Maine Senior Women's Amateur Underway at Augusta

Sep 7, 2021

The 2021 Maine Senior Women’s Amateur will take place on September 7-8 this week, and will see a few changes from previous years. This year the event will be a two-day competition with gross/net prizes by age flights for round 1, while the 18 lowest scorers will go on to compete for the overall titles of Senior Champion and runner-up in round 2. Additionally, this new format will bring us more in line with the Senior Championship events of our neighboring New England states.

The 2020 event ended regulation play with a five-way tie, and after three playoff holes, darkness forced play to end with two competitors still in contention. The final outcome was not determined until a playoff round could be completed a week later with Laurie Hyndman besting Melissa Johnson for the title.

A field of 120 players from 40 Maine clubs will tee off next week at Augusta CC. All five players from last year’s playoff will be competing, as well as new “seniors” Christine Bournakel and Ruth Collucci.

Total field: 120 players

Oldest (80 years old): Annette Charest, Neila Nelke, DD Harrington

Average age: 64.6

Competitors by AGE flights: 50-54 (5), 55-59 (29), 60-64 (30), 65-69 (26), 70-74 (17), 75+ (13)

Participating Clubs: Augusta (6), Bangor (9), Bath (1), Biddeford-Saco (10), Bridgton Highlands (1) , Brunswick (1), Cape Arundel (1), Dutch Elm (3), Falmouth (3), Fox Ridge (4), Goose River (3), Hermon Meadow (6), Lakewood (1), Martindale (3), Mingo Springs (1), Natanis (13), Northport (1), Norway (1), Old Marsh (3), Poland Spring (1), Portland (3), Purpoodock (4), Riverside (2), Rockland (1), Salmon Falls (1), Sanford (1), Searsport Pines (1), Sebasco Harbor (1), Sheepscot Links (1), Spring Meadows (3), Springbrook (4), The Meadows (1), Turner Highlands (4), Val Halla (7), Wawenock (1), Webhannet (2), Western View (2),Willowdale (1), Woodlands (7), York (1)

Handicap Range: 2.4 – 32.4

Average Handicap Indext: 18.4

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