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Smalley-Ritchie's 63 Leads Alabama State Four-Ball

Trip Smalley-Matt Ritchie

MONTGOMERY, AL – First round stroke play qualifying results of the 34th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Thursday, April 28, 2016 (6758 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.1/126).

Trip Smalley & Matt Ritchie of Mobile fired a nine-under 63 to take a two stroke lead after the first round. The Mobile tandem carded seven birdies and an eagle in their round.

Steve Hudson of Birmingham & Robert Nelson of Fairhope is in second place after posting a seven-under 65.

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 are not defending this year. Gourgeot partnered with Woodie Eubanks of Trussville to shoot an opening round of 68 and are in a tie for seventh place. Olive is not entered in this year’s championship. Eubanks won the title in 2011 with Forrest Crabtree.

The average score in round one was 70.3 with 25 teams breaking par on the Joe Lee-designed Wynlakes layout.

The championship format is contested over 36-holes of four-ball stroke play to determine 16 qualifiers for match play.

Friday’s Starting Times: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/Pairings.aspx?id=266&round=657

Hole-by-Hole Scoring: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=266

 

Round 1 Scores

Place

Team

Score

1

Trip Smalley, Mobile, Ala. -  Matt Ritchie, Mobile, Ala.

31-32--63 (-9)

2

Steve Hudson, Birmingham, Ala. -  Robert Nelson, Fairhope, Ala.

32-33--65 (-7)

T3

Clint Compton, Albertville, Ala. -  Mike Lewis, Guntersville, Ala.

32-34--66 (-6)

T3

Blake Mozley, Albertville, Ala. -  Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, Ala.

31-35--66 (-6)

T5

Lance Evans, Oxford, Ala. -  Cypress Hathorn, Pell City, Ala.

33-34--67 (-5)

T5

Alex Green, Point Clear, Ala. -  Steven Setterstrom Jr., Mobile, Ala.

34-33--67 (-5)

T7

Bo Farlow, Birmingham, Ala. -  Steven Groover, Birmingham, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T7

Emile Vaughan, Pike Road, Ala. -  Shaw Pritchett, Montgomery, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T7

Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala. -  Woodie Eubanks, Trussville, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T7

Stan Sherlin, Montgomery, Ala. -  Walker Grant, Montgomery, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T11

Jordan Maynor, Andalusia, Ala. -  William Chambers, Andalusia, Ala.

35-34--69 (-3)

T11

Will Swift, Hoover, Ala. -  Clay Guerin, Birmingham, Ala.

36-33--69 (-3)

T11

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala. -  Hunter Bronson, Montgomery, Ala.

31-38--69 (-3)

T11

Matthew Myers, Auburn, Ala. -  Tanner Guthrie, Auburn, Ala.

34-35--69 (-3)

T11

Joey Holley, Troy, Ala. -  Chase Rogers, Troy, Ala.

36-33--69 (-3)

T11

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala. -  Ryan Campbell, Meridianville, Ala.

33-36--69 (-3)

T11

Hamp Andrews, Mobile, Ala. -  Joe Robertson, Prattville, Ala.

33-36--69 (-3)

T11

Kevin Carden, Hoover, Ala. -  John Randall, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

35-34--69 (-3)

T19

Richard Douglas, Trussville, Ala. -  Forrest Crabtree, Mobile, Ala.

34-36--70 (-2)

T19

Robbie Cotten, Brewton, Ala. -  Tripp Owens, Brewton, Ala.

37-33--70 (-2)

T19

Kevin Terrell, Brewton, Ala. -  McGowin Miller, Alexander City, Ala.

33-37--70 (-2)

T19

Jeremy Burns, Birmingham, Ala. -  Nick Wintermantel, Vestavia, Ala.

35-35--70 (-2)

T19

Tony Parrish, Prattville, Ala. -  Clark Alexander, Prattville, Ala.

34-36--70 (-2)

T24

Ty Thompson, Point Clear, Ala. -  Jordy Hayden, Fairhope, Ala.

34-37--71 (-1)

T24

Taylor Jones, Birmingham, Ala. -  Taylor Hereford, Hoover, Ala.

36-35--71 (-1)

T26

Elliott Jones, Tuscaloosa, Ala. -  Dustin Brown, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

36-36--72 (Even)

T26

Vic Kyatt III, Birmingham, Ala. -  Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

36-36--72 (Even)

T26

Paul McGee, Birmingham, Ala. -  Steve Bailey, Jacksonville, Ala.

35-37--72 (Even)

T29

Michael Smith, Auburn, Ala. -  Jeff Chastain, Aubrurn, Ala.

36-37--73 (+1)

T29

Daniel Creel, Florence, Ala. -  Bill Brewster, Florence, Ala.

35-38--73 (+1)

T29

Jonathan Spann, Florence, Ala. -  Alan Allgood, Fairhope, Ala.

34-39--73 (+1)

T29

Joe Guthrie, Auburn, Ala. -  Garrison Guthrie, Auburn, Ala.

35-38--73 (+1)

T29

Tobin Ayers, Auburn, Ala. -  Mitch Pugh, Auburn, Ala.

37-36--73 (+1)

T29

Phillip Provost, Birmingham , Ala. -  Brandon Scarborough, Auburn, Ala.

36-37--73 (+1)

T29

Kyle Demeester, Madison, Ala. -  Cody Causey, Elmore, Ala.

38-35--73 (+1)

T36

Trevor McKee, Hoover, Alabama -  Patrick McGowan, Birmingham, Ala.

38-37--75 (+3)

T36

Will Pearce, Selma, Ala. -  William Free, Marion Junction, Ala.

35-40--75 (+3)

38

Bill Best, Tuscaloosa, Alabama -  Will Humber, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

39-38--77 (+5)

39

Gary Stephenson, Joppa, Ala. -  Brandon Elder, Union Grove, Ala.

39-39--78 (+6)