B&C Championship Recap
2017 B&C Championship
Day Two Notes:
Players were greeted with great weather and scoring conditions for the second round of the B&C Championship at Fairlawn GC, and the great scores reflected it. In the end, four players walked away with crystal trophies as winners of their flights. This event features golfers with handicap indexes of 6.6 or higher and is contested in four flights to level the playing field.
Bob Libby (Dutch Elm GC) and Mark Boivin (Lakewood GC) have a history in this event, as Libby won his first B&C Championship three years ago over Boivin at his home course Dutch Elm. Libby again was able to edge Boivin, parring the first playoff hole to claim his second title in this championship. For Boivin, this marks the fifth time he has finished runner-up in this event. Libby shot 71 in the final round to tie the low round of the championship, matching Boivin's first round 71. Both players shot 147 for two rounds. The win this year was in the Hogan Flight, which had golfers with course handicaps of seven to nine.
In the Nicklaus Flight, with handicaps of 10 to 12, overnight leader Bob Barber (Biddeford-Saco CC) held on to his lead with a 77 in the second round that propelled him to a four shot victory over David Verrier (Sable Oaks GC). Barber shot 150 for his two rounds.
The Palmer Flight featured golfers with handicaps of 13 to 17 and was won by Carl Poirier (Sable Oaks GC). His two day scores of 84-75--159 took the flight by four shots over Scott Jones (Nonesuch River GC).
Lastly, in the Woods Flight, Tony Loiko (Natanis GC) overcame a three shot deficit overnight to win the trophy by a margin of three shots. He beat David Littlefield (Sunset Ridge GC) and James Dillon (Salmon Falls GC).
Prizes were awarded in all flights for net winners as well. Those results can be found by clicking the scoring link above.
This was the first year that the B&C Championship moved to four flights and the reception was great from the players, as it provided a more competitive atmosphere in this event. The reception for Fairlawn was great as well, as players all commented on the shape of the golf course. Thanks to the staff and grounds crew at Fairlawn for a great championship.
Day One Notes:
POLAND – The B&C Championship got underway today at Fairlawn GC, and four golfers raced to an early lead in the 36-hole championship. This event features golfers with handicap indexes of 6.6 or higher and is contested in four flights to level the playing field.
In the Hogan Flight, which has golfers with course handicaps from 7 to 9, Mark Boivin (Lakewood GC) shot a blistering 71 to lead the flight by two over Shawn Casey (The Woodlands Club). Both are former champions in this event looking to add another crystal trophy to their collection.
The Nicklaus Flight has golfers with handicaps of 10 to 12 and is being led by Bob Barber (Biddeford-Saco CC). Barber carded 73 today and holds a two shot lead over David Verrier (Sable Oaks GC).
In the Palmer Flight, with handicaps of 13 to 17, Scott Jones (Nonesuch River GC) holds a one shot lead going into tomorrow’s final round. His score of 80 is just ahead of David Suryan (Spring Meadows GC).
The Woods Flight has golfers with handicaps of 18 and higher, and is the only flight with a tie heading into the final round. Edward Schencks, Jr. (Salmon Falls GC) and Dave Barber (Pine Hills GC) are even after opening with rounds of 86.
All flights will award prizes to the low net finishers as well as the low gross winners. Tomorrow’s final round will commence at 7:30.
2017 B&C Championship