Round One Results of the 22nd Alabama State Match Play Championship & 3rd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championship

Austin Coggin, Ken Goforth, Tanner Guthrie, and Shaw Pritchett (left to right) lead Round One at the Alabama State Match Play Championships

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (August 3, 2023) – Round One Results of the 22nd Alabama State Match Play and 3rd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships hosted by RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals (Fighting Joe) from Aug. 3-6, 2023.
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Three players stand T1 for the 36-hole stroke play qualifying portion of the 22nd Alabama State Match Play Championship. The following players posted five-under-par, 67:
●      Ken Goforth of Birmingham
●      Tanner Guthrie of Auburn
●      Austin Coggin of Birmingham
“We all are playing in the same group so we are kind of feeding off one another,” said Coggin.
The group will start tomorrow’s round on #13 at 9:00 a.m. and attempt to continue the momentum during the final day of stroke play qualifying.
Within the 3rd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championship, Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery sits three strokes ahead of the competition. Pritchett ended the day six-under par (66), with seven birdies during his round.
Robbie Cotten of Brewton stands second, carding three-under par, 69.
The following players are T3, two-under-par, 70:
●      Chris Hummel of Birmingham
●      Mike Arasin of Auburn
●      Chris Cook of Pelham
Round Two of stroke play qualifying for the 22nd Alabama State Match Play and 3rd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships will begin on Friday, Aug. 4, with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.
36 holes of gross individual stroke play determine the seeding of 16 players for match play in each Championship.
For more information about the 22nd Alabama State Match Play and 3rd Alabama State Senior Match Play Championships, please visit the Championships’ website. 
These Championships are 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 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 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 College Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young 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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