Champions Crowned at the 14th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championships

14th Alabama Women's State Four-Ball Champions, Molly Brown Davidson (Left) & Ashley-Sinclair Curtis (Middle Left)

3rd Alabama Women's State Senior Four-Ball Champions, Kathy Hartwiger (Middle Right) & Lea Green (Right)

JASPER, AL – (July 20, 2021) Final round results of the 14th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Championship and 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championship hosted by Musgrove Country Club in Jasper, AL on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

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Ashley Sinclair-Curtis of Enterprise and Molly Brown Davidson of Birmingham claimed the 14th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Championship title, carding one-under-par 70 for the final round and five-under 137 for the tournament.

Sporadic rainfall, heavy at times, presented difficult playing conditions. Playing under such challenging weather circumstances, Curtis and Davidson relied on one another to keep the ball in play.

“The wet conditions made the course play long,” Davidson said. “We stayed focused and played through it.”

Hannah Pope of Florence and Tori Roush of Fairhope posted three-under 68 for the final round and four-under 138 for the tournament to stand second.

“Today was such a fun day,” Pope said. “The highlight of my round was on hole 17 when I holed out for eagle from 190 yards.”

Carson McKie of Hoover and Emma Pittman of Pike Road posted three-under 68 for the final round and two-under 140 overall to stand third.

Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham and Lea Green of McCalla dominated play within the Women’s Senior Championship division. They led wire-to-wire at seven-under 64 and 14-under 128 overall to claim the 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championship title.

Donna Lowen of Huntsville and Susan West of Tuscaloosa claimed second, posting six-under 65 for the day and 11-under 131 overall.

Amanda Miller of Albertville and Lisa Jones of Guntersville finished third in the Senior Championship division, carding three-over 74 for the day and one-under 141 for the tournament.

Leah Head of Birmingham and Theresa Stratton of Opelika carded five-over 147 to earn medalist honors within Senior Flight 1.

Dina Murray of Chelsea and Shirley Raines of Florence won a scorecard playoff to finish second within Senior Flight 1, posting six-over 148.

Deborah Rouse of Birmingham and Jamelle Shaw of Shoal Creek won Senior Flight 2 with 16-over 158 for the tournament. Deb Stewart of Fairhope and Olivia Iturbe of Mobile finished second in Senior Flight 2 with 18-over 160 for the tournament.

Lori Holibaugh of Foley and Nita Fitzgerald of Gulf Shores defeated Candy Mitchell of Springville and Lynn Glover of Birmingham in a scorecard playoff to first within Senior Flight 3. Holibaugh and Fitzgerald carded 24-over 166 for the championship.

Joy Mills and Weety Vickery of Decatur finished first in the Senior Flight 4, carding 28-over 170 for the Championship.

For more information about the 14th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championships, please visit the Championships’ 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.

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