Maine Women's Amateur Underway
The Maine State Golf Association is pleased to be hosting the 2019 Maine Amateur Championship at Webhannet Golf Club on July 22-24. This event will feature 109 of Maine’s best competing at the classic Kennebunk golf course next week.
Prior to 2012, the SMWGA and WMGSA ran two separate events to determine state champions. In 2012 the two associations created the Maine Women’s Amateur Championship to crown one state champ. This is the second year the MSGA has conducted this championship, following a merger with the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association and Women’s Maine State Golf Association in January of 2018.
Last year’s championship was held at Rockland GC and was won by 18-year old Bailey Plourde of Newcastle. The talented golfer from Samoset Resort will not be in the field to defend her title this year. Plourde plays collegiately at Centre College in Kentucky and is spending the summer interning with the Kentucky Golf Association.
New for 2019, the Maine Senior Women's Amateur Championship will run concurrently with the MWA. Any player aged 50 or older has the option to register for either the entire three-day MWA, or a stand-alone two-day senior only championship.
The overall championship is a 54-hole stroke play competition, while the two-day Senior Championship will consist of 36-holes.
- The field is comprised of 109 players representing 30 different golf clubs from around Maine.
- Biddeford-Saco CC has the most players in the field with 12, followed by Webhannet GC with 11 and Turner Highlands CC with 9.
- 9 of Maine’s 16 counties have at least one player in the field.
- The Haylock and Hornberger families, playing out of Turner Highlands CC, will be well represented in the field. Mother Heidi and daughters Ruby and Jade Haylock are joined by mother Prudence and daughter Mia Hornberger.
- The youngest player in the field is Alexis McCormick (12) from Turner Highlands CC.
- The mean age is 54.9, and the median age is 59.
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 (3), Barnes Brook (1), Bath (2), Biddeford-Saco (12), Brunswick (2), Cape Arundel (3), Cape Neddick (2), Dunegrass (2), Dutch Elm (2), Fox Ridge (3), Hermon Meadows (2), Links at Outlook (1), Martindale (3), Mingo Springs (1), Natanis (5), Nonesuch River (4), Old Marsh (4), Portland (3), Prouts Neck (1), Purpoodock (4), Riverside (2), Rockland (3), Sanford (1), Springbrook (2), Turner Highlands (9), Val Halla (7), Wawenock (4), Webhannet (11), The Woodlands (6).
109 players with 54 holes of stroke play. The course will play as a par 71 and will measure around 5,200 yards for the championship.
Monday, July 22 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. off holes 1 and 10
Tuesday, July 23 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. off holes 1 and 10
Wednesday, July 24 7:30 a.m. to TBD off hole 1
From the Webhannet GC website:
“Webhannet is an 18-hole par 71 course that plays a surprisingly long 6100 yards from the blue tees. The front nine is a par 35 showcasing three of the toughest par-3's in Maine. Tidal-fed water hazards, strategically-situated white sand traps and bent grass greens with subtle breaks are among the design features that challenge golfers of every skill level.”