Henry Brown and Courtney Grace Triumphant at the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championships

Henry Brown (left) and Courtney Grace (right) pose with their trophies at the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Championships

BESSEMER, AL (June 22, 2023) – Final Round results of the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championships of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Bent Brook Golf Course in Bessemer, Alabama, on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
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Henry Brown of Mobile claimed the Champion title at the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championship within the Boys Overall division. He finished the Final Round with a score of seven-under, 135.
Keegan Richardson of Athens finished the week six-under, 136 to earn silver. Patton Shaw of Northport finished two strokes behind (138) to claim bronze.
Courtney Grace of Birmingham was crowned Champion of the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Championship within the Girls Overall division. Grace finished the day one-over and was even-par for the week, with a total score of 142 for the Championship.  
Merritt Daniel of Trussville finished second, posting two-over 73 for the day and two-over 144 for the tournament. Finishing third, Emma Kate Rice of Birmingham posted three-over 74 for the day and seven-over 149 for the tournament. 
4th Alabama State 13 & Under Junior Champions by Age Division:
●      Boys 12-13 Age Division: 
○      First Place: Henry Brown of Mobile, 135 (-7)
○      Second Place: Keegan Richardson of Athens, 136 (-6)
○      Third Place: Patton Shaw of Northport, 138 (-4)
●      Boys 9-11 Age Division:
○      First Place: Wells King of Birmingham, 143 (+1)
○      Second Place: Joshua Hong of Auburn, 150 (+8)
○      Third Place: Mac Steltenpohl of Dothan, 150 (+8)
●      Girls 12-13 Age Division: 
○      First Place: Merritt Daniel, 144 (+2)
○      Second Place: Emma Kate Rice, 149 (+7)
○      Third Place: Caroline Gardner, 154 (+12)
●      Girls 9-11 Age Division: 
○      First Place: Courtney Grace of Birmingham, 142 (E)
○      Second Place: Elizabeth Chappell, 204 (+62)
Nine-Hole Divisional Champions: 
●      Boys 6-8 Age Division: 
○      First Place: Landon Cunningham of Huntsville (+4)
○      Second Place: Remy Thompson of Hoover (+5)
○      Third Place: Manning Askew of Oxford (+6)
For more information about the 4th Alabama State 13 & Under Championship, please visit the Championship website.
The 4th Alabama State 13 & Under 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 120 member clubs represented by over 27,000 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 Allied Golf Association for golf in Alabama delivering core services such as 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 inside the ropes operations for the SEC Men’s Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the Alabama Golf Foundation that provides college scholarships, supports growth in the game initiatives such as Youth on Course Alabama and Junior Golf Alabama along with investing in turfgrass research through 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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