2017 Old Warson Cup Preview
2016 winner Sam Migdal <br>(Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Photo)
2016 winner Sam Migdal
(Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Photo)

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 18, 2017) - The “official” kickoff to the MAGA Tournament Season takes place May 6-7 with The Old Warson Cup. Old Warson is the permanent home to the Association’s match play championship and the name was changed to “The Old Warson Cup” in 2013.

Sixteen of the St. Louis areas top amateurs will compete for the Old Warson Cup. These 16 players were invited based on their finish on the 2016 MAGA Player of the Year Point Standings. Defending Champion Sam Migdal (Norwood Hills CC), will be the #1 Seed after stellar 2016 season. Migdal will get Kyle Szyhowski (Whitmoor CC) in Saturday’s first round.

Five-time Match Play Champion Skip Berkmeyer (The Legends CC) will come in as the #2 Seed. Berkmeyer was the runner up at last year’s Old Warson Cup. He will face off against Steven Souchek (Gateway National) in the Round of 16.

Chad Niezing (The Legends CC) is this year’s #3 Seed. He will face Aberdeen GC member Kevin Jeske in the Round of 16. Both Niezing and Jeske qualified for the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Rounding out the top 4 seeds is Alex Cusumano (Norwood Hills CC). Cusumano finished 4th in MAGA’s 2016 Amateur Championship. He will get Hunter Parrish (Persimmon Woods GC) on Saturday morning at 7:20am.

Here is the full slate of Round of 16 Matches for Saturday morning:

7:00am Sam Migdal (1) vs. Kyle Szyhowski (16)

7:10am Darren Stoffel (8) vs. Thomas Weaver (9)

7:20am Alex Cusumano (4) vs. Hunter Parrish (13)

7:30am Phil Caravia (5) vs. Parker Goldman (12)

7:40am Skip Berkmeyer (2) vs. Steven Souchek (15)

7:50am Andrew Pranger (7) vs. Chris Kovach (10)

8:00am Chad Niezing (3) vs. Kevin Jeske (14)

8:10am Tony Gumper (6) vs. Patrick Britt (11)

Quarterfinal matches will be played in the afternoon on Saturday. Sunday morning the Semifinal matches will begin at 7:00am with the 18- hole final match beginning approximately 11:30am.

ABOUT THE Old Warson Cup

The Old Warson Cup is the association's annual match play championship, featuring the Top 16 amateurs from the previous year Player of the Year Points Standings. Invitational event. Entries are open to amateur golfers who are affiliated with or are a member of a club which is a Member Club of the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association.

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