Four Teams Set for Semifinals at the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

Four Teams Moving to Semifinals: Wil Clowdus and Will Thompson (Top Left), Alex Balog and Daniel Burns (Top Right), Steven Locke and Thomas Looney (Bottom Left), Jeff Taylor and Shaw Pritchett (Bottom Right)

MONTGOMERY, AL (May 1, 2021) – Round of 16 and Quarterfinal match play results of the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (6835 yards, 73.2/135).

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Nine seeded, Alex Balog of Millbrook and Daniel Burns of Hampton Cove won two matches with a 3 and 2 win over eight-seeded Steven Muncher and Taylor Hereford of Birmingham in the morning of Round of 16. They followed it with a 19-hole victory over one-seeded Tyler Hitchner and Will Morrison of Tuscaloosa in the afternoon Quarterfinals.

Steven Locke of Hollywood and Thomas Looney of Scottsboro collected two decisive victories with a 20-hole win over James Salter and Tobin Ayers of Auburn in the morning matches and a 1 up victory against Austin Coggin and Doug Davis of Birmingham in the Quarterfinals.

In other action, two-seeded Jeff Taylor and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery claimed a 21-hole victory in the Round of 16 and outlasted Will McCurdy of Auburn and Zac McCurdy of Fort Payne. In the Quarterfinals, Taylor and Pritchett won 1 up over Will Swift of Vestavia Hills and Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta. This duo will square off tomorrow in the Semifinal match against Wil Clowdus of Pike Road and Will Thompson of Birmingham.

Clowdus and Thompson won 22 holes over Hunter Hawkins and Scott Weatherly of Fort Payne in the Round of 16. In the Quarterfinals, they claimed a 2 and 1 victory over Ben Moody of Mountain Brook and Jackson Beindorf of Vestavia Hills.

Semifinal matches begin at 7:30 a.m. at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club with the Championship match slated for approximately 12:30 p.m.

For more information about the 39th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship, please visit the Championship website.

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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