Two teams share Opening Round Alabama State Senior Four-Ball lead
Robert Nelson (pictured) is playing alongside Walker Grant <br>(Alabama Golf Association Photo)
Robert Nelson (pictured) is playing alongside Walker Grant
(Alabama Golf Association Photo)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (October 14, 2016) -- Robert Nelson of Fairhope and Walker Grant of Montgomery and Kevin Newton of Birmingham and Charles Noto of Birmingham each fired an eight-under 64 to share the first round lead at Ol’ Colony Golf Complex.

One shot back after an opening round of 65 (-7) are three time champions Tom Jungkind of Hoover and Mike Greer of Birmingham.

Defending champions Del Wood III of Vestavia Hills and Doug Davis of Birmingham are tied for fourth with three other teams at 66 (-6).

Championship format is 54 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play, 18 holes daily on October 14-16, 2016. Due to the field size, there will not be a 36 hole cut implemented this year. Awards will be presented to the low three teams. In addition, the Champion will have their name engraved on the Bob Phillips Trophy housed at the AGA office.

ABOUT THE Alabama Senior Four-Ball

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 for Championship Division; 20.8 for Super Senior 65+ Division.

54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play. Sides in the Championship Division will play the Championship tees and eligible to win the overall Championship. Sides in the Super Senior 65+ Division plays a shorter course and not eligible for the overall Championship.

The field will be cut to the low 30 sides and ties after 36 holes. Number of sides making the cut is calculated based upon percentage of sides in each division compared with the total field. The lowest score for 54 holes in the Championship Division will be the overall Champion and the lowest score in the Super Senior 65+ Division is the division champion. In the event of a tie for first place in the overall Champion

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