Matthew Myers and Shaw Pritchett Victorious at the 20th Alabama State Match Play and 1st Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships

Matthew Myers (Left), 20th Alabama State Match Play Champion; Shaw Pritchett (Right), 1st Alabama State Senior Match Play Champion

AUBURN, AL – (Aug. 8, 2021) Final round results of the 20th Alabama State Match Play and 1st Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships, hosted by Auburn University Club, in Auburn, AL, on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

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Matthew Myers of Auburn claimed the 20th Alabama State Match Play Championship title, winning 1 up against Austin Coggin of Birmingham in the final round.

Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery claimed the 1st Alabama State Senior Match Play Championship title, winning 3 & 2 against Claud Cooper of Birmingham in the final round.

The morning began with the Semifinals round for both Championships.

In the Match Play Semifinals round, Coggin defeated Clay Guerin of Hoover 6 & 4.

Myers defeated Sam Jeffcoat of Birmingham 1 up.

In the Senior Match Play Semifinals round, Cooper defeated John Wright of Fairhope 2 up.

Pritchett advanced, defeating Joseph Fortner of Birmingham 6 & 5.

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.

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