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Former Hoover High and current UAB golfer Will Cannon, seen in this file photo, repeated as State Amateur champion on Sunday.
Former Hoover High standout and current UAB golfer Will Cannon successfully defended his Alabama State Amateur title by topping Spain Park graduate Patrick Martin by four strokes in the 99th playing of the tournament, which was held at Mountain Brook Club.
Cannon, who just completed his junior year at UAB, had rounds of 65-68-72 and 68 for a four-day total of 272, 12 under par. Cannon is a member at Hoover Country Club.
Martin, who won the Class 7A high school individual championship and has signed with Vanderbilt, shot a four-day total of 276.
Mountain Brook graduate Tom Lovelady, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, shot 66 on the final day Sunday to finish third with a five-under-par 279. Taylor Eyster, a freshman this past season at UAB and a Mountain Brook graduate, finished fourth.
Next year's 100th State Am will be held at the Country Club of Birmingham.