Alex Balog and Claud Cooper Lead Round One of the 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships

Round One Leaders at the 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Amateur Championships: Alex Balog of Elmore (Left), Claud Cooper of Birmingham (Right)

JASPER, AL – (Aug. 4, 2022) Round One results of the 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships hosted by Musgrove Country Club in Jasper, Alabama, on Aug. 4, 2022.  
 
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Alex Balog of Elmore posted a seven-under 64 to lead Round One of the 21st Alabama State Match Play Championship. Balog birdied seven holes during his bogey-free round. 
 
Will Patrick of Oneonta finished with a five-under 66 to stand second. 
 
Ross Napier of Hartselle and George Burch of Theodore each carded a four-under 67 to both finish T3 for the round.  
 
Claud Cooper of Birmingham carded a three-under 68 to lead Round One of the 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championship.
 
Standing second, Mike Greer of Birmingham fired a two-under 69 for the round. 
 
Steven Hudson of Birmingham and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery each carded a one-under 70 to both finish T3.
 
Round Two of stroke play qualifying for 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships will begin on Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 a.m. off #1 and #10. 
 
36 holes of gross individual stroke play determine the seeding of 16 players for match play in each Championship.  
 
For more information about the 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships, please visit the Championships website.
 
The 21st Alabama State Match Play and 2nd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships are 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 24,000 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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