Cherokee Ridge Country Club
HOOVER, AL (July 8, 2019) – The best women amateurs in the state will travel to Cherokee Ridge Country Club in Union Grove for the 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship from July 10-12. This is the first time that the Cherokee Ridge Country Club has hosted the Women’s State Amateur Championship.
Alongside the 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship, AGA will host the Inaugural Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship. A field of four players, ages 65 and up, will compete for the State Senior Match Play title.
29 players are registered to compete in this year’s championship division, while three are set to compete in the tournament division. Cammie Bentley of Northport won the title in 2018 at The Country Club of Birmingham for her second state amateur title. Bentley will not be defending her championship title this year.
Event: 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship
Dates: July 10-12, 2019
Host Site: Cherokee Ridge Country Club, Union Grove, AL
Championship Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 6009 yards; 75.2/134
Tournament Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 5389 yards; 71.7/127
Senior Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 5086 yards; 70.7/121
2018 Champion: Cammie Bentley of Northport
Most Titles: (10) - Kathy Hartwiger (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Format: 18 holes of individual stroke play to determine seeding within each division. Championship Division will be cut to low 16 players from the stroke play qualifier that will compete for the overall championship. Remaining Championship Division players will be divided into flights of four (4). Tournament Division players will be divided into flights of four (4) to compete at match play based on qualifying round score. All players are guaranteed a minimum of two matches due to consolation brackets for each flight. Senior Division will be seeded according to the 18-hole stroke play qualifier.
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
Tuesday, July 9
Registration & Practice Rounds
Wednesday, July 10
7:30AM – 1st Round, 18-hole stroke play qualifier for all divisions to determine positions for match play
Thursday, July 11
7:30AM – Championship Division: (AM) Round of 16. (PM) Quarterfinals and Consolation Quarterfinals
Tournament Division: (AM) Semifinals
Senior Division: (AM) Semifinals
Friday, July 12
7:30AM – Championship Division: (AM) Semifinals and Consolation Semifinals. (PM) Final and Consolation
Tournament Division: (AM) Finals and Consolation Finals
Senior Division: (AM) Finals and Consolation Finals
Scoring & Results (*9 Hole scoring updates throughout the championship)
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.