Results of the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Qualifying – Birmingham

Tyler Watts tees off on Hole #1 at Country Club of Birmingham - West

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 28, 2023) – Final results of the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Qualifying hosted by The Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (6874 yards, par 35-36—71, Course/Slope Rating: 72.9/134).
Championship Links: Final Results    
Four qualifying spots were available at this site. Two alternate positions were also available. 
Seventy-eight players competed to advance to the 75th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.  
Tyler Watts of Huntsville, Alabama, posted a five-under 66 to secure medalist honors and the first qualifying position.  
Ward Harris of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, earned the second qualifying position, carding a four-under 67.
Jon Ed Steed of Enterprise, Alabama, and Chase Kyes of Birmingham, Alabama, each posted two-under 69 to earn the final qualifying spots.
Jackson Mitchell of Athens, Alabama, and Josiah Gilbert of Australia, each carded a one-under 71. After a playoff, Mitchell claimed the 1st Alternate position, and Gilbert claimed the 2nd Alternate position.
The cut line fell at two-under 69 with four players advancing to the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 24-29, 2023. 
For more information about the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Qualifying, please visit the Championship website.  
The 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Qualifying 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 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, 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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