Winners Named at B&C Championship at Martindale
After playing through heavy rains and incredibly difficult conditions in yesterday’s first round, players were treated to ideal conditions for the final round of the 2018 B&C Championship. This event features players with a USGA handicap of 6.6 and higher, with the field broken into four flights. At the end of the day – and two separate playoffs to determine flight winners—four players earned a crystal trophy for prevailing in their respective flights.
The Hogan flight (8 to 10 handicaps) went to Martindale’s first hole for the third time of the week, as a playoff was needed between Thomas Hanscom (Penobscot Valley CC) and Bob Libby (Dutch Elm GC). After both players matched scores over the first two days with 80-75—155, Libby found himself in a playoff for the second straight year. After blocking his drive right, he hit a miraculous shot through the trees to 25 feet to set up a birdie. Hanscom was unfazed and hit his wedge from the fairway to six feet. After a Libby miss, the University of Maine student Hanscom rolled in the birdie to win the flight.
In the Nicklaus flight (11 to 13), host club Martindale member John Collins shot 76 to go along with his opening 79 to post 155 in the second to last group. Mark Boivin (Lakewood GC), the overnight leader, birdied the final hole to shoot 81 to join Collins at 155. The two headed to Martindale’s 10th hole for a playoff to determine the flight winner. After both hit good drives, Boivin got into trouble around the green, while Collins was on in two. Collins only needed two putts to win, and was able to get it down to claim his first B&C title.
The Palmer (14 to 17) and Woods flight (18 and up) were both won by Sable Oaks GC members. The Palmer flight was won with steady play over two days by John Allen, who carded rounds of 83-82—165 to win by three strokes over Stephen Dixon (Gorham CC).
In the Woods flight, Chris Bieber had the lowest round of the day in his flight by six strokes and was able to rally to win from a few groups ahead of the leaders. After an opening 94, his two day total of 175 beat James Dillon (Sanford CC) by five strokes.