She never really went away, but Ellen Port is back. After a two-year absence from the Jayne Watson Trophy, Port’s name was engraved on it for an 11th time when she won the 17th annual Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship. Port, who plays out of Fox Run Golf Club, shot a second-round 75 to finish with a 2-over 146 for the tournament, held at Whitmoor Country Club. She has long been one of the top amateur women in the area, recording four national amateur titles and two international Curtis Cup appearances in her career. She also is a teacher and coach of the John Burroughs Bombers high school boys golf team.
Langley: U.S. Amateur & metropolitan open
Pevely Farms Golf Club’s Scott Langley, who will be a junior at Illinois this fall, plays this week in the 109th U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Langley, a Parkway South grad, earned his chance to play in the prestigious tournament for the second time by sharing medalist honors with Andrew Funk of Scottsdale, Ariz., in the recent qualifying tournament. Both finished play at The Country Club of The Legends at 2-under par 138, earning the two spots at stake into the national championship field.
At the Metropolitan Open, held at The Country Club of St. Albans, Langley fired a 54-hole total of 5-under 205, good for a three-shot victory over St. Louis mini-tour professional John Kelly (208). As the top finishing professional, Kelly earned first place prize money of $5,000.
U.S. Women’s Amateur
Jennifer Song became the second woman to win two U.S. Golf Association championships in the same year, beating Jennifer Johnson 3 and 1 in the U.S. Women’s Amateur final at Old Warson in Ladue. The final capped a wonderful week of golf at Old Warson, where the grand course gave the women a terrific challenge. The 19-year-old Song, coming off her freshman year at the University of Southern California, won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in June and was the low amateur last month in the U.S. Women’s Open. She’s from Ann Arbor, Mich.
Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship
Chelsea Schriewer won the 71st Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship with a 208 in the event held at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. The course played at 5,842 yards and was par 72. Schriewer, of St. Charles, won her second consecutive title and will attempt to end her amateur career by attending LPGA Qualifying School this fall. Alisha Matthews of St. Louis, a player on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale golf team, took home the Cassett Trophy for her runner-up finish with a 220. The Team Trophy was awarded to Forest Hills Country Club for the low combined scores of Kristen Hamel and Kelsey Meyer, both of Chesterfield.
USGA Men’s State Team Championship
The USGA Men’s State Team Championship will be held at St. Albans Sept. 23 to 25. The event is open to spectators and volunteers are needed. Go to ccstalbans.com for more information.
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