Willow Point Golf & Country Club To Host Inaugural Alabama Cup

Willow Point Golf & Country Club, Alexander City, AL

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Sept. 30, 2022) – The inaugural Alabama Cup will take place at Willow Point Golf and Country Club, in Alexander City, AL, on Oct. 3-4, 2022. The event highlights competition between two 10-player teams selected by the Alabama Golf Association (Amateur Team) and the PGA Alabama - NW Florida Section (Professional Team). 
 
Championship Links: Pairings (Day 1) | Results | Club Website | Championship Website
 
2022 Amateur Team:
 
●      Alex Balog
●      Daniel Burns
●      Wes Carter
●      Woodie Eubanks
●      Matt Gourgeot
●      Lea Green
●      Brinson Holder
●      Steven Hudson
●      Theresa Mahlik
●      Shaw Pritchett
 
2022 Professional Team:
 
●      Todd Bailey
●      Robbie Blackwell
●      Dominic Diaz
●      Steven Driggers
●      Noah Miller
●      Elizabeth Moultrie
●      Andrew Peyton
●      Patrick Richardson
●      Elaine Wood
●      Ty Zimmerman

Format:
 
Day 1:
  • Modified alternate shot match play
Day 2:
  • Singles match play
Each match is worth one point with a half-point awarded for halved matches. No points are awarded for lost matches.
 
Female Course Yardage: 5638 yards, par 36-36–72
Female Course/Slope Rating: 71.9/123
 
Senior Male Course Yardage: 6546 yards, par 36-36–72
Senior Male Course/Slope Rating: 70.7/117
 
Male Course Yardage: 7067 yards, par 36-36–72
Male Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/128
 
Schedule:
 
Monday, October 3, 2022: 
  • 12:30 p.m.: Modified alternate shot matches begin off #1 tee 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022: 
  • 8:00 a.m.: Singles matches begin off #1 tee
Amateur Team Selection Criteria:
 
The AGA selects a 10 player team to represent Alabama in this biannual competition against the Alabama-NW Florida Section of the PGA consisting of six (6) Male Mid-Amateurs (25 and older), two (2) Male Senior Amateurs (two (2) players 50 and older) and two (2) Female Amateurs. 
 
An individual must have competed in an AGA Championship within the last two years as of September 1, 2022 to be eligible. The team selections include:
  • (2) Male Senior players with the highest point totals from the Alabama Senior Men’s Amateur Rankings as of September 1, 2022 
  • (4) Male Mid-Amateur players with the highest point totals from the Alabama Men’s Amateur Rankings as of September 1, 2022
  • (2) Male Mid-Amateur players selected by the AGA Championship Committee 
  • (1) Female Senior player with the highest point total from the Alabama Senior Women’s Amateur Rankings as of September 1, 2022 
  • (1) Female Amateur player selected by the AGA Championship Committee  
For more information regarding the Alabama Cup, please visit the Championship website
 
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.
 
For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.
 
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