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Match Play Gets Underway at 87th Women's State Amateur Championship

Morard, Little, Williams and Howard (Left to Right)

UNION GROVE, AL – Match play results of the 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 1st Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Cherokee Ridge Country Club in Union Grove, AL on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

The 87th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship continued today with the match play stages in the midst of an afternoon weather delay. 16 players went head-to-head this morning in the championship division with eight players surviving to the quarter-finals in the afternoon.

A.M. Results

In the morning round of 16, first seed Michaela Morard of Huntsville defeated Theresa Malik of Madison 6 and 5.

Sophie Burks won 6 and 5 over Elisabeth Preus of Auburn.

Number two seed Anna Claire Little of Auburn also won her first match, defeating Chloe Borders of Jacksonville 5 and 4.

Number three seed Ally Williams of Athens claimed the largest win of the day by defeating Emily Lankford of Huntsville 7 and 5.

The morning results saw extra holes in two matches. Linda Jeffery of Prattville defeated Maria Donado of Homewood in 20 holes, and Susan West of Tuscaloosa won her match in 19 holes over Layne Dyar of Anniston.

In the inaugural Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship, Nancy Schlich of Auburn won 1 up against Barbara Brown of Northport and Amanda Miller of Albertville won 5 and 3 over Theresa Stratton of Opelika.

P.M. Results

In the afternoon quarterfinals, Morard won 2 and 1 against Burks, Howard 1 up over West, Little 2 and 1 against Jeffery and Williams 4 and 3 over Dyar.

Tomorrow’s semi-finals will see Michaela Morard play Allison Howard and Anna Claire Little play Ally Williams. Tee times will begin at 7:30am.

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This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.


Round of 16

(1) Michaela Morard, Huntsville def. (16) Theresa Mahlik, Madison, 6 & 5 

(2) Anna Claire Little, Auburn def. (15) Chloe Borders, Jacksonville, 5 & 4  

(3) Ally Williams, Athens def. (14) Emily Lankford, Huntsville, 7 & 5

(4) Allison Howard, Newton def. (13) Julie Baker, Hoover, 5 & 3     

(5) Susan West, Tuscaloosa def. (12) Layne Dyar, Anniston, 1 up    

(11) Hanna Dyar, Anniston def. (6) Annalee Stephens, Jasper, 3 & 2           

(7) Linda Jeffery, Prattville def. (10) Maria Donado, Homewood, 20 Holes 

(8) Sophie Burks, Tallassee def. (9) Elisabeth Preus, Auburn, 4 & 3      

(1) Michaela Morard, Huntsville def. (8) Sophie Burks, Tallassee, 2 & 1

(4) Allison Howard, Newton def. (5) Susan West, Tuscaloosa, 1 up

(2) Anna Claire Little, Auburn def. (7) Linda Jeffery, Prattville, 2 & 1

(3) Ally Williams, Athens def. (11) Hanna Dyar, Anniston, 4 & 3

Championship Consolation

(9) Elisabeth Preus, Auburn def. (16) Theresa Mahlik, Madison, 1 up

(13) Julie Baker, Hoover def. (12) Layne Dyar, Anniston, 1 up

(15) Chloe Borders, Jacksonville def. (10) Maria  Donado, Homewood, 1 up

(6) Annalee Stephens, Jasper def. (14) Emily Lankford, Huntsville, 5 & 4

Championship Flight 1

(4) Anna Margaret Hays, Tuscumbia def. (1) Gentry Scott, Jemison, 2 & 1  

(3) Mary Mac Trammell, Mountain Brook def. (2) Grace Narrell, Union Grove, 7 & 6                                        

Championship Flight 2
(1) Emma Cox, Dothan def. (4) Reagan Malone, Arab, 2 up 

(3) Ellie Cothran, Union Grove def. (2) Marilyn Steed, Birmingham, 3 & 2                                                           

Championship Flight 3

(1) Hannah Pope,Florence def. (4) Lindsey Oxley, Helena, 4 & 2      

(2) Stacy Quilling,        Birmingham def. (3) Rosie Wiethop, Madison, 2 & 1                                                      

Senior Match Play- Semi-Final

(1) Nancy Schlich, Auburn def. (4) Barbara Brown,Northport, 1 up 

(3) Amanda Miller, Albertville def (2) Theresa Stratton, Opelika, 5 & 3                                                             

Tournament Division – (36 Hole 3-ball Match)

(1) Kyung-Hwa Theodoss, Hampton Cove leads (2)Keri Rutledge, Birmingham, 9 up thru 18 holes

(1) Kyung-Hwa Theodoss, Hampton Cove leads (3) Autumn Tidwell, Arab, 9 up thru 18 holes

(2) Keri Rutledge, Birmingham & (3) Autumn Tidwell, Arab All Square thru 18 holes 

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.

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