Brown and Morard Claim Victory at the 61st Girls Junior and 1st Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships

Frances Brown of Mobile, 61st Alabama Girls State Junior Champion (left); Michaela Morard of Huntsville, Inaugural Alabama Women's State Mid-Amateur Champion (right)
FOLEY, AL (June 5, 2024) – Final results of the 61st Alabama Girls State Junior Amateur and Inaugural Alabama Women’s State Mid-Amateur Championships held at GlenLakes Golf Club (Dunes/Vista) in Foley, AL on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. 

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Heading into the final round of the Alabama Girls State Junior Championship ten-shots ahead, Frances Brown of Mobile went wire-to-wire to claim the 61st Alabama Girls State Junior Championship title. Brown shot an impressive overall score of 203 (69, 67, 67). 

“It means a lot, it just shows all of my hard work starting to pay off and it’s good momentum for upcoming tournaments this summer,” said Brown.

Klare Jamison of Huntsville finished second with an overall score of 213 (67, 70, 74), and Kate Ha of Auburn finished third posting an overall score of 216 (76, 67, 73). Christine Chang of Auburn shot a 219 (72,72,75) overall to take home fourth place while Julie Waldo of Prattville posted a 223 (72,75,76) to finish fifth. 

Brown’s win earned her an exemption to the 2024 US Girls Junior Championship held at the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, CA. 

After leading rounds one and two, Michaela Morard of Huntsville claimed victory at the Inaugural Alabama Women’s State Mid-Amateur Championship. Morard, five-time Girls State Junior winner, fired a 54-hole total of 209 (70,66,73). This is Morard’s 11th Alabama Golf Association title. 

“This win means a lot to me, first since it’s the first one ever but also because it’s my last amateur tournament,” Morard said. 

Ashley Sinclair-Curtis of Enterprise finished second with an overall score of 218 (73,73,72) and Jesse Fowley of Hoover posted an overall score of 222 (77,72,73) to finish third. 

These tournaments 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 28,000 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. A full-time professional staff of seven individuals handles day-to-day activities.

Based in Hoover, the AGA is the USGA's Allied Golf Association in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the World Handicap System including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating, and Rules of Golf & Handicapping education. The AGA annually conducts 24 championships; team match competitions for men, women, junior and seniors; AHSAA high school golf championship and the SEC Men's Golf Championship. The AGA manages the Junior Golf Alabama program that is a joint venture between the AGA and Alabama-NW Florida PGA Section.

In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Scholarship Fund through the Alabama Golf Foundation that is dedicated to assisting young golfers in higher education. Additionally, the Alabama Golf Foundation supports the Youth on Course Alabama program providing facility access to junior golfers and provides funding for the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation. In 2016, the AGA earned the Gold Tee Award for “Outstanding Tournament Operations – Small Association” by the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA).

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the historic Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the SGA Board of Directors. AGA staff also administers day-to-day operations of the Elite Amateur Golf Series.

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