Jefferson City's Greta Hinds and Eldon's Kassidy Hull will be among the six golfers representing Missouri in the 52nd annual Junior Girls Four State Championship, which begins Wednesday at Country Club of Missouri in Columbia.
The championship, which features Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, brings together the top girls golfers from each state, based on the respective state's junior tournament rankings.
The teams will play a Solheim Cup format starting Wednesday, with foursomes in the morning round and four-ball in the afternoon round. Golfers will then compete in singles play Thursday to conclude the two-day event.
Each player will receive one point for each match won and half a point for each match halved for their respective teams. The team with the highest point total will be named the Four State champion.
Joining Hull and Hinds on Team Missouri are Taryn Overstreet and Ella Overstreet, both of Jackson; Abby Howard, of Kansas City; and Audrey Rischer, of Columbia.
All six Missouri golfers competed in the Missouri Golf Association's Junior Match Play Championship earlier this month in Bolivar. Taryn Overstreet defeated Ella Overstreet, her younger sister, 4-and-3 in the championship match.
Rischer reached the semifinals of the Junior Match Play, while Howard made it as far as the quarterfinals. Hinds and Hull both made it past the stroke play portion of the tournament and reached the round of 16 in the match play portion.
Hinds and Hull will be paired together Wednesday in both the foursome and four-ball rounds. They will tee off against Iowa's Ellie Braksiek and Lauren Sease at 8:50 a.m. in foursome play and then go against Kansas' Brooke King and Victoria Klausner at 2:20 p.m. in four-ball.
In Thursday's singles play, Hinds will tee off at 8:10 a.m. with Nebraska's Emily Karmazin, while Hull will play with Nebraska's Baylee Steele at 8:30 a.m.
Team Nebraska is the defending Junior Girls Four State champion.