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Dyar wins another AJGO event; 2 County Tour teams chase a spot in USGA Four-Ball
By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today
SILVER LAKES – Hanna Dyar took advantage of her local knowledge of Silver Lakes to shoot the best round of the day – a 5-under-par 67 – and win the girls title of the AJGO Silver Lakes Championship Saturday.
The White Plains senior started out eagle-birdie and turned in 4-under. She had an eagle, five birdies and a double bogey on the Heartbreaker and Mindbreaker 9s.
She won by 15 shots over White Plains teammate Abby Gattis. It was her seventh win on the circuit this year and third in a row.
CHASING A SPOT: Two teams with Calhoun County Golf Tour ties will be among 53 at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen Tuesday vying for one of two spots for the USGA Four-Ball Championship.
County Tour Player of the Year Ty Cole and Donoho golf coach Garrett Burgess will be joined by Sunny King Classic partners Jeremy McGatha and Brennan Clay in the sectional qualifier for a spot at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Cole won five events on the County Tour this season to give him 18 all-time and shot a 57 in the opening round of the County Tournament. Burgess was an alternate for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship earlier this summer and went to Colorado in hopes of landing a spot.
McGatha, a 10-time winner on the County Tour, qualified for the U.S. Four-Ball in 2015 with Matt Rogers. They played at Winged Foot in New York. “It was an awesome experience,” McGatha recalled.

STATE MID-AM: Calhoun County native Jackson King shot 2-under-par 70 Saturday at Pine Tree CC and is tied for fifth going into Sunday’s final round of the State Mid-Amateur Championship. He’s at 1-under 143 for the tournament, four shots behind co-leaders Victor Kyatt of Bessemer and Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta.

Another county native, Tyler Huckaby, shot 77 and is tied for 26th at 150. Anniston’s Mark Durden shot rounds of 81-83 and missed the cut. 

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