For the third time, Washington golfer Kayla Eckelkamp has finished second in the Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship held at Algonquin Country Club in Glendale. Eckelkamp shot 225 for the three-round tournament, carding rounds of 74 during the first two days to tie Jess Meek for the lead going into the final round.
Meek, a native of Scotland who played for the University of Missouri, carded 71 on the final day and Eckelkamp shot 77.
Emily Goldenstein of Chesterfield, the 2016 champion, also shot 225 for the event to tie Eckelkamp. Goldenstein shot rounds of 75, 76 and 74. Eckelkamp was awarded the runner-up award on a scorecard playoff, according to her father, Al Eckelkamp.
Eckelkamp is a 2008 Borgia graduate and she was an all-state golfer with the Lady Knights. She played collegiately for Maryville University.
Two other area golfers competed in the event. Kathy Glennon tied for 18th at 243 with rounds of 83, 78 and 82. Diane Chancellor of St. Albans was 37th with rounds of 88, 88 and 82 for a total of 258.