Maine Wins 2019 Tri-State Matches
Round 2 Update:
Keeping up with the torrid pace set during the Saturday foursomes matches, Team Maine again came out hot in the Sunday singles. Maine's strong senior contingent went out first and failed to lose a match on the day, winning 7 of 8 matches and halving the last. In all, the seniors for Maine didn't lose one match all weekend.
The regular players all did their part as well, with all but two Maine players winning points in the singles matches. At the end of the day, Maine won in dominant fashion, with all 14 players contributing to the 31.5 team points that won the event. The final tally for the 2019 matches was Maine with 31.5, New Hampshire with 24.5, and Vermont with 7.
This marks the first time that Maine has captured the Tri-State title since 2013 when the team won at Martindale. New Hampshire had won the previous five matches leading up to this year's event.
Round 1 Update:
The Maine team came out firing from the very first match out in the 2019 Tri-State Matches and has the lead going into Sunday's single matches. After the first day of alternate shot matches, the scores stand as follows:
New Hampshire: 7
The singles matches will start at 9:30 tomorrow with twice as many points on the line on Sunday.
The 2019 Tri-State Matches will take place this weekend at Sunday River GC in Newry, as 14 of Maine’s top golfers will square off against New Hampshire and Vermont in this annual Ryder Cup style competition. The three northern New England states rotate every three years as host of this event, and this year Maine will host the others at the scenic western Maine golf club.
Saturday’s opening round will feature foursomes matches, with each state playing a match against the other state at the same time. Sunday will feature singles matches. Winning a match earns 1 point, a halved match earns .5 points, and a loss earns 0 points. At the end of two days, the team with the most points is deemed the champion. Each team is comprised of 10 "regular" and 4 senior players.
Representing Maine in this year’s Tri-States are:
- Joe Alvarez, Webhannet GC
- Brian Angis, Biddeford-Saco CC
- Craig Chapman, Martindale CC
- Jeff Cole, Martindale CC
- Mike Doran, Brunswick GC
- James Frost, Jr., Val Halla GC
- Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort GC
- Joe Hamilton, Biddeford-Saco CC
- Jason Macdonald, Brunswick GC
- Scott Sirois, The Woodlands Club
- Tom Bean, Salmon Falls CC
- Len Cole, Falmouth CC
- Mike O’Brien, Biddeford-Saco CC
- Keith Patterson, Biddeford-Saco CC