Willow Point Golf & Country Club to Host 2nd Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander City, AL

ALEXANDER CITY, AL (August 27, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association will host the 2nd Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander City, AL from August 28-30, 2020. Willow Point has been recognized as “America’s most beautiful lakefront golf course” as it features Lake Martin edging the majority of the back nine.  

This is the second playing of the Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Willow Point Golf & Country Club. The inaugural Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship was in 2019. Addison Lambeth and Jacob Stinson of Montgomery, AL won the Mid-Amateur Division, and Neill Hatcher of Birmingham, AL and D. Copeland of Columbus, GA claimed the Senior Division title.

Championship Facts
Event: 2nd Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Dates: August 28-30, 2020

Host Site: Willow Point Golf & Country Club, Alexander City, AL

Course Turfgrass: Tees/Fairways, Rough (419 Bermuda); Putting Greens (Mini-Verde)

Mid-Amateur Division Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 7199 yards/74.2/130

Senior Division Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 6697 yards/71.9/126

Format:
• 54 holes of Four-Ball stroke play. The field will be cut to low 30 scores and ties after 36 holes. The number of sides making the cut is calculated based upon the percentage of sides in each division compared with the total field.
• Mid-Amateur Division Cut = 19 + ties; Senior Division Cut = 11 + ties
• In the event of a tie for first place in the Mid-Amateur or Senior Division, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The play-off holes and their order of play will be determined by the Championship Committee. All other ties will be split equally.
• Initial groupings will be for the first two rounds; the field will be cut and re-paired by the score after the second round.
 
Past Champions: 
Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball (Mid-Amateur Division Champions): Addison Lambeth and Jacob Stinson of Montgomery, AL
Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball (Senior Division Champions): Neill Hatcher of Birmingham, AL and D. Copeland of Columbus, GA

Schedule of Rounds:
Thursday, August 27
Tee times available for practice.
All Day - Registration in Golf Shop (TBD)
Hosted player reception in the clubhouse ballroom
 
Friday, August 28
7:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - First round of four-ball stroke play.
Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.
 
Saturday, August 29
7:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - Second round of four-ball stroke play.
Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.
Cut to low 30 scores and ties for the final round.
 
Sunday, August 30
7:30 a.m. - Final round of four-ball stroke play.
Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.
 
Awards ceremony immediately following play.
 

Championship Links:
·  Starting Times (Round 1)
·  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 20,000 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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