Hitchner and Morrison Co-Lead with Balog and Burns for Round One of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

Round One Co-Leaders at the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship: Daniel Burns / Alex Balog (Left, Middle Left) and Tyler Hitchner / Will Morrison (Middle Right, Right)

MONTGOMERY, AL (April 29, 2021) – First round results of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (6835 yards, 73.2/135).

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Co-leading round one of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship are Tyler Hitchner and Will Morrison of Tuscaloosa, AL and Alex Balog of Millbrook, AL alongside Daniel Burns of Hampton Cove, AL. Each team opened with a 10-under 62 to secure a two-stroke lead over five teams standing T3.

Teams standing T3 at eight-under 64:

·      Clarence (Shaw) Pritchett / Jeff Taylor (Montgomery)

·      Jacob Stinson / Jeff Dunn (Montgomery)

·      Will Swift / Woodie Eubanks (Vestavia Hills, Oneonta)

·      Austin Coggin / Doug Davis (Birmingham)

·      Steven Locke / Thomas Looney (Scottsboro, Hollywood)

The second round will begin Friday, April 29, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. Following round two, the field will be cut to 16 sides for match play.

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. College Student Eligibility: 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.

For more information about the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship, 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 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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