Crown the ladies of Quail Creek Golf Course champions again! The women have clinched the 2010 team play competition, marking the fourth consecutive year they have won. The St. Louis Women’s Golf Association are ladies who play in 18-hole golf leagues at various public courses. The Oct. 28 fall awards banquet features KSDK’s Kay Quinn as guest speaker.
Skip Berkmeyer of Town & Country reached the match play round at the recent U.S. Mens Mid-Amateur in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The tourney was played at the Atlantic Golf Club, a 7,044-yard, par-72 course. Berkmeyer shot 153 in his two rounds of stroke play but lost 5 and 4 to Todd Burgan, of Knoxville, Tenn., in the first round. Burgan shot a 145 in stroke play.
The Saturday women’s golf group at Westwood chose to stay in the area, specifically Boone Valley Golf Club, instead of going out of town for a golf trip. The tournament was informal, as many of them had never played Boone Valley, and topping off the event was a ‘staycation’ in the cabin at Boone Valley.
World Amateur Team Championships
Scott Langley of Manchester will represent the U.S. at World Amateur Team Championships, as the Illini senior heads to Argentina next week. He is ranked 10th in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings. The squad competes Oct. 28 through 31 for the Dwight Eisenhower Trophy in Buenos Aires. The WATC has been held every two years since its inception in 1958 and is organized by the International Golf Federation.
An estimated 70 countries compete for the title. The U.S. has won the title a record 13 times, most recently in 2004. Langley, a Parkway South grad, emerged on the national and international scene this year. He won the NCAA individual title, helped the U.S. to the Palmer Cup championship and finished as the low amateur and a tie for 16th overall at the U.S. Open in June.
Well, another golf season has gone by faster than one of my shots for the water. We’ll be back next spring with more local golf news.