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Lakewood Golf Club to Host 38th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, AL 

POINT CLEAR, AL (September 10, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 38th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship will be held at the Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, AL from September 11-13, 2020. 48 teams will play the newly renovated Dogwood course.

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This marks the second time Lakewood Golf Club has hosted the Alabama State Four-Ball Championship (Woodie Eubanks & Forrest Crabtree, 2011). Defending champions Will Swift of Vestavia Hills, AL and Clay Guerin of Hoover, AL will play to maintain their back-to-back title (2018 at Indian Hills Country Club, 2019 at Huntsville Country Club). The inaugural champions, Benjamin Dowdy and Joe Terrell, won in 1983. They went on to collect the most Four-Ball titles in State history, winning four total Championships.

Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 16.8 under the USGA Handicap System™. Two players who play as partners comprise a side. Partners are not required to be from the same club. A college student is considered a resident of their parent(s)/guardian(s) “Legal Residency Criteria” as stated in the AGA Tournament Manual unless said student (a) has no dependency on his/her parents; and (b) lives full time in Alabama.

Championship Facts

Yardage: 6964 yards

Course & Slope Rating: 73.2/135

Championship Format: There will be 54 holes of Four-Ball stroke play and the field will be cut to low 30 scores and ties after 36 holes. In the event of a tie for first place, 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 first two rounds; the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.

Championship Schedule

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tee times available for practice.

Friday, September 11, 2020

7:30 a.m. – First round of four-ball stroke play.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

7:30 a.m. – Second round of four-ball stroke play.

Field cut to low 30 sides for final round.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

7:30 a.m. – Final round of four-ball stroke play.

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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Media Contact:

Audrey Ferguson

AGA Communications

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audrey@alabamagolf.org