Sunset CC Set to Host 29th Senior Amateur Championship


Sunset Hills, MO – Sunset Country Club is set to host the 29th Metropolitan Senior Amateur Championship from Tuesday, August 24th, to Wednesday, August 25th. The field consists of 112 golfers, with 47 players competing for the George F. Meyer Trophy.

Sunset Country Club is a par-72 course. Although not long, the 6,686-yard layout is known for testing a player’s accuracy and short-game. The course features four par 3s, ten par 4s, and four par 5s.

Last year’s Champion Buddy Allen returns to the field to defend his title. Allen took home the George F. Meyer Trophy in 2020 after shooting an 8-under 136 (67-69) over two days at St. Clair Country Club. Allen is also coming off of a Top-40 finish at the 31st Metropolitan Amateur at St. Louis Country Club earlier this month.

Other past champions include Mike O’Neill and Jack Eisenbeis. O’Neill joins the field as the 2019 champion when the championship was hosted by Aberdeen Golf Club. Eisenbeis, the 2016 champion at Winghaven Country Club, recently played in the 31st Metropolitan Amateur at his home club, St. Louis Country Club, earlier this month.

Ellen Port, a 16-time Metropolitan Women’s Amateur Winner, is in the field at her home club. Port is coming off of a top-20 finish at the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open last month. Port is a 7-time USGA championship winner, most recently winning the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Just this past weekend, she finished tied for fourth in the senior division at the 35th Normandie Amateur.

David Pfeil joins Brian Lovett and Brian Hall in the ninth group of the day. Pfeil recently fired a 1-over 71 at the Senior Amateur Qualifying round to claim a spot in the 66th U.S. Senior Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit. Lovett competed in the U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club in July.

Play begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday off the first tee. Live scoring and groupings and starting times can be found through Golf Genius with the GGID JWSHJS.

For updates throughout the championship, follow MAGA on Twitter and Instagram @MetAmateurGA.

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