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Riverchase Country Club to Host 22nd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship

Riverchase Country Club

HOOVER, AL (May 16, 2019) – The best senior amateurs in the state will travel to Riverchase Country Club in Birmingham for the 22nd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship from May 17-19, 2019. This will be the second time Riverchase has hosted the Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship (2008-Bob Dumas).

95 players are scheduled to compete in this year’s championship including defending champion Claud Cooper of Birmingham. Cooper won the title last year with a five-under 211 total for a one-stroke victory over Joey Holley.

Alongside the 22nd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship, AGA will host the Inaugural Alabama State Super Senior Amateur Championship. A field of 20 players, ages 65 and up, will compete for the State Super Senior title.

Past champions in the field include: Claud Cooper of Birmingham (2018); Robert Nelson of Fairhope (2017); David Hancock of Greenville (2015); Tom Jungkind of Hoover (2012); Ralph Mathews of Andalusia (2010); Emile Vaughan of Montgomery (2007, 2013) and Richard Jeffers of Mobile (2005)

Championship Facts

Event: 22nd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship

Dates: May 17-19, 2019

Host Site: Riverchase Country Club, Birmingham, AL

Yardage:  6515 yards, par 36-36--72

Course/Slope Rating: 71.9/139

2018 Champion: Claud Cooper of Birmingham (211)

Most Titles: 6 - Sam Farlow of Birmingham (1998, 2000-2004)

Format: 54 holes of gross individual stroke play. Players in the 50-56 and 57-64 Age Divisions will play the championship tees and eligible to win the Championship.  The field will be cut to the low 48 players and ties after 36 holes. For the purpose of applying the cut, the 50-56 and 57-64 Age Divisions will be treated as one division (overall).  The lowest score for 54 holes in either 50-56 or 57-64 age divisions will be the Champion.

Eligibility:  Any male amateur golfer, age 50+ as of May 16, 2019, who is a legal resident of Alabama, and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club of 10.4 (15.4 or less for players 65+) is eligible for the Alabama State Senior. Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club that does not exceed 15.4 and has reached his 65th birthday by May 17, 2019 is eligible for the 1st State Super Senior.

Schedule of Rounds

Thursday, May 16

Registration & Practice Rounds

Friday, May 17

Round 1: Tee times at 7:30am & 12:00pm off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play

Saturday, May 18

Round 2: Tee times begin at 7:30am & 12:00pm off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play

Field cut to low 48 players and ties in Championship Division. No Cut in Super Senior Division.

Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, May 19

Final Round: Tee times begin at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes of Stroke Play

Championship Links:

Starting Times (Round 1)

Scoring & Results (*9 Hole scoring updates throughout the championship)

AGA Yearbook and Past Results

Club Website

This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

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 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.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.