Fore State Team
WOGA is proud to sponsor a 12-woman team in three age divisions.
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.
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 three Divisions, the Amateur, Mid-Am and Masters. Each team will select 4 players to compete in the Amateur Division for players age 39 and under, 4 players to compete in the Mid-Am Division for ages 40 to 59, and 4 players to compete in the Masters Division for ages 60 and up. Age requirements are as of July 14 of the Championship year.
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 the player age 40 and up with the low score in Championship Flight of 2019 Stroke Play Championship. The Team Captain shall select up to three players from either the Amateur, Mid-Am or Masters Division or a mix. The remainder of the Team will be selected based on points earned in the 2018 State Amateur Qualifying Round, 2019 Stroke Play Championship and 2019 Senior Championship.