Willow Point Golf & Country Club To Host 3rd Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Willow Point Golf and Country Club

ALEXANDER CITY, AL (Aug. 26, 2021) – The Alabama Golf Association will host the 3rd Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Willow Point Golf and Country Club in Alexander City, AL, from Aug. 27-29, 2021.

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This year marks the third playing of the Southeast Mid-Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Willow Point Golf and Country Club.

Jackson King of Vestavia, AL and Will Swift of Birmingham, AL won the 2nd Championship title in 2020, within the Mid-Amateur Division. Bob Royak of Alpharetta, GA and Paul Royak of Tampa, FL won the 2nd Championship title in 2020 within the Senior Division. Swift and King will return to defend their Championship title.

Championship Facts:

Mid-Amateur Division

Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who have an active USGA Handicap Index® issued through a USGA Allied Golf Association. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 8.8 for the Mid-Amateur Division. Partners are not required to be from the same club or state. Both members of the side must have reached his 25th birthday by August 27, 2021.

Championship Yardage: 7199

Course/Slope Rating:  74.2/130

Format:

●  54 holes of Four-Ball stroke play. Field will be cut to low 30 scores and ties after 36 holes. Number of sides making the cut is calculated based upon the percentage of sides in each division compared with the total field.

●  In the event of a tie for first place in the Mid-Amateur or Senior Division, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The play-off holes and their order of play will be determined by the Championship Committee. All other ties will be split equally.

●  Initial groupings will be for the first two rounds; the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.

Senior Division

Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who have an active USGA Handicap Index® issued through a USGA Allied Golf Association. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is  12.8 for Senior Division. Partners are not required to be from the same club or state. Both members of the side must have reached his 50th birthday by August 27, 2021.

Championship Yardage: 6697

Course/Slope Rating:  71.9 /126

Format:

●  54 holes of Four-Ball stroke play. Field will be cut to low 30 scores and ties after 36 holes. Number of sides making the cut is calculated based upon the percentage of sides in each division compared with the total field.

●  In the event of a tie for first place in the Mid-Amateur or Senior Division, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The play-off holes and their order of play will be determined by the Championship Committee. All other ties will be split equally.

●  Initial groupings will be for the first two rounds; the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.

Schedule of Rounds

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tee times available for practice.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Registration in Golf Shop (TBD)

Hosted player reception in clubhouse ballroom.

Friday, August 27, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 9:18 a.m. - Morning wave tee times off #1 & #10

12:15 p.m. - 2:03 p.m. - Afternoon wave tee times off #1 & #10

First round of four-ball stroke play.

Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 9:18 a.m. - Morning wave tee times off #1 & #10

12:15 p.m. - 2:03 p.m. - Afternoon wave tee times off #1 & #10

Second round of four-ball stroke play.

Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.

Cut to low 30 scores and ties for final round.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

7:30 a.m. - Final round of four-ball stroke play.

Hosted breakfast and lunch for championship contestants.

Awards ceremony immediately following play.

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 22,000 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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