Williamson fifth in Alabama Open

Eric Williamson of Shoal Creek Golf Club was only one stroke away from being the low medalist in Sunday’s final round of the Dixie PGA Alabama Open, but the 67 was not enough to push him to the top, as he finished tied for fifth overall.

Williamson shot a 68 in the first round of the tournament Friday to sit in fifth-place behind Mobile golfer Daniel Burns’ 64. Burns finished tied for the lead after 36 holes with a score of 132 but lost a playoff to Spanish Fort’s Todd Bailey. Williamson finished the tournament with a 136 along with Steve Cutler of Pike Road, each receiving $1,100 in winnings.

Neil Thompson of Helena shot a 140 for the tournament and finished 11th to win $575.

Amateur golfers were awarded in pro shop gift cards. The tournament was played at the Robert Trent Jones course at Cambrian Ridge.

2009 ALABAMA OPEN

1. Todd Bailey, Spanish Fort, 66, 66 – 132 ($5,400)

2. Daniel Burns, Mobile, 64, 68 – 132 ($2,500)

3. Will Wilcox, Ashville, 67, 66 – 133 ($1,750)

4. Kyle Sapp, Gardendale, 68, 67 – 135 ($1,400)

5. Eric Williamson, Shoal Creek, 68, 68 – 136 ($1,100)

5. Steve Cutler, Pike Road, 70, 66 – 136 ($1,100)

7. Jason Dillard, McCalla, 68, 69 – 137 ($900)

8. James Porter, Florence, 72, 67 – 139 ($750)

8. Jimmy Brandt, Auburn, 71, 68 – 139 ($750)

8. Gary Rusnak, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 70, 69 – 139 ($750)

11. Colin Speirs, Mobile, 74, 66 – 140 ($575)

11. Bryan Clarke, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 69, 71 – 140 ($575)

11. Neil Thompson, Helena, 68, 72 – 140 ($575)

11. Tyler Williamson, Decatur, 71, 69 – 140 ($575)

15. Reid Merritt, Slocomb, 71, 70 – 141 ($450 Gift Card)

15. John Darby, Hoover, 70, 71 – 141 ($450 Gift Card)

15. Victor Kyatt, Hoover, 69, 72 – 141 ($450 Gift Card)

15. Daniel Creel, Florence, 67, 74 – 141 ($410)

15. Ned Martin, Decatur, 68, 73 – 141 ($450 Gift Card)

15. Tommy Bell, Satsuma, 72, 69 – 141 ($410)

15. Ricky Smallridge, Auburn, 70, 71 – 141 ($410)

15. Wesley Smith, Florence, 70, 71 – 141 ($450 Gift Card)

23. Mike Parrish, Madison, 71, 71 – 142 ($350)

23. Rob Stock, Alexander City, 73, 69 – 142 ($350)

25. Matthew Gourgeot, Florence, 72, 71 – 143 ($320)

25. Robson Copenhaver, Scottsboro, 68, 75 – 143 ($320)

25. Clint Norman, Goshen, 71, 72 – 143 ($320)

28. Kevin Arnold, Hueytown, 71, 73 – 144 ($280 Gift Card)

28. Bryan McMurray, Birmingham, 73, 71 – 144 ($300)

30. Jud Milam, Trussville, 76, 69 – 145 ($250 Gift Card)

30. Andrew Kniphfer, Northport, 74, 71 – 145 ($275)

30. Holt Rast, Birmingham, 68, 77 – 145 ($275)

30. David Hanson, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 74, 71 – 145 ($275)

30. Scott Urquhart, Florence, 73, 72 – 145 ($275)

30. Trey Mullinax, Mount Olive, 70, 75 – 145 ($250 Gift Card)

36. David Bromley, Pinson, 70, 76, 146 ($245)

36. Dan Benedetti, Birmingham, 69, 77 – 146 ($245)

38. Paul Whitman, Birmingham, 75, 72 – 147 ($215)

38. Nathan Bennett, Oxford, 74, 73 – 147 ($203.33 Gift Card)

38. Jacob Collinsworth, Fairhope, 74, 73 – 147 ($215)

38. Steve Sims, Pace, Fla., 74, 73 – 147 ($215)

38. Justin Waltman, Trussville, 73, 74 – 147 ($203.33 Gift Card)

38. Matt Sheppard, Birmingham, 74, 73 – 147 ($215)

38. Scott Weaver, Madison, 73, 74 – 147 ($203.33 Gift Card)

45. Rea Schuessler, Gulf Shores, 76, 72 – 148 ($165)

45. Jammie Lett, Boaz, 73, 75 – 148 ($165)

45. Eamonn Coghlan, Mobile, 77, 71 – 148 ($165)

45. Ronny Mobley, Ozark, 75, 73 – 148 ($165)

45. Jerry Applegate, Birmingham, 76, 72, 148 – ($165)

45. Blaze Grinn, Dothan, 75, 73 – 148 ($165)

45. Marshall Watts, Greenville, 73, 75 – 148 ($180 Gift Card)

52. Brooks Lee, Mobile, 75, 74 – 149 ($120)

52. Blaise Wilson, Cullman, 77, 72 – 149 ($170 Gift Card)

52. Brandon Jones, Greenville, 75, 74 – 149 ($120)

52. Derek Cleveland, Vina, 76, 73 – 149 ($120)

56. Morgan Driskell,Maylene, 75, 75 – 150 ($105)

56. Colin McKern, Birmingham, 76, 74 – 150 ($105)

58. Tyler Brown, Atmore, 74, 77 – 151 ($160 Gift Card)

58. Jack Seltzer, Panama City, Fla., 78, 73 – 151 ($16.67)

58. JonMichael Goins, Destin, Fla., 77, 74 – 151 ($16.67)

58. Devin Crenshaw, Birmingham, 73, 78 – 151 ($16.67)

58. Shane Allen, Grand Bay, 78, 73 – 151 ($16.67)

58. Jason Vaughn, Florence, 77, 74 – 151 ($16.67)

58. Michael McMunn, Tuscaloosa, 80, 71 – 151 ($16.67)

65. George Perry, Fairfield, 74, 78 – 152

66. Jordon Anderton, Birmingham, 81, 72 – 153

66. Matt Deschaine, Bay Minette, 79, 74 – 153

66. Todd Rice, Gulf Breeze, Fla., 76, 77 – 153

69. David Rowe, Birmingham, 79, 75 – 154

69. Lee McGriff IV, Birmingham, 71, 83 – 154

69. Lawrence Auer, Mobile, 80, 74 – 154

69. Carl Pedersen, Navarre, Fla., 73, 81 – 154

69. Patrick Drake, Cullman, 72, 82 – 154

74. Chris Williams, Moulton, 76, 79 – 155

74. Grant Rafield, Birmingham, 77, 78 – 155 ($150 Gift Card)

74. Ian Cutting, Hoover, 73, 82 – 155

77. David Mims, Chelsea, 77, 79 – 156

77. Nathan Boswell, Athens, 80, 76 – 156

77. Tyler Heath, Pinson, 84, 72 – 156

77. Tony White, Saraland, 77, 79 – 156

81. Hunter Harper, Hoover, 82, 75 – 157

82. James Williams, Gardendale, 84, 74 – 158

82. Joel DeWilde, Pelham, 86, 72 – 158

84. Moses Ngirailab, Selma, 74, 85 – 159

84. Thomas Looney, Scottsboro, 80, 79 – 159

84. Segeun Choi, Greenville, 83, 76 – 159

87. Alex Harper, Gadsden, 82, 78 – 160

87. Andrew Kilcrease, Brantley, 82, 78 – 160

89. JM OToole, Pinson, 76, 85 – 161

89. Chris Maness, Calera, 81, 80 – 161

89. Thomas Page, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 77, 84 – 161

92. Wayne Silva, Birmingham, 80, 82 – 162

93. Skyler Dennis, Boaz, 85, 78 – 163

94. Todd McDonald, Lincoln, 81, 84 – 165

94. Keith Headrick, Fultondale, 79, 86 – 165

96. Kyle Sanford, Pinson, 82, 85 – 167

97. Ryan Patterson, Harvest, 81, 87 – 168

98. Bob Kurtz, Cullman, 88, 83 – 171

99. Bly Gravlee, Pelham, 87, 85 – 172

100. Jason Polk, Daphne, 87, 88 – 175