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U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results

Qualifying Co-Medalists (L-R): Nicolas Cassidy, Ken Goforth, Thomas Ponder

Birmingham, AL – Final results from U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by The Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (6874 yards, par 35-36—71, Course/Slope Rating: 72.9/134).

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

There was a three way tie at two-under 69 for medalist honors and the three qualifying spots. Thomas Ponder of Dothan, AL, Ken Goforth of Birmingham, AL and Nicolas Cassidy of Johns Creek, GA will all advance to the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship that will be played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ on July 16-21, 2018.

Matthew Madden of Tuscaloosa, AL and Tyler Lipscomb of Carrolton, GA both shot 70 with Lipscomb winning the four hole playoff for first alternate. Madden is the second alternate.

Hole-by-hole scoring can be viewed here: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=407
This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

Final Results

Place

Competitor

Score

 

Qualifiers

 

T1

Thomas Ponder, Dothan, Ala.

34-35--69  (-2)

T1

Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga.

34-35--69  (-2)

T1

Ken Goforth, Birmingham, Ala.

35-34--69  (-2)

 

Alternates

 

T4

Tyler Lipscomb, Carrollton, Ga. (1st Alt)

35-35--70  (-1)

T4

Matthew Madden, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2nd Alt)

35-35--70  (-1)

 

Failed to Qualify

 

T6

Ryan Eshleman, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

34-37--71  (Even)

T6

Harrison Davis, Fort Payne, Ala.

37-34--71  (Even)

T6

Mac Scott, Mountain Brook, Ala.

33-38--71  (Even)

T6

Dawson Atkinson, Trussville, Ala.

33-38--71  (Even)

T10

Jacob Lecroy, Anniston, Ala.

37-35--72  (+1)

T10

Dawson Garrett, Fort Payne, Ala.

37-35--72  (+1)

T10

Daniel McKenzie, Atlanta, Ga.

35-37--72  (+1)

T10

Brendan Reilly, Mobile, Ala.

35-37--72  (+1)

T10

Cameron Spehar, Hartselle, Ala.

38-34--72  (+1)

15

Evans Gross, Birmingham, Ala.

35-38--73  (+2)

T16

Tanner Guthrie, Auburn, Ala.

35-39--74  (+3)

T16

Dylan Ford, Homewood, Ala.

37-37--74  (+3)

T16

Jordan Plunkett, Sterrett, Ala.

35-39--74  (+3)

T16

William Patrick, Oneonta, Ala.

35-39--74  (+3)

T16

Grant Smith, Montgomery, Ala.

37-37--74  (+3)

T16

Slade McCraw, Birmingham, Ala.

38-36--74  (+3)

T22

Emmett Lee, Dothan, Ala.

38-37--75  (+4)

T22

Kye Meeks, Walnut, Miss.

34-41--75  (+4)

T22

Alessandro Lamarca, Westwood, N.J.

38-37--75  (+4)

T22

Thomas Regan, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

38-37--75  (+4)

T22

Will McFadden, Mobile, Ala.

38-37--75  (+4)

T27

Zach Kingsland, Austin, Texas

38-38--76  (+5)

T27

William Wethington, Gadsden, Ala.

35-41--76  (+5)

T29

Nicholas Dunlap, Birmingham, Ala.

39-38--77  (+6)

T29

Dawson Farni, Saraland, Ala.

40-37--77  (+6)

T29

Cole Imig, Mountain Brook, Ala.

38-39--77  (+6)

T29

Rob Richards, Haleyville, Ala.

39-38--77  (+6)

T29

Rece Moore, Dallas, Ga.

36-41--77  (+6)

T29

Blake Kollin, Milton, Ga.

38-39--77  (+6)

T29

Garrison Guthrie, Auburn, Ala.

40-37--77  (+6)

T29

Atharv Argade, Deatsville, Ala.

37-40--77  (+6)

T29

Lucas Boyd, Gadsden, Ala.

36-41--77  (+6)

T38

George Langham, Peachtree City, Ga.

39-39--78  (+7)

T38

Alex Cobb, Columbus, Ga.

38-40--78  (+7)

T38

Gregory Jones, Mobile, Ala.

38-40--78  (+7)

T38

Jordan Barker, Bethlehem, Pa.

39-39--78  (+7)

T42

Jake McDonald, Dothan, Ala.

39-40--79  (+8)

T42

Landon Wockenfuss, Alabaster, Ala.

40-39--79  (+8)

T42

Harrison Sims, Homewood, Ala.

41-38--79  (+8)

T42

Sam Maze, Vestavia, Ala.

39-40--79  (+8)

T42

Drew Soupiset, Kennesaw, Ga.

38-41--79  (+8)

T42

King Grisanti, Germantown, Tenn.

38-41--79  (+8)

T42

Justin Burroughs, Pensacola, Fla.

40-39--79  (+8)

T42

Benjamin Belden, Mountain Brook, Ala.

37-42--79  (+8)

T50

Price Brown, Mobile, Ala.

37-43--80  (+9)

T50

Sam Brewbaker, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

38-42--80  (+9)

T50

Blake Rigdon, Destin, Fla.

40-40--80  (+9)

T53

Teagan Miller, Huntsville, Ala.

38-43--81  (+10)

T53

Charlie Reeves, McDonough, Ga.

41-40--81  (+10)

T53

Sebastian Moss, Houston, Texas

40-41--81  (+10)

T53

Avery Stansell, Homewood, Ala.

44-37--81  (+10)

T53

Luke Shaw, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

39-42--81  (+10)

T58

Cam Copeland, Hoover, Ala.

44-38--82  (+11)

T58

Gabe Brooks, Helena, Ala.

43-39--82  (+11)

T58

Brock McNeely, Glencoe, Ala.

42-40--82  (+11)

T61

Barnes Stacey, Gadsden, Ala.

43-40--83  (+12)

T61

Ryan Kamm, Hoover, Ala.

41-42--83  (+12)

T61

Ryley Heath, Decatur, Ala.

42-41--83  (+12)

64

Blake Bahos, Mobile, Ala.

42-42--84  (+13)

T65

Cole Contris, Hokes Bluff, Ala.

42-44--86  (+15)

T65

Robbie Daves, Fairhope, Ala.

42-44--86  (+15)

T67

Chris Brignet, Birmingham, Ala.

43-48--91  (+20)

T67

Hayes Gibson, Watersound, Fla.

46-45--91  (+20)

T69

Ethan Hacker, Trussville, Ala.

48-45--93  (+22)

T69

Parker Milam, Miramar Beach, Fla.

46-47--93  (+22)

T71

George Law, Birmingham, Ala.

(WD)

T71

Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala.

(WD)

T71

Jackson Bowman, Gadsden, Ala.

(WD)

T71

Will Feagin, Birmingham, Ala.

(NS)

 

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