Connor Elder Leads Round One of the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship

Connor Elder of Mobile, Round One Leader of 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship

POINT CLEAR, AL – (Sept. 16, 2022) Round One results of the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship, hosted by Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, AL, on Sept. 16, 2022. 
 
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Connor Elder of Mobile fired a five-under 67 to lead round one of the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship.
 
John Luke Tyner of Fairhope and Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne each carded a three-under 69 to stand T2 for the round. 
 
Cory Gilmer of Birmingham and Haymes Snedeker of Point Clear stand T4, each with a two-under 70 for the round.
 
The following players stand T6, posting a one-under 71:
●      Austin Sparks of Red Bay
●      Jackson Beindorf of Mountain Brook
●      Michael Johnson of Mobile
●      Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta
●      Thomas Looney of Scottsboro
●      Steven Groover of Birmingham
●      Clay Guerin of Hoover
 
Round One Notes:
●       Field average score: 78.14
●       7 eagles posted in Round Three
●       247 birdies posted in Round Three
●       13 players broke par
●       Easiest Hole: #5, Par 5 (average 4.85)
●       Hardest Hole: #6, Par 4 (average 4.46)
 
Round Two of the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship begins Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.
 
This 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 25,000 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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