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Missouri Junior Girls Four State Championship – Final results

The final round of the Junior Girls Four State Championship has concluded with Nebraska taking the 2014 title with stellar play from Haley Thiele who had four birdies in her final round and one bogey and one double to shoot -1 today. That was enough to earn her Medalist honors for the championship with a total of 140 for both days (par 72). Nebraska’s Megan Vetrovsky most likely made a difference for their team in round two as she bettered her first round score by nine shots.

Right behind Thiele all day, was Missouri’s Emily Goldenstein (144) who finished the front nine at -1, but had a bogey on the par five 14th. Another bogey on 16 was followed by a birdie on the 18th to finish at even par 72 for both days. Taylor Hayes (151) was three over at the turn today, but played even on the back to improve her second round score by one with a 75. Sun Young Jung (152) shot another 76, while Shannon Gould (160) improved her final round score by two shots, carding a 79. Madison Frerking (160) finished her round with a score of 81.

Final Team Scores:

Nebraska:       301-301-602
Missouri:        303-302-605
Kansas:          305-304-609
Iowa:               313-309-622
The championship was played at 5743 yards, par 72. The Missouri Women’s Golf Association would like to thank the Iowa Golf Association and The Preserve at Rathbun for hosting the event this year along with Darin Fischer, Director of Golf for his support. Many thanks also go to Katelynn Hogenson, IGA Director of Operations and Women’s Golf,  and Kelsey Van Tasell, P.J. Boatwright Intern.

Individual scores and their scorecards hole by hole

Team Scores standings with statistics


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


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