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Cider Ridge Golf Club to Host 29th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship

Hole 16 at Cider Ridge Golf Club in Oxford, AL

OXFORD, AL (June 17, 2019) – Cider Ridge Golf Club will host the 29th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship in Oxford, from June 18-20, 2019. The par-72 course will welcome 24 players this coming Tuesday.

This will be the first year Cider Ridge has hosted the Women’s Stroke Play Championship. Lee Shurden, director of golf at Cider Ridge, is expecting a great week ahead.

“We are excited to have the Alabama Golf Association with us this week. We would love to have more events here in the future,” Shurden said.

17 players are registered to compete in this year’s championship division, while seven are set to compete in the tournament division.

Last year’s champion, Michaela Morard of Huntsville, broke the record for lowest 54-hole score at Canebrake Country Club. She won by 11 strokes, carding an overall score of 195 (-21). Morard will not be defending her title at this year’s championship.

Championship Facts

Event: 29th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship

Dates: June 18-20, 2019

Host Site: Cider Ridge Golf Club, Oxford, AL

Championship Division Yardage: 6001 yards (36-36—72)

Championship Course/Slope Rating: 75.0/125

Tournament Division Yardage: 5186 yards (36-36—72)

Tournament Course & Slope Rating: 70.5/115

2018 Champion: Michaela Morard of Huntsville

Most Titles: (3) - Cammie Gray (2012, 2013, 2017), Kathy Hartwiger (1996, 2002, 2004), Anne Hutto (1998, 1999, 2001), Virginia Derby Grimes (1990, 1995, 1997)

Format: 54 holes of gross individual stroke play. The lowest score for 54 holes in the Championship Division will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play.

Eligibility: Entries are open to any female amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club.

Schedule of Rounds

Monday, June 17

Tee times available for practice.

Tuesday, June 18

First round of individual stroke play.

Field re-paired by score.

Wednesday, June 19

Second round of individual stroke play.

Field re-paired by score.

Tournament and Senior Division flights determined.

Thursday, June 20

Final round of individual stroke play.

Championship Links:

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 20 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.

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