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34th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship Heads to Wynlakes Country Club

Wynlakes Country Club

BIRMINGHAM, AL  (April 27, 2016) – The Alabama Golf Association will conduct the 34th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship April 28-May 1 in Montgomery at Wynlakes Country Club. 

41 teams are entered into this year’s championship. The team of Matt Gourgeot (Decatur) and Tony Olive (Florence) won last year’s championship at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen, AL but will not defend this year. Gourgeot will partner with Woodie Eubanks of Trussville while Olive is not entered in this year’s championship. Eubanks won the title in 2011 with Forrest Crabtree.

2016 will be the fourth time that the Joe Lee-designed Wynlakes Country Club has hosted the Alabama State Four-Ball Championship. Wynlakes previously hosted in 1989, 90 and 2008.

Awards will be presented to the Champions, Runners-Up, Semi-Finalists (2 teams).  Medalist award will be presented to the team with the lowest 36-hole total.  In addition, the Champion will have their name engraved on the Harry Pritchett trophy housed at the AGA office.

Championship Facts

Event: 34th Alabama Four-Ball Championship

Playing Dates: April 28-May 1, 2016

Host Site: Wynlakes Country Club, Montgomery, AL
Yardage: 6,865 yards, Par 36-36-72
Course/Slope Rating: 73.1/126

2015 Champions: Matt Gourgeot (Decatur) and Tony Olive (Florence). Not defending in 2016.

Format: 36-holes of four-ball stroke play to determine 16 teams for four-ball match play.

Eligibility: Any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Total team handicap maximum is 16.8.

Schedule of Rounds:

Thursday, April 28. Stroke Play Qualifying Round 1. Tee times at 7:30am off #1 and #10 tees.
Friday, April 29. Stroke Play Qualifying Round 2. Tee times at 7:30am off #1 and #10 tees.
Cut to low 16 scores for match play.

Saturday, April 30. Round of 16 (AM), Quarterfinals (PM)

Sunday, May 1. Semifinals (AM), Final (PM)
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

Starting Times & Pairings

Hole-by-hole Scoring (starting 4/28)

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