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17th Alabama State Match Play Championship Semifinal and Final Results from Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Gourgeot: 2017 Alabama State Match Play Champion

Montgomery, AL – Semifinal and Final 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 Sunday, August 6, 2017 (6865 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.1/126).

Matt Gourgeot of Decatur, defeated Robby Prater of Birmingham 2 and 1 in the Final match to win the 17th Alabama State Match Play Championship.

Gourgeot was 3 up with three to play before Prater birdied 16 and hit his tee shot on the par-3 17th to within inches. Gourgeot then made a 25–foot putt birdie putt to win the title.

Gourgeot defeated Wesley Hunter 4 and 3 in the semifinals earlier in the day, while Prater beat Connor Reid 6 and 5 in his morning match. 

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.

For more information on the Alabama State Match Championship including hole-by-hole scoring and match play brackets please visit: http://www.alabamagolf.org or https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/MatchTree.aspx?id=344

 

  Match Play Results

   Semifinal

 

(9) Robby Prater, Birmingham, Ala.  def. (13) Connor Reid, Opelika, Ala. , 6 and 5

 

(15) Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.  def. (11) Wesley Hunter, Mobile , Ala. , 4 and 3

  

   Final

 

(15) Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.  def. (9) Robby Prater, Birmingham, Ala. , 2 and 1

 

      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

 

   Quarterfinals

 

   (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 www.alabamagolf.org.

 

 

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