St. Albans, MO – The 91st LNGA Amateur Championship, one of the nation’s longest, consecutively played women’s amateur championships, will take place July 26-28 at the Country Club of St. Albans.
85 of the best women’s amateur golfers will take on the Lewis and Clark course, which will play 6,374 yards and par 72. Players are making their way to Saint Louis from 30 states across the country, as well as from Australia, England, Canada, China and Chinese Taipei.
Following Tuesday’s second round, the field will be cut to the low 60 scores and ties after 36 holes are completed. The LNGA Amateur champion and runner-up will be crowned at the end of the final round on Wednesday.
The field will be made up of mostly collegiate players, with Northwestern and Middle Tennessee State being the most represented with six and five players, respectively.
Jo Hua Hung and Tsai-Ching Tseng make their way to Saint Louis after competing in the U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in June. Angelica Pfefferkorn (Oklahoma State), Ashley Menne, Breyana Matthews and Calynee Rosholt (Arizona State), saw their teams advance to match play at the NCAA Championships this past May at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A pair of 2021 state amateur champions are in the field. Rylea Marcum won the Kentucky State Amateur at the University of Louisville Golf Club in June. Sarah Bell won the Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship earlier this month at Mules National Golf Club.
Ivana Shah, a rising junior at the University of Akron, received the Dinah Shore Trophy award chosen by the LPGA Foundation this past May. Those considered had to have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, compete in at least 50% of the team’s scheduled events, maintain a stroke average of 78 or under and demonstrate leadership and/or extraordinary community affairs work. She’ll compete next week after finishing fifth in the MAC Conference Championship last season.
Live scoring is available through Golf Genius with the GGID YKYJCG. Spectators are allowed all three days of competition.
For updates throughout the tournament, follow the LNGA on Twitter @LNGA_Golf.
ABOUT THE LNGA
The LNGA is a national volunteer women’s amateur golf association founded in Kansas City Mo. in 1927 to promote amateur golf and good sportsmanship among women golfers and junior girls. Our events are hosted at venues across the United States. The events spotlight the nationally prominent amateur golfer that may be eligible for Curtis Cup team selection along with the skilled players from around the world. The LNGA Amateur, the Women’s Mid-Amateur and the Senior Women’s Amateur are included in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) list of golf championships.