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October 20, 2020

Vaughan-Pritchett Take Senior Four Ball Championship

Alabama Senior four ball winners Emile Vaughan Shaw Pritchett

Emile Vaughan of Pike Road, and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery, won the 26th Alabama State Senior Four Ball Championship at Timberline Golf Club in Calera

The Vaughan-Pritchett team fired a 10-under 61 in the final round of the tournament to secure the win.

Pritchett had the two biggest shots of the Senior Four Ball. His albatross on No. 8 and eagle on No. 15 extended their lead and helped them break away from what had been a four-way tie for the lead.

Pritchett and Vaughan finished with at 22-under 191 to win by five shots. Their final-round 61 was the best round of the tournament by three shots and their winning score was a tournament record by one shot.

“I’m really fortunate to have such a great partner in Emile, who brought me up all day,” Pritchett told the Alabama Golf Association after the win. “I’ve never made an albatross before, so I can’t say that anymore!”

Claud Cooper of Birmingham and Richard Jeffers of Mobile finished in second place in the Senior Four Ball with a 7-under 64 in the final round and a total of 17-under 196.

Birmingham’s Al Delgreco and Mike Greer closed with a 5-under 66 and  were third at 15-under 198.

First-round co-leaders David Hancock and Todd Newton, who shot 64, settled for a tie for fourth place at 199. Other first-round co-leaders Joseph Fortner and Kevin Newton slipped to a tie for ninth place at 201.

Vaughan and Pritchett slept on the second-round lead after starting the tournament with rounds of 66-64.

David Dougherty and Stewart “Buddy” Alexander of Auburn claimed the 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Four Ball Championship title, posting a five-under 66. Dougherty and Alexander partnered to post 20-under 193 in total.

Alexander’s bogey-free final round sparked the team to the win

“My partner played extraordinarily well all day,” Dougherty told the AGA. “He didn’t have a bogey all day, and we kind of nursed our lead all day long with that.”

Alexander now holds all State Super-Senior titles for the AGA. In two weeks, he’ll defend his individual Super-Senior title at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery.

Chip Woddail and Hamp Andrews of Daphne shot 7-under 64 to close. They carded an overall 18-under 195 to finish second.

Winning the scorecard playoff for third place, Tom Davis and Tom Jungkind of Hoover shot 7-under for the day. Overall, they went 16-under at 197.

By Alabama Golf News staff

Featured image: Alabama Golf Association

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