Bad conditions did not stop Anniston's Garrett Burgess from having his best round of the tournament, however. Burgess shot even-par 72 and finished tied for 23rd. That mark exempts him from having to qualify for next year's tournament.
"I did what I said I wanted to do (coming in to Sunday's play) and hopefully it will hold up," Burgess said while waiting for the other players to finish their rounds.
"I actually played pretty well. Honestly I hit the ball better (Sunday) than the other three days ..."
The long, wet day was not as kind to the other local players.
Jaylon Ellison, Matt Rogers and Chip Howell all finished the tournament outside of the exemption mark.
Ellison was 1-under after the front nine but ran out of steam on the back, shooting 9-over thanks in large part to a quadruple bogey. He finished with an 8-over 80.
"We had a log-jam and a few lost balls," Ellison said. "That kind of took me out of my rhythm and I just never did get set back in my rhythm."
The wet conditions caused problems for Rogers, who ended his day at 17-over.
"The golf course is too long for me when it's this wet, but I played bad," Rogers said. "I just started hitting it everywhere and just made it worse. I quit playing conservative and started going at everything and started making double (bogeys).
"But I'm happy, the goal was to make the cut and I made the cut, I signed my card and I didn't quit."
Howell finished his day with a 7-over 79 and a four-day total of 26-over.
"I'm disappointed in how I scored, but not disappointed in how I played," Howell said.
Howell said he was pleased with the play of his fellow Calhoun County players.
"I'm just proud and I know that they all learned something from it," Howell said. "I'm glad they support the State Amateur and I think they'll look back on it and say they survived and we had a good time doing it."
Talladega's Miles Wood finished tied for 63rd with Rogers, each with scores of 32-over.
Montgomery's Hunter Hamrick was the winner, finishing at 6-under. He was one of only two players who finished the event under par.
Next up for Burgess, Ellison and company is the resumption of the Best of the Best Series, with the Anniston Country Club Invitational on June 19-21.