Five players chosen from top finishers at the recent Junior Championship recently at WingHaven Country Club will represent Missouri in the Junior Girls Four State Team Championship. Missouri will meet teams from Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Moravia, IA during June 23-24th.
The format consists of individual stroke play each day with the four low scores of each team added each day and totaled after the final round to determine the winner. The medalist is determined by the low two day total score. Missouri has won twelve titles since inception of this event in 1969 and is the defending Four State Junior Girls Champion.
The Missouri Junior Girls Four State Team:
Taylor Hayes, Lake Ozark, MO – Attends School of the Osage (2015). District medalist for three years in a row. Won the 2013 MGA Collegiate Preview and 2012 Gateway Junior PGA Championship. Won 2013 MGA Player of the year, Gateway PGA player of the year age 14-15 2012, and was a member of the Southern Cup Matches team 2012, 2013.
Emily Goldenstein, Chesterfield, MO – Recent graduate Parkway West High School (2014). First Team All State 2012-2013. Conference Player of the Year (Suburban South) 2012, 2013. Has played in the National PGA Junior Championship. Won the Plantations Junior Tour, and won the Gateway Junior PGA Tour Division Championship. Placed first in the College Golf Combine at Missouri Bluffs. Will attend the University of Memphis this fall on a golf scholarship.
Madison Frerking, Blue Springs, MO – Recent graduate Blue Springs South High School (2014). Member of the Missouri Junior Four State Team , 2012. Won the Midwest Junior PGA Championship, 2013. Was All Conference, 2011-2013., All Area, All Metro, 2013. Will attend Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in the fall on a golf scholarship.
Sun Young Jung, Springfield, MO – Attending Glendale High School (2015). Won the Ozark Lady Tiger Invitational in 2013. Won the Class 2 State Championship, the Ozark Conference Championship and District Championship this year. Has qualified as an alternate for two previous Junior Four State teams.
Shannon Gould, O’Fallon, MO – Shannon is the youngest member of the team, attending MICDS. She placed second in her age group at the 2013 Junior Championship. Shannon shot a two day total of 156 this week to qualify for the Missouri Junior Girls Four State team.
Alternates: Reagan Snavely, Wentzville, MO and Brooke Thompson, Jefferson City, MO
Karen Johnson, MWGA Communications Director