Steve Hudson and Robert Nelson Wins Alabama State Four-Ball
Alabam Four-Ball champions Robert Nelson and Steve Hudson
(Alabama Golf Association Photo)
MONTGOMERY, AL (May 1, 2016) - Number one seed
Steve Hudson of Birmingham & Robert Nelson of
Fairhope battled two tough opponents over 35 combined
holes on Sunday to win their first Alabama State Four-
Ball Championship title.
In the morning semifinals, Hudson-Nelson faced
Taylor Jones of Birmingham & Taylor Hereford of
Hoover. Hudson canned a birdie putt on the 17th hole to
take a 1 up lead into the final hole. Jones lipped out his
birdie attempt on the 18th green to extend the match.
The other semifinal pitted Bo Farlow of Birmingham
& Steven Groover of Birmingham versus Daniel Creel &
Bill Brewster of Florence. Farlow-Groover were one
down heading to the 14th hole but three consecutive
birdies on 14, 15 and 16 turned the tables in their favor
taking a one up lead into the 17th hole. The final two
holes were halved sealing a one up victory for Farlow-
In the championship match, Hudson came out firing
holing a birdie on the first hole to take a one up lead.
Holes 2-4 were halved. Hudson birdied the drivable
280-yard fifth hole and the par three seventh hole to
take a three up lead. Groover responded with a birdie
on the par four eighth hole to cut the deficit to two
down. But that was the last hole that Farlow-Groover
could win as the final nine holes were halved sealing a 2
and 1 victory for Hudson-Nelson.
Hudson-Nelson only trailed a combined five holes in
their four rounds of match play and never trailed in their
last three matches.
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