The Huntsville Country Club, Host of the 88th Women's State Amateur and the 2nd Women's State Senior Match Play Championships
HUNTSVILLE, AL (July 6, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association will host the 88th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship at Huntsville Country Club in Huntsville from July 7-9. This par-71, John Lafoy course welcomes a 51-player field Tuesday.
This is the third time that the Huntsville Country Club has hosted the Women’s State Amateur Championship (1972 & 2000) and its first time to host the Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship.
“It is really nice to have the AGA back,” said Brad Story, Huntsville Country Club’s PGA Head Golf Professional, “We hope the course plays well for all of the ladies participating.”
Michaela Morard of Huntsville claimed her first state title as the 2019 Women’s State Amateur Champion.
Defending her title this week, Nancy Schlich of Auburn captured the inaugural title of the Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship (2019).
Events: 2020 Alabama Women’s State Amateur and State Senior Match Play Championships
Dates: July 7-9, 2020
Host Site: Huntsville Country Club, Huntsville AL
Course Turfgrass: Tees/Fairways (419 Bermuda), Rough (419 Bermuda); Putting Greens (Jones Dwarf Bermuda)
88th Women’s State Amateur
Championship Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 6000 yards/74.1/126
Tournament Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 5103 yards/69.1/117
Format: 18 holes of gross individual stroke play to determine seeding within each division. Championship Division will be cut to low 16 players from the stroke play qualifier that will compete for the overall championship. Remaining Championship Division players will be divided into flights of four (4). Tournament Division players will be divided into flights of four (4) to compete at match play based on qualifying round score. All players are guaranteed a minimum of two matches due to consolation brackets for each flight.
2nd Women’s State Senior Match Play:
Championship Yardage/ Course & Slope Rating: 4786 yards/67.5/115
Format: 18 holes of gross individual stroke play to determine seeding within each flight. Players will be divided into flights of four (4) to compete at match play based on qualifying round score. All players are guaranteed a minimum of two matches due to consolation brackets for each flight.
Women’s State Amateur Champion: Michaela Morard (2019)
Women’s State Senior Match Play Defending Champion: Nancy Schlich (2019)
Schedule of Rounds
Monday, July 6
All Day: Practice rounds and Registration
Tuesday, July 7
Registration 7 - 10 a.m.
Round 1: Tee Times 7:30 - 10:20 a.m. off #1 tee
Wednesday, July 8
Round 2: Tee Times Morning & Afternoon off #1 tee
Thursday, July 9
Round 3: Tee Times Morning & Afternoon off #1 tee
- Women's State Amateur Starting Times (Round 1)
- Women’s State Amateur Scoring & Results
- Women’s State Senior Match Play Starting Times (Round 1)
- Women's State Senior Match Play Scoring & Results
- AGA Yearbook & Past Results
- Club Website
- Championship Website
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.