIFYING ROUNDS CHAMPIONSHIP

DATE(S)

ENTRY DEADLINE

VENUE

US Open (Local)

May 13

April 23

Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

US Women's Open (36 Holes)

May 20

April 30

Lake Forest Golf & CC

US Women's Amateur Publinks

May 28

May 14

Annbriar Golf Club

June 9-10

May 28

Aberdeen Golf Club

US Senior Open

June 16

May 28

Country Club at The Legends

US Junior Girls' Amateur

June 25

June 4

Bogey Hills Country Club

July 1

June 4

Old Hickory Country Club

July 14

June 25

Jefferson City Country Club

US Mid-Amateur

August 5

July 9

Annbriar Golf Club

US Women’s Mid-Amateur

August 5

July 9

Annbriar Golf Club

US Senior Women's Amateur

August 20

August 6

WingHaven Country Club

US Senior Amateur

August 21

August6

Glen Echo Country Club

US Amateur Four-Ball

Ocotber 6

August 6

Bellerive Country Club

September 23

August 6

St. Clair Country Club

US Amateur Public Links

US Junior Amateur (36 Holes) US Amateur

US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

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Record Book METROPOLITAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 1993

Ellen Port

Sunset

Maria Palazola

Forest Hills

Bogey Hills

145

7/29/93

1994

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Fox Run

149

7/6/94

1995

Jo D Blosch

Mid-Rivers GC

Ellen Port

Fox Run

Quail Creek

141

7/27/95

1996

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Mary Ann Beattie

CC Legends

Greenbriar Hills

143

8/1/96

1997

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Julie Sabo

Greenbriar Hills

Missouri Bluffs

145

7/2/97

1998

Ellen Port

Sunset

Nancy Walther

Norwood Hills

Quail Creek

147

7/9/98

1999

Lizie Uthoff

Sunset Hills

Ginny Orthwein

St. Louis

Algonquin

144

7/21/99

2000

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Meadowbrook

140

7/24/00

2001

Ellen Port

Sunset

Jamie Tucker

CC Legends

Gateway National

141

7/23/01

2002

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Annbriar

139

7/22/02

2003

Ellen Port

Sunset

Jaclyn Burch

Winghaven

Crystal Springs

147

7/15/03

2004

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Norwood Hills

145

7/23/04

2005

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

St. Clair

145

7/13/05

2006

Ellen Port

Sunset

Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Sunset

154

7/26/06

2007

Whitney Brummett

CC at The Legends Barbara Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Westborough

153

7/17/07

2008

Chelsea Schriewer

Bogey Hills

Ellen Port

Sunset CC

Bogey Hills

140

7/22/08

2009

Ellen Port

Sunset

Kelly Osborne

CC St. Albans

Whitmoor

146

7/24/09

2010

Ellen Port

Sunset

Kristen Hamel

Meadowbrook

Forest Park

145

6/23/10

2011

Shwete Galande

Emerald Greens

Catherine Dolan

Missouri Bluffs

Winghaven

145

6/16/11

2012

Shwete Galande *

Emerald Greens

Ellen Port

Sunset

Algonquin

153

6/19/12

2013

Catherine Dolan

Ballwin

Ellen Port

Sunset

St. Louis

144

6/17/13

METROPOLITAN EAST SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 Scott Thomas

Norwood Hills

Scott Edwards

Persimmon Woods

Far Oaks

139

10/10/04

2005 Scott Thomas

Meadowbrook

Scott Langley

Pevely Farms

Belk Park

143

9/25/05

Ken Highlander

Sunset Hills

2006 Ben Wood

Greenbriar Hills

Darren Lundgren

Forest Hills

Belk Park

137

6/11/06

2007 Skip Berkmeyer

Norwood Hills

Mitchell Gregson

Annbriar

Belk Park

134

7/1/07

2008 Darren Lundgren

Fox Run GC

Mitchell Gregson

Annbriar

Belk Park

136

6/15/08

2009 Skip Berkmeyer

Gateway National

Paul Neeman

Old Hickory

Belk Park

134

6/14/09

2010 Chris Brant

Metropolitan GC

John Anderson

Norwood Hills

Belk Park

138

6/13/10

2011 Phil Caravia

St. Clair

Justin Bryant

Bellerive

Belk Park

138

6/12/11

2012 Jeremy Franklin

Gateway National

Mike Ehlers

WingHaven

Belk Park

140

6/10/12

Jim Dunn

Sunset Hills

Josh Phillips

St. Clair

Thomas Wuennenberg

Tapawingo

Eli Grant

Meadowbrook

Lockhaven

141

6/9/13

2013 Bob Hanneken

Persimmon Woods

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May 2014

USGA QUALIFYING RESULTS U.S. OPEN LOCAL QUALIFYING - MAY 13, 2014 MISSOURI BLUFFS GOLF COURSE Pos. 1 2 T3 T3 T3 6

Player Chad Saladin Richard Berkmeyer (a) Blake Biddle (a) Kevin Kring Jordan McLaurin Paul Imondi

CIty/State Rolla, Mo. Wildwood, Mo. Fayetteville, Ark. Springfield, Mo. Ironton, Mo. Tustin, Calif.

Total -2 -1 +1 +1 +1 +2

Score 68 69 71 71 71 72

*Imondi earned final qualifying spot with a birdie on the second playoff hole. The players advanced to one of 10 Sectional Qualifying Sites across the United States as they attemt to earn a spot into the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PINEHURST RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA JUNE 9-15, 2014

U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN QUALIFYING - MAY 20, 2014 LAKE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB Pos. Player 1 Jasi Acharya 2 Samantha Gotcher (a)

City/State Columbus, Mont. Clarksville, Tenn.

Total +1 +4

Rd. 1 71 74

U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PINEHURST RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA JUNE 17-22, 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION USGA website: www.usga.org MAGA website: www.metga.org GHIN website: www.ghin.org

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Rd. 2 74 74

Total 145 148


May 2014

The Metropolitan

MAGA POINTS STANDINGS 2014 AMATEUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Rank 1 2 T3 T3 5 6

Player Berkmeyer, Skip Caravia, Phil Cusumano, Alex Halterman, Troy Moloney, Ted Frost, Andy

Club Name Aberdeen Golf Course Norwood Hills Country Club Metropolitan Golf Club Whitmoor Country Club Greenbriar Hills Country Club Bellerive Country Club

# of Events 2 2 1 1 1 2

Other Events 1 0 0 0 0 0

Total Points 700.00 550.00 200.00 200.00 175.00 135.00

T7

Franklin, Jeremy

Gateway National Golf Links

1

0

117.50

T7 T9

Hull, Chad

Persimmon Woods Golf Club

1

0

117.50

Callahan, Crimson

Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

1

0

100.00

T9

Weldon, Kyle

Metropolitan Golf Club

1

0

100.00

11 12 T13 T13 T15 T15 T15 T15 T19 T19 T19

Barry, Tom Sneed, Garrett Migdal, Joe Souchek, Steven Beaston, Justin Hawn, Wils Jaeger, Kevin Lovett, Brian Johnson, Jeff Molitor, Joe Voisin, Bryce

Normandie Golf Club Country Club of St Albans Aberdeen Golf Course Gateway National Golf Links Metropolitan Golf Club Columbia Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Bellerive Country Club Bogey Hills Country Club Metropolitan Golf Club WGM Golf Club

1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

85.00 57.50 50.00 50.00 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00 7.50 7.50 7.50

2014 SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Rank 1 2 3 4 T5 T5 7 8 9 T10 T10

Player Frost, Andy Barry, Tom Johnson, Jeff Ngala, Donny Bolhofner, Mark Gardiner, Mark Rector, Mel Kueper, John Mozur, Gerald Cullen, Matthew Speicher, David

Club Name Bellerive Country Club Normandie Golf Club Bogey Hills Country Club Cardinal Creek Golf Course Metropolitan Golf Club Cardinal Creek Golf Course Lake Forest Golf & Country Club Gateway National Golf Links Gateway National Golf Links Normandie Golf Club Cardinal Creek Golf Course

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# of Events 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Total Points 212.50 162.50 100.00 80.00 57.50 57.50 40.00 30.00 20.00 5.00 5.00


May 2014

The Metropolitan

AMATEUR SERIES 2014 AMATEUR SERIES - SCRATCH OPEN Rank 1 2 3 4 5 T6 T6 T6 9 T10 T10 12 T13 T13 15 T16 T16 T16

Player Jeske, Kevin Mazdra, Greg Cahill, Jason Nolfo, Tony Lawrence, Parker Greiner, Dan Munos, Ryan Ramsey, Terry Stojanovic, Aleks Lawton, Mike Sinak, Tom Frost, Wheeler Lohrding, Mark Weingart, Lew Towell, Justin Aguayo, L A Brown, Ryan McWilliams, Kenton

Club Name Number of Events Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Mystic Oak Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 The Quarry at Crystal Springs 2 Country Club at the Legends 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Bellerive Country Club 2 Stonewolf Golf Club 1 The Quarry at Crystal Springs 1 Far Oaks Golf Club 1 Pevely Farms Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1

Total Points 150.0 145.0 100.0 91.7 65.0 60.0 60.0 60.0 40.0 36.7 36.7 35.0 20.0 20.0 15.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

2014 AMATEUR SERIES - NET OPEN Rank 1 2 T3 T3 5 6 7 8 T9 T9 T9 12 13 14

Player Mueller, Jason Senn, Chris Leslie, Dwayne Moreland, Mark Mahoney, Cory Davis, John Glore, Bradley Richardson, Clyde Smith, Paul Tarvid, Matthew Stonebarger, Daniel Sisler, Chris Roestel, Will Wren, Christopher

Club Name Metropolitan Golf Club Persimmon Woods Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club The Falls Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club The Falls Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Paradise Valley Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Wolf Hollow Golf Club Paradise Valley Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club

Number of Events 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1

Total Points 200.0 125.0 110.0 110.0 90.0 80.0 55.0 50.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 25.0 10.0 5.0

2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - REMAINING DATES EVENT

DATE

ENTRY DEADLINE

SITE

Event #4

Friday, July 18

Friday, July 11

The Falls Golf Club

Event #5

Tuesday, August 12

Tuesday, August 5

Tapawingo National Golf Club

Event #6

Monday, September 15

Monday, September 8

Far Oaks Golf Club

Championship

Sat-Sun, October 4 - 5

Invitational

Aberdeen Golf Club

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May 2014

The Metropolitan

AMATEUR SERIES 2014 AMATEUR SERIES - SENIOR SCRATCH Rank 1 T2 T2 4 T5 T5 7 8 9 10 11 T12 T12 14 15 16

Player Neeman Jr, Cal Domenick, Mike Wunderlich, William Ross, Pat Ngala, Donny Rauvola, Gary Leonberger, Tim Son, Sangwon Crow, Ollie Barker, Timothy Wysong, Robert Beckman, Michael Garrett, Brad Smith, Gordon Fitzgerald, Schooner Borah, Chris

Club Name Annbriar Golf Course Joachim Golf Club Aberdeen Golf Course The Orchards Cardinal Creek Golf Course Metropolitan Golf Club Stonewolf Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Joachim Golf Club Glen Echo Country Club Persimmon Woods Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club The Golf Club of Wentzville Metropolitan Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club Metropolitan Golf Club

Number of Events 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2

Total Points 140.0 100.0 100.0 97.5 75.0 75.0 65.0 55.0 50.0 40.0 35.0 32.5 32.5 20.0 17.5 10.0

Club Name Number of Events Metropolitan Golf Club 2 The Falls Golf Club 2 Ruth Park Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Aberdeen Golf Course 2 Mystic Oak Golf Club 1 Pevely Farms Golf Club 2 Franklin County Country Club 2 The Landings at Spirit GC 1 Old Hickory Golf Club 2 Lake Forest Golf & C.C. 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Gateway National Golf Links 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Old Hickory Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 1

Total Points 120.0 120.0 110.0 95.0 90.0 75.0 65.0 65.0 55.0 52.5 45.0 27.5 20.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

2014 AMATEUR SERIES - SENIOR NET Rank T1 T1 3 4 5 6 T7 T7 9 10 11 12 13 T14 T14 T14 T14 T14 T19 T19 T19 T19

Player Garrett, Jim Laramie, Larry Humphrey, Don Epps, John Banks, Larry Hefner, Leo Clay, Kendall Edmonston, King Zonca, Steve Magner, John J Quesenberry, Michael Hollenbeck, Russell Scoles, Michael Kelly III, Jim Gilliland, David Schneider, Vince Shirley, William (Bill) Williams, Doug Bruno, Richards Eisenreich, Steve Sinak Sr, Joseph Slantz, Bill

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