After leaving a varsity program and transferring to Saint Louis University, I was fearful that my golf career was over. The NCCGA and Nextgen have allowed me to compete at a high level and continue my golf career for years to come.
The Central Region was formed in the Spring of 2013 by Bill Donovan from the University of Missouri. The founding members of the Central Region included the University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State, and St. Louis University. The Region now features schools in Missouri, and Kansas. Mizzou currently holds the longest regional win streak in the country, at 14 straight. Most of the victories have been in convincing fashion, with some closer calls over the last few semesters. In the Fall of 2014 Mizzou even claimed a share of the National Championship, during the weather shortened event at Dancing Rabbit. Starting fall 2017, the Central region will feed into Zone #3 during Nationals Qualification. Missouri and Missouri State will look to continue to battle in closer tournaments this fall as Missouri State comes off a second place finish at the National Invitational. Missouri and Missouri State both made appearances in the National Championship this past fall shooting team scores of 790 and 804 respectively. Kansas qualified for the National Invitational and had a good showing in Myrtle Beach finishing in the middle of the pack. In the spring, Missouri took the region title and had a strong showing at the National Championship with a top 15 finish. Missouri State will look to have a big fall and continue to battle Missouri for the regional crown. Missouri State was able to dethrone Missouri to take the fall regional crown and make it to Nationals. Kansas had a strong fall and was also invited to Oklahoma for the Invitation. Look out for Kansas this spring as they continue their quest to the top of the region.