Maine Women's Amateur Underway
Under the cover of some thick fog on Maine's Mid-Coast, first round action of the Maine Women's Amateur began at 7:30 am this morning at Rockland GC. Be sure to check in all day as scores come in.
The Maine State Golf Association is very pleased to be conducting the 2018 Maine Women’s Amateur at Rockland GC on July 23-25. On January 1 of this year, the MSGA merged with the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association (SMWGA) and Women’s Maine State Golf Association (WMSGA) to form one governing body that represents all golfers in the Pine Tree State.
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Last year’s championship was held at Martindale CC and was won by Staci Creech with a score of 217 (+4). It was the third consecutive win for the golfer from Bangor Municipal GC. Creech has since moved out of state and will not be in the field to vie for a fourth straight title. Last year’s runner-up, Bailey Plourde from nearby Samoset Resort GC, is in the field, along with a lot of talented young players who have been in contention in years past.
The Maine Women’s Amateur -- as it’s called today -- was first played in 2012 when the SMWGA and WMSGA decided to run one tournament that combined their two memberships to crown one state champion. The event has a lot of history from before its name change though, as prior to 2012 both associations conducted their own championships and crowned their respective champions.
The Maine Women’s Amateur is a 54-hole stroke play competition. In addition to the overall title, players will compete in four flights where winners will be crowned.
• The field is comprised of 64 players representing 31 different golf clubs from around Maine.
• Turner Highlands CC has the most players in the field with 7, followed by Natanis with 5, and Martindale, Rockland, Val Halla and The Woodlands with 4
• 11 of Maine’s 16 counties have at least one player in the field.
• There are two sets of sisters competing in the championship; Jade and Ruby Haylock, and Sue Wooten and Nancy Carlson. There is one mother and daughter duo in the field; Prudence Hornberger and her daughter Mia.
The field is made up of players from the following golf clubs, with the number of players from that club in parentheses: Augusta (1), Bangor Municipal (2), Bath (1), Biddeford-Saco (3), Brunswick (3), Dunegrass (1), Falmouth (1), Fox Ridge (1), Goose River (1), Hermon Meadows (2), Lake Kezar (1), The Links at Outlook (1), Martindale (4), Natanis (5), Northport (1), Old Marsh (1), Point Sebago (1), Portland (1), Purpoodock (1), Riverside (1), Rockland (4), Sable Oaks (1), Samoset (1), Sheepscot Links (2), Springbrook (2), St. Croix (1), Turner Highlands (7), Val Halla (4), Wawenock (1), Webhannet (2), Woodlands (4)
Times: Monday, July 23 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 24 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Wednesday, July 25 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Rockland Golf Club
606 Old County Road
Rockland, ME 04841
The course will play as a par 73 and will measure around 5,500 yards for the championship.
Spectators and media are welcome to come to Rockland Golf Club to watch the action in person.