24th Alabama State Senior Amateur Champion: Doug McLeod (Left) and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Champion: Fred Clark (Right)
MOBILE, AL (May 16, 2021) – Final round results of the 24th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by The Country Club of Mobile in Mobile, AL on Sunday, May 16, 2021 (6359 yards (Senior); 5682 yards (Super-Senior), Course/Slope Rating: 70.8/126 (Senior); 67.8/120 (Super-Senior).
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Doug McLeod of Mobile endured a tight race from beginning to end and poured his final putt for birdie to claim victory at the 24th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship. He secured his title by posting his third-consecutive, one-under 69. Overall, he finished three-under 207.
“I just tried to hang in there and last a few holes, and that’s what happened,” McLeod says. “I’m elated. It was just so special to do this on my home course and be surrounded by my buddies.”
The defending Champion, David Hancock of Greenville, finished second with a one-under 69. Hancock carded two-under 208 for the entire Championship.
Claud Cooper of Birmingham posted an even-par 70 to claim third. He finished one-under 209 overall.
Fred Clark of Mobile claimed his first-ever state title at the 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship. Clark fired a one-under 69 and finished three-over 213 total.
“I feel happy,” Clark says. “We have a lot of good golfers in Alabama. I’m almost 72, and it feels good to beat these 65-year-old kids.”
Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Auburn finished second. He concluded the final round with a three-over 73 and carded four-over 214 overall.
Winning a scorecard playoff for third, Emile Vaughan of Pike Road carded an even-par 70 in the final round. Overall, he posted five-over 215.
Please visit the Championship website for more information about the 24th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and the 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship.
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