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Stewart Whitt Wins Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship

Stewart Whitt of Athens, 2017 Alabama State Mid-Amateur Champion

Decatur, AL - Final round results of the 29th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship hosted by Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, AL on Sunday, September 24, 2017 (7032 yards, par 35-36—71, 73.2/138).

Stewart Whitt of Athens fired the lowest round of the tournament with a final round 67 to win the 29th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship at Burningtree Country Club by four strokes. His 210 (-3) 54-hole total was the only sub-par score for the championship.

Matthew Gourgeot of Decatur finished in second place at 214 while Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta finished in third at 215.

Defending champion Clay Guerin of Hoover carded a final round 70 to finish T5 at 218.

Average score for the final round was 78.5 and 78.6 for the championship. There were only seven sub-par rounds posted for the entire championship.

Championship format was 54 holes of stroke play with no cut this year. Merchandise awards were given to the fifteen lowest scores of the tournament. The champion will have his name engraved on the Elbert S. Jemison Jr. Trophy that is housed at the AGA office and receives a five year exemption into the Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship and the Alabama State Match Play Championship. Top 10 finishers will receive an exemption into the 2018 Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship at Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham and Top 8 finishers will receive an exemption into the 2018 Alabama State Match Play.

Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 25th birthday by the first day of the championship, 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.

Hole-by-Hole Scoring: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=345

Photo Gallery: https://alabamagolf.smugmug.com/2017-AGA-Championships/29th-Alabama-State-Mid-Amateur-Championship1

For more information on the Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship please visit www.alabamagolf.org.

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Final Results

Place

Competitor

Score

Amt Won

1

Stewart Whitt, Athens, Ala.

71-72-67--210  (-3)

$325.00

2

Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.

73-73-68--214  (+1)

$220.00

3

Woodie Eubanks, Oneonta, Ala.

70-76-69--215  (+2)

$170.00

4

Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, Ala.

73-72-72--217  (+4)

$160.00

T5

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala.

75-73-70--218  (+5)

$145.00

T5

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala.

73-73-72--218  (+5)

$145.00

T7

Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

72-77-71--220  (+7)

$125.00

T7

Vic Kyatt III, Birmingham, Ala.

72-72-76--220  (+7)

$125.00

9

Ryan Campbell, Meridianville, Ala.

74-75-72--221  (+8)

$110.00

10

Steve Hudson, Birmingham, Ala.

73-73-77--223  (+10)

$100.00

T11

Bryan Askew, Decatur, Ala.

75-76-73--224  (+11)

$85.00

T11

Torrie Coghlin, Irondale, Ala.

72-77-75--224  (+11)

$85.00

13

Will Swift, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

74-71-80--225  (+12)

$70.00

T14

Chase Kennedy, Morris, Ala.

75-79-72--226  (+13)

$36.67

T14

Claud Cooper, Birmingham, Ala.

73-71-82--226  (+13)

$36.66

T14

Jon Key, Hoover, Ala.

77-78-71--226  (+13)

$36.66

T17

Joey Fortner, Birmingham, Ala.

78-76-73--227  (+14)

 

T17

Mark Woods, Homewood, Ala.

68-79-80--227  (+14)

 

19

Nick Lee, Guntersville, Ala.

75-78-75--228  (+15)

 

20

Corey Ray, Boaz, Ala.

78-76-75--229  (+16)

 

21

Keith Rains, Birmingham, Ala.

74-74-82--230  (+17)

 

22

Jonathan Spann, Florence, Ala.

81-75-75--231  (+18)

 

T23

George Tyner Jr, Berry, Ala.

77-78-77--232  (+19)

 

T23

Kenny Miller, Harvest, Ala.

76-78-78--232  (+19)

 

T23

Brian Flynn, Newville, Ala.

79-78-75--232  (+19)

 

T23

Derek Nicholson, New Hope, Ala.

83-70-79--232  (+19)

 

T27

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

79-76-78--233  (+20)

 

T27

Chris Jones, Birmingham, Ala.

75-79-79--233  (+20)

 

T27

Tyler Berry, Hartselle, Ala.

78-79-76--233  (+20)

 

30

Andrew Lowry, Sterrett, Ala.

72-81-82--235  (+22)

 

31

Kevin Thompson, Dothan , Ala.

79-79-78--236  (+23)

 

32

Jake Walden, Moody, Ala.

77-79-81--237  (+24)

 

T33

Blake Watts, Valley Head, Ala.

79-76-83--238  (+25)

 

T33

Matt Rogers, Anniston, Ala.

77-83-78--238  (+25)

 

T35

Tom Davis, Hoover, Ala.

75-85-79--239  (+26)

 

T35

Will Pearce, Selma, Ala.

78-77-84--239  (+26)

 

37

Eric Shore, Auburn, Ala.

82-82-78--242  (+29)

 

T38

Brandon Griffin, Birmingham, Ala.

80-82-81--243  (+30)

 

T38

Levi Shelton, Scottsboro, Ala.

83-76-84--243  (+30)

 

40

David Kyatt, Hoover, Ala.

84-82-78--244  (+31)

 

T41

Seth Bryan, Huntsville, Ala.

81-73-91--245  (+32)

 

T41

Rick Riley, Chelsea , Ala.

83-81-81--245  (+32)

 

T41

Chris Cook, Calera, Ala.

83-83-79--245  (+32)

 

T44

Chris Hancock, Scottsboro, Ala.

84-74-88--246  (+33)

 

T44

Dana Amberson, Decatur, Ala.

85-79-82--246  (+33)

 

46

Alan Allgood, Fairhope, Ala.

81-90-76--247  (+34)

 

47

John Beatty, Birmingham, Ala.

85-81-82--248  (+35)

 

48

Ian Reid, Fultondale, Ala.

84-83-82--249  (+36)

 

49

Dustin Schaefer, Huntsville, Ala.

86-80-84--250  (+37)

 

50

Anoop Sattineni, Auburn, Ala.

84-88-80--252  (+39)

 

51

Ron Rainey, Madison, Ala.

82-86-87--255  (+42)

 

52

Matt Burnette, Northport, Ala.

86-87-87--260  (+47)

 

53

Jonathan Crowe, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

91-85-86--262  (+49)

 

54

Wendell Underwood, Auburn, Ala.

89-91-90--270  (+57)

 

55

Michael Clanton, Northport , Ala.

98-85-88--271  (+58)

 

T56

Earle Bidez, Birmingham, Ala.

78-83-NS (NS)

 

T56

Jim Kent, Decatur, Ala.

79-83-WD (WD)

 

T56

David Baker, Harvest, Ala.

82-73-WD (WD)

 

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.