Wynlakes Golf & Country Club to Host 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL

MONTGOMERY, AL (April 28, 2021) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship will be held at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL from April 29-May 2, 2021. 53 teams will compete for the coveted Championship title.

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This marks the fifth time Wynlakes Golf & Country Club has hosted the Alabama State Four-Ball Championship (2016 Robert Nelson & Steve Hudson, 2008 Adam West & Blake West, 1990 Thomas Jones, Jr. & Frank Vines Jr., 1989 Benjamin Dowdy & Joe Terrell). Johnny Komara and Tim Harwick of Huntsville, AL won in 2020. Komara will play to defend his title in this year’s field. 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. The 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: 6835 yards, par 36-36—72

Course & Slope Rating: 73.2/135

Championship Format: There will be 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play to determine 16 sides for match play. A tie for the last qualifier’s place (16th seed) will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off. Players are responsible for making themselves available at the scoring area for play-off instructions. Play-off holes and their order of play will be determined by the Committee.

Match Play Seeding: General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by lot.

Match Play round is 18 holes. If a match is tied after the final hole, the match is extended one hole at a time until there is a winner.
 
Championship Schedule
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tee times available for practice.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30 a.m. – First round of four-ball stroke play.
Friday, April 30, 2021
7:30 a.m. – Second round of four-ball stroke play.
Field cut to low 16 sides for match play.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
7:30 a.m. – Round of 16 Matches.
12:30 p.m. – Quarterfinal Matches.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
7:30 a.m. – Semifinal Matches.
12 p.m. – Final Match.

An awards ceremony will immediately follow the final match, Sunday afternoon. 
 
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 over 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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