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Taylor Eyster Wins Alabama State Amateur Championship in Playoff

Taylor Eyster of Birmingham - 101st Alabama State Amateur Champion

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BESSEMER, AL – Final results of the 101st Alabama State Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Bent Brook Golf Club in Bessemer, AL on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (7337 yards, par 36-36—72, 74.6/132).

UAB senior Taylor Eyster of Birmingham survived a three-hole aggregate playoff over defending champion and rising Clemson University freshman Turk Pettit of Auburn to win the Alabama State Amateur Championship.

Eyster finished the playoff at one-under par by holing a six-foot birdie on the second playoff hole while Pettit finished the three-hole loop at even par.

Prior to the playoff both Eyster and Pettit provided plenty of drama on the 18th hole during regulation play. Playing in the second-to-last group, Pettit holed a 30-foot birdie putt to tie Eyster who was clinging to a one shot lead playing in the final group as he headed to the final hole. Eyster hit his fairway approach shot into the back greenside bunker leaving a testy long bunker shot off a downhill lie. Eyster’s bunker shot came to rest eight feet below the hole. He then sank the par putt to force a playoff.

Championship Notes:

- The victory is Eyster’s first Alabama State Amateur title.

-Eyster carded a final round 68 and was co-leader with Wes Carter of Helena heading into the final round.

-Pettit posted back-to-back rounds of 66 on the weekend to vault-up the leaderboard from T22 after 36 holes.

-36-hole leader Ryan Mayberry of Birmingham fired a final round 66 to finish in solo third place.

-30 players finished the championship under par with a final round average score of 73.0 and 74.08 for the entire week.

Alabama State Amateur Championship is open to 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 that does not exceed 8.4.

For more information on the Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship including hole-by-hole scoring please visit: http://www.alabamagolf.org or https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=342.

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association. 

Final Results

Place

Competitor

Score

Amt Won

1

*Taylor Eyster, Birmingham, Ala.

68-70-68-68--274  (-14)

$500.00

2

Turk Pettit, Auburn, Ala.

73-69-66-66--274  (-14)

$350.00

3

Ryan Mayberry, Birmingham, Ala.

66-69-75-66--276  (-12)

$275.00

4

Vic Kyatt III, Birmingham, Ala.

68-70-69-70--277  (-11)

$250.00

T5

Steven Setterstrom Jr., Mobile, Ala.

72-69-69-68--278  (-10)

$205.00

T5

Scott Bryan, Birmingham , Ala.

68-71-68-71--278  (-10)

$205.00

T5

Daniel Jansen, Mobile, Ala.

71-73-68-66--278  (-10)

$205.00

T8

Wes Carter, Helena, Ala.

71-68-67-73--279  (-9)

$170.00

T8

John Hayden, Birmingham , Ala.

67-72-72-68--279  (-9)

$170.00

T8

Drew Mathers, Mobile, Ala.

68-70-73-68--279  (-9)

$170.00

T11

Sheldon Statkewicz, Mobile, Ala.

70-71-67-72--280  (-8)

$135.00

T11

Matt Lorenz, Gulf Shores, Ala.

72-68-71-69--280  (-8)

$135.00

T11

Heath West, Dothan, Ala.

71-70-70-69--280  (-8)

$135.00

T11

Nicholas Dunlap, Birmingham, Ala.

72-71-67-70--280  (-8)

$135.00

T15

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala.

70-72-68-71--281  (-7)

$105.00

T15

Wesley Hunter, Mobile , Ala.

70-69-75-67--281  (-7)

$105.00

17

Robby Prater, Birmingham, Ala.

72-69-67-74--282  (-6)

$90.00

T18

John Racciatti Jr, Fairhope, Ala.

71-70-72-70--283  (-5)

$42.00

T18

William Walker III, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

73-68-72-70--283  (-5)

$42.00

T18

Brooks Rabren, Andalusia, Ala.

71-74-71-67--283  (-5)

$42.00

T18

John Catanzaro, Gadsden, Ala.

73-70-70-70--283  (-5)

$42.00

T18

Tyler Hitchner, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

68-69-70-76--283  (-5)

$42.00

T23

Ford Clegg, Birmingham, Ala.

73-70-74-68--285  (-3)

 

T23

Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

72-68-71-74--285  (-3)

 

T25

Major Lee, Montgomery, Ala.

71-74-72-69--286  (-2)

 

T25

Ben Fuller, Birmingham, Ala.

71-67-76-72--286  (-2)

 

T25

Austin Gean, Florence, Ala.

70-72-72-72--286  (-2)

 

T25

James Medley, Athens, Ala.

74-68-74-70--286  (-2)

 

T29

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

72-69-75-71--287  (-1)

 

T29

Dustin Sanders, Jasper, Ala.

76-68-71-72--287  (-1)

 

T31

Sam Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

70-69-72-77--288  (Even)

 

T31

Steve Muncher, Birmingham, Ala.

71-71-72-74--288  (Even)

 

T33

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

74-73-72-70--289  (+1)

 

T33

Eli Hodges, Tuscumbia, Ala.

74-72-70-73--289  (+1)

 

T33

Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala.

71-71-72-75--289  (+1)

 

T33

Conner Elder, Mobile, Ala.

74-73-65-77--289  (+1)

 

37

Taylor McCullum, Hoover, Ala.

73-74-69-74--290  (+2)

 

T38

Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.

68-74-77-72--291  (+3)

 

T38

Reagan Harrell, Guntersville , Ala.

72-74-73-72--291  (+3)

 

T38

Brant Bishop, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

74-71-70-76--291  (+3)

 

T38

Taylor Hereford, Hoover, Ala.

75-69-73-74--291  (+3)

 

T42

Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

71-75-66-80--292  (+4)

 

T42

Logan Archer, Oxford, Ala.

75-71-78-68--292  (+4)

 

T42

Ryan Beatty, Birmigham, Ala.

74-71-73-74--292  (+4)

 

T42

Connor Reid, Opelika, Ala.

71-75-72-74--292  (+4)

 

T42

Wesley Pate, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

70-76-71-75--292  (+4)

 

T47

Brinson Holder, Point Clear, Ala.

74-72-73-74--293  (+5)

 

T47

Nicholas Welden, Birmingham, Ala.

75-70-74-74--293  (+5)

 

T47

Chace Lake, Northport, Ala.

73-74-69-77--293  (+5)

 

T50

Bobby Spiller, Birmingham, Ala.

75-71-71-77--294  (+6)

 

T50

Chase Kennedy, Morris, Ala.

72-74-74-74--294  (+6)

 

T50

Ike Alexander, Florence, Ala.

74-72-76-72--294  (+6)

 

T50

Jason DeJiacomo, Birmingham, Ala.

76-71-70-77--294  (+6)

 

T50

Luke Shaw, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

67-73-76-78--294  (+6)

 

T55

Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

73-73-71-78--295  (+7)

 

T55

Michael Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.

73-74-72-76--295  (+7)

 

T55

Dallas Miller, Birmingham, Ala.

73-71-76-75--295  (+7)

 

T58

J.p. Cave, Mobile, Ala.

74-73-74-75--296  (+8)

 

T58

Tobin Ayers, Auburn, Ala.

73-71-71-81--296  (+8)

 

T58

Bryson O'Malley, Mathews, Ala.

73-74-75-74--296  (+8)

 

61

Willis Hagan, Birmingham, Ala.

76-71-75-75--297  (+9)

 

T62

Michael Johnson, Mobile, Ala.

72-74-73-79--298  (+10)

 

T62

Reed Love, Trussville, Ala.

72-70-78-78--298  (+10)

 

T62

Jack Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

70-76-72-80--298  (+10)

 

65

Matt Ritchie, Mobile, Ala.

71-76-74-78--299  (+11)

 

T66

Blakely Burrow, Birmingham, Ala.

77-69-83-71--300  (+12)

 

T66

Blake Schambeau, Hoover, Ala.

71-73-80-76--300  (+12)

 

T68

Harrison Mink, Birmingham, Ala.

72-72-74-83--301  (+13)

 

T68

Bernard Scott, Trussville, Ala.

73-74-81-73--301  (+13)

 
 

Failed to Qualify

 

 

T70

Daniel Schroder, Hartselle, Ala.

68-80--148  (+4)

 

T70

Hunter Bronson, Montgomery, Ala.

75-73--148  (+4)

 

T70

Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, Ala.

76-72--148  (+4)

 

T70

Bo Hayes, Southside, Ala.

74-74--148  (+4)

 

T70

Ryan Eshleman, Vestavia Hills , Ala.

74-74--148  (+4)

 

T75

Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

74-75--149  (+5)

 

T75

Claud Cooper, Birmingham, Ala.

76-73--149  (+5)

 

T75

Joseph Fortner, Birmingham, Ala.

76-73--149  (+5)

 

T75

Woodie Eubanks, Trussville, Ala.

74-75--149  (+5)

 

T75

Cole Skaggs, Fort  Payne, Ala.

78-71--149  (+5)

 

T75

Clint Provost, Birmingham, Ala.

74-75--149  (+5)

 

T75

Ben Moody, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

75-74--149  (+5)

 

T75

Andrew Graves, Mobile, Ala.

77-72--149  (+5)

 

T83

Colin Sudduth, Birmingham, Ala.

75-75--150  (+6)

 

T83

Eric Shore, Auburn, Ala.

78-72--150  (+6)

 

T83

Stewart Miller, Oneonta, Ala.

76-74--150  (+6)

 

T83

Alan Anderson, Toney, Ala.

76-74--150  (+6)

 

T83

Cody O'Toole, Oneonta, Ala.

75-75--150  (+6)

 

T83

Wade Duke, Creola, Ala.

71-79--150  (+6)

 

T83

Zack Holton, Birmingham, Ala.

73-77--150  (+6)

 

T83

Garrett Stallings, Hoover, Ala.

74-76--150  (+6)

 

T83

Gabe Brooks, Helena, Ala.

74-76--150  (+6)

 

T83

Thomas Regan, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

75-75--150  (+6)

 

T93

Connor Slane, Helena, Ala.

75-76--151  (+7)

 

T93

Sam Prater, Birmingham, Ala.

79-72--151  (+7)

 

T93

Steven Groover, Hoover, Ala.

76-75--151  (+7)

 

T93

Kenneth Goforth, Birmingham, Ala.

78-73--151  (+7)

 

T93

Luke Wilson, Cullman, Ala.

76-75--151  (+7)

 

T93

Parker Jones, Madison, Ala.

75-76--151  (+7)

 

T93

Erik Aviles, Decatur, Ala.

74-77--151  (+7)

 

T93

James Reed, Hoover, Ala.

76-75--151  (+7)

 

T101

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala.

77-75--152  (+8)

 

T101

Richard Douglas, Birmingham, Ala.

73-79--152  (+8)

 

T101

William Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

73-79--152  (+8)

 

T101

Will McFadden, Mobile, Ala.

76-76--152  (+8)

 

T101

Jack Sims, Glencoe, Ala.

76-76--152  (+8)

 

T101

Justin Vincent, Athens, Ala.

74-78--152  (+8)

 

T101

Matt Stuart, Birmingham, Ala.

80-72--152  (+8)

 

T101

Connor Newton, Auburn, Ala.

74-78--152  (+8)

 

T101

William Wethington, Gadsden, Ala.

77-75--152  (+8)

 

T101

Mac Scott, Birmingham, Ala.

78-74--152  (+8)

 

T101

Will Patrick, Oneonta , Ala.

77-75--152  (+8)

 

T112

John Darby, Hoover, Ala.

76-77--153  (+9)

 

T112

Andrew Kniphfer, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

77-76--153  (+9)

 

T112

Dawson Atkinson, Trussville , Ala.

72-81--153  (+9)

 

T115

Will Swift, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

79-75--154  (+10)

 

T115

Torrie Coghlin, Irondale, Ala.

74-80--154  (+10)

 

T115

Matthew Smith, Athens, Ala.

76-78--154  (+10)

 

T115

Seth Foshee, Bridgeport , Ala.

78-76--154  (+10)

 

T115

Jordan Carter, Birmingham, Ala.

74-80--154  (+10)

 

T120

Chris Hancock, Scottsboro, Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

 

T120

Anthony Wallen, Madison, Ala.

77-78--155  (+11)

 

T120

Sam Audia III, Birmingham, Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

 

T120

Jack Poole, Homewood, Ala.

75-80--155  (+11)

 

T120

Cal Tinsley, Trussville, Ala.

80-75--155  (+11)

 

T125

Frankie Wade, Jr, Hoover, Ala.

75-81--156  (+12)

 

T125

Brent Borden, Cordova, Ala.

75-81--156  (+12)

 

T125

Matthew Wallace, Trinity, Ala.

75-81--156  (+12)

 

T125

Brendan Keller, Huntsville, Ala.

80-76--156  (+12)

 

T125

Eric Voss, Decatur, Ala.

81-75--156  (+12)

 

T130

Johnny Komara, Huntsville, Ala.

80-77--157  (+13)

 

T130

Hank Lamberth, Alexander City, Ala.

80-77--157  (+13)

 

T130

Kevin Thompson, Dothan , Ala.

80-77--157  (+13)

 

T133

Thomas Iturbe, Mobile, Ala.

82-77--159  (+15)

 

T133

Kevin Trimm, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

80-79--159  (+15)

 

T133

Alan Johnson, Pleasant Grove, Ala.

79-80--159  (+15)

 

T136

Chris Cook, Calera, Ala.

78-82--160  (+16)

 

T136

John Kramer, Huntsville, Ala.

79-81--160  (+16)

 

T136

Eb Stonestreet, Vestavia, Ala.

77-83--160  (+16)

 

T136

Jason Moore, Birmingham, Ala.

77-83--160  (+16)

 

T140

Nicholas Cortez, Hoover, Ala.

82-79--161  (+17)

 

T140

Eric Dellapenna, Birmingham, Ala.

80-81--161  (+17)

 

T142

Jimmy Finnerty, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

79-83--162  (+18)

 

T142

Benjamin Harris, Homewood, Ala.

80-82--162  (+18)

 

T142

Samuel Jeffcoat, Birmingham , Ala.

81-81--162  (+18)

 

T142

Sam Maze, Birmingham, Ala.

79-83--162  (+18)

 

T146

Carter Henley, Auburn, Ala.

77-86--163  (+19)

 

T146

Moses Ngirailab, Selma, Ala.

78-85--163  (+19)

 

148

Dakota Terry, Trinity, Ala.

86-78--164  (+20)

 

T149

Davis Pearce, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

81-84--165  (+21)

 

T149

Les Higginbotham, Birmingham, Ala.

83-82--165  (+21)

 

151

Ben Rush, Birmingham, Ala.

85-81--166  (+22)

 

152

Van Thigpen, Fairhope, Ala.

89-80--169  (+25)

 

153

Christian Copen, Northport, Ala.

83-88--171  (+27)

 

T154

David Baker, Harvest, Ala.

76-WD--WD  (WD)

 

T154

Jade Todd, Bessemer, Ala.

86-NS--NS  (NS)

 

         

*won championship in three-hole aggregate playoff

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Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

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