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Michaela Morard Shatters the Record for Most Girls State Junior Championship Victories

Michaela Morard - 2020 Alabama Girls State Junior Champion at Valley Hill Country Club

HUNTSVILLE, AL (June 10, 2020) – Final results of the 57th Alabama Girls State Junior Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Valley Hill Country Club in Huntsville, AL on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (Ages 14-18: 5816 yards; par 36-36—72, 74.1/134).

Round 3 Scores| Statistics | Photo Gallery

Defending Champion, Michaela Morard of Huntsville, fired a four-over 76 to be crowned the record-breaking champion of the Girls State Junior Amateur Championship. She scored an impressive four-over 220 overall.

With this victory, Morard now holds the state record for most Girls State Junior Championship titles. Prior to play, she shared the record with Martha Lang (1967-1970), who is currently a member of the USGA executive committee.

Throughout the back-nine, it was a tight race for first place between Morard and Emma Pittman of Pike Road.

Pittman scored a two-over 74 for the third round to stand second place with an overall score of six-over 222.

Lauren Thompson of Midland City posted a two-over 74 for the day and an overall eight-over 224 to place third.

Ashley-Sinclair Curtis of Enterprise carded an eight-over 80 for the final round. Overall, Curtis scored a 14-over 230 to claim fourth place.

Emilia Smith of Enterprise shot a seven-over 79 for round three. Smith placed fifth with an overall score was a 16-over 232.

Entries for the 57th Alabama Girls State Junior Amateur Championship are open to any female amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club and qualifies under the following age requirements:

  • Must have reached 14th birthday but not 19th birthday on or before June 8, 2020.
    • *Players that have not reached their 14th birthday by June 8, 2020 can apply for an exemption into the championship by contacting Jeremy Gardner, Director of Junior Golf at jeremy@alabamagolf.org

For more information on the 2020 Alabama Girls State Championships, including hole-by-hole scoring and round two starting times, please visit: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2271787

 

Round 3 Scores

Pos.

Player

City, Graduation

R1

R2

R3

Total

To Par

1

Michaela Morard

Huntsville, 2020

73

71

76

220

4

2

Emma Pittman

Pike Road, 2020

73

75

74

222

6

3

Lauren Thompson

Midland City, 2021

76

74

74

224

8

4

Ashley-Sinclair Curtis

Enterprise, 2020

78

72

80

230

14

5

Emilia Smith

Enterprise, 2020

72

81

79

232

16

6

Molly Brown Davidson

Birmingham, 2025

79

77

77

233

17

T7

Sarah Utley

Owens Cross Roads, 2020

78

79

78

235

19

T7

Erika Allen

Berry, 2021

79

76

80

235

19

T9

Morgan Jones

Auburn, 2021

78

81

77

236

20

T9

Lauren Gilchrist

Spanish Fort, 2020

78

77

81

236

20

11

Virginia Anne Holmes

Montgomery, 2023

78

79

80

237

21

12

Hannah Dees

Fairhope, 2021

81

82

77

240

24

T13

Taylor Trible

Birmingham, 2022

83

86

74

243

27

T13

Yvette Gorden

Pike Road, 2023

81

81

81

243

27

15

Reagan Waggoner

Birmingham, 2022

79

80

86

245

29

T16

Marilyn Steed

Birmingham, 2020

82

85

79

246

30

T16

Grace Engel

Huntsville, 2023

81

81

84

246

30

T18

Neysa Dechachutinan

Birmingham, 2022

86

80

81

247

31

T18

Gabriella Nicastro

Huntsville, 2023

80

84

83

247

31

20

Kate Ha

Auburn, 2026

79

92

77

248

32

21

Ellie Cothran

Union Grove, 2025

78

83

88

249

33

22

Ashlee Allen

Berry, 2023

82

83

86

251

35

23

Elle Webber

Huntsville, 2023

85

83

85

253

37

T24

Aidan Haithcock

Hoover, 2022

86

83

85

254

38

T24

Kylee Lynn

Opelika, 2025

85

78

91

254

38

T26

Mary Charles Davis

Auburn, 2023

86

86

83

255

39

T26

Ella Howard

Gadsden, 2022

83

87

85

255

39

T28

Robyn Blakey

Vandiver, 2021

85

91

81

257

41

T28

Hanna Dyar

Anniston, 2020

87

83

87

257

41

30

MacKinley Baird

Birmingham, 2021

89

84

85

258

42

T31

Abby Gattis

Jacksonville, 2022

91

86

82

259

43

T31

Bella Duesing

Huntsville, 2022

85

84

90

259

43

33

Gentry Scott

Jemison, 2020

93

83

84

260

44

34

Kaitlyn Shields

Chelsea, 2022

86

88

89

263

47

35

Raina Choi

Huntsville, 2022

84

91

89

264

48

36

Mary Lee

Tuscaloosa, 2021

84

92

89

265

49

37

Ella  Parker

Birmingham, 2021

87

92

88

267

51

38

Riya Key

Tuscumbia, 2021

96

82

90

268

52

39

Hannah Sanders

Albertville, 2020

88

93

89

270

54

T40

Addison Spears

Fairhope, 2024

90

89

93

272

56

T40

Courtney Johnson

Birmingham, 2024

84

91

97

272

56

T42

Polly McCrackin

Hoover, 2025

91

95

87

273

57

T42

Reagan Malone

Arab, 2021

91

90

92

273

57

T44

Macey Martin

Helena, 2022

90

90

94

274

58

T44

Emma Hallman

Birmingham, 2020

88

91

95

274

58

46

Ava Schwartz

Gurley, 2023

96

92

88

276

60

47

Baylie Webb

Anniston, 2022

93

94

95

282

66

48

Mallory Brooks

Southside, 2024

95

93

96

284

68

49

Anne Reaves Skinner

Tuscaloosa, 2023

91

99

95

285

69

50

Megan Grosnick

Gurley, 2022

93

97

103

293

77

T51

Elle Squires

Vestavia Hills, 2022

99

102

94

295

79

T51

Hayley Messer

Leighton, 2023

102

97

96

295

79

T53

Katie Gray

Birmingham, 2020

96

102

98

296

80

T53

Miriam McCoy

Fairhope, 2021

99

94

103

296

80

55

Kate Cost

Crane hill, 2024

101

97

99

297

81

T56

Ellie Smith

Fairhope, 2021

98

112

98

308

92

T56

Chloe Ruble

Athens, 2024

100

108

100

308

92

WD

Mary Grace Davidson

Birmingham, 2022

WD

0

0

WD

-

 

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 115 member clubs represented by nearly 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 23 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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