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Lorenz’s Record-Breaking Performance Wins Alabama State Amateur

Matt Lorenz of Fairhope, 2018 Alabama State Amateur Champion

Related: MATT LORENZ INTERVIEW  |  HOLE-BY-HOLE SCORING  |  PHOTO GALLERY 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 10, 2018) – Final results of the 102nd Alabama State Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 (7026 yards, par 36-36—72, 74.2/138).

Matt Lorenz of Fairhope led wire-to-wire while setting the all-time lowest 72-hole score in championship history with an 18-under 270 total. Previous scoring record was 271 held by Charles (Bubba) Major of Birmingham at the 1969 State Amateur contested at Selma Country Club. Alabama State Amateur format was changed from match play to stroke play in 1955.

Lorenz, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Southern Mississippi, fired a final round five-under 67 that included seven birdies and two bogeys. He reached 20-under par for the championship after his seventh birdie on the 13th hole extending his lead to nine shots. However bogeys on two of his four finishing holes dropped him back to 18-under which still set the scoring record.

Austin Gean of Florence posted a seven-under 65 to vault into a solo second place finish at 275 (-13).

Defending champion Taylor Eyster of Birmingham carded a two-under 70 to finish in third place at 277 (-11).

John Racciatti, Jr. of Fairhope tied a Pine Tree Country Club course record with a nine-under 63 pacing him to a fourth place finish at 278 (-10).

Round 4 Notes:

  • 14 players finished the championship under par with field average score of 74.24 for the final round.
  • 63 (-9) was the low round of the day and championship carded by John Racciatti, Jr.
  • 195 birdies and 6 eagles posted in round three.
  • Easiest hole: No. 6, 493 yard par 5, 4.61 scoring average.
  • Hardest Hole: No. 3, 379 yard par 4, 4.4 scoring average.

Visit www.alabamagolf.org for hole-by-hole scoring and photographs from the final round.

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Final Results

Place

Competitor

Score

1

Matt Lorenz, Fairhope, Ala.

65-71-67-67--270  (-18)

2

Austin Gean, Florence, Ala.

67-72-71-65--275  (-13)

3

Taylor Eyster, Birmingham, Ala.

67-70-70-70--277  (-11)

4

John Racciatti Jr, Fairhope, Ala.

75-69-71-63--278  (-10)

5

Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

71-67-70-72--280  (-8)

T6

Woodie Eubanks, Oneonta, Ala.

69-74-67-71--281  (-7)

T6

Drew Mathers, Mobile, Ala.

73-68-73-67--281  (-7)

T8

Victor Kyatt, Bessemer, Ala.

66-71-73-73--283  (-5)

T8

John Hayden, Birmingham , Ala.

70-72-72-69--283  (-5)

T10

Steven Groover, Hoover, Ala.

69-75-76-65--285  (-3)

T10

Will Swift, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

69-73-73-70--285  (-3)

T10

Richard Douglas, Birmingham, Ala.

72-71-72-70--285  (-3)

T10

Logan Archer, Oxford, Ala.

70-71-74-70--285  (-3)

T10

Nick Robillard, Birmingham, Ala.

68-72-71-74--285  (-3)

15

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala.

74-71-68-75--288  (Even)

T16

Jordan Plunkett, Sterrett, Ala.

74-74-71-70--289  (+1)

T16

Thomas Ponder, Dothan, Ala.

75-72-76-66--289  (+1)

T18

Ryan Mayberry, Birmingham, Ala.

74-73-73-70--290  (+2)

T18

Eric Howle, Chelsea, Ala.

71-73-74-72--290  (+2)

T20

William Walker III, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

78-70-71-72--291  (+3)

T20

William Wann, Birmingham, Ala.

70-75-72-74--291  (+3)

T20

Mac Scott, Birmingham, Ala.

74-74-72-71--291  (+3)

T20

Rovonta Young, Huntsville, Ala.

72-71-75-73--291  (+3)

T24

Lance Goodson Jr, Birmingham, Ala.

70-74-71-77--292  (+4)

T24

Steven Setterstrom Jr., Mobile, Ala.

70-69-69-84--292  (+4)

T24

Chance Caylor, Auburn, Ala.

72-72-73-75--292  (+4)

T27

John Catanzaro, Gadsden, Ala.

72-73-69-79--293  (+5)

T27

Tyler Hitchner, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

74-73-72-74--293  (+5)

T27

James Medley, Athens, Ala.

70-75-75-73--293  (+5)

T27

Dawson Atkinson, Trussville , Ala.

71-76-72-74--293  (+5)

T27

Conner Elder, Mobile, Ala.

74-70-75-74--293  (+5)

T32

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala.

70-77-74-73--294  (+6)

T32

Brooks Rabren, Andalusia, Ala.

71-71-76-76--294  (+6)

T34

Mac Murphy, Decatur, Ala.

70-73-74-78--295  (+7)

T34

Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala.

73-75-75-72--295  (+7)

T34

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

72-71-74-78--295  (+7)

T37

Claud Cooper, Birmingham, Ala.

74-75-74-73--296  (+8)

T37

Reed Love, Trussville, Ala.

75-75-73-73--296  (+8)

T37

Ethan Hagood, Hoover, Ala.

70-71-74-81--296  (+8)

T37

Will Patrick, Oneonta , Ala.

72-74-78-72--296  (+8)

T37

Eli Marty, Falkville, Ala.

71-72-78-75--296  (+8)

T42

Wes Carter, Helena, Ala.

74-70-77-76--297  (+9)

T42

Tee Brown, Gadsden, Ala.

74-73-79-71--297  (+9)

T42

Taylor Hereford, Birmingham, Ala.

72-72-73-80--297  (+9)

T42

Tobin Ayers, Auburn, Ala.

73-73-76-75--297  (+9)

T46

Evans Gross, Birmingham, Ala.

69-76-77-76--298  (+10)

T46

Connor Newton, Auburn, Ala.

80-70-74-74--298  (+10)

T48

Cameron Spehar, Hartselle, Ala.

74-76-76-73--299  (+11)

T48

Garrett Stallings, Hoover, Ala.

73-73-75-78--299  (+11)

T48

Thomas Kayworth, Auburn , Ala.

79-71-74-75--299  (+11)

T51

Noah Martino, Mobile, Ala.

74-76-80-70--300  (+12)

T51

Mitch Pugh, Auburn , Ala.

74-72-78-76--300  (+12)

T51

Hamp Andrews, Daphne, Ala.

75-74-76-75--300  (+12)

T54

Jon Hunt, Birmingham, Ala.

72-78-74-77--301  (+13)

T54

Sheldon Statkewicz, Mobile, Ala.

72-77-73-79--301  (+13)

T54

Jones Free, Selma, Ala.

70-80-76-75--301  (+13)

T54

Ford Clegg, Birmingham, Ala.

75-73-74-79--301  (+13)

58

Jackson King, Birmingham, Ala.

72-77-79-74--302  (+14)

59

J. Michael Riley, Mobile, Ala.

76-71-82-75--304  (+16)

60

Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

75-73-76-81--305  (+17)

T61

Eli Hodges, Tuscumbia, Ala.

74-73-77-82--306  (+18)

T61

Brent Boyles, Calera, Ala.

71-79-77-79--306  (+18)

63

Richard Schmidt, Birmingham, Ala.

74-74-81-78--307  (+19)

64

Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

74-74-81-79--308  (+20)

65

Atharv Argade, Deatsville, Ala.

69-77-82-82--310  (+22)

T66

Thomas Twitty, Birmingham, Ala.

76-74-80-83--313  (+25)

T66

Thomas Luther, Hoover, Ala.

78-72-81-82--313  (+25)

68

Bart Barnes, Troy, Ala.

69-71-WD  (WD)

 

Failed to Qualify

 

T69

Harrison Mink, Birmingham, Ala.

77-74--151  (+7)

T69

Sam Audia III, Birmingham, Ala.

74-77--151  (+7)

T69

Patrick Butler, Huntsville, Ala.

76-75--151  (+7)

T69

William Wethington, Gadsden, Ala.

75-76--151  (+7)

T69

Brett Marler, Mobile, Ala.

74-77--151  (+7)

T69

Nicholas Dunlap, Birmingham, Ala.

80-71--151  (+7)

T75

Kevin Carden, Hoover, Ala.

80-72--152  (+8)

T75

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

77-75--152  (+8)

T75

Walker Grant, Montgomery, Ala.

73-79--152  (+8)

T75

Padraic Sim, Spanish Fort, Ala.

77-75--152  (+8)

T75

Will McFadden, Mobile, Ala.

78-74--152  (+8)

T75

Jordan Smith, Florence, Ala.

75-77--152  (+8)

T75

Matt Stuart, Birmingham, Ala.

74-78--152  (+8)

T75

Jacob LeCroy, Anniston, Ala.

75-77--152  (+8)

T75

Hayden Carner, Birmingham , Ala.

73-79--152  (+8)

T84

Brinson Holder, Point Clear, Ala.

76-77--153  (+9)

T84

Frankie Wade, Jr, Hoover, Ala.

73-80--153  (+9)

T84

Jack Poole, Homewood, Ala.

77-76--153  (+9)

T84

Connor Bruce, Kimberly, Ala.

79-74--153  (+9)

T84

Dallas Miller, Brimingham, Ala.

73-80--153  (+9)

T84

Layton Bussey, Anniston , Ala.

76-77--153  (+9)

T90

John Snoddy, Birmingham, Ala.

80-74--154  (+10)

T90

Dawson Garrett, Fort Payne, Ala.

79-75--154  (+10)

T90

Landon Carner, Birmingham, Ala.

79-75--154  (+10)

T93

Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

T93

Jay Austin, Brownsboro, Ala.

77-78--155  (+11)

T93

Joey Fortner, Birmingham, Ala.

81-74--155  (+11)

T93

Thomas Iturbe, Mobile, Ala.

81-74--155  (+11)

T93

Zach Contris, Hokes Bluff, Ala.

82-73--155  (+11)

T93

Al DelGreco, Birmingham, Ala.

75-80--155  (+11)

T93

Charles Wood, Spanish Fort, Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

T93

Blake Whitt, Hoover, Ala.

80-75--155  (+11)

T93

Corey Ray, Boaz, Ala.

76-79--155  (+11)

T93

Aaron Jackson, Tuscumbia, Ala.

77-78--155  (+11)

T93

Seth Foshee, Bridgeport , Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

T93

Parker Jones, Madison, Ala.

75-80--155  (+11)

T93

Jeff Frederick, Florence, Ala.

79-76--155  (+11)

T93

Justin Olive, Florence, Ala.

77-78--155  (+11)

T107

Stewart Miller, Oneonta, Ala.

74-82--156  (+12)

T107

Conley Miller, Hoover, Ala.

77-79--156  (+12)

T107

Price Brown, Mobile, Ala.

78-78--156  (+12)

T107

Ben Moody, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

79-77--156  (+12)

T107

Noah Dennis, Trussville, Ala.

76-80--156  (+12)

T107

Max Johnson, Fairhope, Ala.

75-81--156  (+12)

T113

Dakota Terry, Trinity, Ala.

80-77--157  (+13)

T113

Zachary Jones, Montgomery, Ala.

76-81--157  (+13)

T113

James Salter, Auburn, Ala.

81-76--157  (+13)

T113

Robert Davidson, Oneonta, Ala.

77-80--157  (+13)

T117

Kyle Cornelius, Theodore, Ala.

78-80--158  (+14)

T117

Jimmy Finnerty, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

82-76--158  (+14)

T117

Anthony Lumpkin, Horton, Ala.

76-82--158  (+14)

T117

Cole Imig, Mountain Brook, Ala.

80-78--158  (+14)

T117

Jay Weinacker, Vestavia, Ala.

78-80--158  (+14)

T117

Dax Weed, Dothan, Ala.

82-76--158  (+14)

T117

Tripp Lott, Fairhope, Ala.

80-78--158  (+14)

T117

Stephen Saunders, Wing, Ala.

81-77--158  (+14)

T125

Nick Lee, Guntersville, Ala.

76-83--159  (+15)

T125

Sam Jeffcoat, Birmingham, Ala.

84-75--159  (+15)

T125

Taylor Rinks, Birmingham, Ala.

79-80--159  (+15)

T128

Scot Schroder, Hartselle, Ala.

86-74--160  (+16)

T128

Rick Riley, Chelsea , Ala.

80-80--160  (+16)

T128

Keith Rains, Hoover, Ala.

78-82--160  (+16)

T128

Brett Ialacci, Birmingham, Ala.

80-80--160  (+16)

T128

Johnny Komara, Huntsville, Ala.

81-79--160  (+16)

T128

Luke Chitty, Birmingham, Ala.

78-82--160  (+16)

T128

Bishop Stringer, Cecil, Ala.

83-77--160  (+16)

T135

Brad Dahlke, Athens, Ala.

83-78--161  (+17)

T135

Brent Borden, Cordova, Ala.

83-78--161  (+17)

T135

Thomas Regan, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

83-78--161  (+17)

T135

Kade Mathner, Enterprise , Ala.

76-85--161  (+17)

139

Varun Yerramsetti, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

78-84--162  (+18)

140

Ike Alexander, Florence, Ala.

80-83--163  (+19)

T141

Sean Semmens, Fort Payne, Ala.

77-87--164  (+20)

T141

Tanner Tabor, Hoover, Ala.

80-84--164  (+20)

T141

Jay Pitt, Auburn, Ala.

84-80--164  (+20)

T144

Christian Copen, Northport, Ala.

82-83--165  (+21)

T144

Blake De Bruyn, Birmingham, Ala.

84-81--165  (+21)

T146

Brett Batchelor, Madison, Ala.

84-83--167  (+23)

T146

Drew Schroeder, Birmingham , Ala.

79-88--167  (+23)

148

Jordan Carter, Birmingham, Ala.

84-87--171  (+27)

T149

Michael Bryan, Huntsville, Ala.

89-WD--WD  (WD)

T149

Steve Hudson, Birmingham, Ala.

78-WD--WD  (WD)

T149

John Coles III, Birmingham, Ala.

80-WD--WD  (WD)

T149

Ford Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

75-WD--WD  (WD)

T149

Jack Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala.

79-WD--WD  (WD)

T149

James Reed, Hoover, Ala.

72-DQ--DQ  (DQ)

T149

Ryan Johnson, Alabaster, Ala.

77-WD--WD  (WD)

 

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