Shawn Warren dominates field en route to State of Maine title
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (August 10, 2016) - Despite lightning-fast greens and challenging pin placements that challenged a field of the state's best golfers, Shaw Warren of Falmouth Country Club put in a dominant performance over two days to win the annual State of Maine Championship here by 6-strokes.
Warren's 2-under-par 70 in the second round was the only round under par all week, and put him at even-par for the tournament. John Hickson of Dick's Sporting Goods took second place at 6-over, while Jeff Seavey of The Samoset Resort finish in third, at 10-over-par.
Warren's victory was his second in the State of Maine Championship; he previously won in 2013. Defending champion and 6-time winner Bob Darling of Fox Ridge Golf Club withdrew from the tournament after the first round on Tuesday.
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Drive, Chip and Putt kicks off season at Val Halla
The 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt season kicked off yesterday in New England! Val Halla Golf Club hosted the first sub-regional qualifier for the 2017 DCP Finals, once again being held the Sunday before the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Over 70 kids came out to try their best in each of the driving, chipping and putting skills to try and advance to the next round of qualifying later this summer. The top three overall winners from each age division at Val Halla moved on to the sub-regional final on June 31st at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, Massachusetts!
Boys 7-9 qualifiers: Michael Bruce, Mason Binette, and Edward Goff. Girls 7-9 qualifiers: Jade Haylock, Madison Smith, and Alexis Mccormick
Boys 10-11: Jack Mason, Sebastien Martinez, and Elliott Spaulding. Girls 10-11: Molly Smith, Natalya Fougere, and Delaney Nadeau
Boys 12-13: Scotty Senatore, Cole Binette, and Ryan Stimson. Girls 12-13: Nicole Hogan, Ruby Haylock, and Mia Hornberger
Boys 14-15: Nathan Hogan, Kyle Nicholson, and Calvin Flaherty. Girls 14-15: SarahMaude Martel.
Those who qualified can find out more information by visiting our Drive, Chip & Putt page on our Junior Tour website! Thank you to Val Halla Golf club and Brian Bickford, PGA for hosting this great event, and a big thank you to all of our volunteers for helping to make the event possible!
To register for other Drive, Chip and Putt sub-regional qualifiers go to www.drivechipandputt.com!