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[corner-ad id=1]Former Valley Cub Howard advances in Women’s State Am; Wheeler scores ace at Cider Ridge

By East Alabama Sports Today

GADSDEN — Former Alexandria golfer Jessica Howard advanced in the second flight of the 83rd Women’s State Amateur Championship at Gadsden Country Club.

Howard, the No. 4 seed, defeated April Godsey of Rainbow City in the quarterfinals Wednesday, 7 and 6, and will face top-seeded Alexis Berger of Alabaster in Thursday’s 9:04 a.m. semifinal.

Jan Berry of Madison and Melanie Smith are Hoover are the other semifinalists in the flight.

Howard pulled away from a match that was all square through three holes to win the next six holes to the turn.

ACE IN THE CROWD: Ron Wheeler scored a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Cider Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday. The hole was playing 161 yards and he used a 6-iron. The shot was witnessed by Jerry Flummer, Michael Herndon and Dickie Brittain.

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