King and Fite Lead Round One of the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

DECATUR, AL (April 28, 2022) – First round results of the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, AL on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (7032 yards, 73.9/123).

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Jackson King of Hoover and Freeman Fite of Anniston opened with a nine-under 62 to take a one stroke lead over Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne and Brinson Holder of Point Clear after round one of the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship.

Two teams stand in a tie for third at seven-under 64 that includes Will Swift of Vestavia Hills and Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta along with Nick Dunlap of Huntsville and Scott Weaver of Madison.

Defending champions Alex Balog of Elmore and Daniel Burns of Owens Cross Roads opened their title defense with a five-under 66 to stand in a tie for eighth place.

The second round will begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. Following round two, the field will be cut to 16 sides for match play.

Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 16.8 under the USGA Handicap System™. Two players who play as partners comprise a side. Partners are not required to be from the same club. College Student Eligibility: A college student is considered a resident of their parent(s)/guardian(s) “Legal Residency Criteria” as stated in the AGA Tournament Manual unless said student (a) has no dependency on his/her parents; and (b) lives full time in Alabama.

For more information about the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship, please visit the Championship website.

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 20,000 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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