Gourgeot and Whitt Share Co-Medalist Honors with Faure and Lentz at the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship


DECATUR, AL (April 29, 2022) – Stroke play round two results of the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, AL on Friday, April 29, 2022. (7032 yards, 73.9/123).

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The teams of Matt Gourgeot of Decatur and Stewart Whitt of Athens along with Maxime Faure of Hartselle and Tracy Lentz of Decatur both fired eight-under par 63’s for a two-day total of 14-under 128 to share co-medalist honors after the conclusion of the stroke play portion of the 40th Alabama State Four-Ball Championship.

Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne and Brinson Holder of Point Clear finished in third after shooting five-under 66 for a 13-under 129 total.

The match play cut line fell at six-under 136. A three-for-one playoff was held to determine the last match play spot with Blair Hamm of Helena and Cade Oliver of Vestavia Hills securing the 16th seed and advancing to the Round of 16.
 
The Round of 16 match play begins Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Quarterfinals will follow in the afternoon with the semifinals and championship match set for Sunday.
 
Alabama State Four-Ball 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 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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