The 69th State Junior Championship begins Tuesday at Gadsden Country Club, concluding on Thursday.
It is divided into ages 10-11 (nine holes per day), 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18, with the 14-15 and 16-18 age groups eligible to win the overall title as well.
Last year’s winner Connor Slane cannot defend as he is now on the golf team at Middle Tennessee State.
Recent University of Alabama graduate Bobby Wyatt won the overall State Junior title four years in a row (2007-2010) and his age group seven straight years. Both records that appear next to impossible to match.
Bobby McNeely, Milton Wigley, brothers Jackie and Robert Maness, Mac McLendon, Lee Harper, Mike Smith, Chris Gustin, Jimmy Green, Chip Deason, Scott Weatherly, Andrew Medley and Patton Kizzire are the 13 people prior to Wyatt who have won the State Junior multiple times (all twice).
Tee times Tuesday go from 7:30 – 9:00 of Nos. 1 and 10 for ages 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15, with 16-18 going from 11:40 – 1:55 off 1 and 10.
After 36 holes is completed, the field will be cut to approximately 66 to 72 players, with the cut based on percentages of players per age group.
Click here for complete first round tee times.