Rob Jarvis receiving the Horton Smith Award Tony Decker receiving the Professional of the year award! Chris Twombly receiving the Teacher of the year Award! Doug Van Wickler receiving the Bill Strausbaugh Award! Brian Bickford receiving the Merchandiser of the year award Public course Jason Hurd Receiving the Patriot Award From Left to Right Doug Van Wickler, Chris Twombly, Jason Hurd, Tony Decker, Brian Bickford, Rob Jarvis

State of Maine Championship

Sugarloaf Golf Club | August 8-9th

The State of Maine Championship kicked off on Monday August 7th with the annual Pro-am event, which consisted of 18 teams. All we heard leading up to the event was rain, rain, rain and luckily only a few groups got damp on their last holes of the day. The event was a 1:30 PM shotgun start. This was a great round for many especially with it being the day prior to the State of Maine Championship. A lot of participants use the Pro-Am as a practice round for the Championship.

 

Gimme' Some Sugar

McFarlane, amateur, leads field after day 1

Round one of the 2017 State of Maine Championship is in the books after a few early reports of rain storms arose to begin the week. We were able to play with no rain and what turned out to be a perfect day of golf weather wise. With a field of 54 players we will begin round 2 at 7:30 am with a split tee start as our leaders begin on the back nine.

 

Our round one leader is amateur Reese McFarlane (a) out of The Purpoodock Club, who opened with an opening round 67 (-5) consisting of only one bogey. Reese came out of the gates firing by birding his opening two holes and went out in 33(-3), before making the turn. The back nine was routine as it can come for a golfer. Reese birdied both the par 5’s on the back as well as parring the other seven holes. Allowing himself to open up a three shot lead after round one.

 

Right on his heels are two repeat winners of the event John Hickson, and Jeff Seavey. The two combine for five victories in the past here at the State of Maine Championship. They both opened the event with matching rounds of two under 70 to lead the Professional division. John was able to keep a very clean score card and never recorded a bogey. John’s two birdies came on the 7th and 10th holes. Jeff Seavey followed in similar footsteps as Reese did early this morning by going out in three under 33, highlighted by three straight birdies on holes 4-6, and capped off with a birdie at the ninth. John and Jeff look to nip at the heels of Reese as the three players will tee off of number 10 tomorrow morning at 8:50 Am.

 

Notable competitors are 2017 Maine Amateur Champion Jack Wyman (a) four shots back at one under 71. Local employee Henry Fall (a) sits in a tie with professional Malcolm Oliver from Bath Country Club at even par 72.

 

Full Results are in the Leaderboard in right sidebar.  Good luck to everyone in round 2!

 
 
 
  
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Jason Hurd, PGA
President, Maine Chapter
Augusta Country Club
jasonhurd@augustacountryclub.org