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Team Florida Leads After Day One of Southeastern Challenge Match

Valdosta, Ga. (courtesy of Georgia State Golf Association) - Florida scored 13 points to Georgia's eight and Alabama's six in the opening matches of the 17th Southeastern Challenge Match at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta on Sunday. The biennial competition features male amateur golfers representing the Georgia State Golf Association, the Florida State Golf Association and the Alabama Golf Association.

Hole-by-Hole Scoring | Monday Singles Starting Times

The final day is on Monday and will feature singles matches, which are set to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Day 1 Results

Four-Ball Matches
Georgia vs. Alabama

Doug Hanzel/Bob Royak defeated Richard Jeffers/Joey Holley (Alabama) (2-and-1)

Taylor Smith/Chris Waters (Georgia) defeated James Salter/Josh Upton (Alabama) (1-up)

Stephen Behr/David Denham (Georgia) defeated Victor Kyatt/Stewart Whitt (Alabama) (2-up)

Georgia vs. Florida
Keith Guest/Tim Schaetzel (Georgia) tied Jordan Batchelor/Devon Hopkins (Florida) 

Stan Gann, Jr./David Noll, Jr. (Georgia) tied Steve Carter/Scott Turner (Florida) 

Mike Finster/Jimmy Jones (Florida) defeated Jack Hall/Billy Mitchell (Georgia) (3-and-2)

Foursomes Matches
Georgia vs. Alabama

Hall/Mitchell (Georgia) defeated Jeffers/Holley (Alabama) (5-and-4)

Smith/Waters (Georgia) tied Jackson King/James Medley (Alabama)

Guest/Schaetzel (Georgia) tied Salter/Upton (Alabama)

Whitt/Kyatt (Alabama) defeated Gann/Noll (Georgia) (1-up)

Will Swift/Woodie Eubanks (Alabama) defeated Behr/Denham (Georgia) (3-and-2)

Robert Nelson/Walker Grant (Alabama) defeated Hanzel/Royak (Georgia) (5-and-4)

Georgia vs. Florida
Hall/Mitchell (Georgia) defeated Don Whittemore/Pete Williams (Florida) (3-and-2)

Gann/Noll (Georgia) defeated Joe Alfieri/Daniel Debra (Florida) (3-and-1)

Finster/Jones (Florida) defeated Hanzel/Royak (Georgia) (6-and-4)

Batchelor/Hopkins (Florida) defeated Smith/Waters (Georgia) (1-up)

Chip Brooke/Marc Dull (Florida) defeated Guest/Schaetzel (Georgia) (2-and-1)

Carter/Turner (Florida) defeated Behr/Denham (Georgia) (2-and-1)

Day One Standings:

Florida - 13.0
Georgia - 8.0
Alabama - 6.0

For More Information
Results will be sent via email after the conclusion of each round and will also be posted on the GSGA website (

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 over 19,000 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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