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Dees/Gilchrist and Lang/West Claim Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Titles

Lauren Gilchrist (Left) and Hannah Dees (Right), 13th Alabama Women's State Four-Ball Champions

Martha Lang (Left) and Susan West (Right), 2nd Alabama Women's State Senior Four-Ball Champions

POINT CLEAR, AL (July 23, 2020) – Final round results of the 13th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Championship and 2ndAlabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Lakewood Golf Club (Dogwood Course) in Point Clear, AL on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

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Hannah Dees of Fairhope and Lauren Gilchrist of Spanish Fort fought to the finish to claim the 13th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Championship title after the first hole playoff.

Playing through tough weather conditions, Dees and Gilchrist battled hard carding a four-under 68 today and an overall five-under 139.

“I think we both wanted to win it, and we both knew we could,” Dees said. “I think we played our best, and I am very happy about winning”.

Anna Claire Little of Auburn and Elisabeth Preus of Auburn remained tough, posting a three-under 69 to take second place.

Nancy Gavin of Leeds and Savannah Payne of Jacksons Gap carded an even 72, again, today to claim first in the Tournament Division.

Martha Lang of Shoal Creek and Susan West of Tuscaloosa dominated the day posting a nine-under 63 and an overall 15-under 129 to claim the 2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championship title.

“Martha said yesterday, ‘the key is picking a partner,’ and I picked mine today,” West said. “We had a great day, it was hard stopping and starting but we stayed focused. We always like to win, and we like to be together. We just have fun.”

Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham and Lea Green of McCalla take second place, posting a five-under 67 and an overall 10-under 134.

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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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