PI golfers top field at 42nd Spudland

15 years ago

    The 42nd Coca-Cola Spudland Open Golf Tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Presque Isle Country Club, with Michael Hersey of Presque Isle winning overall low gross honors and Matthew McCarthy, also of Presque Isle, taking low net honors out of the 150 competitors. 

    Hersey was also awarded the Joseph J. Freeman Award as the top Presque Isle Country Club golfer.
    Hersey shot a 36-hole total of 142, which was three shots better than Steve Clark of Caribou and five better than Chris Coffin of Presque Isle. McCarthy’s net score was 133. Ian Gervais of Houlton was two off the pace.
    The top eight golfers in the four divisions of play were as follows:
    A Division, gross: first, Clark, 145; second, Coffin, 147; third, Chad Arnold, 149; fourth, Kent Johnson, 150; fifth, Eric Dubay, 152; sixth, Phil Pelletier, 155; seventh, Tim Black, 155; eighth, Jamie Leavitt, 156.
    A Division, net:  first, Ian Gervais, 135; second, Patrick Otto, 136; third, Dan Hotham, 139; fourth, Porter Gervais, 139; fifth, Brad Fitzgerald, 143; sixth, Jason Straetz, 143; seventh, Rick Collins, 143; eighth, Peter Rouleau, 144.
    B Division, gross: first, Randy Ossinger, 154; second, Nathan Straetz, 157; third, Jason Clifford, 159; fourth, Aaron Kierstead, 162; fifth, Jim Wilson, 163; sixth, Jon Humphrey, 163; seventh, Ryan Umphrey, 164; eighth, Erik Dill, 166.
    B Division, net: first, Don Clark, 135; second, Tony Civiello, 135; third, Jamie Brooker, 145; fourth, Steve Gallant, 146; fifth, Clayton Boulrisse, 146; sixth, Curt Culberson, 147; seventh, Mike Calabrese, 148; eighth, Wayne Constable, 148.
    C Division, gross: first, Vic Jepson, 160; second, Scott Cray, Jr., 166; third, Joel McCluskey, 169; fourth, Aaron Civiello, 170; fifth, Bruce Sargent, 170; sixth, Al Leach, 170; seventh, Rob MacKenzie, 171; eighth, Sean Dollmont, 172.
    C Division, net: first, Daryl Boucher, 139; second, Kim Archer, 141; third, Larry Callicoat, 141; fourth, Harry Orser, 141; fifth, Steve Cyr, 142; sixth, Ron Gartley, 143; seventh, Dan Hersey, 143; eighth, Mike Harris, 145.
    D Division, gross: first, Moe Collins, 172; second, Matt Malone, 178; third, Nick Straetz, 180; fourth, Jeremy Gifford, 181; fifth, Mickey Maynard, 181; sixth, John Clark, 181; seventh, Ricky Landry, 184; eighth, Terry Hopkins, 185.
    D Division, net: first, Ron McAtee, 135; second, Glenny Mahan, 136; third, Scott Cray, Sr., 137; fourth, Jordan Burleigh, 140; fifth, Tony Marino, 140; sixth, Jim Humphrey, 140; seventh, Bruce Boynton, 142; eight, Jeff McNally, 142.
    Saturday contests: long drive, Coffin; closest to pin, hole No. 4, Ossinger, 5 feet, 6 inches; No. 8, Shey Gardiner, 5 feet, 2-1/2 inches; No. 16, Steve Berry,  2 feet, 9 inches; No. 17, Nathan Straetz, 6 feet, 3 inches.
    Sunday contest: long drive, Earl Smith; closest to pin, hole No. 4, Dave Donovan, 4 feet; No. 8, Moe Collins, 2 feet, 8 inches; No. 16, Randy Jackson, 2 feet, 7 inches; No. 17, Clifford, 3 feet, 10 inches.
    Driving contest: senior division, first, Culberson, 268 yards; second, Ossinger, 263 yards; third, Richard Leavitt, 260 yards. Open division, first, Chris Judkins, 272 yards; second, Jon Humphrey, 265 yards; third, Fitzgerald, 264 yards.


 photo/Kevin Sjoberg staff photo Image

    THE STRAETZ FAMILY, top photo, finishes off its Saturday round on hole No. 18 during the Spudland Open, held at Presque Isle Country Club. Nick Straetz gets ready to attempt a  putt as his sons Nate, center, and Jason look on. All three golfers placed in their respective divisions at the tournament. In bottom photo, tournament chairman Dave Steele, center, presents awards to Matthew  McCarthy, left, who took low net, and Michael Hersey, who was the low gross champion and also the recipient of the Joseph J. Freeman Award as the PICC member with the lowest score of the tournament. Approximately 150 golfers competed in the annual event. 





 Imagephoto/Contributed by Barry Madore