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Lorenz Paces the Field at the Alabama State Amateur

Matt Lorenz of Fairhope Leads with a 65 (-7)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Round one results of the 102nd Alabama State Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 (7026 yards, par 36-36—72, 74.2/138).

The 102nd Alabama State Amateur Championship began today with 156 players competing to win the most important amateur title in the state. Hosted by Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham, the prestigious event was welcomed by sunny skies and low winds for the first round.

With an impressive seven-under 65, Matt Lorenz of Fairhope is leading the field by one stroke. Lorenz credits his successful round to strong driving and ability to keep the ball in the fairway. His round included seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys.

One shot back is Bessemer’s Victor Kyatt. Kyatt carded seven birdies and one bogey on his way to firing a six-under 66.

Defending champion, Taylor Eyster of Birmingham, who won the title at Bent Brook Golf Club last year, posted a solid five-under 67, two shots back heading into the second round. Eyster won last year’s championship in a three-hole playoff against Turk Pettit.

Other notable scores include a 67 by Austin Gean of Florence, 68 by Nick Robillard of Birmingham, and six players posted a 69 including two-time champion Will Swift of Vestavia Hills (2002, 05).

Round two begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. from both the first and tenth tees.

Visit www.alabamagolf.org for live scoring and photographs from the first round.

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Round 1 Results

Place

Competitor

Score

1

Matt Lorenz, Fairhope, Ala.

31-34--65  (-7)

2

Victor Kyatt, Bessemer, Ala.

33-33--66  (-6)

T3

Taylor Eyster, Birmingham, Ala.

34-33--67  (-5)

T3

Austin Gean, Florence, Ala.

34-33--67  (-5)

5

Nick Robillard, Birmingham, Ala.

34-34--68  (-4)

T6

Steven Groover, Hoover, Ala.

36-33--69  (-3)

T6

Will Swift, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

34-35--69  (-3)

T6

Woodie Eubanks, Oneonta, Ala.

36-33--69  (-3)

T6

Bart Barnes, Troy, Ala.

35-34--69  (-3)

T6

Atharv Argade, Deatsville, Ala.

36-33--69  (-3)

T6

Evans Gross, Birmingham, Ala.

36-33--69  (-3)

T12

Lance Goodson Jr, Birmingham, Ala.

39-31--70  (-2)

T12

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala.

34-36--70  (-2)

T12

Steven Setterstrom Jr., Mobile, Ala.

35-35--70  (-2)

T12

John Hayden, Birmingham , Ala.

35-35--70  (-2)

T12

Logan Archer, Oxford, Ala.

36-34--70  (-2)

T12

William Wann, Birmingham, Ala.

33-37--70  (-2)

T12

Mac Murphy, Decatur, Ala.

34-36--70  (-2)

T12

James Medley, Athens, Ala.

34-36--70  (-2)

T12

Jones Free, Selma, Ala.

36-34--70  (-2)

T12

Ethan Hagood, Hoover, Ala.

34-36--70  (-2)

T22

Brooks Rabren, Andalusia, Ala.

31-40--71  (-1)

T22

Brent Boyles, Calera, Ala.

33-38--71  (-1)

T22

Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

36-35--71  (-1)

T22

Dawson Atkinson, Trussville , Ala.

34-37--71  (-1)

T22

Eric Howle, Chelsea, Ala.

37-34--71  (-1)

T22

Eli Marty, Falkville, Ala.

35-36--71  (-1)

T28

Jon Hunt, Birmingham, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T28

Sheldon Statkewicz, Mobile, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T28

Richard Douglas, Birmingham, Ala.

34-38--72  (Even)

T28

John Catanzaro, Gadsden, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T28

Jackson King, Birmingham, Ala.

34-38--72  (Even)

T28

Taylor Hereford, Birmingham, Ala.

35-37--72  (Even)

T28

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

36-36--72  (Even)

T28

Chance Caylor, Auburn, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T28

Will Patrick, Oneonta , Ala.

35-37--72  (Even)

T28

James Reed, Hoover, Ala.

34-38--72  (Even)

T28

Rovonta Young, Huntsville, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T39

Walker Grant, Montgomery, Ala.

34-39--73  (+1)

T39

Frankie Wade, Jr, Hoover, Ala.

37-36--73  (+1)

T39

Drew Mathers, Mobile, Ala.

38-35--73  (+1)

T39

Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala.

36-37--73  (+1)

T39

Tobin Ayers, Auburn, Ala.

37-36--73  (+1)

T39

Garrett Stallings, Hoover, Ala.

38-35--73  (+1)

T39

Dallas Miller, Brimingham, Ala.

37-36--73  (+1)

T39

Hayden Carner, Birmingham , Ala.

36-37--73  (+1)

T47

Claud Cooper, Birmingham, Ala.

39-35--74  (+2)

T47

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Wes Carter, Helena, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Jordan Plunkett, Sterrett, Ala.

37-37--74  (+2)

T47

Stewart Miller, Oneonta, Ala.

37-37--74  (+2)

T47

Eli Hodges, Tuscumbia, Ala.

39-35--74  (+2)

T47

Tyler Hitchner, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

34-40--74  (+2)

T47

Richard Schmidt, Birmingham, Ala.

34-40--74  (+2)

T47

Tee Brown, Gadsden, Ala.

37-37--74  (+2)

T47

Sam Audia III, Birmingham, Ala.

35-39--74  (+2)

T47

Matt Stuart, Birmingham, Ala.

39-35--74  (+2)

T47

Ryan Mayberry, Birmingham, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Noah Martino, Mobile, Ala.

37-37--74  (+2)

T47

Mac Scott, Birmingham, Ala.

38-36--74  (+2)

T47

Mitch Pugh, Auburn , Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Cameron Spehar, Hartselle, Ala.

35-39--74  (+2)

T47

Conner Elder, Mobile, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T47

Brett Marler, Mobile, Ala.

34-40--74  (+2)

T66

Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

35-40--75  (+3)

T66

John Racciatti Jr, Fairhope, Ala.

39-36--75  (+3)

T66

Ford Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Al DelGreco, Birmingham, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Jordan Smith, Florence, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Reed Love, Trussville, Ala.

40-35--75  (+3)

T66

Thomas Ponder, Dothan, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Ford Clegg, Birmingham, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

William Wethington, Gadsden, Ala.

35-40--75  (+3)

T66

Jacob LeCroy, Anniston, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Hamp Andrews, Daphne, Ala.

38-37--75  (+3)

T66

Parker Jones, Madison, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T66

Max Johnson, Fairhope, Ala.

36-39--75  (+3)

T79

Brinson Holder, Point Clear, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T79

Thomas Twitty, Birmingham, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T79

Nick Lee, Guntersville, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T79

Zachary Jones, Montgomery, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T79

Patrick Butler, Huntsville, Ala.

37-39--76  (+4)

T79

Anthony Lumpkin, Horton, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T79

Corey Ray, Boaz, Ala.

35-41--76  (+4)

T79

J. Michael Riley, Mobile, Ala.

38-38--76  (+4)

T79

Noah Dennis, Trussville, Ala.

36-40--76  (+4)

T79

Layton Bussey, Anniston , Ala.

38-38--76  (+4)

T79

Kade Mathner, Enterprise , Ala.

40-36--76  (+4)

T90

Jay Austin, Brownsboro, Ala.

36-41--77  (+5)

T90

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

40-37--77  (+5)

T90

Sean Semmens, Fort Payne, Ala.

36-41--77  (+5)

T90

Padraic Sim, Spanish Fort, Ala.

37-40--77  (+5)

T90

Harrison Mink, Birmingham, Ala.

40-37--77  (+5)

T90

Conley Miller, Hoover, Ala.

36-41--77  (+5)

T90

Jack Poole, Homewood, Ala.

39-38--77  (+5)

T90

Aaron Jackson, Tuscumbia, Ala.

41-36--77  (+5)

T90

Robert Davidson, Oneonta, Ala.

39-38--77  (+5)

T90

Ryan Johnson, Alabaster, Ala.

36-41--77  (+5)

T90

Justin Olive, Florence, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T101

Steve Hudson, Birmingham, Ala.

40-38--78  (+6)

T101

William Walker III, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T101

Kyle Cornelius, Theodore, Ala.

38-40--78  (+6)

T101

Will McFadden, Mobile, Ala.

41-37--78  (+6)

T101

Keith Rains, Hoover, Ala.

38-40--78  (+6)

T101

Luke Chitty, Birmingham, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T101

Price Brown, Mobile, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T101

Varun Yerramsetti, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

40-38--78  (+6)

T101

Thomas Luther, Hoover, Ala.

37-41--78  (+6)

T101

Jay Weinacker, Vestavia, Ala.

37-41--78  (+6)

T111

Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T111

Charles Wood, Spanish Fort, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T111

Dawson Garrett, Fort Payne, Ala.

37-42--79  (+7)

T111

Ben Moody, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

40-39--79  (+7)

T111

Landon Carner, Birmingham, Ala.

42-37--79  (+7)

T111

Connor Bruce, Kimberly, Ala.

41-38--79  (+7)

T111

Jack Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T111

Seth Foshee, Bridgeport , Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T111

Drew Schroeder, Birmingham , Ala.

40-39--79  (+7)

T111

Taylor Rinks, Birmingham, Ala.

41-38--79  (+7)

T111

Thomas Kayworth, Auburn , Ala.

38-41--79  (+7)

T111

Jeff Frederick, Florence, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T123

Kevin Carden, Hoover, Ala.

38-42--80  (+8)

T123

Rick Riley, Chelsea , Ala.

42-38--80  (+8)

T123

John Coles III, Birmingham, Ala.

39-41--80  (+8)

T123

Dakota Terry, Trinity, Ala.

39-41--80  (+8)

T123

John Snoddy, Birmingham, Ala.

41-39--80  (+8)

T123

Ike Alexander, Florence, Ala.

40-40--80  (+8)

T123

Brett Ialacci, Birmingham, Ala.

41-39--80  (+8)

T123

Connor Newton, Auburn, Ala.

42-38--80  (+8)

T123

Blake Whitt, Hoover, Ala.

40-40--80  (+8)

T123

Tanner Tabor, Hoover, Ala.

37-43--80  (+8)

T123

Cole Imig, Mountain Brook, Ala.

41-39--80  (+8)

T123

Nicholas Dunlap, Birmingham, Ala.

40-40--80  (+8)

T123

Tripp Lott, Fairhope, Ala.

39-41--80  (+8)

T136

Joey Fortner, Birmingham, Ala.

40-41--81  (+9)

T136

Thomas Iturbe, Mobile, Ala.

41-40--81  (+9)

T136

James Salter, Auburn, Ala.

39-42--81  (+9)

T136

Johnny Komara, Huntsville, Ala.

38-43--81  (+9)

T136

Stephen Saunders, Wing, Ala.

41-40--81  (+9)

T141

Zach Contris, Hokes Bluff, Ala.

46-36--82  (+10)

T141

Jimmy Finnerty, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

40-42--82  (+10)

T141

Christian Copen, Northport, Ala.

44-38--82  (+10)

T141

Dax Weed, Dothan, Ala.

41-41--82  (+10)

T145

Brad Dahlke, Athens, Ala.

42-41--83  (+11)

T145

Brent Borden, Cordova, Ala.

43-40--83  (+11)

T145

Thomas Regan, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

41-42--83  (+11)

T145

Bishop Stringer, Cecil, Ala.

42-41--83  (+11)

T149

Brett Batchelor, Madison, Ala.

45-39--84  (+12)

T149

Sam Jeffcoat, Birmingham, Ala.

43-41--84  (+12)

T149

Jordan Carter, Birmingham, Ala.

43-41--84  (+12)

T149

Blake De Bruyn, Birmingham, Ala.

40-44--84  (+12)

T149

Jay Pitt, Auburn, Ala.

42-42--84  (+12)

154

Scot Schroder, Hartselle, Ala.

41-45--86  (+14)

155

Michael Bryan, Huntsville, Ala.

46-43--89  (+17)

156

Harlan Winn, Birmingham, Ala.

DQ  (DQ)

 

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