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Wynlakes Golf & Country Club to Host 23rd Alabama State Senior & 2nd Super-Senior Amateur Championships

Wynlakes Golf & Country Club, Montgomery, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (October 29, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 23rd Alabama State Senior and 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championships will be held at the Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL from October 29 – November 1, 2020. A field of 72 players will compete within the State Senior Division, and there are 27 players competing in the Super-Senior Division.

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This year marks the 23rd playing of the Alabama State Senior Championship and the second time that Wynlakes Golf & Country Club has hosted the State Senior Championship (2013-Emile Vaughan). Robert Nelson of Fairhope won the title in 2019 at Riverchase Country Club. The Championship was first played in 1998 with Sam Farlow winning the inaugural event. Farlow of Birmingham holds the record with 6 victories (1998, 2000-2004).

Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Birmingham, Alabama will defend his State Super-Senior title. This year marks the 2nd playing of the Alabama State Super-Senior Championship. Alexander claimed the inaugural title in 2019 at Riverchase Country Club.

Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship Eligibility: Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club that does not exceed 10.4 and has reached his 50th birthday by October 30, 2020.

Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship Eligibility: Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club that does not exceed 15.4 and has reached his 65th birthday by October 30, 2020.

State Senior Championship Facts

Yardage: 6580 yards

Course & Slope Rating: 71.8/135

Championship Format: There will be 54 holes of gross individual stroke play and the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order of play will be determined by the AGA. 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 for the final round.

State Super-Senior Championship Facts

Yardage: 5928 yards

Course & Slope Rating: 68.9/123

Championship Format: There will be 54 holes of gross individual stroke play and the field will be cut to the low 14 players and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order of play will be determined by the AGA. 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 for the final round.

Championship Schedule

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Player registration conducted from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Practice round cancelled due to weather debris clean-up

Friday, October 30, 2020

Round 1: Tee times at 7:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Round 2: Tee times at 7:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. off #1 and #10 tees.

State Senior Field cut to low 60 scores and ties.

State Super-Senior Field cut to low 14 scores and ties.

Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Round 3: Tee times TBD off #1 and #10 tees.

Awards ceremony immediately following 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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