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At 60 years young, Mark Plummer has added another golf championship.
Matching his first round of 74 with today's round of 73, Plummer won his fourth Maine Senior Amateur title in his six tries, this one a one-shot victory over fellow MSGA board member Lowell Watson, who had an unfortunate three-putt bogey on the day's final hole, before a large crowd, to keep him out of a playoff with Plummer.
Plummer's fourth senior title goes with 13 Maine Amateur and one Maine Junior Amateur title, not to mention a few New England titles and various other state and regional championships.
Watson had a chance for the victory, getting a great break when his second shot hit a tree and dropped straight down, giving him a chance to hit the final hole in regulation. But unfortunately he left his approach long and left, requiring three putts to finish.
Plummer had two birdies and three bogeys on his first nine of the day -- which was Brunswick's back nine, as the course was reversed for today's final round -- before making nine straight pars to bring it home.
The day's first round leader, and the only player under par in 36 holes, Dale Bragg, finished in third with a 78 today for a final of 149. Mike Doucette, Ron Brown and Alan Bouchard all tied at 150 for fourth overall. Brown is a two-time Maine Amateur winner while Bouchard is a two-time Maine Senior Amateur victor.
While this tournament was a gross only event, it was divided into flights by ages. Doucette won the 55-59 division with his 150 while Bragg was the victor in the 60-64 division. Watson did win the 65-65 flight while Jim Surette, who finished at 158, was the victor in the 70 and older flight.
Special thanks to Brunswick Golf Club for offering their course for this event and forr the remarkable conditions provided. The MSGA looks forward to returning to Brunswick for other state championships in the very near future!
Dale Bragg from Falmouth Country Club fired a one-under-par 71 in impeccable conditions in the first round of the Maine Senior Amateur Championship on Tuesday. Bragg, playing in the first group of the day with defending senior champion Mark Plummer, had the only sub-par round of the day, earning him the right to tee off first in the last group in tomorrow's finale slated to tee off at 10:40.
Mike Doucette, who finished the threesome with Bragg and Plummer, was the next lowest score at even par 72 and will join Bragg and Lowell Watson, another former senior champ in tomorrow's final group. Watson is seeded in third right now with his 73, one shot ahead of Plummer, Zibby Puleio from Old Marsh and Maine Golf 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Tom Chard, who all shot 74.
Tomorrow's final round will be played back nine first at Brunswick, which is in fabulous shape, so that the competitors will be able to watch the final group come in from the welcoming clubhouse deck overlooking the ninth green. When Brunswick last hosted the Maine Amateur Championship in 1997, the ninth hole was also played as the final hole for the tournament.
Although this is a gross only event, it is played by age division, broken down for players 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and above. A total of 71 competitors are participating in this championship.
Please see below for tomorrow's second round pairings, along with today's first round scores, and follow along with us tomorrow as we continue with live scoring.