Birmingham Four-Ball: Goodson, Groover prevail
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 6, 2014) -- The Birmingham Golf Association's Metro Amateur Championship, a two-man best ball tournament open to residents of seven counties in and around Birmingham, was played April 5-6 at Hoover Country Club.

The Mid-Amateur Division was won by Lance Goodson and Steven Groover, who shot rounds of 68-67--135, for a nine-under-par total. Goodson, a former Alabama State Amateur champion and collegiate player at Vanderbilt, partnered with his good friend Groover, who played for Auburn.

Their two-day total saw them win by three from overnight leaders Vic Kyatt and Jake Nolen (66-72--138). Four teams finished tied on 139.

The Senior Division was won by the same 135 score, which was posted by Del Wood and Mark Miller shot 65-70. They won by three from defending champions Earle Bidez and Jon Golden (68-70--138) and overnight leaders Frank Vines and Jim McDaniel (64-74--138).

ABOUT THE Birmingham Metro Amateur

The Metro Amateur Championship is the City Championship of Birmingham. There is a Mid-Amateur division (ages 25-49), a Senior division (50-59) and a Super Senior division (60+). If you are 50 and over, but want to play in the Mid-Amateur division you may do so, but must specify this when registering. It is open to residents of Jefferson, Bibb, Blount, Cullman, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. It is a team format (two-man, best ball) over two days. For the Mid-Amateur division the maximum handicap per player is nine, for the Senior division the maximum handicap per player is 14 and for the Super Senior division the maximum handicap per player is 17.

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