Fore State Team

WOGA is proud to sponsor a 12-woman team in two age divisions.

Next Championship:

Date:  July 28 - July 30, 2019
Site:  Shadow Valley Golf Course, Rogers, Arkansas
Team Captain:  Louise Blumenthal Johnson, Contact
2018 Team:  ShaeBug Scarberry, Syndey Youngblood, Marla Souvannasing, Lexi Armon, Anna Mikish, Emilie Jackson, Chrissy Bagwell, LeeAnn Fairlie, Leigh Ann Fore, Jen Hays, Janet Miller, Marna Raburn. 

Event History

In 1995, Edell Wortz from Hardscrabble CC in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a life-long supporter of women’s and girl’s golf in the United States, donated the Wortz trophy and organized the first Fore State Championship in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Fore State is a two-day annual event with a Ryder Cup format combining four-ball, foursomes and singles matches. Each state alternates as the host state. The four member states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri each field a 12-member team competing in two Divisions, the Amateur Division and the Mid-Am Division. Each team will select 6 players to compete in the Amateur Division for players age 39 and under and 6 players to compete in the Mid-Am Division for ages 40 and up.

Championships by state: Oklahoma - 11, Missouri - 8, Arkansas - 3, Kansas - 2

Oklahoma Team 2019
The following will receive automatic exemptions on Team Oklahoma: 2018 State Amateur Champion, 2018 Girls' Junior Champion, 2019 Senior Champion, 2019 Stroke Play Champion and 2019 Mid-Amateur Champion.  The Team Captain shall select up to three players for either the Amateur or Mid-Am Division or a mix.  The remainder of the Team will be selected based on points earned in the 2018 State Amateur Qualifying Round and 2019 Stroke Play/Mid-Amateur Championship.

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