Gabriella Nicastro and Theresa Mahlik Claim Wire-To-Wire Victories at the Alabama Women’s State Amateur and Women’s State Senior Amateur Championships

Gabriella Nicastro of Huntsville, 92nd Alabama Women's State Amateur Champion (left); Theresa Mahlik of Madison, 51st Alabama Women's State Senior Amateur Champion (right)
ANNISTON, AL (June 20, 2024) – Final round results of the  92nd Alabama Women’s State Amateur and 51st Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championships held at Anniston Country Club in Anniston, AL, Thursday, June 20, 2024. 

Championship Links:  
After leading rounds one and two, Gabriella Nicastro of Huntsville claimed the 92nd Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship title. Nicastro shot an impressive overall score of seven-under par 209 (71, 70, 68). She fired three birdies and an eagle to secure the title. 

“It feels really good,” said Nicastro. “I’ve dreamt of this moment, I won’t lie.” 

Lauren Thompson of Midland City finished second with an overall score of 212 (72, 72, 68) and Jinger Heath of Decatur finished third posting an overall score of 216 (77, 72, 67). 

Nicastro’s win earned her a spot in the 124th U.S. Women’s Amateur held at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK. 

Theresa Mahlik of Madison went wire-to-wire to claim the Alabama Women’s State Senior Championship title. Mahlik shot an overall score of 241 (78, 81, 82). 

“It feels really good to have accomplished this goal,” said Mahlik. “It’s been a hard, rough road for that. I missed Susan and Linda especially this year, it would have made it even better.”

Cym Doggett of Huntsville claimed second with an overall score of 254 (81, 86, 87) and Olivia Iturbe of Mobile took home third with an overall score of 261 (83, 93, 85). 

In the first flight of the State Senior Tournament Division, Lori Holibuagh of Foley claimed first with an overall score of 254 (88, 84, 82) and Debbie Atchley of Pelham finished second with an overall score of 260 (86, 86, 88). 

Gigi Roberts of Gulf Shores took home gold in the second flight of the State Senior Tournament Division with an overall score of 275 (96, 92, 87) and Kyung-Hwa Theodoss of Hampton Cove finished second with an overall score of 280 (99, 90, 91). 

For more information about the 92nd Alabama Women’s State Amateur, 51st Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur and 6th Alabama Women’s State Super-Senior Amateur Championships, please visit the  Championship Website

These 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 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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