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2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Montgomery, AL

Steven Groover of Birmingham, AL - Medalist with a 64 (-6)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Final results from U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Monday, August 19, 2019 (6418 yards, par 35-35—70, Course/Slope Rating: 70.5/122).

Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were available at this qualifying site. 

Steven Groover of Birmingham, AL fired a six-under 64 to take medalist honors at Montgomery Country Club. Cates Culpepper of Columbus, GA and Brock Young of Tifton, GA each earned a spot with a three-under 67. The final qualifying positon went to Clay Guerin of Birmingham, AL who birdied the first playoff hole in a 5-for-1 playoff at two-under 68.

The 39th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will take place at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, CO on September 14-19, 2019.

Hole-by-hole scoring can be viewed here: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/1931386

This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

Results

Rank

Player

City, State

Total

To Par

Qualifiers

       

1

Steven Groover

Birmingham, AL

64

-6

T2

Cates Culpepper

Columbus, GA

67

-3

T2

Brock Young

Tifton, GA

67

-3

T4

Clay Guerin

Birmingham, AL

68

-2

Alternates

       

T4 (1st Alt)

Nathaniel Rau

Atlanta, GA

68

-2

T4 (2nd Alt)

Woodie Eubanks

Oneonta, AL

68

-2

Failed to Qualify

     

T4

Thomas Joiner

Tallahassee, FL

68

-2

T4

Jason Tate

Owens Cross Roads, AL

68

-2

T9

Brannan Reaves

Montgomery, AL

69

-1

T9

Jordy Hayden

Fairhope, AL

69

-1

T9

Harris Richie

Childersburg, AL

69

-1

T9

Jackson Beindorf

Mountain Brook, AL

69

-1

T9

Matt Johnson

Dothan, AL

69

-1

T9

Claud Cooper

Mountain Brook, AL

69

-1

T9

John Barnett

Nashville, TN

69

-1

T9

Jonathan Kennedy

Perry, GA

69

-1

T17

Stephen Behr

Atlanta, GA

70

E

T17

Andy Blanton

Thomasville, GA

70

E

T17

Austin Hynson

Mobile, AL

70

E

T17

Eric Howle

Chelsea, AL

70

E

T17

Steven Hudson

Birmingham, AL

70

E

T17

Andrew Kniphfer

Tuscaloosa, AL

70

E

T23

McGowin Miller

Birmingham, AL

71

1

T23

Phillip Weaver

Tuscaloosa, AL

71

1

T23

Chase Kennedy

Morris, AL

71

1

T23

Richard Douglas

Birmingham, AL

71

1

T23

Jacob Hitt

Columbus, GA

71

1

T23

Sam Audia III

Birmingham, AL

71

1

T23

Dallas Miller

Birmingham, AL

71

1

T23

Stan Gann Jr.

Warner Robins, GA

71

1

T23

John Wright

Fairhope, AL

71

1

T32

Jack Brown

Birmingham, AL

72

2

T32

Addison Lambeth

Browns Summit, NC

72

2

T32

Blair Hamm

Birmingham, AL

72

2

T32

Taylor Cooksey

Tifton, GA

72

2

T32

Victor Kyatt

Bessemer, AL

72

2

T32

Forrest Crabtree

Mobile, AL

72

2

T32

Wesley Willings

Birmingham, AL

72

2

T39

Robbie Cotten

Brewton, AL

73

3

T39

Richard Schmidt

Birmingham, AL

73

3

T39

Braxton Gillespie

Irvington, AL

73

3

T39

Hunter Bronson

Montgomery, AL

73

3

T43

Van Thigpen

Fairhope, AL

74

4

T43

Chris Mitchell

Hoover, AL

74

4

T43

Lee Birchall

Birmingham, AL

74

4

T43

Wesley Pate

Vestavia Hills, AL

74

4

T43

Jake Nolen

Homewood, AL

74

4

T43

Steven Muncher

Birmingham, AL

74

4

T43

Elliott Jones

Tuscaloosa, AL

74

4

T43

Tobin Ayers

Auburn, AL

74

4

T43

Brett Ialacci

Homewood, AL

74

4

T52

Thomas Kayworth

Auburn, AL

75

5

T52

David James

Columbus, GA

75

5

T52

Lance Goodson

Birmingham, AL

75

5

T55

Robert Bechtol

Tallahassee, FL

76

6

T55

Levi Shelton

Scottsboro, AL

76

6

T55

Spencer Lane

St. Louis, MO

76

6

T55

Edward Hubbard

Tuscaloosa, AL

76

6

T55

Phillip Provost

Birmingham, AL

76

6

T60

Sims Rhyne

Mountain Brook, AL

77

7

T60

Wesley Rogers

Montgomery, AL

77

7

T60

James Salter

Auburn, AL

77

7

T60

Justin Pratt

Pelham, AL

77

7

T60

Brian Musso

Wheaton, IL

77

7

T65

William McGowin

Montgomery, AL

78

8

T65

Henry Lamberth

Alexander City, AL

78

8

T67

Chad Griffith

Lagrange, GA

79

9

T67

Stefan Rel

Grand Bay, AL

79

9

T69

Matt Rogers

Anniston, AL

80

10

T69

Chris Hancock

Scottsboro, AL

80

10

71

Matthew Burnette

Tuscaloosa, AL

82

12

72

Trey Nelson

Birmingham, AL

85

15

73

Brandon Griffin

Hoover, AL

87

17

74

Jared Ross

Huntsville, AL

88

18

WD

Bart Barnes

Troy, AL

WD

-

NC

Tyler Cox

Hendersonville, TN

NC

-

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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.

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