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Carlson rolls to victory in golf tourney at Mars Hill Country Club

MARS HILL, Maine — The 16th annual Mars Hill Open Golf Tournament was held Aug. 18 and 19 at Mars Hill Country Club, with Tim Carlson of Hudson coming away with the title.

Seventy four golfers participated in this year’s event.

Carlson, who grew up in Mars Hill and now plays out of Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono, shot a 4-under-par 140 over 36 holes to win low gross honors for the A Division. He followed up his round of 69 Saturday with a 71 the following day.

Taking second was Jamie Leavitt, who came in with a 149. Todd Newlands came in third, carding a 152 on the weekend.

Adam Orser took first on the net side with a 135. Brandon McLaughlin was the net runner-up with a 140 and Kyle Grooms placed third with a 144.

In the B Division, the top three gross scorers were Tim Darling (142), Tony Civiello (171) and Ron Morin (181). For net, David Nadeau (142), David Bosse (143) and Mike Burton (145) made up the top three.

Greg Curry (174) was low gross for the C Division, followed by Archie Curry (187) and Charles Pelletier (193). In net play, the top three included Corey Day (127), Stephen Robinson (137) and Mike Bowen (149).

Tom Trafford (160), Mike LaFountain (169) and Wayne Constable (175) were the leaders in the senior division for gross scores. On the net side, Harry Orser (129), Rod Mahan (138) and Steve Cheney (143) led the way.

Closest to pin winners Saturday were, on hole No. 6, Brandon McLaughlin, 5-9; No. 8, LaFountain, hole in one; No. 13, Kasey Brewer, 6-3; and No. 15, Carlson, 12-0. On Sunday, the winners were, on No. 6, David McLellan, 5-11; No. 8, Mike Vanadestine, 7-4; No. 13, Jake Smith, 2-7; and No. 15, Trafford, 8-8. The senior division winner for hole No. 13 was Constable (12-10).

The longest drive winner was Leavitt and Randy Gifford took the closest to the line competition.

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