Alabama State Senior and Super-Senior Four-Ball Champions: David Dougherty, Shaw Pritchett, Buddy Alexander and Emile Vaughan
CALERA, AL (October 18, 2020) – Final round results of the 26th Alabama State Senior and Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Emile Vaughan of Pike Road, Alabama and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery, Alabama were named the 26th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Champions. They fired a 10-under 61 for the day to secure their title.
Pritchett’s albatross on No. 8 and eagle on No. 15 furthered their lead, breaking the tension among sides in a long-time, four-way tie.
“I’m really fortunate to have such a great partner in Emile, who brought me up all day,” Pritchett said. “I’ve never made an albatross before, so I can’t say that anymore!”
Pritchett and Vaughan broke the State scoring record by carding a 22-under 191. Previously, 192 was the scoring record.
Claud Cooper of Birmingham, Alabama and Richard Jeffers of Mobile, Alabama claimed second with a seven-under 64 in the final round and a total of 17-under 196.
Birmingham, Alabama’s Al Delgreco and Mike Greer shot five-under 66, with a 15-under 198 to earn third.
David Dougherty and Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Auburn, Alabama claimed the 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship title, posting a five-under 66. Dougherty and Alexander partnered to post 20-under 193 in total.
Alexander’s bogey-free day assisted this side throughout their final round.
“My partner played extraordinarily well all day,” Dougherty said. “He didn’t have a bogey all day, and we kind of nursed our lead all day long with that.”
Alexander now holds all State Super-Senior titles for the AGA. In two weeks, he will defend his individual Super-Senior title at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama.
Chip Woddail and Hamp Andrews of Daphne, Alabama shot seven-under 64 to close and carded an overall 18-under 195 to stand second.
Winning the scorecard playoff for the third-place medal, Tom Davis and Tom Jungkind of Hoover, Alabama shot seven-under for the day. Overall, they went 16-under 197.
For more information about the 26th Alabama State Senior and 2nd Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships, please visit the Championship website.
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.
For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.