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Two Teams Punch Tickets to 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Steven Groover and Tyler McKeever - Medalist wih 62 (-10)

KILLEN, Ala. – Final results from U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen, AL on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (6937 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 73.6/130).

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

Steven Groover of Birmingham, Ala. and Tyler McKeever of Atlanta, Ga. fired a ten-under par 62 to earn medalist honors. The 62 matched their qualifying score from a year ago at Turtle Point.

Stewart Whitt of Athens, Ala. and Wes Williams of Kingston Springs, Tenn. survived a 2-for-1 four hole playoff over Aaron Jackson of Tuscumbia, Ala. and  Austin Sparks of Golden, Miss. to secure the final qualifying spot.

Ryan Campbell of Meridianville, Ala. and Jason Tate of Owens Cross Roads, Ala. took the second alternate position in a five hole playoff over Austin Coggin of Vestavia Hills, Ala. and Alan Coshatt of Birmingham, Ala.

The two qualifiers advanced to the 5th United States Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, OR from May 25-29, 2019.

Hole-by-hole scoring: https://www.ghintpp.com/bamagolf/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=427

This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

Final Results

Place

Team

Score

 

Qualifiers

 

1

Steven Groover, Birmingham, Ala. -  M. Tyler McKeever, Atlanta, Ga.

32-30--62 (-10)

T2

Stewart Whitt, Athens, Ala. -  Wes Williams, Kingston Springs, Tenn.

33-30--63 (-9)

 

Alternates

 

T2

(1st Alt) Aaron Jackson, Tuscumbia, Ala. -  Austin Sparks, Golden, Miss.

32-31--63 (-9)

T4

(2nd Alt) Ryan Campbell, Meridianville, Ala. -  Jason Tate, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

34-30--64 (-8)

 

Failed to Qualify

 

T4

Austin Coggin, Vestavia Hills, Ala. -  Alan Coshatt, Birmingham, Ala.

32-32--64 (-8)

T6

Wesley Pate, Vestavia Hills, Ala. -  Clint Provost, Birmingham, Ala.

32-33--65 (-7)

T6

Blair Hamm, Birmingham, Ala. -  Wesley Willings, Birmingham, Ala.

33-32--65 (-7)

T6

Justin Elliott, Hattiesburg, Miss. -  Stephen Yelverton, Magee, Miss.

33-32--65 (-7)

T6

Ryan Eshleman, Vestavia Hills, Ala. -  Bo Farlow, Birmingham, Ala.

33-32--65 (-7)

T6

Clay Guerin, Hoover, Ala. -  Will Swift, Vestavia, Ala.

34-31--65 (-7)

T6

Daniel Creel, Florence, Ala. -  Matthew Gourgeot, Decatur, Ala.

33-32--65 (-7)

T12

R.B. Clyburn, Atlanta, Ga. -  Chad Thomas, Temple, Ga.

33-33--66 (-6)

T12

Rob Garland, Nashville, Tenn. -  Charlie Keene, Clarksville, Tenn.

34-32--66 (-6)

T14

Mark Harrell, Chattanooga, Tenn. -  Steve Johnson, Chattanooga, Ga.

33-34--67 (-5)

T14

Billy Andrews, Advance, N.C. -  Hamp Andrews, Daphne, Ala.

33-34--67 (-5)

T14

Alec Stopperich, Pittsburgh, Pa. -  Harlan Winn, Birmingham, Ala.

35-32--67 (-5)

T14

Trent Jordan, Florence, Ala. -  Michael Noe, Killen, Ala.

32-35--67 (-5)

T18

C.J. Easley, Oxford, Miss. -  Hunter Logan, Steens, Miss.

34-34--68 (-4)

T18

John Barnett, Nashville, Tenn. -  Ryan Dent, Brentwood, Tenn.

34-34--68 (-4)

T18

Drew Herring, Birmingham, Ala. -  Jake Nolen, Homewood, Ala.

34-34--68 (-4)

T18

Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, Ala. -  Blake Mozley, Albertville, Ala.

35-33--68 (-4)

T22

Cates Culpepper, Columbus, Ga. -  Bobby Thomas, Columbus, Ga.

35-34--69 (-3)

T22

Chris Lanning, Murfreesboro, Tenn. -  Lance Strawn, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

35-34--69 (-3)

T22

Anthony McElroy, Nolensville, Tenn. -  William Wellons, Nashville, Tenn.

33-36--69 (-3)

T22

Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala. -  Jon McGee, Florence, Ala.

34-35--69 (-3)

T22

William Mitchell, Roswell, Ga. -  Chris Waters, Atlanta, Ga.

35-34--69 (-3)

T22

Elliott Jones, Tuscaloosa, Ala. -  Phillip Weaver, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

36-33--69 (-3)

T22

Tanner Guthrie, Auburn, Ala. -  Matthew Myers, Auburn, Ala.

36-33--69 (-3)

T22

Scott Danals, Bryson City, N.C. -  Tyler Shuler, Bryson City, N.C.

35-34--69 (-3)

T30

Michael Chapin, Atlanta, Ga. -  Zach Robinson, Decatur, Ga.

36-34--70 (-2)

T30

Michael Collie, Memphis, Tenn. -  Brandon Robbins, Corinth, Miss.

34-36--70 (-2)

T30

Cres Dodd, Calhoun, Ga. -  Kyle Hosick, Cartersville, Ga.

35-35--70 (-2)

T30

George Hall, Auburn, Ala. -  Aaron Walker, Charlotte, N.C.

36-34--70 (-2)

T30

Brandon Cho, Suwanee, Ga. -  Myles Jones, Suwanee, Ga.

36-34--70 (-2)

T30

Josh Martin, Brandon, Miss. -  Andrew Saft, Atlanta, Ga.

37-33--70 (-2)

T30

Dan Dejiacomo, Jasper, Ga. -  Jason Dejiacomo, Dawsonville, Ga.

36-34--70 (-2)

T37

Andrew White, Signal Mountain, Tenn. -  Steve White, Jackson, Wyo.

36-35--71 (-1)

T37

Cole Carver, Guntersville, Ala. -  Evan Holland, Guntersville, Ala.

35-36--71 (-1)

T37

David Murvin, Birmingham, Ala. -  Hawkins Tatum, Birmingham, Ala.

33-38--71 (-1)

T37

Thomas Kayworth, Auburn, Ala. -  Mitch Pugh, Auburn, Ala.

35-36--71 (-1)

T37

Victor Kyatt, Bessemer, Ala. -  Andy McRae, Hoover, Ala.

35-36--71 (-1)

T42

Eddie Cunliffe, Atlanta, Ga. -  Robby Esch, Seymour, Tenn.

35-37--72 (E)

T42

Stephen Davis, Rome, Ga. -  Jamie Jones, Pike Road, Ala.

37-35--72 (E)

T42

Brock Bates, Birmingham, Ala. -  Jack Brown, Birmingham, Ala.

37-35--72 (E)

45

Yancey Johnson, Simpsonville, S.C. -  Doug Ramey, Greer, S.C.

38-35--73 (+1)

46

George Walker, Fairhope, Ala. -  Michael Walker, Birmingham, Ala.

37-37--74 (+2)

T47

Jeremy McGatha, Jacksonville, Ala. -  Matt Rogers, Anniston, Ala.

37-38--75 (+3)

T47

Michael Naaman, Greenwood, Miss. -  Robert Willis, Grenada, Miss.

38-37--75 (+3)

T49

John Darby, Birmingham, Ala. -  Michael Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.

WD (WD)

T49

Shane Humphries, Ridgeland, Miss. -  David Sinclair, Brandon, Miss.

WD (WD)

T49

Raymond Ash, Kennesaw, Ga. -  Robert Wiggins, Kennesaw, Ga.

WD (WD)

T49

Lawrence Field, Tulsa, Okla. -  Steven Hudson, Birmingham, Ala.

WD (WD)

T49

George Dreher, Birmingham, Ala. -  Rhett Owens, Birmingham, Ala.

DNS (DNS)

T49

Robert Ball, Atlanta, Ga. -  Terry McGuirk, Atlanta, Ga.

WD (WD)

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