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Naugle makes it through two rounds and finishes in top 16 at Missouri Amateur


Nixa’s Noah Naugle made the round of 16 at the Missouri Golf Association’s upset-filled Missouri Amateur held last week at the St. Joseph Country Club.

Naugle was among seven players seeded 38th or higher who made it past the first two rounds in the 64-man match play bracket.

It was Naugle’s second entry in the Mo-Am and his first time qualifying for match play.

Naugle’s second-round victory was 2 & 1 over Carl Miltun, a former Missouri S&T player from Gilbert, Arizona. Naugle was seeded 42nd and Miltun 10th.

In the opening round, Naugle edged Jefferson City’s Michael Snyder 4 & 3. Snyder was seeded 23rd.

Naugle was ousted 5 & 4 by eventual tournament runner-up, Mt. Vernon’s Presten Richardson.

Naugle qualified for match play by finishing in a tie for 40th with a two-round total of 145. His second-round score of 70 tied for sixth among the lowest scores of the day.

Addison White, also of Nixa, made match play by also finishing in a tie for 40th with scores of 71 and 74.

White was eliminated in the first round of match play 2 & 1 by Hunter Parrish, of Columbia.

Reed Johnson, of Nixa, and Riley Franklin and Brock King, both of Ozark, didn’t make the cut for match play. Johnson shot rounds of 79 and 78, Franklin posted scores of 81 and 78 and King carded scores of 84 and 90.

In the finals, St. Joe’s Brad Nurski defeated Richardson 11 & 9.

Earlier this summer, Naugle won a Missouri Amateur qualifier at Twin Oaks Golf Course with a five-under 66 and won the Kansas City Classic championship.

Naugle became Nixa’s first State medalist by finishing 12th at the Class 5 State Tournament in May.