Semifinals Set at the 42nd Alabama State Four-Ball Championship

42nd Four-Ball Championship Semifinalists Blake Kelley and Michael Garretson
HOOVER, AL (May 4, 2024) – Round of 16 and Quarterfinal results of the 42nd Alabama State Four-Ball Championship held at Hoover Country Club in Hoover, AL on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

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Eight-seeded Blake Kelley + Michael Garretson won two matches today. In the round of 16 they defeated nine-seeded Will Swift of Vestavia Hills + Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta 4&2. The duo defeated the number one seed and 2021 Champions, Daniel Burns of Owens Cross Roads + Alex Balog of Elmore in 19 holes in the Quarterfinals. 

The 2023 Champion team of Blake Watts of Fort Payne + Will McCurdy of Auburn collected two victories  today with a 2&3 win over the team of Elliot Jones of Tuscaloosa + Phillip Weaver of Tuscaloosa in the Round of 16 and a 2&3 win over the team of Daniel Keddie of Birmingham + Richard Douglas of Birmingham. 

The team of Barak Erwin of Huntsville + Tyler Watts of Huntsville claimed a 2&1 victory over James Medley of Homewood + Trent Alexander of Florence in the Round of 16. They went on to defeat the team of Brinson Holder of Point Clear + Matt Gourgeot of Decatur during the Quarterfinals in a 1 up victory. 

During the Round of 16, Clint Provost of Vestavia Hills + Wesley Pate of Vestavia Hills defeated David Cooke of Vestavia Hills + Scott McGee of Vestavia Hills 1 up. The duo went on to defeat Tobin Ayers of Auburn + Wil Clowdus of Auburn 3&2  in the Quarterfinals.

The following matches are set for Semifinals:
  • Kelley + Garretson vs. Watts + McCurdy
  • Erwin + Watts vs. Provost + Pate
Semifinal matches begin tomorrow, May 5, 2023 at 7:30 a.m at Hoover Country Club with the Championship match slated for approximately 12:30 p.m.

This Championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association. 

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