Haymes Snedeker Crowned Champion at the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship

Haymes Snedeker of Point Clear (Center), 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Champion; Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne (Left), Second Place Medalist; Austin Sparks of Red Bay (Right), Third Place Medalist

POINT CLEAR, AL – (Sept. 18, 2022) Final Round results of the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship, hosted by Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, AL, on Sept. 18, 2022. 
 
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Haymes Snedeker of Point Clear fired a six-under 66 during the Final Round to secure his victory and claim the 34th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship title at his home course. Snedeker finished with a 10-under 206 overall.
 
“I’ve never won a state championship, so this is probably the biggest win I’ve ever had,” said Snedeker. “It’s been very special to win this tournament, especially at Lakewood where I play with all these guys. It means the world to me.”
 
Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne earned second place, with a Final Round score of two-under 70, nine-under 206 overall.
 
Austin Sparks of Red Bay and Conner Elder of Mobile carded an overall eight-under 208. After a scorecard playoff, Sparks earned third place. He posted a five-under 67 for the Final Round.
 
Final Round Notes:
●       12 players shot under par, with a field average score of 74.78
●       175 birdies and 3 eagles posted in the final round
●       Easiest hole: No. 1, 526 yards, par 5, 4.62 scoring average
●       Hardest Hole: No. 16, 427 yards, par 4, 4.58 scoring average
 
This Championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.
 
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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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