Hitchner and Morrison Maintain Lead at the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

Round Two Leaders of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship: Will Morrison (Left) / Tyler Hitchner (Right)

MONTGOMERY, AL (April 30, 2021) – Stroke play round two results of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Friday, April 30, 2021. (6835 yards, 73.2/135).

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Maintaining the lead through both rounds of stroke play for the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship, Tyler Hitchner and Will Morrison of Tuscaloosa, AL fired a six-under 66 for the day. Overall, their team score stands at 16-under 128.

“To sit atop the leaderboard two days in a row, it feels pretty good going into match play,” Morrison said.

Climbing the leaderboard, Clarence “Shaw” Pritchett and Jeff Taylor of Montgomery, AL posted six-under 66 to stand two-strokes behind Hitchner and Morrison.

The following two teams stand T3:

·      Jacob Stinson / Jeff Dunn (Montgomery)

·      Steven Locke / Thomas Looney (Scottsboro, Hollywood)

Five teams went into a playoff to compete for the last qualifier’s place. Andrew Gladden of Columbiana, AL and Jon Hunt of Birmingham, AL secured the 16th seed and will move on to the Round of 16.

The match play cut includes 16 teams advancing to the Round of 16. The cut line fell at seven-under 137.
The first round of match play begins Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. The Quarterfinals will follow the Round of 16 in the afternoon.
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. 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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