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Burks and McKie Tie for Medalist Honors in the Qualifying Round of the Women's State Amateur Championship

Sophie Burks posted a 73 to tie for medalist honors in today's qualifying round

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MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. – Qualifying round results of the 86th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by The Country Club of Birmingham in Mountain Brook, Ala. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (6002 yards, par 35-36—71, 75.9/143).

The 86th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship began today with 65 players teeing off at The Country Club of Birmingham. The Championship division had 33 players competing, the Tournament division had five players competing, and the senior division, which is for women over the age of 50, had 27 players.

With two-over par 73s, Sophie Burks of Equality and Carson McKie of Hoover tied for medalist honors. Burks’ round included three birdies with halves of 35 and 38. McKie made two birdies and an eagle over the 18 holes. Burks heads into the match play stage as the first seed while McKie will play as the second.

Following completion of play six players were tied for 13th place with an eight-over par 79. These six players competed in a sudden death playoff for the final four spots in the championship division. Mary Mac Trammell of Birmingham, Susie Stell of Troy, Morgan Prickett of Jacksonville, and Chloe Borders of Jacksonville survived the playoff to qualify for the championship division match play.

Other notable players to qualify for the championship division match play include 2013 Alabama Women’s State Amateur Champion, Cammie Bentley of Northport, who qualified as fourth seed. Bentley posted a three-over par 74 in today’s qualifying round. Her round included birdies at holes three, ten, and 16.  Bentley will go head-to-head against Mary Mac Trammell in the first round of the match play stage.

In the tournament division, Linda Jeffrey of Prattville posted a five-over par 76 to lead the qualifying round. Jeffrey will be joined by Ann Lanier of Fairhope and Nancy Gavin of Jacksons Gap in a three-player match to be completed over 36 holes, 18 holes tomorrow and 18 holes on Friday. The final two players in the division will also play a 36-hole match over the final two days.

The senior division was led by five-time champion, Chris Spivey of Pell City. Spivey carded a six-over par 77 to head into the match play as first seed and will play Marsha Andrews of Ashville in tomorrow’s first round of match play.

The first round of the championship division match play will tee off at 7:30a.m. at The Country Club of Birmingham.

Qualifying Round Notes

Championship division

•          The field average score for the qualifying round was 80.97

•          73 (+2) was the low round of the day carded by Sophie Burks and Carson McKie

•          50 birdies and 2 eagles posted in the qualifying round

•          Easiest hole: No. 10, 441 yard par 5, 4.97 scoring average

•          Hardest Hole: No. 6, 344 yard par 4, 4.97 scoring average

Tournament Division

•          The field average score for the qualifying round was 88.8

•          76 (+5) was the low round of the day carded by Linda Jeffrey

•          Easiest hole: No. 12, 307 yard par 4, 4.4 scoring average

•          Hardest Hole: No. 6, 307 yard par 4, 5.6 scoring average

Senior Division

•          The field average score for the qualifying round was 92.926

•          77 (+6) was the low round of the day carded by Chris Spivey

•          Easiest hole: No. 6, 282 yard par 4, 4.593 scoring average

•          Hardest Hole: No. 1, 300 yard par 4, 6.111 scoring average

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

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Qualifying Results

Place Competitor Score
T1 Sophie Burks, Equality, Ala. 35-38--73 (+2)
T1 Carson McKie, Hoover, Ala. 36-37--73 (+2)
T3 Jordan Susce, Birmingham, Ala.  40-34--74 (+3)
T3 Cammie Bentley, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 37-37--74 (+3)
T3 Caroline Waldrop, Birmingham, Ala.  38-36--74 (+3)
6 Grayson Gladden, Helena, Ala. 38-37--75 (+4)
T7 Julie Baker, Hoover, Ala.  36-40--76 (+5)
T7 Ally Williams, Athens, Ala.  38-38--76 (+5)
T9 Savannah Payne, Leeds, Ala.  37-40--77 (+6)
T9 Mary Kate Horton, Birmingham, Ala.  40-37--77 (+6)
T11 Elisabeth Preus, Auburn, Ala. 40-38--78 (+7)
T11 Aleesha Smith, Grand Bay, Ala.  38-40--78 (+7)
T13 Mary Mac Trammell, Birmingham, Ala.  41-38--79 (+8) - Qualified in Playoff
T13 Morgan Prickett, Jacksonville, Ala.  38-41--79 (+8) - Qualified in Playoff
T13 Susie Stell, Troy, Ala.  40-39--79 (+8) - Qualified in Playoff
T13 Chloe Borders, Jacksonville, Ala. 41-38--79 (+8) - Qualified in Playoff
  Failed to Qualify for Top Flight  
T13 Alexis Berger, Alabaster, Ala.  40-39--79 (+8)
T13 Layne Dyar, Anniston, Ala.  41-38--79 (+8)
19 Stephenie Fowler, Vestavia Hills, Ala.  42-38--80 (+9)
T20 Stacy Quilling, Birmingham, Ala.  44-37--81 (+10)
T20 Theresa Mahlik, Madison, Ala. 41-40--81 (+10)
22 Marilyn Steed, Birmingham, Ala.  42-40--82 (+11)
T23 Lea Green, Mc Calla, Ala.  42-41--83 (+12)
T23 Rosie Wiethop, Madison, Ala.  40-43--83 (+12)
T25 Grace Narrell, Union Grove, Ala.  45-41--86 (+15)
T25 Hanna Dyar, Anniston, Ala.  45-41--86 (+15)
T25 Madison Sanders, Clanton, Ala.  45-41--86 (+15)
T25 Nancy Schlich, Auburn, Ala. 47-39--86 (+15)
29 Madilyn Turner, Jacksonville , Ala.  44-45--89 (+18)
T30 Lindsey Oxley, Helena, Ala. 49-42--91 (+20)
T30 Raegan Thompson, Anniston, Ala. 44-47--91 (+20)
T32 Laura Beth Yates, Lake View, Ala. 46-48--94 (+23)
T32 Theresa Stratton, Opelika, Ala. 48-46--94 (+23)
  Tournament  
1 Linda Jeffery, Prattville, Ala.  39-37--76 (+5)
2 Ann Lanier, Fairhope, Ala. 41-44--85 (+14)
3 Nancy Gavin, Jacksons Gap, Ala. 45-43--88 (+17)
4 Keri Rutledge, Birmingham, Ala.  47-46--93 (+22)
5 Kate Sharp, Birmingham , Ala.  49-53--102 (+31)
  Senior  
1 Chris Spivey, Pell City, Ala.  38-39--77 (+6)
T2 Barbee Bryant, Birmingham, Ala.  41-43--84 (+13)
T2 Candy Mitchell, Springville, Ala. 46-38--84 (+13)
T2 Marsha Andrews, Ashville, Ala.  42-42--84 (+13)
T2 Nancy McDonald, Birmingham, Ala. 39-45--84 (+13)
T2 Pia Todora, Hoover, Ala. 44-40--84 (+13)
7 Deborah Rouse, Birmingham, Ala. 43-43--86 (+15)
T8 Betty Lenoir, Hoover, Ala.  44-43--87 (+16)
T8 Mary Dean Gray, Birmingham, Ala.  43-44--87 (+16)
10 Jessie Hsia, Tuscaloosa, Ala.  46-43--89 (+18)
T11 Anne McCullough, Vestavia Hills, Ala.  41-49--90 (+19)
T11 Melanie Smith, Hoover, Ala. 40-50--90 (+19)
T11 Sandra Smith, Birmingham, Ala.  43-47--90 (+19)
14 Jamelle Shaw, Shoal Creek, Ala. 43-48--91 (+20)
15 Barbara Brown, Northport, Ala.  46-47--93 (+22)
16 Jane McGriff, Mountain Brook, Ala.  46-48--94 (+23)
17 Lynn Glover, Birmingham, Ala.  51-45--96 (+25)
T18 Lynda Mitchell, Moody, Ala.  49-49--98 (+27)
T18 Nana Castaldo, Birmingham, Ala.  51-47--98 (+27)
T20 Laura Johnson, Homewood, Ala. 51-48--99 (+28)
T20 Warren Cain, Birmingham, Ala. 47-52--99 (+28)
T22 Chris Marr, Mobile, Ala. 50-50--100 (+29)
T22 Janet Haines, Birmingham, Ala.  48-52--100 (+29)
T22 Lorraine Maddox, Birmingham, Ala.  47-53--100 (+29)
25 Susan McDaniel, Hoover, Ala.  52-51--103 (+32)
26 Peggy Baker, Birmingham, Ala.  52-52--104 (+33)
27 Wanda Venhuizen, Chelsea, Ala.  56-62--118 (+47)