By: AL-NW FL PGA
Tuscaloosa, AL (April 15, 2019) – The 2019 Alabama – NW Florida PGA Match Play presented by the PGA Tour commenced this morning at Indian Hills Country Club. The field of thirty-seven first teed it up in a regular stroke play format to determine the seeding for the Championship bracket. Neil Thompson of RTJ at Oxmoor Valley fired a 3-under par round of 68 to take the one-seed position followed by two- and three-seed Todd McCorkle (2-under) and Clay Brown (1-under).
The afternoon consisted of sixteen matches to determine the “Sweet Sixteen” of the tournament. The only upset of the top seeded players came from the match between Clay Brown and number thirty-seed Bradley Ambler of Ol’ Colony Golf Complex. Brown and Ambler took 21 holes to determine a winner and it was Ambler who came out on top. The third round and the quarter-finals will be contested on the players’ own time over the next few months. The final four competitors will reconvene and play through the semi-final and the championship matches on August 28 at the newly renovated Vestavia Country Club.
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ABOUT THE PGA TOUR
The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as PGA Tour Champions (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and PGA Tour China.
ABOUT THE ALABAMA – NW FLORIDA PGA
The Alabama – NW Florida PGA is one of 41 Sections that make up the PGA of America. Our Section is headquartered in the Birmingham suburb of Pelham, Alabama at Ballantrae Golf Club. Established in 1969, the Section consists of over 400 Members and Associates in the state of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The Section exists to support its Members who are the driving force to growing the sport and business of golf.