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17th Alabama State Match Play Championship Round of 16 & Quarterfinal Results

Pictured Left to Right: Connor Reid, Robby Prater, Wesley Hunter, and Matthew Gourgeot

Montgomery, AL – Round of 16 and Quarterfinal match play results of the 17th Alabama State Match Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Saturday, August 5, 2017 (6865 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.1/126).

Round of 16 and Quarterfinals matches were completed with 4 players advancing to the Semifinal Round on Sunday morning.

Number 9 seed Robby Prater of Birmingham will play number 13 seed Connor Reid of Opelika at 7:30am and number 15 seed Matt Gourgeot of Decatur will square off against number 11 seed Wesley Hunter of Mobile at 7:45am. The winners will play the Final Match in the afternoon.

Prater advanced to the semifinals by defeating Jason Smith of Hoover in 19 holes in the Round of 16 and Vic Kyatt of Birmingham 3&2 in the Quarterfinals.

Reid earned his spot in tomorrow’s match by defeating Clay Guerin of Hoover 5&3 in the Round of 16 and defending champion Bo Hayes of Southside 5&4 in the Quarterfinals.

Gourgeot defeated current State Amateur Champion Taylor Eyster of Birmingham 1 up in the Round of 16 and John Hayden of Birmingham 2&1 in the Quarterfinals.

Hunter beat number 6 seed Robbie Cotten of Brewton 2up in the Round of 16 and Scott Cornette of Montgomery 1up in the Quarterfinals.

Alabama State Match Play 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.

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  Match Play Results


  Round of 16


(16) Vic Kyatt III, Birmingham, Ala.  def. (1) Jeff Taylor, Montgomery, Ala. , 5 and 4


(9) Robby Prater, Birmingham, Ala.  def. (8) Jason Smith, Hoover , Ala. , 19 holes


(13) Connor Reid, Opelika, Ala.  def. (4) Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala. , 5 and 3


(5) Bo Hayes, Southside, Ala.  def. (12) Corey Ray, Boaz, Ala. , 6 and 5


(15) Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.  def. (2) Taylor Eyster, Birmingham, Ala. , 1 up


(7) John Hayden, Birmingham , Ala.  def. (10) Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala. , 2 and 1


(14) Scott Cornette, Montgomery, Ala.  def. (3) Calum Masters, Headland, Ala. , 1 up


(11) Wesley Hunter, Mobile , Ala.  def. (6) Robbie Cotten, Brewton, Ala. , 2 up



(9) Robby Prater, Birmingham, Ala.  def. (16) Vic Kyatt III, Birmingham, Ala. , 3 and 2

(13) Connor Reid, Opelika, Ala.  def. (5) Bo Hayes, Southside, Ala. , 5 and 4

(15) Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.  def. (7) John Hayden, Birmingham , Ala. , 2 and 1

(11) Wesley Hunter, Mobile , Ala.  def. (14) Scott Cornette, Montgomery, Ala. , 1 up



About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 130 member clubs represented by nearly 18,500 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 12 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

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.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit

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