Deroches Win Parent/Child Championship
Vassalboro – It’s been a good couple of weeks on the golf course in MSGA events for Val Halla’s Chris Deroche. Just three weeks ago he partnered with James Frost to win the 2018 Four-Ball Championship at Sable Oaks. He added another crystal trophy to his mantle yesterday with another MSGA championship, this time partnering with his father Peter to win the Parent/Child Championship at Natanis GC. Playing in the always difficult alternate shot format, the Deroches shot 71(-1) to win by three strokes.
Chris and Peter Deroche (left to right)
The duo made five birdies against four bogeys to card the only under par score of the day. This marks the second time that the Deroches have won this event. They took home their first title in 2008 at Lakewood GC.
Finishing as runners-up for the second straight year were Richard Campbell (Dunegrass GC) and his son Jason, who shot 74. Three teams finished one further back for the overall title in third place at 75. They were Prudence and her daughter Mia Hornberger (Turner Highlands GC), Tobey and Asa Buteau (Willowdale GC) and Dan Bellemare and Jeff Camire (Biddeford-Saco CC).
Mia and Prudence Hornberger (left to right)
In addition to the overall championship, the field was broken down into flights based on the child’s age. The Hornberger team tied with the Buteaus to win the 14 & under flight. Don Flanagan and son Trevor (Springbrook GC) won the 15-18 flight with a score of 78. The Deroches won the overall championship, which gave the Campbells the title in the 19 & older flight.
Net winners were Harry and Ruby Haylock (Turner Highlands CC) in the 14 & under flight with a blistering 63 (-9). Jon and Kyle Nicholson (Kebo Valley GC) won the 15-18 flight with an 80. Tim Flanagan and Don Flanagan won the 19 and older flight with a 66.
This was the second year that this event was played as the Parent/Child Championship. Prior to 2017 it was the Father/Son, but the event recently changed to include women and girls in the field, reflecting the inclusive nature of the MSGA and its recent merger with the women’s golf associations of the state.
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