The 14th State Match Play Championship begins Thursday at Cherokee Ridge Country Club in Union Grove.
The championship will feature three days of single elimination matches starting with the rounds of 64 and 32 Thursday, with the round of 16 and quarterfinals Friday, and the semifinals and final Saturday.
Thus, it will be a true battle of endurance with the winner having survived six matches over three days. That’s a lot of golf.
Reigning State Amateur champion Will Cannon of Hoover is playing, as is recent State Junior champion Alex Green of Point Clear.
Other former state champions in the field include Matt Johnson, Robbie Cotten, Torrie Coghlin, Steve Hudson and Connor Slane.
Other players to look for include Tyler Hitchner, Vasili Kartos, Tom Lovelady, Taylor McCullum, Garrett Moores, Cody O’Toole, Ivan Truss and J.T. Watkins.