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Will Swift and Clay Guerin Victorious at 37th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship to Go Back to Back

Clay Guerin of Hoover and Will Swift of Vestavia Hills 

Will Swift and Clay Guerin Victorious at 37th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship to Go Back to Back

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Semifinal and Final match play results of the 37th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship hosted by Huntsville Country Club in Huntsville, AL on Sunday, May 5, 2019 (6722 yards, par 36-35 – 71, 72.3/129).

Will Swift of Vestavia Hills and Clay Guerin of Hoover got out to an early lead with a birdie on the par four 3rd hole and remained 1 up through the front 9 at Huntsville Country Club.  Holder and Gourgeot squared the match after Holder sank the par putt on the 11th.   Swift then rolled in a birdie on the 13th to regain the lead. Guerin then followed it up with a birdie two on the 15th, which would prove to be all they needed to defend their Alabama State Four-Ball Championship title winning 2 and 1.

In the morning semifinals, Swift-Guerin defeated eighth seed Andrew Kniphfer and Elliott Jones of Tuscaloosa, 4 and 3.

Holder-Gourgeot advanced past Brendan Keller of Huntsville and Jason Tate of Owens Cross Roads by a 4 and 3 margin.

Match Play Bracket:

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

Semifinal Results

(5) Clay Guerin / Will Swift def. (8) Andrew Kniphfer / Elliott Jones

4 and 3

(14) Brinson Holder / Matt Geourgoet def. (2) Brendan Keller / Jason Tate

4 and 3

Final Results

(5) Clay Guerin / Will Swift def. (14) Brinson Holder / Matt Geourgoet

2 and 1


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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 18,000 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 19 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.