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Timberline Golf Club to Host 2020 Alabama Women’s Stroke Play and State Senior Championships

Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL

HOOVER, AL (June 22, 2020) - The Alabama Golf Association will host the 30th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship, 47th Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship and the 2nd Alabama Women’s State Super-Senior Amateur Championship at Timberline Golf Club in Calera from June 24-26. The par-71, Jerry Pate course will offer challenging holes and exciting play to welcome the 59 players from across the state on Wednesday.

This will be Timberline Golf Club’s first time hosting the Women’s Stroke Play Championship. The first Women’s Stroke Play Championship was played in 1990 at Gulf Shores Country Club in Gulf Shores, AL with Virginia Derby winning the inaugural championship.

Sophie Burks of Tallassee claimed her first stroke play championship victory in 2019 at Cider Ridge Golf Club in Oxford, AL. Burks will be on the course, playing to defend her title this upcoming week. Burks is an upcoming senior at Middle Tennessee State University.

This is the second time that Timberline Golf Club has hosted the Women’s State Senior Championship (2016). The 2019 defending champion, Susan West, will compete at the 47th Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship to vie for her fifth title (2015-2017, 2019). Mary Isbell holds the record with eight victories (1995-1999, 2001-2003).

This is the second playing of the Women’s State Super-Senior Amateur Championship. It was first played at GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley, AL (2019). The inaugural champion, Barbara Brown of Northport, will be competing to defend her title (2019).

The Alabama Golf Association looks forward to the playing of the 30th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship, 47th Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship and 2nd Alabama Women’s State Super-Senior Amateur Championship.

Championship Facts

Event: 2020 Alabama Women’s Stroke Play and State Senior Championships

Dates: June 24-26, 2020

Host Site: Timberline Golf Club, Calera, AL

Course Turfgrass: Putting Greens (Bent), Fairways/Tees/Rough (Bermuda)

 

30th Women’s Stroke Play Championship

Championship Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 6079 yards/75.5/133

Tournament Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 5481 yards/72.2/126

Format: Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play. Two Divisions: Championship and Tournament with the overall champion being the lowest score for 54 holes in the Championship Division. Tournament Division will be flighted after 36 holes by score if necessary. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play. Any other ties in all other flights, will be resolved by matching scorecards.

 

47th Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship

Championship Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 5481 yards/72.2/126

Tournament Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 4734 yards/67.9/121

Format: The Championship is conducted at 54 holes of stroke play. There will be two divisions as described in the entry form with the Champion being the player who posts the lowest 54-hole score in the Championship Division. Tournament Division will be flighted after 36 holes by score (if necessary). Initial groupings will be for round one; field will be re-paired by score after the first round. In the event of a tie for the Overall Champion only, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff commencing immediately following play (the holes involved to be determined by the AGA). After the Champion has been determined, all other ties not yet settled, including those involving individuals participating in the playoff for the Championship, and ties for Tournament Division winners will be resolved by matching scorecards.

 

2nd Alabama Women’s State Super-Senior Amateur Championship

Championship Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 4734 yards/679.9/121

Format: The Championship will be conducted on a stroke play basis for 36 holes, 18 holes daily on June 24-25, 2020. There will be one division as described in the entry form with the Champion being the player who posts the lowest 36-hole score. Initial groupings will be for round one; field will be re-paired by score after the first round. In the event of a tie for the Overall Champion only, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff commencing immediately following play (the holes involved to be determined by the AGA). After the Champion has been determined, all other ties not yet settled, including those involving individuals participating in the playoff for the Championship will be resolved by matching scorecards.

 

Defending Champions

Women’s Stroke Play Defending Champion: Sophie Burks

Women’s State Senior Defending Champion: Susan West

Women’s State Super-Senior Defending Champion: Barbara Brown

 

Schedule of Rounds

Tuesday, June 23

All Day: Practice rounds and Registration

Wednesday, June 24

Round 1: Tee times at 7:30-10:50 a.m. off #1 tee

Thursday, June 25

Round 2: Tee times at 7:30-10:50 a.m. off #1 tee

Friday, June 26

Round 3: Tee times at 7:30-10:30 a.m. off #1 tee 

Awards ceremony immediately following play

Championship Links

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 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.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.

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