4th Women's Ohio State Mid-Amateur

The State Amateur is a WAGR ranked event.

Belmont Country Club

July 20 - 23, 2020

Janie Klare, Mid-Am Champion
Winner Janie Klare with runner up Oliva Hochschwender
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2020 Stroke Play Medalist

Cari Helter shot 80 during Monday's stroke play.

Janie Klare Captures the 2020 State
Mid-amateur title

Janie Klare defeated Oliva Hochschwender 5&3.

About Janie (Dumler) Klare:

Janie played 4 years of high school golf on the boy's team at Summit Country Day in Cincinnati, and she played golf in college at Purdue University and later, on the men’s team at Xavier University. 


For the past ten years, Janie has been working at MegaCorp Logistics, a national freight logistics company, as Business Development Manager/National Sales while raising 3 daughters; Abigail (21) Alexandra (20) and Lauren (18) with her husband Bob Klare.  Klare's summers for the past nine years have been dedicated to attending AAU National Basketball tournaments with Lauren and select Soccer tournaments with Alex across the US.  All three girls are now in college and Janie said "it feels great to be back into competition.”


Janie has enjoyed the game of golf since the age of 8. She has won a couple Cincinnati Metropolitan Championships and participated in the North South Amateur, several USGA Mid Am’s, and qualified for the USGA 4 Ball with Lynn Thompson at Bandon Dunes.


Janie won the Ohio Junior Girls (1984), the Women's Ohio State Amateur (1996), and now the Women's Ohio State Mid-Amateur, making her the first player in WOSGA history to win three different tournament titles.  


Last summer Klare was inducted into the Cincinnati Legends of Golf which she considers a huge honor since she is among some amazing and talented golfers.  


Janie has served on the Greater Cincinnati Women’s Golf Association in many capacities over the years, and previously was the Tournament Chairman of the Men’s World Cup of Golf, now part of the World Tours.  Klare enjoys giving back to the game that has brought so much joy to her over the years with amazing experiences, friendships, competition, and greater joy for the game.


Klare looks forward to being able to play more competitive golf now that her girls are older and hopes to rekindle many friendships from her past by attending tournaments on a national level.

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Schedule of Events


Sunday, July 19

1:00 P.M. - Practice Rounds

(A) Stroke Play 

Registration - No more than 40 minutes before your tee time.

Monday, July 20       

Qualifying Round - 18 Holes Stroke Play; All

 (B) Match Play

Tuesday, July 21

First Round - All

Wednesday, July 22

A.M. - Second Round - All

P.M. - Third Round State Am; Semifinals Championship and Finals First Flight Mid-Am

Thursday, July 23

A.M: Semi-Finals State Am and Finals for Flights in the State Am; Finals for Mid-Am

P.M. Finals - State Am

*Schedule of Events is subject to change.

Tournament Director

Kaye Julian

C. 330-608-7202

E. kayemmm44@gmail.com

Course Information

Belmont Country Club

AM Slope/Rating = 129/73.2

5,687 yds/Par 73

Tournament Updates

Carts--While the WOSGA and Belmont Country Club will make every effort to accommodate those players requesting a riding cart, COVID -19 restrictions may limit the availability of carts.  For the tournament:


1. Carts will be rented first to those players who requested a cart on their entry form on a first-come, first-served basis.  

2. Then, carts will be available to players on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. If the club does not have enough carts to fill requests, even those on the entry form, then you must walk. Come prepared to walk.

3. Spectators should expect to walk. If carts become available for spectators, they will be rented to spectators at the Club’s discretion.

Format Change--The championship flight in the State Amateur will consist of 32 players.

Schedule Change--Registration is on Monday. Arrive NO MORE THAN 40 MINUTES before your tee time to register. You are permitted 30 minutes to warm up; the additional 10 minutes are for registration and payment of cart and walking fees in the pro shop.  The championship flight in the State AM will have double rounds on Thursday.

Questions: For questions about the championship, the status of your entry, to withdraw, or register by phone, contact the Tournament Director.

Tournament Information

Who is Invited to Play:

  • Invitations are extended to amateur female golfers who (1) are members of a WOSGA member club, or (2) maintain an Ohio GHIN Handicap Index at a public course or a non-WOSGA member private club and are Ohio residents, and (3) meet the handicap requirements below.

​Public links players and members of non-WOSGA Ohio private clubs are invited to play but to be eligible, the player must be an Ohio resident.



  • Players must have reached their 30th birthday by July 20, 2020

  • Mid-Amateur players must have an individual up-to-date GHIN Handicap Index for women not exceeding 25.0.


Championship Format:

The event is an invitational.

The competition will be in two stages:   


(A) Stroke Play: 18 holes stroke play to determine flights for match play

The low 16 qualifiers comprise the Championship Flight

All other flights shall consist of 16 or 8 players. If there are an insufficient number of players to fill a flight, the flight may be played as a stroke play event and/or a combination of stroke and match play, at the discretion of the WOSGA.


(B) Match Play: General numerical draw is used.

The Mid-Amateur is double-elimination match play with flights being made up of the first-round losers.

Approximate Yardage: 5,687 yards

Field Size: 24 players

Entry Fee:

  • Member - $200 - check the list of member clubs; if your club isn't a member they may be eligible to join WOSGA for $75

  • Non-Member - $225- public links players and members of private clubs that are not WOSGA members

The entry fee includes driving range balls, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and prizes.


Entry Deadline: Entries are closed.

Conditions of Competition

Tournament Policies

Players may walk, ride, or take a caddy.

4786 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton 44718

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Janie Klare, Mid-Am Champion