Highland Park Golf Course to Host Alabama Golf Association’s 3rd Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championships

Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham, AL

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 21, 2022) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 3rd 13 & Under Junior Championships will be held at Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 22-23, 2022. 67 golfers will compete for the 3rd 13 & Under Junior Championship titles. Players will compete in six age divisions: 
  • Boys 12-13 Age Division – 35 players
  • Boys 9-11 Age Division – 14 players
  • Boys 6-8 Age Division – 10 players
  • Girls 12-13 Age Division – 4 players
  • Girls 9-11 Age Division – 3 players
  • Girls 6-8 Age Division – 1 player
Championship Links: Starting Times (Round 1) | Scoring & Results | Club Website | Championship Website

This year marks the first time Highland Park Golf Course has hosted the Alabama State 13 & Under Championships. The inaugural Alabama Boys State 13 & Under Champion, Tyler Watts, claimed the title at Goose Pond Colony, setting a new course record in 2020 with his Final Round score of 11-under 61. Christine Chang of Auburn won the inaugural Alabama Girls State 13 & Under Junior Championship in 2020 at Valley Hill Country Club in Huntsville, Alabama, posting a six-over 150 to secure her title.

Entries for the 3rd Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championships are open to any male or female amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama with an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club and qualifies under the following age requirements:
  • 12-13 Age Division: Must have reached 12th birthday, but not 14th birthday, on or before June 22, 2022.
  • 9-11 Age Division: Must have reached 9th birthday, but not 12th birthday, on or before June 22, 2022.
  • 6-8 Age Division: Must have reached 6th birthday, but not 9th birthday, on or before June 22, 2022.
3rd 13 & Under Junior Championships Facts
  • Male 9-11 & 12-13 Age Divisions
    • Yardage: 5539 yards
    • Course/Slope Rating: 67.3/123
  • Male 6-8 Age Division
    • Yardage: 3919 yards
    • Course/Slope Rating: 64.1/114
  • Female 9-11 & 12-13 Age Divisions
    • Yardage: 5069 yards
    • Course/Slope Rating: 71.2/123
  • Female 6-8 Age Division
    • Yardage: 3919 yards
    • Course/Slope Rating: 68.1/116
Championship Format:
  • 36 holes of gross individual stroke play for players 9-11 & 12-13 Age Divisions. 
  • 18 holes (9 each day) for the 6-8 Age Division.
  • The lowest score for 36 holes in the Overall Division (9-11 and 12-13 Age Divisions) will be the Overall Champion.
  • In the event of a tie for the Overall Championship only, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order of play will be determined by the Committee. 
  • Any other ties in all other divisions will be resolved by matching scorecards according to the USGA recommendation within the Committee Procedures of the Rules of Golf – “Matching Scorecards” 
  • Initial groupings will be for Round One. Players will be repaired by score for the Final Round.
3rd 13 & Under Junior Championships Schedule
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
All Day: Practice rounds.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Player Registration in the Clubhouse outside of the Pro Shop.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Round 1: Tee times at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees.
Field regrouped according to score.
 
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Round 2: Tee times at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees.
Awards ceremony immediately following play. 
 
For more information about the 3rd Alabama State 13 & Under Championship, please visit the Championship website.
 
The 3rd Alabama State 13 & Under Championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.
 
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 23,000 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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