89th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Match Play Gets Underway

Molly Brown Davidson (Left), Taylor Trible (Middle Left), Sophie Burks (Middle Right), Kelsey Carstens (Right)


MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (July 7, 2021) – Match Play results of the 89th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

The 89th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship advanced to match play format as the top 16 players battled this morning in the Championship Division. Eight players remained in the afternoon Quarterfinals.

Due to heavy downpours, a four-hour rain delay interrupted play. Because of the delay, afternoon matches in both events’ Championship and Consolation Brackets were 9 holes.

Match Play and Quarterfinals Information

Women's State Amateur Championship Results | Women's State Senior Match Play Championship Results

Course Statistics

Photo Gallery

Finals Information

Final Day Starting Times and Pairings

Morning Women’s State Amateur Results

Enduring the weather delay, the No. 1 seed Molly Brown Davidson of Birmingham defeated the No. 16 seed, MK Horton of Birmingham, 3 & 2.

No. 9 seed Lauren Thompson of Midland City defeated No. 8 seed Elisabeth Preus of Auburn 4 & 3.

Ashley-Sinclair Curtis of Enterprise (No. 13 seed) defeated No. 4 seed Linda Jeffery of Prattville, 2 & 1.

The morning Match Play saw an extra hole in the match between Lauren Gilchrist of Spanish Fort and Kylee Lynn of Opelika. Gilchrist defeated Lynn in 19 holes.

Morning Women’s State Senior Match Play Results

Within the Senior Championship Bracket, Theresa Mahlik of Madison defeated Nancy Schlich of Auburn 4 & 3.

Amanda Miller of Albertville defeated Lea Green of McCalla 1 up.

Donna Lowen of Huntsville defeated Mary Ann Jones of Madison 4 & 3.

Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham defeated Theresa Stratton of Opelika 7 & 5.

Within the Tournament Division, Kyung-Hwa “K” Theodoss of Hampton Cove defeated Laura Johnson of Homewood 5 & 4.

Barbee Bryant of Hoover defeated Keri Rutledge of Birmingham 5 & 4.

Afternoon Women’s State Amateur Results

In the Quarterfinals, Molly Brown Davidson defeated Lauren Thompson 2 up.

Sophie Burks of Tallassee defeated Ashley-Sinclair Curtis 1 up.

Taylor Trible of Birmingham defeated Lauren Gilchrist 4 & 3.

Kelsey Carstens of Florence defeated Emma Pittman 2 & 1.

Tomorrow’s Finals will see Davidson play Burks and Trible play Carstens.

Afternoon Women’s State Senior Match Play Results

Theresa Mahlik defeated Amanda Miller 3 & 1.

Kathy Hartwiger defeated Donna Lowen 2 up.

For more information on the 89th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship and 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship please visit the Championship(s) website.

The Finals will take place, tomorrow, Thursday, July 8, starting at 7:30 a.m.

These Championships are 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 21,000 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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