Maine Amateur :: July 11-13.. Jack Wyman wins !!

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:08 am

Plummer's legend continues with fun, quality round

...The 2017 Maine Amateur is being played at Brunswick Golf Club, the site of Plummer’s 10th championship in 1997.

“It’s a lot longer,” he said with a laugh. “About 500 yards longer. For me, anyway. On the card it’s the same.”

During Tuesday’s opening round, Plummer, 65, was everything one might want from a legend.

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:12 am

Maine Amateur still wide open after first round
Sam Grindle of Deer Isle leads the tournament, but eight golfers were within three shots.

...Most of the leaders will say you can’t win the tournament on the first day but you sure can lose it.

“You’ve got to avoid big numbers,” said Ricky Jones, a three-time winner of the Maine Am and the runner-up to Matt Hutchins last year. “You want to test everything out a little bit.”

Jones was pleased with his par 72. He hadn’t played much entering last weekend. “It’s not bad,” he said.

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:19 am

Maine Am notebook: Husson’s Dugas, Morang in the mix after 1st round
Martindale's Baker shines again after finishing third last year; players brace for tougher conditions.

They’re teammates during the regular season. But for this week, at the Maine Am, Husson University golfers Gavin Dugas and Taylor Morang are just two more rivals after the same goal.

There’s no bitterness between the two Eagles and good friends. But there isn’t any sharing of Brunswick Golf Course secrets, either.

“We have a good relationship,” said Morang, a Winthrop native and player out of Augusta Country Club. “It’s good for the team to build up decent players so that we can really be competitive with one another and make each other better.”

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:04 am

Birdie binge puts Wyman in lead at Maine Amateur

...The Portland Country Club member made his move on the front nine, starting with a birdie on the first hole. He followed that with consecutive birdies on the third and fourth holes, then three more in a row on holes six through eight.

“I played the front nine great. I was really feeling it,” Wyman said. “Just everything (was working). The putter was going. It was fun.”

Wyman said he missed a close putt on the ninth hole that would have put him 7 under at the turn. He got that far under par with a birdie on the 14th, but bogeys on three of the last four holes pushed him back up to 4 under.

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 am

Maine Amateur: Fortier thrown into fire, fairs well

...Normally it happens over an 18-hole round. But for Ed Fortier at the Maine Amateur Golf Championship, it happened before he even teed off on the first hole.

The Spring Meadows Golf Club member wasn't supposed to even be playing in the tournament at Brunswick Golf Club, but he arrived before the first tee times of Tuesday's first round as the first alternate to participate in the field, hoping to get that chance.

"I got nothing else better to do," Fortier said. "Kind of felt like a desperate loser coming here, but I love the juice of competition. So that's what brought me here, and I was glad I came because I got to play."

Just getting the chance to play was a wild ride for the Gorham resident, who got to the course before 7 a.m. on Tuesday but didn't tee off until after 12 p.m.

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:22 am

Wyman surges into lead at Maine Amateur after two rounds
Jack Wyman of Portland Country Club shoots a 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead into Thursday's final round.

...Then Wyman took the course and set a staggering pace. He was 6 under after nine holes, prompting thoughts of a course record, which is 8-under 64, set by Jack Harkins in 1978.

“Everything was working,” he said. “My putter was going. It was fun. Everything I did, I felt really confident.”

Jeff Cole, who was playing with Wyman, said it was fun to watch him.

“After the first four holes he looked so confident,” said Cole. “I knew he was going to have a quality round. I thought I was keeping a scorecard that would be a course record.”

When Wyman sank a 15-foot birdie putt with four holes to play, he was at 7 under. Then, he said, “The wheels fell off.”

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:26 am

Maine Amateur notebook: Plummer fails to make the cut

- Mark Plummer, a 13-time winner of the event, is part of an older generation giving way to the young.
- Ricky Jones
- Gavin Dugas
- THE EXPLOSION of talented younger players is undeniable

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

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Re: Maine Amateur :: Brunswick Golf Club to host July 11-13

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:15 am

South Freeport golfer first lefty to win Maine Amateur title

...“I knew that I had to grind it out, make some birdies to put some pressure on Jack, and I think I did that,” added Grindle. “I didn’t get caught up about how far he was ahead, and I wanted to take a cut at it.”

The turning point on the back nine came at the par-3 14th. Grindle sent his drive into the hazard to the right of the green.

“I had a hybrid and a 4-iron, and it was quite easy to switch to the 4-iron, get up there, chip it on and make par,” said Wyman.

Grindle battled back for a solid bogey on the hole to stay three back, but two more miscues on 16 and 17 stretched Wyman’s lead back out to four.

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