FALMOUTH, ME- The Woodlands Club hosted the Maine Chapter on Monday. The notoriously difficult track provided the field fantastic conditions and a great test of golf for the 19 teams competing.
Two teams tied for first place in the 2 BB of 4 competition as Riverside Municipal GC (Jim Fairbanks) and The Woodlands Club (Brad Ross) each shot scores of 7-under 137.
Fairbanks was joined on the Riverside GC team by his amateur partners, Jeff Audet, Ben Boonseng, and Harold Burnham. Starting the day on the 10th hole, they got off to a great start with birdies on 10, 17, and 18 shooting 2-under 70 on the back. Playing the front nine in the second half of their round, Riverside made an eagle on the par-5 3rd hole. They followed that up with a nice stretch of birdies on 6, 8, and 9 to shoot 5-under 67 for a total of 7-under 137.
Ross was joined by Woodlands Club members Jeff Holmes, Jason MacDonald, and Ryan Wingard. The foursome took advantage of their home course knowledge posting a tournament high nine birdies along with one eagle. A triple bogey on the 10th hole was the only obstacle between the Woodlands team and a runaway victory. But they showed their resiliency making three consecutive birdies on holes 11 through 13 and finishing with birdies on 15, 16, and 18.
Ross’ strong play in the team competition carried over to the individual professional game where he took home the victory with a score of 2-over 74. After making a double bogey on his first hole of the day, Ross played the next 17 holes at even par, making four birdies during his round.
Falmouth Country Club’s JJ Harris finished one shot behind Ross with a score of 75 and Wenhannet GC’s Eric Higgins finished in third place carding a 77.
Thank you to The Woodlands Club and Director of Golf Jan Murken, PGA for hosting the Maine Chapter! The Maine Chapter would also like to thank its partner for this event Five Star Golf Cars!