Paul Bruce Named Champion of the 76th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship

76th Alabama Boys State Junior Champion, Paul Bruce

POINT CLEAR, AL (July 22, 2021) – Round three results of the 76th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Lakewood Golf Club, in Point Clear, AL, on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

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Sixty-one players battled the heat to vie for the 76th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship title. Round three played as a par-72 course.

After five years of competing, Paul Bruce of Guntersville claimed the 76th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship title. His final three-under 69 and 12-under 200 secured his victory.

“This is definitely my biggest tournament win,” Bruce said. “This gives me a lot of confidence going into college. It feels good.”

Chase Kyes of Birmingham climbed the leaderboard to finish second. Kyes posted four-under 68 for the day and 10-under 202 for the tournament.

Gibson Charlton of Enterprise carded a closing four-under-par 68. Overall, he went nine-under 203.

Tristin Wisener of Hartselle won a scorecard playoff against Stuart Dickson of Trussville to claim fourth. Both Wisener and Dickson went eight-under 204 for the tournament.

Wisener shot four-under 68 for the final round.

Dickson posted two-over 74 to finish fifth.

This Championship is 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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