PI golfer captures Cary Classic

15 years ago

    Phil Pelletier of Presque Isle charged back from being down seven strokes entering the final 36 holes to take first place in the 26th annual Cary Classic Benefit Golf Tournament, held at Caribou Country Club July 11 and 12.
    The tourney featured a field of 95 golfers, with proceeds benefiting the new mammography center at Cary Medical Center. 

    Pelletier shot a blistering 70 Sunday, which included an eagle on hole No. 4, to defeat last year’s tourney champion and seven-time winner Herrick Hanson of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick by a stroke. Mike Hersey of Presque Isle, the leader by three strokes following Saturday’s round, ended up four strokes back.
    Emily Jose of Caribou was able to hold off last year’s winner Betty Deveau for the win in the ladies division. Jose led by seven strokes after Saturday, but Deveau fought back with an 82 on Sunday to get to within one. Vi Kemp of Palmyra, a past Cary Classic champion, was four behind Jose for third place.
    The top four golfers in each of the four men’s divisions and the two ladies divisions are as follows:
    Men’s Division I, gross: first, Pelletier, 152; second, Hanson, 153; third, Hersey, 156; fourth, Steve Clark, 158. Net: first, Marty Gallant, 141; second, Steve Gallant, 142; third, Steve Gagnon, 144; fourth, Curt Anderson, 145.
    Men’s Division II, gross: first, Tim Gagnon, 166; second, Erik Anderson, 167; third, Ellis Pelletier, 174; fourth, Harold Tardy, 180. Net: first, Bryan Forbes, 144; second, Mike Gagnon, 148; third, Jo Jo Sleeper, 152; fourth, Mark Desmond, 153.
    Men’s Division III, gross: first, Greg Dickinson, 166; second, Floyd Dickinson, 170; third, Dave Wyman, 178; fourth, Hobie Kemp, 183. Net: first, Terry Hopkins, 131; second, Michael Beaulieu, 143; third, Conrad Walton, 144; fourth, Mike Green, 147.
    Men’s Division IV, gross: first, Ben Wyman, 185; second, Elmer Gunnerson, 187; third, Jeremie Raymond, 189; fourth, Russell Dickinson, 193. Net: first, Dana Rattray, 139; second, Tim Donovan, 140; third, Dennis Anderson, 141; fourth, Gary Hebert, 142.
    Ladies Division I, gross: first, Jose, 170; second, Deveau, 171; third, Kemp, 174; fourth, Ursula Johnston, 177. Net: first, Bern Michaud, 145; second, Jan Hochholzer, 152; third, Lupita Albert, 152.
    Ladies Division II, gross: first, Jessie Thompson, 174; second, Judy Dombroski, 183; third, Pam Jandreau, 192; fourth, Kathy King, 196. Net: first, Kris Doody, 144; second, Mary Lee Anderson, 146; third, Janice Beaulieu, 147; fourth, Flo Siruno, 163.
    Closest to pin: ladies, Flo Siruno; men, Tim Gagnon.
    Longest drive: ladies, Emily Jose; men, Tim Gagnon.
    Most honest golfer (highest score): ladies, Stephanie Flagg; men, Marcel Daigle.


    Phil Pelletier of Presque Isle, third from left, and Emily Jose of Caribou, second from left, were this year’s winners of the Cary Classic BenefitImage Golf Tournament held July 11 and 12 at Caribou Country Club. At left is Pam Scheppele, Jefferson Cary Foundation board president, and at right is Jim Martin of the foundation board of directors.