Pine Tree Country Club, Birmingham, AL
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 8, 2021) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 105th Alabama State Amateur Championship will take place at Pine Tree Country Club in Birmingham, AL, June 9-12, 2021. This week, 156 golfers will compete for the 2021 Alabama State Amateur Championship title.
This year’s Championship marks the fourth time Pine Tree Country Club has hosted the Alabama State Amateur Championship, most recently in 2018. Gordon Sargent of Birmingham won the title in 2020 at the Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn, AL. His 24-under 264 reigns over the previous record, held by Matt Lorenz of Fairhope, AL.
Jack Allison of Birmingham was the Championship’s inaugural winner in 1915. In 1955, the format was changed from match play to stroke play.
Sargent returns to the 2021 field to defend his title.
“I’m looking forward to playing at Pine Tree in Birmingham, a home event!” Sargent says. “I’m looking forward to defending; the course is in good shape. Should be a good week."
2021 Alabama State Amateur Championship entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club that does not exceed 8.4. 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.
Alabama State Amateur Championship Facts
6958 yards, par 35-36–71
Course & Slope Rating:
• The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.
• The lowest score for 72 holes will be the Champion.
• In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The Committee will determine the playoff holes and order of play.
• Initial groupings will be for two days; the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.
Alabama State Amateur Championship Schedule
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
All Day: Practice rounds.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Player Registration in the Clubhouse Foyer adjacent to the golf shop.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Round 1: Tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Round 2: Tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play.
Cut to low 60 scores and ties.
Field regrouped according to score.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Round 3: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play.
Field regrouped according to score.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Round 4: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 21,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association, governed by a Board of Directors, consists 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 (which includes 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 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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