2019 B&C Championship Round 1 Recap
BRUNSWICK – The 2019 B&C Championship got underway this morning at Brunswick GC. This event features Maine golfers with handicap indexes of 6.6 and above competing in a 36-hole competition on August 7-8. The field is broken into four flights based on handicaps, and while there is no overall winner of this event, each flight will have its own champion.
In the Hogan flight, Shawn Picard (Biddeford-Saco CC) led all players with an opening 77. He will be joined in that flight’s final pairing by Jim Caron (Gorham CC) and Brandon Clark (Bath GC), who shot 78 and 80, respectively.
The round of the day was carded in the Nicklaus flight, with Ben Roberts (Cobbossee Colony GC) shooting 74 around Brunswick. He has a two-stroke lead over two-time winner of the B flight Bob Libby (Dutch Elm GC), who opened with 76. Kevin Nickerson (Gorham CC), who fired 77, will join them in the Nicklaus flight final pairing.
In the Palmer flight, John Allen (Gorham CC) will look to repeat as flight winner from last year’s B&C Championship at Martindale. Allen shot an opening 80 and will play alongside Marty Bouchard (Houlton Community GC) and Rick Fortier (Riverside GC), who both had 82.
Lastly, the Woods flight is being led by Randall Richard (Purpoodock Club) and his opening 86. Paul Renaud (Sanford CC) is second after an 88, with Ed Juhl (Toddy Brook GC) rounding out the pairing with a first round 89.