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Round One Leaders of the 23rd Alabama State Senior & 2nd Super-Senior Amateur Championships

Round One Co-Leaders of the 23rd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship: Charles Noto (left), Mike Arasin (right)

Round One Leader of the 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship: Stewart "Buddy" Alexander (middle)

MONTGOMERY, AL (October 30, 2020) – First round results of the 23rd Alabama State Senior and 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championships of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Friday, October 30, 2020.

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Charles Noto of Birmingham, Alabama and Mike Arasin of Auburn co-lead round one of the 23rd Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship. Each player carded a three-under 69 to stand T1 and remain two-strokes ahead of the field.

“The golf course is in really great shape, especially after having a hurricane come through two days ago,” Noto said. “Tomorrow, I’ll try to keep the ball in front of me on fairways and greens. Hopefully a few more putts will go in.”

Neill Hatcher of Birmingham, Alabama stands third after shooting one-under 71.

Richard Jeffers of Mobile, Alabama leads round one of the 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship. He posted a three-under 69 for the day.

“It’s my first Super-Senior, so I didn’t know what to expect,” Jeffers said. “I’m very lucky to shoot what I shot, and hopefully I can tighten it up tomorrow. Buddy Alexander’s so good, he’s world class. Hopefully I can hang in there with him!

Standing second, Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Auburn, Alabama carded two-under 70.

“Tomorrow I hope to hit it more solid and give myself more opportunities for birdie,” Alexander said.

Fred Clark of Mobile is even for the day with a 72, holding third place for round one.

Round two begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. from both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.

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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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