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Lucky No. 7: Nelson adds to AGA resume with Alabama Senior
Robert Nelson and Stewart Alexander (AGA/Twitter photo)
Robert Nelson and Stewart Alexander (AGA/Twitter photo)

Robert Nelson of Fairhope, Ala., claimed his second Alabama Senior Amateur with a final-round 73 at Riverchase Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.. He finished three shots ahead of 2005 champion Richard Jeffers of Mobile. Nelson finished the championship at 9-under 207. The victory is his seventh AGA title following the Junior (1978), Mid-Amateur (2009), Senior Four-Ball (2014, 2017), Four-Ball (2016) and Senior (2017, 2019).

Playing in the final group together, Jeffers birdied his first four holes to quickly find himself within one shot of the lead. However, bogeys on three of the next four holes dropped him back and he eventually finished with a round of 71 (210).

Two-time champion Emile Vaughan (2007, 2013) finished in third at 2-under 214.

In the super senior championship, Stewart Alexander of Auburn posted a final-round 73 to win the inaugural championship and his first AGA title. Alexander finished at 6-under 210 for a three-shot victory over Robert Parmar of Fairhope and Ron Aldy of Tuscaloosa. Alexander won the 1986 U.S. Amateur played at Shoal Creek. He was the longtime men's golf coach at the University of Florida.

ABOUT THE Alabama Senior Amateur

Must be a resident of the state of Alabama to enter. 54 holes of gross individual stroke play. Players in the 50-56 and 57-64 Age Divisions will play the championship tees and eligible to win the overall Championship. 65+ Age Division plays a shorter set of tees and ineligible for the overall Championship. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 48 players and ties in the Championship Division and the low 12 players and ties in the 65+ Division.

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