Alabama
Golf Association

Serving & Promoting Amateur Golf in Alabama Since 1915

(205) 979-1234

Three Teams Punch Tickets to 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Steven Groover (L) and Tyler McKeever (R) - Medalist with 10-under par 62

KILLEN, AL – Final results from U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen, AL on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (6937 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 73.6/130).

Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions were available at this qualifying site. 

Steven Groover of Hoover, Ala. – Tyler McKeever of Atlanta, Ga. fired a ten-under par 62 that included an eagle and an ace for medalist honors. Groover made the hole-in-one on the 145-yard eighth hole.

Alec Stopperich of Pittsburgh, Pa. – Harlan Winn of Birmingham, Ala. along with Cameron Hooper of Atlanta, Ga. – David Noll Jr. of Dalton, Ga. survived a 4-for-2 playoff at eight-under 64 to secure the final two qualifying spots.

In the same playoff, Mark Harrell of Lookout Mountain, Ga. – Stephen Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn. earned the first alternate position while Michael Hicks – Jake Nolen of Birmingham, Ala. took the second alternate position.

The three qualifiers advanced to the 4th United States Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, FL from May 19-23, 2018.

Hole-by-hole scoring: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=355  

This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

Place

Team

Score

 

Qualifiers

 

1

Steven Groover, Hoover, Ala. -  Tyler McKeever, Atlanta, Ga.

31-31--62 (-10)

T2

Alec Stopperich, Pittsburgh, Pa. -  Harlan Winn, Birmingham, Ala.

34-30--64 (-8)

T2

Cameron Hooper, Atlanta, Ga. -  David Noll Jr, Dalton, Ga.

32-32--64 (-8)

 

Alternates

 

T2

(1st Alt) Mark Harrell, Lookout Mountain, Ga. -  Stephen Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.

33-31--64 (-8)

T2

(2nd Alt) Michael Hicks, Birmingham, Ala. -  Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

31-33--64 (-8)

 

Failed to Qualify

 

T6

Stewart Whitt, Athens, Ala. -  Wes Williams, Kingston Springs, Tenn.

32-33--65 (-7)

T6

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

34-31--65 (-7)

T8

Erin McDonald, Memphis, Tenn. -  Steve McDonald, Nashville, Tenn.

34-32--66 (-6)

T8

Jordan Maynor, Andalusia, Ala. -  McGowin Miller, Brewton, Ala.

33-33--66 (-6)

T8

Daniel Creel, Florence, Ala. -  Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.

34-32--66 (-6)

T11

Will Dennis, Greenville, S.C. -  Wesley Harden, Greenville, S.C.

34-33--67 (-5)

T11

Anthony McElroy, Nashville, Tenn. -  William Wellons, Franklin, Tenn.

32-35--67 (-5)

T11

Ryan Campbell, Meridianville, Ala. -  Bradley Hamner, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

33-34--67 (-5)

T11

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala. -  Heath West, Dothan, Ala.

33-34--67 (-5)

T11

Ty Hampel, Atlanta, Ga. -  Thomas McCloskey, Atlanta, Ga.

35-32--67 (-5)

T11

Aaron Ingalls, Jackson, Tenn. -  Jeff Reuter, Jackson, Tenn.

34-33--67 (-5)

T11

Hamp Andrews, Daphne, Ala. -  William Andrews, Advance, N.C.

35-32--67 (-5)

T18

Trent Jordan, Florence, Ala. -  Jon McGee, Florence, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T18

John Belicka, Woodstock, Ga. -  Nick Brown, Canton, Ga.

34-34--68 (-4)

T18

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala. -  Ryan Eshleman, Vestavia Hills , Ala.

33-35--68 (-4)

T18

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

35-33--68 (-4)

T18

Justin Fabling, Nashville, Tenn. -  Tyler Leroy, Nashville, Tenn.

36-32--68 (-4)

T18

Stan Sherlin, Montgomery, Ala. -  Kaylor Timmons, Destin, Fla.

34-34--68 (-4)

T24

David Murvin, Birmingham, Ala. -  Hawkins Tatum, Birmingham, Ala.

34-35--69 (-3)

T24

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

33-36--69 (-3)

T24

Nicholas Cortez, Hoover, Ala. -  Thomas Luther, Hoover, Ala.

37-32--69 (-3)

T24

Kevin Watford, Franklin, Tenn. -  Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

35-34--69 (-3)

T24

Andrew McAlpin, Florence, Ala. -  Michael Noe, Killen, Ala.

34-35--69 (-3)

T24

Kent Crymes, Birmingham, Ala. -  Jason Owenby, Birmingham, Ala.

33-36--69 (-3)

T24

Lew Mitchell, Dothan, Ala. -  Will Swift, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

33-36--69 (-3)

T24

Jeffrey Cranford, Morristown, Tenn. -  Lucas Tabor, Morristown, Tenn.

32-37--69 (-3)

T24

Jeff Helfrich, Stuart, Fla. -  Christopher Moore, Memphis, Tenn.

36-33--69 (-3)

T24

Elliott Jones, Tuscaloosa, Ala. -  Phillip Weaver Jr, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

33-36--69 (-3)

T24

Randy Jones, Athens, Ala. -  Jim McClary, Athens, Ala.

34-35--69 (-3)

T24

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala. -  James Salter, Auburn, Ala.

36-33--69 (-3)

T36

Ben Fisher, Germantown, Tenn. -  Matt Mitchell, Memphis, Tenn.

34-36--70 (-2)

T36

John Slayton, Jackson, Tenn. -  Cy Young, Jackson, Tenn.

38-32--70 (-2)

T36

Jeremy McGatha, Jacksonville, Ala. -  Matt Rogers, Anniston, Ala.

37-33--70 (-2)

T39

Blair Hamm, Pleasant Grove, Ala. -  David Malone, Birmingham, Ala.

34-37--71 (-1)

T39

Coleman Parrish, Nashville, Tenn. -  Jimmy Ward, Nashville, Tenn.

36-35--71 (-1)

T39

Jerome Brown, Lakewood Ranch, Fla. -  Ryan Jacobs, Brentwood, Tenn.

36-35--71 (-1)

T39

George Walker, Mobile, Ala. -  Michael Walker, Birmingham, Ala.

35-36--71 (-1)

T43

Michael Collie, Collierville, Tenn. -  Adam Hall, Guntown, Miss.

37-35--72 (E)

T43

Jeff Bissell, Birmingham, Ala. -  Wesley Ratliff, Birmingham, Ala.

33-39--72 (E)

T45

Bobby Spiller, Birmingham, Ala. -  Mark Woods, Homewood, Ala.

35-38--73 (+1)

T45

Jonathan Spann, Florence, Ala. -  Bryant West, Florence, Ala.

38-35--73 (+1)

47

Gunnar Raney, Tampa, Fla. -  Blake Schambeau, Hoover, Ala.

36-38--74 (+2)

48

Jack Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala. -  John Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

35-40--75 (+3)

49

Jake Dreher, Birmingham, Ala. -  Rhett Owens, Birmingham, Ala.

36-43--79 (+7)

50

Blair Hollan, Vestavia Hills, Ala. -  Eric Howle, Chelsea, Ala.

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.