Doug McLeod (left): Round One Leader of the 25th Alabama State Senior Championship; David Head (right): Round One Leader of the 4th State Super-Senior Championship
GADSDEN, AL (May 20, 2022) – First round results of the 25th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 4th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by The Gadsden Country Club in Gadsden, AL on Friday, May 20, 2022 (6274 yards (Senior); 5802 yards (Super-Senior), Course/Slope Rating: 70.2/130 (Senior); 68.0/125 (Super-Senior).
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Defending Champion Doug McLeod of Mobile leads Round One of the 25th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship, firing three-under 68. He holds a one-stroke lead to remain atop the leaderboard.
“I’m glad to be here,” said McLeod. “I got into kind of a good rhythm.” When asked his strategy for Round Two, McLeod replied, “Just try to hit the fairways again.”
The following three players stand T2 at two-under 69:
- Chris Lemley of Decatur
- Claud Cooper of Birmingham
- Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery
“I chipped in once, made a couple of long putts,” said Head. “I birdied three in a row on my first side. I was really lucky today.”
Gary Randall of Trussville stands second at two-under 69.
Chip Howell of Anniston made a hole-in-one on Hole No. 2. An ace secured his position, standing T3 alongside Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Auburn.
Round two of the 25th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 4th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship begins Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.
For more information about the 25th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 4th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship, please visit the Championship website.
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AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, and 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 dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
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