2007 Maine Amateur Championship

Eric Higgins from Kennebunk became the 88th Maine Amateur Champion Thursday as he shot a one-under par 69 to hold off a charging Toby Spector to bring home the crystal trophy. Spector had the tournament's low round in the finals, with a 67 -- including a three-under 31 on the back -- to move him into second place for the second year in a row.

Higgins' round was solid, with two birdies and a bogey on the front and one birdie and one bogey on the back. The reigning Mid-Amateur champion, Joe Alvarez from Penobscot Valley, was in third with a 211. The two-round leader, Lance Libby from Waterville, finished fourth, firing a 75 to finish at 212.

Eric Higgins, Kennebunk - 70-70-69--209

Toby Spector, Waterville - 72-71-67--210

Joseph Alvarez, Hampden - 70-70-71--211

Lance Libby, Sidney - 69-68-75--212

Mark Plummer, Manchester - 70-71-71--212

Ricky Jones, Thomaston - 72-72-73--217

Keegan Fennessy, Minot - 70-75-73--218

William Robinson, Cumberland - 74-70-74--218

Joe Baker, Oxford - 75-70-74--219

Jason Gall, Augusta - 78-69-72--219

Eric Crouse, Portland - 76-69-76--221

Tim Poulin, Skowhegan - 78-69-74--221

David Gushee, Gorham - 73-74-75--222

John Hayes IV, Portland - 74-74-75--223

Nicholas Conner, Portland - 77-73-73--223

Ray Hawley, Lakewood, 04 - 75-75-73--223

Richard Moss, Waterville - 74-77-72--223

Tom Caron, Bangor - 73-72-78--223

Frank Getchell, Vassalboro - 73-77-74--224

Scott Dewitt, Portland - 76-76-72--224

Thomas Bean, Manchester - 74-77-73--224

Ben Estabrook, Orono - 75-75-75--225

Brandon Wohl, South Portland - 78-74-73--225

Christopher Coffin, Presque Isle - 76-76-73--225

Dale Brown, Turner - 74-77-74--225

Jace Pearson, Auburn - 74-77-74--225

Michael Lee, Portland - 75-72-79--226

Ryan Gay, Pittston - 76-75-75--226

Michael Nowak, Belgrade Lakes - 74-76-77--227

Nick Pelotte, Skowhegan - 74-77-76--227

Dave DeSmith, Val Halla, 03 - 77-74-77--228

David Chambers, Carrabassett Valley - 75-77-76--228

Ronald Dery, Biddeford - 74-77-77--228

Todd Kirn, Kennebunk - 71-78-79--228

Jayson Loranger, Falmouth - 76-73-80--229

Joe Manganaro, Gorham, Maine - 78-73-78--229

Rob McDonough, Topsham - 76-76-77--229

Tim Flaherty, Falmouth - 74-77-78--229

John Bowen, Portland - 79-70-81--230

Gary Manoogian, Westbrook - 72-80-80--232

Patrick Taber, Gorham - 78-71-83--232

Jeff Wass, Rockland - 73-78-NC--NC

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Waterville member Lance Libby proved his first round one-under 69 was no fluke on Wednesday as he again shot the low round of the day -- this time a two under 68 -- to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Maine Amateur Championship.

While the weather threatened all day, it held off so the field of 126 was able to complete the round. The cut number came in, as projected, at 152, with 42 players advancing to the final round. Joining Libby in the final group, which will tee off at 9:40 am, will be Eric Higgins of Cape Arundel and Penboscot Valley's Joe Alvarez, the reigning Maine Mid Amateur Champion.

Please find below complete two-round results, along with Thursday's starting times.

Final Round Pairings

2-round

 7:30 am

score

Brandon Wohl

152

Rob McDonough

152

David Chambers

152

 7:40 am

 

Gary Manoogian

152

Scott Dewitt

152

Christopher Coffin

152

 7:50 am

 

Dave DeSmith

151

Tim Flaherty

151

Dale Brown

151

 8:00 am

 

Jeff Wass

151

Joe Manganaro

151

Ronald Dery

151

 8:10 am

 

Jace Pearson

151

Richard Moss

151

Thomas Bean

151

 8:20 am

 

Ray Hawley

150

Ryan Gay

151

Nick Pelotte

151

8:30 AM

 

Nicholas Conner

150

Frank Getchell

150

Michael Nowak

150

8:40 AM

 

John Bowen

149

Patrick Taber

149

Ben Estabrook

150

8:50 AM

 

John Hayes IV

148

Todd Kirn

149

Jayson Loranger

149

9:00 AM

 

Michael Lee

147

David Gushee

147

Jason Gall

147

9:10 AM

 

Eric Crouse

145

Keegan Fennessy

145

Tim Poulin

147

9:20 AM

 

William Robinson

144

Joe Baker

145

Tom Caron

145

9:30 AM

 

Mark Plummer

141

Toby Spector

143

Ricky Jones

144

9:40 AM

 

Lance Libby

137

Eric Higgins

140

Joseph Alvarez

140

 

Lance Libby, Sidney - 69-68--137

Eric Higgins, Kennebunk - 70-70--140

Joseph Alvarez, Hampden - 70-70--140

Mark Plummer, Manchester - 70-71--141

Toby Spector, Waterville - 72-71--143

Ricky Jones, Thomaston - 72-72--144

William Robinson, Cumberland - 74-70--144

Eric Crouse, Portland - 76-69--145

Joe Baker, Oxford - 75-70--145

Tom Caron, Bangor - 73-72--145

Keegan Fennessy, Minot, - 70-75--145

David Gushee, Gorham - 73-74--147

Jason Gall, Augusta - 78-69--147

Michael Lee, Portland - 75-72--147

Tim Poulin, Skowhegan - 78-69--147

John Hayes IV, Portland - 74-74--148

Jayson Loranger, Falmouth - 76-73--149

John Bowen, Portland - 79-70--149

Patrick Taber, Gorham - 78-71--149

Todd Kirn, Kennebunk - 71-78--149

Ben Estabrook, Orono - 75-75--150

Frank Getchell, Vassalboro - 73-77--150

Michael Nowak, Belgrade Lakes - 74-76--150

Nicholas Conner, Portland - 77-73--150

Ray Hawley, Lakewood - 75-75--150

Dale Brown, Turner - 74-77--151

Dave DeSmith, Val Halla - 77-74--151

Jace Pearson, Auburn - 74-77--151

Jeff Wass, Rockland - 73-78--151

Joe Manganaro, Gorham - 78-73--151

Nick Pelotte, Skowhegan - 74-77--151

Richard Moss, Waterville - 74-77--151

Ronald Dery, Biddeford - 74-77--151

Ryan Gay, Pittston - 76-75--151

Thomas Bean, Manchester - 74-77--151

Tim Flaherty, Falmouth - 74-77--151

Brandon Wohl, Windham - 78-74--152

Christopher Coffin, Presque Isle - 76-76--152

David Chambers, Carrabassett Valley - 75-77--152

Gary Manoogian, Westbrook - 72-80--152

Rob McDonough, Topsham - 76-76--152

Scott Dewitt, Portland - 76-76--152

Bradley Allen, Cumberland - 76-77--153

Brandon Poulin, Gorham - 79-74--153

Bryan Otis, Yarmouth - 79-74--153

Joe Flowers, Waterville - 76-77--153

Joey Hamilton, Old Orchard Beach - 79-74--153

Erik Fitch, Hancock - 75-79--154

Jeremy Goulet, Sanford - 76-78--154

John Hayes III, Portland - 79-75--154

Kevin Byrne, Winslow - 79-75--154

Matt Campbell, York - 76-78--154

Robert Roylance, Old Orchard  - 73-81--154

Ashley Fifield, Westbrook - 75-80--155

Brady Chapman, Bethel - 74-81--155

Bryce Fearon, Saco - 77-78--155

Chris Hamel - 77-78--155

Dane Hutchins, Falmouth - 78-77--155

Freddy Gorgone, Durham - 77-78--155

Gary Laliberte, Scarborough - 80-75--155

Heath Cowan, Lakewood - 78-77--155

Jayson Adams, Old Town - 78-77--155

John Bauman, Kennebunk - 77-78--155

Ricardo Petillo, Westbrook - 77-78--155

Walker Kinne, Damariscotta - 76-79--155

Garik Thiboutot , Portland - 79-77--156

Len Cole, Hampden - 77-79--156

Ron Brown, Cumberland Foreside - 77-79--156

Brent Mohr, Eliot - 79-78--157

Cash Wiseman, Scarborough - 77-80--157

Chris Delamater, Oxford - 77-80--157

Craig Briggs, York Harbor - 76-81--157

Josh Gallagher, Winslow - 75-82--157

Les Fleisher, Cape Elizabeth - 80-77--157

Jay Lashar, Carrabassett Valley - 79-79--158

Joe Collins, Farmingdale - 79-79--158

Mark Henderson, Saco - 75-83--158

Mark Stasium, Portland - 78-80--158

Michael Hersey, Presque Isle - 81-77--158

Michael O'Brien, Biddeford - 80-78--158

Michael Perreault, Hollis - 78-80--158

Scott Barnicle, Brunswick - 78-80--158

Thomas Kus, Newport - 78-80--158

Tobey Buteau, Scarborough - 79-79--158

Andrew Cummings, Saco - 79-80--159

Eric Angis, Saco - 82-77--159

Jason Harris, Bath - 77-82--159

Larry Ross, New Gloucester - 77-82--159

Robert Agger, Scarborough - 78-81--159

Truman Libby, Brunswick - 80-79--159

Dana Worster, Brewer - 81-79--160

Kyle Ladd, Pittsfield - 79-81--160

Thomas Frey, Hampden - 79-81--160

Christopher Tucker, Topsham - 79-82--161

Curtis Jordan, Minot - 77-84--161

Jack Burt, Bangor - 83-78--161

Jeffrey Cole, York - 83-78--161

Josh Wright, Brunswick - 81-81--162

Ricky Blouin - 80-82--162

Bob Adams, Eliot - 82-81--163

Chris King, South Portland - 83-80--163

Eric Gosline, Pittston - 85-78--163

Jerry Glidden, Hermon Meadow, 01 - 84-79--163

Matthew Bernstein , Cape Elizabeth - 85-78--163

Ryan Flaherty, Vassalboro - 83-80--163

Bobby Myers, Standish - 78-86--164

Michael Doran, Topsham - 83-81--164

Seth Sweet, Madison - 80-84--164

Arthur Batson Jr, Falmouth - 84-81--165

Jim Quinn, Farmingdale - 81-84--165

Ryan Daly, York - 83-83--166

Thomas Greer, Falmouth - 81-85--166

Thomas Neault, Old Orchard Beach - 87-79--166

Dan Hargreaves, Auburn - 86-81--167

Eric Whitmore, Biddeford - 84-85--169

Steve Patry, Saco - 80-89--169

Greg Popp, Falmouth - 83-87--170

Kyle Holden, N Bridgton - 90-80--170

Arthur Batson III, Portland - 82-89--171

Doug Wright, Brunswick - 90-81--171

Scott Gardner, Cumberland - 88-83--171

John Whiteman, Old Orchard Beach - 91-82--173

David Curtis, Pittsfield - 84-97--181

Drew Dingley, Farmington - 83-WD--WD

Ronald W. Kelton, Cape Elizabeth - 74-WD--WD

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Lance Libby of Sidney took advantage of his home club knowledge Tuesday to shoot the only sub-par number in the first round of the Maine Amateur Championship, currently under way at the meticulous Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Libby's 69 was one under while a host of other players were tied at 70.

Please find below complete first-round results of this 88th championship.

Lance Libby, Sidney - 35-34--69

Eric Higgins, Kennebunk - 35-35--70

Joseph Alvarez, Hampden - 36-34--70

Keegan Fennessy, Minot - 36-34--70

Mark Plummer, Manchester - 37-33--70

Todd Kirn, Kennebunk - 37-34--71

Gary Manoogian, Westbrook - 35-37--72

Ricky Jones, Thomaston - 36-36--72

Toby Spector, Waterville - 33-39--72

David Gushee, Gorham - 36-37--73

Frank Getchell, Vassalboro - 35-38--73

Jeff Wass, Rockland - 37-36--73

Robert Roylance, Old Orchard Beach - 37-36--73

Tom Caron, Bangor - 35-38--73

Brady Chapman, Bethel - 38-36--74

Dale Brown, Turner - 37-37--74

Jace Pearson, Auburn - 37-37--74

John Hayes IV, Portland - 39-35--74

Michael Nowak, Belgrade Lakes - 38-36--74

Nick Pelotte, Skowhegan - 39-35--74

Richard Moss, Waterville - 37-37--74

Ronald Dery, Biddeford - 37-37--74

Ronald W. Kelton, Cape Elizabeth - 34-40--74

Thomas Bean, Manchester - 40-34--74

Tim Flaherty, Falmouth - 38-36--74

William Robinson, Cumberland - 36-38--74

Ashley Fifield, Westbrook - 38-37--75

Ben Estabrook, Orono - 41-34--75

David Chambers, Carrabassett Valley - 39-36--75

Erik Fitch, Hancock - 39-36--75

Joe Baker, Oxford - 40-35--75

Josh Gallagher, Winslow - 35-40--75

Mark Henderson, Saco - 37-38--75

Michael Lee, Portland - 38-37--75

Ray Hawley, Lakewood, 04 - 36-39--75

Bradley Allen, Cumberland - 38-38--76

Christopher Coffin, Presque Isle - 37-39--76

Craig Briggs, York Harbor - 40-36--76

Eric Crouse, Portland - 35-41--76

Jayson Loranger, Falmouth - 41-35--76

Jeremy Goulet, Sanford - 37-39--76

Joe Flowers, Waterville - 39-37--76

Matt Campbell, York - 40-36--76

Rob McDonough, Topsham - 39-37--76

Ryan Gay, Pittston - 37-39--76

Scott Dewitt, Portland - 39-37--76

Walker Kinne, Damariscotta - 39-37--76

Bryce Fearon, Saco - 34-43--77

Cash Wiseman, Scarborough - 37-40--77

Chris Delamater, Oxford - 37-40--77

Chris Hamel - 38-39--77

Curtis Jordan, Minot - 40-37--77

Dave DeSmith, Val Halla, 03 - 37-40--77

Freddy Gorgone, Durham - 41-36--77

Jason Harris, Bath - 38-39--77

John Bauman, Kennebunk - 41-36--77

Larry Ross, New Gloucester - 40-37--77

Len Cole, Hampden - 38-39--77

Nicholas Conner, Portland - 36-41--77

Ricardo Petillo, Westbrook - 37-40--77

Ron Brown, Cumberland Foreside - 39-38--77

Bobby Myers, Standish - 38-40--78

Brandon Wohl, Windham - 42-36--78

Dane Hutchins, Falmouth - 40-38--78

Heath Cowan, Lakewood, 03 - 37-41--78

Jason Gall, Augusta - 39-39--78

Jayson Adams, Old Town - 38-40--78

Joe Manganaro, Gorham - 39-39--78

Mark Stasium, Portland - 42-36--78

Michael Perreault, Hollis - 39-39--78

Patrick Taber, Gorham - 39-39--78

Robert Agger, Scarborough - 38-40--78

Scott Barnicle, Brunswick - 39-39--78

Thomas Kus, Newport - 36-42--78

Tim Poulin, Skowhegan - 39-39--78

Andrew Cummings, Saco - 39-40--79

Brandon Poulin, Gorham - 41-38--79

Brent Mohr, Eliot - 41-38--79

Bryan Otis, Yarmouth - 39-40--79

Christopher Tucker, Topsham - 38-41--79

Garik Thiboutot, Portland - 42-37--79

Jay Lashar, Carrabassett Valley - 42-37--79

Joe Collins, Farmingdale - 42-37--79

Joey Hamilton, Old Orchard Beach - 39-40--79

John Bowen, Portland - 42-37--79

John Hayes III, Portland - 41-38--79

Kevin Byrne, Winslow - 40-39--79

Kyle Ladd, Pittsfield - 41-38--79

Thomas Frey, Hampden - 39-40--79

Tobey Buteau, Scarborough - 38-41--79

Gary Laliberte, Scarborough - 43-37--80

Les Fleisher, Cape Elizabeth - 44-36--80

Michael O'Brien, Biddeford - 40-40--80

Ricky Blouin - 42-38--80

Seth Sweet, Madison - 41-39--80

Steve Patry, Saco - 40-40--80

Truman Libby, Brunswick - 43-37--80

Dana Worster, Brewer - 42-39--81

Jim Quinn, Farmingdale - 41-40--81

Josh Wright, Brunswick - 43-38--81

Michael Hersey, Presque Isle - 39-42--81

Thomas Greer, Falmouth - 42-39--81

Arthur Batson III, Portland - 43-39--82

Bob Adams, Eliot - 39-43--82

Eric Angis, Saco - 43-39--82

Chris King, South Portland - 42-41--83

Drew Dingley, Farmington - 43-40--83

Greg Popp, Falmouth - 42-41--83

Jack Burt, Bangor - 45-38--83

Jeffrey Cole, York - 43-40--83

Michael Doran, Topsham - 41-42--83

Ryan Daly, York - 40-43--83

Ryan Flaherty, Vassalboro - 41-42--83

Arthur Batson Jr, Falmouth - 45-39--84

David Curtis, Pittsfield - 45-39--84

Eric Whitmore, Biddeford - 42-42--84

Jerry Glidden, Hermon Meadow, 01 - 42-42--84

Eric Gosline, Pittston - 44-41--85

Matthew Bernstein, Cape Elizabeth - 41-44--85

Dan Hargreaves, Auburn - 44-42--86

Thomas Neault, Old Orchard Beach - 41-46--87

Scott Gardner, Cumberland - 43-45--88

Doug Wright, Brunswick - 45-45--90

Kyle Holden, N Bridgton - 48-42--90

John Whiteman, Old Orchard Beach - 49-42--91

Ross McGee, Fairfield - DQ

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