Micheala Williams (Left), Elisabeth Preus (Middle Left), Julie Baker (Middle Right), Allison Howard (Right)
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Match play results of the 88th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Huntsville Country Club in Huntsville, AL on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
The 88th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship advanced to match play format as the top 16 players went head-to-head this morning in the championship division, eight players remaining in the afternoon quarterfinals.
Playing through rainy conditions and enduring a mid-day evacuation, the 1 seed Julie Baker of Hoover finished her morning match, 5 & 4 over the number 16 seed, Anna Claire Little of Auburn.
Number 2 seed Michaela Williams of Brownsboro won her first match, defeating Ashley-Sinclair Curtis of Enterprise 5 & 3.
Number three seed Ally Williams of Athens claimed the win over Mary Mac Trammel of Mountain Brook 5 & 4.
The highest seed to fall in the morning round was Morgan Jones of Auburn, number four seed, who was defeated by Emilia Smith of Enterprise, 2 up.
The morning results saw extra holes in one match. Allison Howard of Newton defeated Hannah Pope of Florence in 21 holes.
Within the Tournament Division, Kay Theodoss of Hampton Cove defeated Keri Rutledge of Birmingham, 2 up thru 18.
In the 2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship, Donna Lowen of Huntsville won 4 & 2 against Theresa Stratton of Madison. Susan West of Tuscaloosa defeated Nancy Schlich of Auburn, 5 & 4.
Tomorrow, Lowen and West will go head to head in the final round of match play to contend for the championship title.
In the afternoon quarterfinals, Baker remained consistent winning 4 & 3 against Lauren Thompson of Midland City. Micheala Williams finished 5 & 3 over Karlee Allen of Berry. Elisabeth Preus of Auburn earned a win over Ally Williams, 5 & 4. Claiming a spot in the Championship semifinals, Howard defeated Smith 3 & 2.
Tomorrow’s semi-finals will see Julie Baker play Allison Howard and Micheala Williams play Elisabeth Preus. Tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m.
In the consolation quarterfinals, Morgan Jones won 4 & 3 over Hannah Pope. Sophie Burks of Tallassee defeated Anna Claire Little in 20 holes to claim a spot in the Consolation semifinals. Emma Pittman of Pike Road finished 3 & 1 over Ashley-Sinclair Curtis. Linda Jefferey of Prattville won 3 & 2 against Mary Mac Trammell.
Tomorrow’s Consolation semifinals will see Sophie Burks play Morgan Jones and Emma Pittman play Linda Jeffery.
This championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.
Round of 16
(1) Julie Baker, Hoover def. (16) Anna Claire Little, Auburn, 5 & 4
(2) Micheala Williams, Brownsboro def. (15) Ashley-Sinclair Curtis, Enterprise, 5 & 3
(3) Ally Williams, Athens def. (14) Mary Mac Trammell, Mountain Brook, 5 & 4
(13) Emilia Smith, Enterprise def. (4) Morgan Jones, Auburn, 2 up
(12) Allison Howard, Newton def. (5) Hannah Pope, Florence, 21 Holes
(6) Elisabeth Preus, Auburn def. (11) Linda Jeffery, Prattville, 5 & 4
(7) Karlee Allen, Berry def. (10) Emma Pittman, Pike Road, 1 up
(8) Lauren Thompson, Midland City def. (9) Sophie Burks, Tallassee, 2 & 1
(1) Julie Baker, Hoover def. (8) Lauren Thompson, Midland City, 4 & 3
(2) Micheala Williams, Brownsboro def. (7) Karlee Allen, Berry, 4 & 3
(6) Elisabeth Preus, Auburn, def. (3) Ally Williams, Athens, 6 & 4
(12) Allison Howard, Newton def. (13) Emilia Smith, Enterprise, 3 & 2
Tournament Division – (36 Hole Match)
(1) Kay Theodoss, Hampton Cove leads (2) Keri Rutledge, Birmingham, 2 up thru 18
Championship Flight 1
(1) Sarah Utley, Owens Cross Roads def. (4) Caroline Waldrop, Birmingham, 8 & 7
(2) Taylor Trible, Birmingham def. (3) Marilyn Steed, Birmingham, 4 & 2
Championship Flight 2
(1) MK Horton, Birmingham def. (4) MacKinley Baird, Birmingham, 3 & 1
(3) Zoe Walker, Vinemont def. (2) Emily Lankford, Huntsville, 2 up
Championship Flight 3
(1) Lauren Gilchrist, Spanish Fort def. (4) Raina Choi, Huntsville, 6 & 5
(2) Anna Margaret Hays, Tuscumbia def. (3) Ruby Narrell, Union Grove, 3 & 2
Championship Flight 4
(1) Stacy Quilling, Birmingham def. (4) Hayley Morris, McCalla, 4 & 2
(2) Lindsey Oxley, Helena def. (3) Bella Duesing, Huntsville, 3 & 2
(8) Sophie Burks, Tallassee def. (1) Anna Claire Little, Auburn, 20 Holes
(4) Morgan Jones, Auburn def. (5) Hannah Pope, Florence, 4 & 3
(7) Emma Pittman, Pike Road def. (2) Ashley-Sinclair Curtis, Enterprise, 3 & 1
(6) Linda Jeffery, Prattville def. (3) Mary Mac Trammell, Mountain Brook, 3 & 2
Senior Championship Semifinal
(1) Donna Lowen, Huntsville def. (4) Theresa Stratton, Opelika, 4 & 2
(2) Susan West, Tuscaloosa def. (3) Nancy Schlich, Auburn, 5 & 4
Senior Championship Flight 1 Bracket – Semifinals
(1) Theresa Mahlik, Madison def. (4) Barbee Bryant, Hoover, 3 & 2
(2) Anne Lanier, Fairhope def. (3) Tami Green, Fairhope, 22 holes
Senior Championship Flight 2 Bracket – Semifinal
(4) Amanda Miller, Albertville def. (1) Candy Mitchell, Springville, 1 up
(2) Dina Murray, Chelsea def. (3) Jennie Steuer, Madison, 3 & 2
Senior Championship Flight 3 Bracket – Semifinals
(4) Lynn Glover, Birmingham def. (1) Toni Aila, Ozark, 1 up
(2) Lisa Jones, Guntersville def. (3) Jane McGriff, Birmingham, 2 & 1
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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