Round Two Co-Leaders of the 104th Alabama Men's State Amateur Championship - Gordon Sargent (Left), Drew Mathers (Right)
OPELIKA, AL (July 30, 2020)- Round two results of the 104th Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, AL on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
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Fifty players returned to Saugahatchee Country Club this morning to resume round one of the 104th Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship.
Drew Mathers of Mobile and Gordon Sargent of Birmingham co-lead round two of the 104th Alabama Men’s State Amateur Championship, each posting a six-under 66 for the day. Both players remain nine-under 135 altogether.
Sargent finished his three remaining holes to close out round one, shooting three-under 69. Sargent’s stamina launched him toward success as he birdied Nos. 1, 2, 10, 12, 15 and 16 to climb atop the leaderboard.
“I knew that if I hit it pretty close again, I could make some putts,” Sargent said.
University of Alabama Birmingham’s Mathers birdied Nos. 1, 4, 6, 9, 10 and 17 to share the lead.
“I hit more fairways today than I did yesterday,” Mathers said. “I’ve just got to do that the next couple days to keep it going.”
Standing in third place, Nick Robillard of Birmingham and Noah Martino of Mobile are eight-under 136. Robillard posted a seven-under 65 for the day. Martino carded four-under 68.
“Yesterday I kind of got off to a rough start, I was really timid,” Robillard said. “On the back nine, I figured it out and made three birdies coming in to post one-under. It was a huge momentum boost for me.”
The final cut includes the top 61 players (including ties) in the field for rounds three and four.
This championship will be 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.