Alabama State Mid-Amateur: Connor Elder wins in a playoff
Connor Elder (Alabama State Golf Association Photo)
Connor Elder (Alabama State Golf Association Photo)

After a three-hole playoff, Conner Elder of Mobile secured victory and claimed the 35th Alabama State Mid-Amateur Championship title, his first AGA Champion title.

He fired an even-par 71 for the Final Round. Elder posted three rounds of 67-69-71.

“It definitely hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Elder.” “It’s awesome. I still don’t believe it right now.”

Both Elder and Hunter Hawkins of Fort Payne posted a 54-hole total of six-under 207.

The pair battled for three holes following today’s play to determine who would become champion. Hawkins posted a four-under 67 during the Final Round today. Hawkins posted rounds of 69-71-67.

Blake Kelley of Birmingham carded an overall 208. He fired a 69 today to secure bronze.

The average score in the final round was 74.81, with 15 players breaking par. There were 143 birdies and 1 eagle posted in the final round, with the easiest hole being No. 3, the par 5 with an average score was 4.80, and the hardest was hole No. 5, a par 4 with an average score of 4.49.

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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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