Shaw Pritchett, 26th Alabama State Senior Amateur Champion (Right); Dana Amberson, 5th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Champion (Right)
DECATUR, AL (May 21, 2023) – Final results of the 26th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 5th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, AL on Sunday, May 21, 2023 (6548 yards (Senior); 5982 (Super-Senior), Course/Slope Rating: 71.9/142 (Senior); 68.8/122 (Super-Senior).
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After leading rounds one and two, Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery claimed victory at the 26th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship. He secured his Champion title by posting even-par 72 for the Final Round (68, 69, 72). Pritchett finished seven-under 209 for the Championship.
“I was really focusing on this event and it means so much that I was able to win this year,” said Pritchett. Pritchett was the 2022 Alabama State Senior Amateur Runner-Up.
Kenny Miller of Madison claimed second, carding a 54-hole score of 212 (70, 71, 71), just three strokes behind Pritchett. Robert Nelson of Fairhope (75, 68, 70) and David Hancock of Greenville (75, 68, 70) both posted an overall score of 213 to each stand T3. After a scorecard playoff, Nelson, the 2022 Alabama State Senior Amateur Champion, claimed third.
Dana Amberson of Hartselle claimed his first-ever state title at the 5th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship at his home course today. Amberson fired a 54-hole total of 214 (69, 72, 73).
“The home course knowledge did come into play sometimes–knowing where to go, how to go, and some of the breaks on the greens,” said Amberson.
David Head of Sterrett, 2022 Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Champion, finished second with an overall score of 220 (74, 72, 74). Harry Kirkland of Decatur (72, 78, 71) and Frankie Odom of Decatur (76, 70, 75) both posted an overall score of 221 to each stand T3. After a scorecard playoff, Kirkland claimed third.
For more information about the 26th Alabama State Senior Amateur Championship and 5th Alabama State Super-Senior Amateur Championship, please visit the Championship website.
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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 117 member clubs represented by over 26,000 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, and 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 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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