Warren, Wyman Win Rain-Shortened Maine Event
The 2nd Maine Event had an exciting finish on tap for the final day of competition, but Mother Nature had different plans, forcing the cancellation of the second round as the overnight leaders neared the turn. Approximately two-thirds of the field were able to complete their second round—including five flights where champions were named with 36-hole scores—but the overnight leaders were only able to get through eight holes before lightning and heavy rain moved over central Maine.
Because the professional and male amateur fields were all unable to complete even the front nine in its entirety, the MSGA decided for those divisions that scores after 18 holes of play would be used to determine the overall championship. Thus, with opening round scores of 68, Shawn Warren and Jack Wyman were named the champions of the rain-shortened 2021 Maine Event.
The top of the leaderboard was already seeing a lot of movement on day two, and when play was suspended around 3:30 pm, ten players were within two shots of the lead. However, with lightning and heavy rain on the horizon for the remainder of the day, the committee was forced to call it a day and use day one scores as the determining factor for the final results.
This event, which replaced the Maine Open on the MSGA schedule last year due to the coronavirus, is in its second year of existence. It is open to male and female professionals and amateurs alike who are residents of the state of Maine.
In addition to the overall champion, prizes were awarded to players in many different divisions. For divisions where all players were able to complete 36 holes, those scores stood to determine the winners. For divisions where the entire field was unable to complete their second round, scores from Tuesday’s first round were used.
This year’s Maine Event division champions are:
Overall Champions: Shawn Warren, Portland, and Jack Wyman, South Freeport; 68
Low Professionals: Shawn Warren, Portland, and Jack Wyman, South Freeport; 68
Low Senior Professional: John Hickson, Cape Neddick; 69
Low Amateur (men): Caleb Manuel, Topsham; 70
Low Senior Amateur (men): Mark Plummer, Manchester; 70-72--142
Low Super Senior (men): Robert Mathews, Farmingdale; 74-76--150
Low Amateur (women): Thea Davis, Plymouth; 82-84--166
Low Senior Amateur (women): Karen Waltz, Windham; 84-101--185
Low Junior: Owen Moore, Pittsfield; 81-83-164