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Michaela Morard Shatters Record at Alabama Women's Stroke Play

Michaela Morard of Huntsville, 2018 Alabama Women's Stroke Play Champion

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ATHENS, Ala. – Final results of the 28th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Canebrake Country Club in Athens, Ala. on Friday, June 22, 2018 (6006 yards, Par 36-36—72, Rating: 74.7/134).

The 28th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship concluded today at Canebrake Club. The morning got off to a cool, yet dry start however dangerous weather conditions in the area halted play at 12:05p.m. The players resumed play at 1:25 p.m. following an hour and 20 minute delay.

Michaela Morard of Huntsville went wire-to-wire to take home the trophy and Gold medal to become a two-time Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Champion. She carded eight birdies in her final round of six-under 66 giving her a total of 195 (-21) to win by eleven shots. Her 195 smashes the record for lowest 54-hole score in championship history. Previous record was set by Morard back in 2016 with a 215 total at TP Country Club in Cullman.

Hoover’s Mychael O’Berry finished in solo second for the Silver medal following a final round one-under par 71 for a total of 206 (-10). O’Berry carded four birdies and two bogeys for her round.

Bronze medal went to Point Clear’s Virginia Green who holed out from the bunker on eighteen for eagle to secure her prize. Green fired a solid three-under 69 in the final round for a 210 (-6) total.

Defending champion Cammie Bentley of Northport finished strong with a one-under 71 in the final round to place in fourth. Her 214 (-2) total earned her the medal for low Mid-Amateur player in the field. Low Mid-Amateur award was introduced this year for player’s age 25-years-old and up.

Final Round Notes

•          7 players finished the tournament under par with a field average score for the final round of 77.108

•          66 (-6) was the low round of the day carded by Michaela Morard

•          67 birdies and 2 eagles posted in round three

•          Easiest hole: No. 18, 431 yard par 5, 4.76 scoring average

•          Hardest Hole: No. 11, 385 yard par 4, 4.76 scoring average

Visit www.alabamagolf.org for a full list of results and photographs from the tournament.

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Final Results

Championship Division

 

1

Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala.

63-66-66--195 (-21)

2

Mychael O'Berry, Hoover, Ala.

68-67-71--206 (-10)

3

Virginia Green, Point Clear, Ala.

72-69-69--210 (-6)

T4

Arin Eddy, Hartselle, Ala.

70-71-73--214 (-2)

T4

Cammie Bentley, Northport, Ala.

72-71-71--214 (-2)

T6

Jordan Susce, Birmingham, Ala.

70-71-74--215 (-1)

T6

Mary Kate Horton, BIrmingham, Ala.

68-74-73--215 (-1)

T8

Aleesha Smith, Grand Bay, Ala.

73-71-75--219 (+3)

T8

Sophie Burks, Equality, Ala.

76-73-70--219 (+3)

10

Julie Baker, Hoover, Ala.

72-74-76--222 (+6)

11

Caroline Waldrop, Birmingham, Ala.

76-72-75--223 (+7)

12

Ally Williams, Athens, Ala.

77-71-76--224 (+8)

13

Susan West, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

73-76-76--225 (+9)

T14

Chloe Borders, Jacksonville, Ala.

76-74-76--226 (+10)

T14

Mikayla Dubnik, Hartselle, Ala.

72-76-78--226 (+10)

16

Mary Mac Trammell, Birmingham, Ala.

73-76-78--227 (+11)

T17

Katelyn Gilmore, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

78-76-75--229 (+13)

T17

Morgan Prickett, Jacksonville, Ala.

71-79-79--229 (+13)

19

Emily Lankford, Huntsville, Ala.

76-76-78--230 (+14)

20

Carson McKie, Hoover, Ala.

77-75-79--231 (+15)

T21

Annalee Stephens, Jasper, Ala.

78-80-76--234 (+18)

T21

Stephenie Fowler, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

78-78-78--234 (+18)

23

Hannah Sager, Wetumpka, Ala.

79-79-77--235 (+19)

T24

Anna Reid, Demopolis, Ala.

84-76-76--236 (+20)

T24

Hali Lyle, Jasper , Ala.

80-82-74--236 (+20)

26

Stacy Quilling, Birmingham, Ala.

80-84-73--237 (+21)

T27

Sarah Utley, Hampton Cove, Ala.

80-82-76--238 (+22)

T27

Theresa Mahlik, Madison, Ala.

80-79-79--238 (+22)

29

Layne Dyar, Anniston, Ala.

78-77-85--240 (+24)

30

Savannah Johnson, Hampton Cove, Ala.

87-78-76--241 (+25)

31

Jinger Heath, Decatur, Ala.

84-83-78--245 (+29)

32

Rosie Wiethop, Madison, Ala.

90-76-81--247 (+31)

33

Raegan Thompson, Anniston, Ala.

87-82-84--253 (+37)

T34

Nancy Schlich, Auburn, Ala.

91-88-75--254 (+38)

T34

Riya Key, Tuscumbia, Ala.

81-86-87--254 (+38)

36

Katelyn Wood, Gulf Shores, Ala.

84-86-85--255 (+39)

37

Autumn Tidwell, Arab, Ala.

114-109-105--328 (+112)

     

Tournament Division

 

1

Sandy Parks, Madison, Ala.

79-83-83--245 (+29)

2

Kyung-Hwa Theodoss, Hampton Cove, Ala.

93-97-93--283 (+67)

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.