Matt Gourgeot: 2017 Alabama State Match Play Champion
Montgomery, AL – Wynlakes CC – Semifinal and Final match play results of the 17th Alabama State Match Play Championship of the Alabama Golf Association hosted by Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, AL on Sunday, August 6, 2017 (6865 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.1/126).
Matt Gourgeot of Decatur, defeated Robby Prater of Birmingham 2 and 1 in the Final match to win the 17th Alabama State Match Play Championship.
Gourgeot was 3 up with three to play before Prater birdied 16 and hit his tee shot on the par-3 17th to within inches. Gourgeot then made a 25–foot putt birdie putt to win the title.
Gourgeot defeated Wesley Hunter 4 and 3 in the semifinals earlier in the day, while Prater beat Connor Reid 6 and 5 in his morning match.
Alabama State Match Play 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 that does not exceed 8.4.