Hamrick rallies to win State Amateur title

University of Alabama golfer Hunter Hamrick shot five-under par Sunday to win the 93rd annual Alabama State Amateur Championship.

Hamrick, who shot a five-under, 67, Friday, dropped to second place Saturday behind Kaylor Timmons and Blake West.

After a four-hour rain delay Sunday, Hamrick played near perfect to take the lead in the front nine at Greystone’s Founders Course.

“I was chasing all day. I was behind and just trying to chase (West) down,” Hamrick said. “Once I got up, I just relaxed.”

Hamrick birdied holes two and three to pull even with Timmons and then passed West with birdies on six and eight.

“We were behind the eight ball quick,” said Timmons, who passed West on the back nine.

Hamrick’s one mistake came on 15, as his tee shot went into the lake. The bogey was his first since shooting three-over on No. 14 Saturday – the hole that pushed him from leader to third place. He said he’s yet to learn how to win while playing with the lead entering the final round.

“I’ve learned how to come from behind and win. Winning, you have to learn it,” said Hamrick, who came from behind to win the Northeast Regional last month. “Each time seems easier for me.”

West shot five-over-par Sunday after shooting a 69 Saturday. He finished with a four-day score of 288. Timmons, who shot one-over Sunday, shot 287 for the tournament, five strokes behind Hamrick’s 282.

“I thought if I could shoot two-under (Sunday) that I’d have a chance,” Timmons said. “If I could have gotten it going earlier and put a little pressure on (Hamrick) maybe he might not have been as low under par as he was.”

Hamrick will play next in the Southeast Amateur June 18-21 in Columbus, Ga.

93rd Men’s State Amateur Championship Results

Final Round

1. Hunter Hamrick, Montgomery, 72, 67, 76, 67 – 282

2. Kaylor Timmons, Fort Payne, 72, 72, 70, 73 – 287

3. Blake West, Montgomery, 72, 70, 69, 77 – 288

T4. David Zickler, Florence, 72, 78, 75, 67 – 292

T4. Hunter Slatton, Tuscaloosa, 76, 72, 73, 71 – 292

T4. Bobby Spiller, Birmingham, 72, 75, 71, 74 – 292

T7. McLain Leberte, Huntsville, 77, 74, 73, 69 – 293

T7. Trey Del Greco, Birmingham, 75, 72, 74, 72 – 293

T7. Woodie Eubanks, Pinson, 72, 75, 73, 73 – 293

T7. Will McCurdy, Fort Payne, 71, 76, 70, 76 – 293

T11. Matt Johnson, Dothan, 75, 76, 69, 74 – 294

T11. Daniel Glidewell, Opelika, 70, 75, 72, 77 – 294

T11. Steve Hudson, Birmingham, 71, 72, 76, 75 – 294

T14. Hunter Hawkins, Fort Payne, 77, 73, 74, 71 – 295

T14. Stewart Whitt, Athens, 71, 71, 78, 75 – 295

T14. Cory Gilmer, Hoover, 71, 77, 72, 75 – 295

T14. Glenn Northcutt, Dothan, 72, 71, 73, 79 – 295

T18. Mike Osborn, Birmingham, 76, 73, 78, 69 – 296

T18. Will Swift, Hoover, 76, 73, 72, 75 – 296

T18. Richard Williams, Alex City, 75, 74, 73, 74 – 296

T18. Adam West, Montgomery, 73, 73, 70, 80 – 296

22. Robert Lindstrom, Huntsville, 76, 77, 74, 71 – 298

T23. Trey Mullinax, Mount Olive, 72, 81, 75, 71 – 299

T23. Garrett Burgess, Anniston, 74, 78, 75, 72 – 299

T23. Scott Strohmeyer, Auburn, 71, 75, 74, 79 – 299

T26. Jake Greer, Birmingham, 76, 74, 77, 73 – 300

T26. Earle Bidez, Birmingham, 75, 78, 73, 74 – 300

T26. Wes Carter, Hoover, 75, 74, 76, 75 – 300

T26. Brent Cooper, Valley Head, 76, 73, 74, 77 – 300

30. Scott Weaver, Madison, 74, 76, 73, 79 – 302

31. Sam Farlow, Birmingham, 77, 76, 77, 73 – 303

T32. Justin Roberts, Decatur, 75, 80, 76, 73 – 304

T32. Thomas Twitty, Birmingham, 72, 79, 75, 78 – 304

34. Thomas Sutton, Montgomery, 80, 77, 76, 72 – 305

T35. Blake Watts, Fort Payne, 78, 76, 77, 75 – 306

T35. Cole Claassen, Ozark, 80, 74, 78, 74 – 306

37. Jake Nick, Brookwood, 77, 78, 71, 81 – 307

T38. Jared Burleson, Satsuma, 72, 81, 77, 78 – 308

T38. Max McClain, Hoover, 75, 76, 81, 76 – 308

T40. Bain Hanning, Selma, 73, 78, 78, 80 – 309

T40. Alex Balog, Montgomery, 74, 73, 80, 82 – 309

T40. Ryan Campbell, Toney, 77, 80, 77, 75 – 309

T40. Brad Dahlke, Athens, 82, 75, 77, 75 – 309

44. Bruce Haman, Auburn, 74, 80, 79, 77 – 310

T45. Matthew Belling, Birmingham, 74, 77, 78, 82 – 311

T45. Walker Grant, Montgomery, 75, 75, 80, 81 – 311

T45. Wesley Coleman, Athens, 78, 79, 75, 79 – 311

T45. Garrett Mayfield, Florence, 78, 79, 75, 79 – 311

T45. Scott Martin, Calera, 76, 77, 79, 79 – 311

T45. Brad McGraw, Dothan, 76, 75, 83, 77 – 311

51. Clint Calvert, Birmingham, 81, 73, 76, 82 – 312

T52. Jaylon Ellison, Anniston, 75, 77, 81, 80 – 313

T52. T. Chris Jones, Birmingham, 79, 78, 77, 79 – 313

T52. Graham Byrom, Huntsville, 80, 75, 79, 79 – 313

T52. Zack Lynch, Arab, 81, 76, 77, 79 – 313

T52. Jeff Kaufman, Birmingham, 78, 75, 85

T57. Chip Howell, Anniston, 76, 81, 78, 79 – 314

T57. Edward Hubbard, Tuscaloosa, 78, 75, 85, 76 – 314

T59. Evan Hugall, Auburn, 77, 79, 75, 84 – 315

T59. Thomas Looney, Scottsboro, 79, 75, 78, 83 – 315

T61. Lee Birchall, Birmingham, 80, 77, 78, 82 – 317

T61. Andrew Lowry, Decatur, 80, 76, 81, 80 – 317

T63. Matt Rogers, Anniston, 75, 79, 77, 89 – 320

T63. Miles Wood, Talladega, 82, 74, 84, 80 – 320

65. John Goldasich, Birmingham, 81, 76, 84, 82 – 323