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Defending Champion Stewart Whitt Leads Alabama State Mid-Amateur

Defending champion Stewart Whitt of Athens Opens with 8-under 64

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – Round one results of the 30th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Willow Point Golf and Country Club in Alexander City, Ala. on Friday, September 28, 2018 (7067 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.4/128).

RELATED: Hole-by-Hole Scoring | Round 2 Starting Times

With an impressive eight-under 64, defending champion Stewart Whitt of Athens is leading the field by one stroke. His round included seven birdies, an eagle versus one bogey on his opening hole.

One shot back is Alan Coshatt of Birmingham. Coshatt carded seven birdies on his way to firing a seven-under 65.

Round 1 Notes:

  • 21 players are under par through 18 holes with field average score of 76.53
  • 64 (-8) was the low round of the day carded by Stewart Whitt
  • 333 birdies and 11 eagles posted in round one
  • Easiest hole: No. 18, 520 yard par 5, 4.90 scoring average
  • Hardest Hole: No. 7, 446 yard par 4, 4.503 scoring average

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

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This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Round 1 Results

Place

Competitor

Score

1

Stewart Whitt, Athens, Ala.

34-30--64  (-8)

2

Alan Coshatt, Birmingham, Ala.

32-33--65  (-7)

3

Jordy Hayden, Fairhope, Ala.

33-33--66  (-6)

4

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala.

34-33--67  (-5)

5

Blair Hamm, Helena, Ala.

35-33--68  (-4)

T6

Jake Nolen, Birmingham, Ala.

34-35--69  (-3)

T6

Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.

35-34--69  (-3)

T6

John Wright, Fairhope, Ala.

35-34--69  (-3)

T6

Steve Muncher, Birmingham, Ala.

36-33--69  (-3)

T10

Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

37-33--70  (-2)

T10

Blake Watts, Valley Head, Ala.

35-35--70  (-2)

T10

Brinson Holder, Point Clear, Ala.

36-34--70  (-2)

T10

Steven Groover, Hoover, Ala.

32-38--70  (-2)

T10

Wes Carter, Helena, Ala.

36-34--70  (-2)

T10

Braxton Gillespie, Irvington, Ala.

34-36--70  (-2)

T16

Major Lee, Montgomery, Ala.

38-33--71  (-1)

T16

Matt Johnson, Dothan, Ala.

37-34--71  (-1)

T16

Scott Weaver, Madison, Ala.

34-37--71  (-1)

T16

Trip Smalley, Mobile, Ala.

36-35--71  (-1)

T16

Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

34-37--71  (-1)

T16

Scott Barranco, Montgomery, Ala.

39-32--71  (-1)

T22

Brad Dahlke, Athens, Ala.

37-35--72  (Even)

T22

Robbie Cotten, Brewton, Ala.

36-36--72  (Even)

T22

Ryan Campbell, Meridianville, Ala.

35-37--72  (Even)

T22

Scott Cornette, Montgomery, Ala.

38-34--72  (Even)

T22

Ty Cole, Albertville, Ala.

40-32--72  (Even)

T27

Charles Noto, Birmingham, Ala.

39-34--73  (+1)

T27

Joseph Bolen, Birmingham, Ala.

35-38--73  (+1)

T27

Kevin Carden, Hoover, Ala.

35-38--73  (+1)

T27

Lance Goodson Jr, Birmingham, Ala.

36-37--73  (+1)

T27

Mike Greer, Birmingham, Ala.

36-37--73  (+1)

T27

Robert Nelson, Fairhope , Ala.

34-39--73  (+1)

T27

Matt Ritchie, Mobile, Ala.

35-38--73  (+1)

T27

Lew Mitchell, Dothan, Ala.

38-35--73  (+1)

T27

Richard Douglas, Birmingham, Ala.

37-36--73  (+1)

T27

Sam Audia III, Birmingham, Ala.

37-36--73  (+1)

T27

Hank Lamberth, Alexander City, Ala.

35-38--73  (+1)

T27

Tobin Ayers, Auburn, Ala.

38-35--73  (+1)

T27

Stewart Alexander, Auburn, Ala.

35-38--73  (+1)

T40

Brock Bates, Birmingham, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T40

Chase Kennedy, Morris, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T40

Dana Amberson, Hartselle, Ala.

39-35--74  (+2)

T40

Jeff Taylor, Montgomery, Ala.

40-34--74  (+2)

T40

Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, Ala.

38-36--74  (+2)

T40

Tripp Owens, Brewton, Ala.

35-39--74  (+2)

T40

Clayton Calkins, Jacksonville, Ala.

38-36--74  (+2)

T40

Matthew Myers, Auburn, Ala.

36-38--74  (+2)

T40

McGowin Miller, Brewton, Ala.

38-36--74  (+2)

T40

Ryan Till, Montgomery, Ala.

37-37--74  (+2)

T40

Josh Nagel, Auburn, Ala.

34-40--74  (+2)

T40

Kevin Speaks, Alexander City, Ala.

39-35--74  (+2)

T52

Claud Cooper, Birmingham, Ala.

36-39--75  (+3)

T52

Dusty Ellison, Wilsonville, Ala.

37-38--75  (+3)

T52

Walker Grant, Montgomery, Ala.

39-36--75  (+3)

T52

David Baker, Harvest, Ala.

36-39--75  (+3)

T52

Michael Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.

39-36--75  (+3)

T52

Brian Baker, Birmingham, Ala.

38-37--75  (+3)

T52

Will Jourdan, Birmingham, Ala.

40-35--75  (+3)

T59

John Darby, Hoover, Ala.

37-39--76  (+4)

T59

Scott Gilreath, Montgomery, Ala.

40-36--76  (+4)

T59

Stan Sherlin, Montgomery, Ala.

36-40--76  (+4)

T59

Nick Lee, Guntersville, Ala.

41-35--76  (+4)

T59

William Angel, Hoover, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T59

James Salter, Auburn, Ala.

38-38--76  (+4)

T59

Brandon Griffin, Hoover, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T59

Corey Ray, Boaz, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T59

Michael Dalton, Montgomery, Ala.

39-37--76  (+4)

T68

Doug Davis, Birmingham, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T68

Jack Brown III, Birmingham, Ala.

36-41--77  (+5)

T68

Jeremy McGatha, Jacksonville, Ala.

37-40--77  (+5)

T68

Kevin Terrell, Brewton, Ala.

37-40--77  (+5)

T68

Steve Hudson, Birmingham, Ala.

40-37--77  (+5)

T68

Chris Jones, Birmingham, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T68

Ty Patterson, Hoover, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T68

Scott McGee, Birmingham, Ala.

40-37--77  (+5)

T68

Tony Parrish, Prattville, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T68

Josh Finlay, Montgomery, Ala.

39-38--77  (+5)

T68

Richard Schmidt, Birmingham, Ala.

39-38--77  (+5)

T68

Anthony Wallen, Athens, Ala.

38-39--77  (+5)

T68

Michael Watson, Birmingham, Ala.

37-40--77  (+5)

T68

Hamp Andrews, Daphne, Ala.

40-37--77  (+5)

T68

Vess Hollingsworth, Hamilton, Ala.

37-40--77  (+5)

T83

Bill McGowin, Montgomery, Ala.

41-37--78  (+6)

T83

Randy Jones, Athens, Ala.

43-35--78  (+6)

T83

Seth Bryan, Huntsville, Ala.

38-40--78  (+6)

T83

Wes Coleman, Athens, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T83

Jackson King, Hoover, Ala.

42-36--78  (+6)

T83

Jimmy Finnerty, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

36-42--78  (+6)

T83

Beau Boyd, Selma, Ala.

37-41--78  (+6)

T83

Les Higginbotham, Birmingham, Ala.

42-36--78  (+6)

T83

Brent Boyles, Calera, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T83

David Kyatt, Hoover, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T83

Levi Shelton, Scottsboro, Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T83

Kevin Thompson, Dothan , Ala.

38-40--78  (+6)

T83

Michael Manakides, Birmingham , Ala.

39-39--78  (+6)

T96

Chris Hancock, Scottsboro, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T96

Clark Alexander, Prattville, Ala.

37-42--79  (+7)

T96

Jayson Cox, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T96

Joey Fortner, Birmingham, Ala.

37-42--79  (+7)

T96

Matt Rogers, Anniston, Ala.

39-40--79  (+7)

T96

Nick Wintermantel, Vestavia, Ala.

43-36--79  (+7)

T96

Lee Davis, Daphne, Ala.

40-39--79  (+7)

T96

Jon Key, Hoover, Ala.

42-37--79  (+7)

T96

Jeff Chastain, Auburn, Ala.

38-41--79  (+7)

T96

Mitch Pugh, Auburn , Ala.

41-38--79  (+7)

T96

Alan Johnson, Pleasant Grove, Ala.

41-38--79  (+7)

T96

Thomas Kayworth, Auburn , Ala.

38-41--79  (+7)

T108

David Malone, Birmingham, Ala.

42-38--80  (+8)

T108

Blake Mozley, Albertville, Ala.

44-36--80  (+8)

T108

Jonathan Spann, Florence, Ala.

41-39--80  (+8)

T108

Victor Kyatt, Bessemer, Ala.

39-41--80  (+8)

T108

Ty Thompson, Point Clear , Ala.

44-36--80  (+8)

T108

Donnie Kuba Jr., Hoover, Ala.

41-39--80  (+8)

T114

Alex Balog, Millbrook, Ala.

40-41--81  (+9)

T114

Cameron Smith, Mobile, Ala.

40-41--81  (+9)

T114

Joey Turner, Brewton, Ala.

44-37--81  (+9)

T114

Richard Jeffers, Mobile, Ala.

41-40--81  (+9)

T114

Stan Shaw, Hoover, Ala.

40-41--81  (+9)

T114

David Dougherty, Auburn, Ala.

43-38--81  (+9)

T114

Brent Spink, Auburn, Ala.

41-40--81  (+9)

T114

Michael White, Scottsboro, Ala.

40-41--81  (+9)

T122

Jeffrey Dunn, Montgomery, Ala.

38-44--82  (+10)

T122

Jim Kent, Decatur, Ala.

44-38--82  (+10)

T122

Chris Cook, Calera, Ala.

43-39--82  (+10)

T122

Jeremy Stephens, Vestavia Hills, Ala.

41-41--82  (+10)

T122

Doug Carter, Chelsea, Ala.

36-46--82  (+10)

T122

Dalton Cox, Pike Road, Ala.

38-44--82  (+10)

T122

Michael Thomas, Maylene, Ala.

41-41--82  (+10)

T122

Darrell Wyatt, Homewood, Ala.

40-42--82  (+10)

T130

Porter Reaves, Montgomery, Ala.

44-39--83  (+11)

T130

Lee Dzwonkowski, Mobile, Ala.

46-37--83  (+11)

T130

Rucker Brown, Brewton, Ala.

39-44--83  (+11)

T130

Joseph Brooks, Gadsden, Ala.

41-42--83  (+11)

T130

John Broam II, Harvest, Ala.

41-42--83  (+11)

T135

Kevin Newton, Birmingham, Ala.

42-42--84  (+12)

T135

Mark Daniels, Wilsonville, Ala.

41-43--84  (+12)

T135

Raines Welden, Birmingham, Ala.

41-43--84  (+12)

T135

Ryan Bradberry, Hoover, Ala.

43-41--84  (+12)

T135

Joshua Winn, Harvest, Ala.

44-40--84  (+12)

T140

Jeramy Woody, Auburn, Ala.

44-42--86  (+14)

T140

Jody Guffey, Meridianville, Ala.

42-44--86  (+14)

142

Wade Rackley, Auburn, Ala.

44-44--88  (+16)

143

Jacob Schrimsher, Athens, Ala.

40-50--90  (+18)

144

Alan Allgood, Fairhope, Ala.

WD-WD--WD  (WD)

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