Four teams still alive in Alabama Four-Ball
Team of Robert Nelson and Steve Hudson still alive at Alabama Four-Ball <br>(Alabama Golf Association)</br>
Team of Robert Nelson and Steve Hudson still alive at Alabama Four-Ball
(Alabama Golf Association)

MONTGOMERY, AL (April 30, 2016) - Four teams have advanced to the Alabama Four-Ball final day at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club.

Co-medalists Steve Hudson of Birmingham & Robert Nelson of Fairhope is the highest remaining seed after surviving their two matches on Saturday. The number one seed needed 19 holes to defeat Vic Kyatt III of Birmingham & Andy McRae of Hoover in the round of 16 then taking a 3 and 1 decision over Matt Johnson of Dothan & Hunter Bronson of Montgomery.

Hudson & Nelson will face Taylor Jones of Birmingham & Taylor Hereford of Hoover in the first semifinal match. Bo Farlow & Steven Groover of Birmingham matches up with Daniel Creel & Bill Brewster of Florence in the other semifinal.

Semifinal matches begin at 7:30am at Wynlakes with the championship match slated for approximately 12:00pm.


The second round of stroke play qualifying at the 34th Alabama State Four-Ball is in the books at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club.

Four teams stand at 11-under par 133 after 36 holes at Wynlakes. Trip Smalley & Matt Ritchie of Mobile, Steve Hudson of Birmingham & Robert Nelson of Fairhope, Will Swift of Hoover & Clay Guerin of Birmingham and Matthew Gourgeot of Decatur & Woodie Eubanks of Trussville share the medalist honors. A blind draw was held to determine match play seeds with Hudson-Nelson gaining the number one position followed by Swift- Guerin (2), Gourgeot-Eubanks (3) and Smalley-Ritchie (4).

The average score in round two was 1.1 shots lower than round one at 69.2.

After 36-holes of four-ball stroke play the field was cut to the low 16 teams for match play. The cut line fell at seven-under 137. Wynlakes members Stan Sherlin & Walker Grant of Montgomery birdied their last five holes to move the cut line to 137 eliminating the need for a playoff.

ABOUT THE Alabama Four-Ball

36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play to determine 16 sides for match play. Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 16.8 under the USGA Handicap System™. Two players who play as partners comprise a side. Partners are not required to be from the same club.

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