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Goose Pond Colony Resort to Host 56th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship

Goose Pond Colony Resort (Lake Course) in Scottsboro, AL

HOOVER, AL (June 21, 2019) – Goose Pond Colony Resort (Lake Course) will host the 56th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship in Scottsboro from June 24-26, 2019. The par-72 course will welcome 55 players this coming Monday.

This will be the first year Goose Pond Colony Resort has hosted the Girls State Junior Championship. Club is located on the banks of the Tennessee River’s Lake Guntersville and in between the Cumberland Mountains.

55 players are registered to compete in this year’s championship, which is an all-time record number of entries for the Alabama Girls State Junior Championship.

Last year’s champion, Michaela Morard of Huntsville, won by 14 shots, carding an overall score of 205 (-11) at Montgomery Country Club. Morard will be defending her title at this year’s championship.

Championship Facts

Event: 56th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship

Dates: June 24-16, 2019

Host Site: Goose Pond Colony Resort (Lake Course), Scottsboro, AL

Yardage: Ages 14-18: 5701 yards; Ages 12-13: 5385 yards; Ages 8-11: 5270 yards

Course & Slope Rating: Ages 14-18: 72.6/120; Ages 12-13: 70.5/116; Ages 8-11: 70.2/115

Course Turfgrass: Tees/Fairways/Rough (419 Bermuda); Putting Greens (Bermuda)

2018 Champion: Michaela Morard of Huntsville (205)

Most Titles: Martha Lang holds the record with four victories (1967-1970).

Format: Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play for players age 12-18. 27 holes (9 each day) for players age 8-11. Players in the 14-18 Age Division will play the same tees and will be eligible to win the overall Championship. The lowest score for 54 holes in either the 14-15 or 16-18 Age Divisions will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the overall Championship only, a hole by hole play-off will be held immediately following play.

Schedule of Rounds

Sunday, June 23

All Day: Practice rounds.

9:00am-4:00pm: Player Registration in the Clubhouse Foyer adjacent to the golf shop.

Monday, June 24

Round 1: Tee times at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees

Hosted player lunch in the Clubhouse after play

Field re-grouped according to score.

Tuesday, June 25

Round 2: Tee times at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees

Hosted player lunch in the Clubhouse after play

Clubhouse Field re-grouped according to score.

Wednesday, June 26

Round 3: Tee times at 7:30am off #1 & #10 tees

Hosted player lunch in the Clubhouse after play

Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard..

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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