Claud Cooper and Jeff Taylor Set New Record at the 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship

Claud Cooper (Left), Jeff Taylor (Middle Left), Richard Jeffers (Middle Right), Robert Parmar (Right)

BIRMINGHAM, AL – (Oct. 8, 2021) Round one results of the 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships, hosted by Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, AL, on Oct. 8, 2021.

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Round one endured a 30-minute delay due to extreme fog.

Claud Cooper of Birmingham and Jeff Taylor of Montgomery lead round one of the 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship, electrifying the field by firing a 13-under 58 to open.

Cooper and Taylor broke the single-round Championship scoring record.

“All I did was watch,” Cooper says. “If we could do something close to that tomorrow, it would be incredible.”

“Claud was a great partner,” Taylor says. “He gave me the confidence to roll the ball really well.”

Emile Vaughan of Pike Road and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery carded nine-under 62 to stand second.

Joey Holley of Troy and Steve Hudson of Birmingham posted eight-under 63 to stand third.

Richard Jeffers of Mobile and Robert Parmar of Fairhope lead round one of the 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship, posting nine-under 62.

Chip Woddail and Hamp Andrews, both of Daphne, went seven-under 64 to stand second.

Standing third are Bill Griffin of Dora and David Zauchin of Tuscaloosa. Griffin and Zauchin posted five-under 66 to open.

Round Two of the 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships will begin Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at 7:50 a.m.

For further information about the 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships, please visit the Championship(s) website.

These Championships are conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.

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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.

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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