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Kansas Wins With Strong Finish at 2013 Fore State Women’s Team Championship at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club


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Missouri’s lead going into the singles matches was slim, with only two points over the powerful Kansas team at the Fore State Women’s Championship at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin.   Oklahoma’s defending champion status wasn’t reflected in their first day’s point total as they began today with only four points, but singles matches would prove otherwise.  The Missouri team got on the board with a half point from the all square match between local favorite Natalie Bird and Kansas’ Amanda Booth.  Catherine Dolan finishes her amateur career giving Missouri 3 total points for the week after her 5&3 victory over Micah Radler of Oklahoma.  Mindy Coyle also won her second point, defeating Lauren Falley of Kansas 2&1.  Kelly Osborne managed to bring in another 1/2 point by halving her match with Tanna Richard of Arkansas.  Oklahoma racked up 6 points to finish tied with Missouri for second place.  Kansas was the strongest team today, scoring 7 and 1/2 points to earn a total of 12.5 points and the 2013 Fore State Championship title.

Final Singles Matches

Missouri hosts the 2013 Fore State Team Championship during August 1-2 at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club in Joplin, MO. The Missouri team meets Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma in their annual border war….  Oklahoma is the defending champion.  Missouri’s last victory was in 2006 and holds a total of six victories since the “Ryder Cup style” Fore State Team Championship’s inception in 1995.  This year’s team has some of the best chosen from the fields of the past two years Junior, Senior, Amateur and Mid Amateur Championships.

Format:  The first round is a four-ball match play event with 10 players from each state competing.  (Four Ball Match Play: A match in which two play their better ball against the better ball  of two other players.)  The second round is held on the afternoon of the first day and is a foursome match play event with 10 players from each state competing. (Foursome: A match in which two play against two, and each side plays alternating shots.)  The final round, held on the second day, is a singles match play event with 10 players competing. (Single Match Play: A match in which one plays against another.)

The 2013 Missouri Fore State Team team:

Catherine Dolan, Ballwin, MO
2011 and 2013 Amateur Champion, 2012 Runner Up, Qualifier for match play in 2012,2013 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, 2011 Fore State Team Member, Played for Missouri State University.

McCall Christopher, Lee’s Summit, MO
Third Place, 2013 Amateur, Ninth Place, 2012 Amateur, , 2011 Fore State Team Member, 2010 Junior Champion, Plays for Indiana State University.

Mindy Coyle, Columbia, MO
2012-2013 Mid Amateur Champion, Runner Up 2011 Mid Amateur, Previous Fore State Team Member, Past Missouri USGA Team Member, Assistant Coach for the University of Missouri Women’s Golf Team and past Mizzou player.

Alisha Matthews, St. Louis, MO
Fourth Place, 2012 Amateur, Tenth Place, 2013 Amateur, 2010, 2011 Fore State Team Member, Third 2010 Amateur, 2009 Amateur Runner Up, Played for Southern Illinois-Carbondale.

Carmen Titus, Kansas City, MO
Runner Up 2013 Mid Amateur, Third Place 2012 Mid Amateur, Played for Rockhurst University

Diane Chancellor, Glencoe, MO
4th Place, 2013  Mid Amateur, 14th Place, 2013 Amateur, 6th Place, 2012 Senior, 2010 Fore State Team Member

Kelly Osborne, Ballwin, MO
6th Place, 2013 Amateur , Played for the University of Missouri.

Natalie Bird, Carl Junction, MO
11th Place,  2013 Amateur, 2012 Fore State Team Member, Plays for Missouri Western State University

Haelena Schwemmer, Columbia, MO
8th Place, 2013 Amateur, 7th Place, 2011 Amateur, 2010 and 2011 Fore State Team Member, Plays for the University of Missouri.

Alexa Osbourne, Overland Park, MO
12th Place, 2013 Amateur, Played for Savannah College

Stephany Powell, Captain/Alternate
Fore State Team/USGA Team Director, 2012 Senior Champion, 3rd Place 2013 Mid Amateur, Past Fore State/USGA Team member

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Karen Johnson, MWGA Communications Director



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