A strong field of 63 teams begins play in the 20th State Senior Four Ball Championship at picturesque Willow Point Golf & Country Club in Alexander City on Friday.
The field is headed by three-time and defending champions Mike Greer of Birmingham and Tom Jungkind of Bessemer who have won this state championship in 2011, ’12 and ’14.
Other former winning teams teeing it up include Ralph Mathews and David Hancock (won it in 2009); Richard Jeffers and Mark Miller (2008); Earle Bidez and Jon Golden (2007); and Sam Farlow and Don Blanton (1999, 2000 and ’06. Blanton also won it with Art Gleason in 1998 and Farlow also won it with Mailon Kent in 1997).
The championship will conclude Sunday and is 54 holes at stroke play. It is the final Alabama Golf Association championship of the season.
Other former AGA state champions in the field include Joey Holley (with Alton Starling. Holley won it with Stan Sherlin in 2012); Bob Dumas and David Stanfield (Stanfield won it with Dave Pruett in 2001); Steve Hudson and Tab Hudson; Del Wood III and Doug Davis; Talbert Griffin III (with David Zauchin); John Coles III (with Bill Griffin); Emile Vaughan (with Scott Gilreath); and Robert Nelson (with Walker Grant).