Tyler Hitchner takes 36-Hole lead at Alabama State Amateur
Tyler Hitchner watches a shot at Alabama State Amateur <br>(Alabama Golf Association Photo)</br>
Tyler Hitchner watches a shot at Alabama State Amateur
(Alabama Golf Association Photo)
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (June 10, 2016) -- Rising University of Alabama junior Tyler Hitchner of Tuscaloosa fired a four-under 67 to hold a one stroke lead over Forrest Knight of Jemison and Garrett Johnson of Kimberly. Hitchner stands at six-under 136 through two rounds at The Country Club of Birmingham.

Two-time defending champion Will Cannon of Birmingham carded a three-under 68 to move up into a tie for fourth place.

Round one leader Clint Provost of Birmingham posted a four-over 75 to fall back into eighth place at 140.

Nine players broke par through 36 holes round with an average score of 76.6.

The field was cut to the low 66 scores and ties for the final round. The cut line fell at 151 (+9) with 66 players qualifying for the weekend.

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Alabama State Amateur Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club.

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