Robson Copenhaver of Scottsboro used a final-round surge to lock up a strong finish in the Alabama Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Tournament.

Copenhaver shot a 5-under par 67 at Turtle Point Yacht and Golf Club on Sunday in Killen to finish in a four-golfer tie for 18th place. 

Copenhaver finished the four-round tournament at 3-over par. He shot an opening-round 6-over 78 during a rainy and windy opening round on Thursday, then shot an even-par 71 (Friday’s Round 2 par was 71) to make the cut, which was the Top-60 players and ties after two rounds — 64 golfers wound up making the cut. He was tied for 51st place following Round 3 after carding a two-over 74.

Copenhaver played bogey free in Sunday’s final round, recording five birdies and 13 pars. 

His final round score of 67 was tied for second lowest on the round. Only tournament champion Jack Goldasich of Birmingham had a lower final round. He shot a 66 on his way to finishing the tournament at 9-under par. He finished two shots in front of his brother Ford, who was the tournament runner-up. 

Two other golfers from Scottsboro played in the tournament but missed the cut, which was the 6-over par mark after two rounds.

Levi Shelton missed the cut, finishing the first two rounds a combined 7-over par. He shot a 3-over 75 and a 4-over 75 (Round 1 was par 72 and Round 2 was par 71) in the first two rounds respectively.

Scottsboro High School Class of 2019 graduate Kyle Price, who helped the Wildcats advance to the sub-state tournament this past spring and the state tournament in 2018, shot a combined 12-over in the first two rounds. Price carded an opening round 7-over 79 and followed with a 5-over 76 in Round 2. 

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