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102nd Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship Tees Off on Thursday

Pine Tree Country Club's Par 4 17th Hole

HOOVER, AL – The Alabama Golf Association’s 102nd Alabama State Amateur Championship will be held at Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham from June 7-10. The par 72 course will welcome 156 of the state’s best male amateurs this coming Thursday.

Pine Tree Country Club opened in 1968 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Considered one of Birmingham’s best kept golfing secrets, the country club prides itself on its family atmosphere. Known for its many doglegs and immaculate bentgrass greens, Pine Tree has previously hosted a high number of competitive tournaments including U.S. Open Qualifying Tournaments, the Alabama Open, the U.S. Senior Challenge, and many more.

The Alabama State Amateur Championship is competed over four rounds of stroke play, 18 holes daily. Following the first two rounds, the top 60 scores and ties will advance for the final 36 holes, after which a Champion will be crowned. The event is open to spectators.

Last year’s event saw Birmingham native, Taylor Eyster, edge out Auburn’s Turk Pettit, the 2016 champion, in a three-hole playoff after tying at 14-under-par after 72 holes. Eyster will be defending his title at Pine Tree Country Club this year.

Starting times and live scoring during the event can be found on the AGA website at: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=400

 

Championship History and Records

History: The Championship was first played in 1915 at Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, AL. Jack Allison of Birmingham defeated Norborne R. Clarke by a 13 and 12 score to win the inaugural event. The Championship was not played in 1917-18 due to World War I. Format was changed from match play to stroke play in 1955.

Scoring Record (Stroke Play format since 1955): 272 – Will Cannon (2015, Mountain Brook Club); Michael Johnson (2013, Hoover Country Club); Smylie Kaufman (2011, FarmLinks Golf Club).

Most Titles: 4 – Sam Perry (1929, 35, 41, 42); Sam Farlow (1983, 86, 87, 88)

 

Championship Schedule

Tuesday, June 5

All Day: Practice rounds.

9:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse Foyer adjacent to the golf shop.

 

Wednesday, June 6

All Day: Practice rounds.

9:00am-5:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse Foyer adjacent to the golf shop.

Thursday, June 7

Round 1: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees.

18 holes Stroke Play.

 

Friday, June 8

Round 2: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:30pm off #1 & #10 tees.

18 holes Stroke Play.

Cut to low 60 scores and ties.

Field re-grouped according to score.

 

Saturday, June 9

Round 3: Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees.

18 holes Stroke Play.

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch in the Clubhouse.

Field re-grouped according to score.

 

Sunday, June 10

Round 4: Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees.

18 holes Stroke Play.

11:00am-3:00pm: Hosted player lunch in the Clubhouse.

Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

 

Prizes

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers. Merchandise prizes are awarded to the top finishers. Champion will have his name engraved on the Sam Perry Trophy and may take possession of the trophy for the ensuing year.

 

Pine Tree Country Club Information

Director of Golf: Paul Whitman

Physical Address: 5100 Pine Whispers Drive, Birmingham, AL 35210

Website: https://www.ptccalabama.com

Golf Shop Phone: 205-956-1555

Championship Yardage: 7036 yards, par 36-36--72

Course/Slope Rating: 74.2/138

Course Architect: George W. Cobb

Course Turfgrass: Tees/Fairways (Bermuda); Rough (Bermuda); Putting Greens (A1/A4 Bentgrass)

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 13 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.