Morgan Jones Leads Round One of the 58th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship

Morgan Jones, Round Leader, Round 1 of the 58th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship

ATHENS, AL (June 8, 2021) – First round results of the 58th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, AL on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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Morgan Jones of Auburn leads round one of the 58th Alabama Girls State Championship, firing two-under 70. She holds a one-stroke lead to remain atop the leaderboard. Morgan played a steady round, remaining even-par for 14 holes, with a total of three birdies. 

“I had some putts fall on the front nine,” Jones says. “On the back nine, I had two back-to-back birdies that really motivated me and pushed me through.”

Molly Brown Davidson of Birmingham stands just behind Jones, posting one-under 71. Davidson posted a total of four birdies for the round. 

“I had no idea where I stood today until I got off the course,” said Davidson. “I was just playing my game, and it carried me through today.”

Taylor Trible of Birmingham ranks third, posting even-par 72. Lauren Thompson of Midland City and Gabriella Nicastro of Huntsville each rank T4, standing one-over 73. 

The following players each rank T6, posting two-over 74.

·       Jinger Heath of Decatur

·       Ashlee Allen of Berry

·       Erika Allen of Berry

·       Christine Chang of Auburn

·       Ella Parker of Birmingham

Round two of the 58th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship begins Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 7:30 a.m.

For more information about the 58th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship, please visit the Championship website.

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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.

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