Whitt goes wire-to-wire to defend Alabama Mid-Am title
Stewart Whitt (Alabama Golf Association photo)
Stewart Whitt (Alabama Golf Association photo)

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (Sept. 28, 2018) – Defending champion Stewart Whitt of Athens led wire-to-wire to win his second consecutive Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship title. The 34-year-old posted a final-round 1-under 71 for a 9-under 207 total that was five shots clear of runner-up Trip Smalley of Mobile.

“I played well all week. Obviously started well with a 64 on the first day. And then was pretty steady the next two days. It’s really cool to win this thing twice in a row,” Whitt said.

Whitt’s opening 64 included an opening bogey at No. 1 and a closing eagle at No. 18. There were seven birdies in between. His second-round 72 included just a single birdie and bogey. On Sunday, he split three bogeys – all on the front nine – with four birdies.

A four-way tie for third place at 3-under 213 included Clay Guerin, Matt Johnson, Steve Muncher and Sam Audia III.

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54 holes of gross individual stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at an AGA member club that does not exceed 8.4 and is 25 years of age.

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