2007 Maine Junior Championship

2007 Maine Junior Amateur Championship
August 7-9, 2007
Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center, Cumberland, Maine

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Prizes - Call MSGA office to claim
AGE 15-17 Champion Ryan Gay $100
Runner-up Will Delano 75
Semifinalist Matt Campbell 50
David Gushee 50
Quarter-finals Jack Wyman 30
Zack Sweet 30
Jason Harris 30
Shawn Keenan 30
AGE 13-14 Champion Henry Fall $75
Runner-up Seth Sweet 50
Semifinalist Joe Walp 30
Quinn Allen 30
AGE 12 & UNDER Champion Reese McFarlane $75
Runner-up Red DeSmith 50
Semifinalist Sam Grindle 30
Will Kannegeiser 30
GIRLS DIVISION Champion Alexa Rancourt $50
Runner-up Kate Merrill 30

Ryan Gay of Augusta became the 71st Maine Junior Champion on Thursday, defeating Will Delano of York, 6 & 5 in the finals of the 2007 tournament, held at Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center in Cumberland. Gay had defeated David Gushee of Gorham, 5 & 4, to advance to the finals. In the finals, Gay was four under through 13 holes to secure the championship.

 In the 13-14 age division, Henry Fall of Topsham continued his fine play of the week to defeat Seth Sweet of Madison, 4 & 3. Fall will now move on to high school where he will help to lead his Mt. Ararat team in the hunt of a state title.  Sweet, who just turned 13 last week, was the youngest player ever to compete in the Maine Amateur Championship last month at Waterville.

 At just 10 years old, Reese McFarlane  of Cape Elizabeth showed amazing poise and a heck of a golf game, as he defeated Red Desmith of Yarmouth in the 12 and under division, Through 10 holes, McFarlane was one under par and he continued his solid play for the victory, although Desmith made him work for the title, taking him to 16 holes before succumbing.

 In the girls division, Alexa Rancourt of South Portland showed advanced talent in her 6 & 5 victory over  Portland’s Kate Merrill. While Merrill, a Val Halla member had local knowledge, Rancourt used the experience she has gained over the past year while attending David Leadbetter’s IMG Academy in Florida. Rancourt will head back to Florida for her junior year at the end of the summer while Merrill is expected to be the leader among Maine’s high school girls as she enters her junior year at North Yarmouth Academy. The sportsmanship shown by the girls -- and indeed all the participants in the tournament -- to one another was truly special to watch at the championship this year. The respect that the players showed one another was just another part of what makes golf special.

 Gay will now join Gushee and five other players representing Maine in the New England Junior Invitational Championship, to be held in New Haven, CT, week after next. The remaining five players will be named by the MSGA tomorrow. Players qualify for the tournament based on their golfing performances in MSGA, PGA and USGA events over the course of the summer.  The six lowest scoring differentials (scores minus course ratings) are used to determine the participants. Maine has won the tournament only one time in the 70-year history of the tournament, in 2002, led by Jesse Speirs and Shawn Warren, who individually finished first and second in the event.

 Final Results

 15-17 Division

Ryan Gay defeated Will Delano, 6 & 5

 13-14 Division

Henry Fall defeated Seth Sweet, 4 & 3

 12 and Under Division

Reese McFarlane defeated Red Desmith, 3 & 1

 Girls Division

Alexa Rancourt defeated Kate Merrill, 6 & 5

 Semi-Final Results

15-17 Division

Will Delano (York) defeated Matt Campbell (York), 2 & 1

Ryan Gay defeated David Gushee (Gorham), 5 & 4

 13-14 Division

Seth Sweet (Madison) defeated Joe Walp (Portland), 1 up

Henry Fall (Topsham) defeated Quinn Allen (Bridgeton), 5 & 3

 12 and Under Division

Reese McFarlane  (Cape Elizabeth) defeated Sam Grindle (Deer Isle), 1 up

Red Desmith (Yarmouth) defeated Will Kannegeiser (Minot), 3 & 1

 Girls Division

Alexa Rancourt (South Portland defeated Danielle Willey (Auburn), 8 & 7

Kate Merrill (Portland) defeated Jennifer Weiland (Hampden), 4 & 3


12 and Under Round of 16 results

 

Sam Grindle defeated Tommy Buchholz, 5 &4

Zack Deblois defeated Drew Ferrick, 2 & 1

Kyle Bickford defeated Gavin Dugas, 3 & 1

Reese McFarlane defeated Laura Grant, 4 & 3

Red Desmith defeated Tucker Hawkinson, 5 & 3

Conner Morey defeated Ross Leblond, 4 & 3

Will Kannegeiser defeated Trevor Kitchen, 4 & 2

Cole Moran defeated Aaron Finocchiaro, 1 up



13-14 Division Round of 16 Results



Seth Sweet defeated Will Leblond, 6 & 5

Andrew Campbell defeated Joe Messerman, 1 up

Spencer Plante defeated Kyle Gilman, 8 & 7

Quinn Allen defeated Devin Merritt, 4 & 3

Connor Burfeind defeated Ian Marr, 2 & 1

Henry Fall defeated George Billing, 9 & 7

Eric Hall defeated Nick Finocchiaro, 1 up



15-17 Age Division Round of 16 Results



Will Delano defeated Jack Burnham, 4 & 3

Jack Wyman defeated Steve Patry, 1 up

Matt Campbell defeated Bryan Otis, 1 up

Zack Sweet defeated Adrian Bouthot, 2 & 1

Jason Harris defeated Chris Tucker, 3 & 2

Ryan Gay defeated Kyle Anderson, 7 & 6

Shawn Keenan defeated Andrew Cummings, 4 & 3



Girls Quarterfinal Results

Alexa Rancourt defeated Emma Seymour, 10 & 8

Danielle Willey defeated Meghan Bickford, 8 & 7

Kate Merrill defeated Kerri Grant, 4 & 3

Abby Harris defeated Jennifer Weiland, 4 & 2





12 and Under Quarterfinal results

Sam Grindle defeated Zack Deblois, 4 & 3

Reese McFarlane defeated Kyle Bickford, 3 & 1

Red Desmith defeated Conner Morey, 11 holes

Will Kannegeiser defeated Cole Moran, 1 up

 

13-14 Division Quarterfinal results

Set Sweet defeated Andrew Campbell, 3 & 2

Henry Fall defeated Eric Hall, 8 & 6

Joe Walp defeats Spencer Plante, 4 & 3

Quinn Allen defeated Connor Burfeind, 1 up

 

15-17 Division Quarterfinal results

Will Delano defeated Jack Wyman, 2 up

Matt Campbell defeated Zack Sweet, 1 up

David Gushee defeated Jason Harris, 3 & 2

Ryan Gay defeated Shawn Keenan, 5 & 4

12 & under 9-hole stroke play qualifier
Time Player score Rank VS. Player score Rank
8:00 AM Sam Grindle 39 1 Thomas Buckholz 61 16
8:08 AM Drew Ferrick 50 8 Zack Deblois 50 9
8:16 AM Kyle Bickford 44 4 Gavin Dugas 54 13
8:24 AM Reese McFarlane 48 5 Laura Grant 51 12
8:32 AM Red Desmith 40 2 Tucker Hawkinson 57 15
8:40 AM Conner Morey 49 7 Ross Leblond 51 10
8:48 AM Will Kannegeiser 43 3 Trevor Kitchen 55 14
8:56 AM Cole Moran 49 6 Aaron Finocchiaro 51 11
15-17 Division 18-hole stroke play qualifier
Time Player score Rank VS. Player score Rank
7:30 AM William Delano 71 1 Jack Burnham 77 16
7:38 AM Steve Patry 75 8 Jack Wyman 75 9
7:46 AM Matt Campbell 73 4 Bryan Otis 75 13
7:54 AM Zack Sweet 74 5 Adrian Bouthot 75 12
8:02 AM David Gushee 72 2 Eric Muslawski 77 15
8:10 AM Jason Harris 75 7 Chris Tucker 75 10
8:18 AM Ryan Gay 72 3 Kyle Anderson 76 14
8:26 AM Shawn Keenan 74 6 Andrew Cummings 75 11
13-14 Division 18-hole stroke play qualifier
Time Player score Rank VS. Player score Rank
8:34 AM Seth Sweet 73 1 Will Leblond 101 16
8:42 AM Andrew Campbell 85 8 Joe Messerman 85 9
8:50 AM Spencer Plante 79 4 Kyle Gilman 90 13
8:58 AM Joe Walp 82 5 Nate McCue 88 12
9:06 AM Quinn Allen 78 2 Devin Merrit 95 15
9:14 AM Connor Burfeind 83 7 Ian Marr 86 10
9:22 AM Henry Fall 78 3 George Billing 92 14
9:30 AM Eric Hall 82 6 Nick Finocchiaro 88 11
Girls Division 18-hole stroke play qualifier
Time Player score Rank VS. Player score Rank
9:38 AM Alexa Rancourt 71 1 Emma Seymour 107 8
9:46 AM Danielle Willey 93 4 Meghan Bickford 103 5
9:54 AM Kate Merrill 78 2 Kerri Grant 106 7
10:02 AM Abby Harris 86 3 Jennifer Weiland