County Open draws maximum field of golfers

HOULTON, Maine — The 31st annual County Open Charity Golf Tournament featured two full days of golfing excitement at the Houlton Community Golf Course and VaJoWa Golf Course in Island Falls Aug. 8-9.


A slate of 58 golfers participated in Saturday’s event at the Houlton course, while on Sunday at VaJoWa, a whopping 36 teams vied for the top honors.

“The 31 Annual County Open Charity Golf Tournament was a wonderful success,” said Lori Weston, executive director for the HSF. “In a year where it was necessary to rethink how to do the events, follow guidelines and change the manner of drawings completely, the results were indicative of a caring community, giving to a charity they believe in. While sponsorship funds of the event were down slightly, more golfers played in both the tournament and scramble events than in recent years.”

The Health Services Foundation anticipates that the annual fundraising event will reach the $20,000 mark.

Divisional winners from Saturday, broken down by division, were as follows:

Men’s C Division — First gross, Ben Lynds, with an 88; second gross, Kyle Bouchard at 93; and third gross, Greg Palmer Jr., at 94. First net, Matt Rush with a 70; second net, Skip Cleary, at 72; and third net, Mike Cameron, at 75. 

Men’s B Division — First gross, Marty Bouchard, 80; second gross, Trevor Adams, 82; and third gross featured a tie with Joe Sleeper and Bill Dwyer, both with an 86. First net (tie), Herman Sleeper and Kevin Tuttle, both with a 65; and third net, Tony Marino, 68.

Men’s A Division — First gross, Adam Desrosier, 71; second gross, Clay Halliday, 73; and third gross, Scot Walker, 75. First net, Dave Dubois, 67; second net, Warren Walker, 68; and third net (tie) Jerry York, Mike Fleming and Drew Marino, each with a 70.

Women’s Division — First gross, Misty Marino, 89; second gross, Lauren McAuliffe, 95; and third gross, Barb Moakler, 99. First net, Pam Mailman, 67; second net, Harriet Gray, 73; and third net, Kayla Martinez, 83.

Sue Waite-York won the longest drive for women, while Brandon Dimick was the winner for the men. 

Pin winners on the day were: No. 3 hole, Jerry York; No. 8 hole, Halliday; and No. 12 hole, Halliday. (Distances were not available.)

On Sunday at the VaJoWa Course in Island Falls, the numerical scores for each team were not available. The team of Brandon McArthey, Ben Walker, Nick Cullen and Tim Carlson finished first gross, while John Walker, Justin Tapley, Bryce Colbreth and Bill Mathers were second gross and Randy Harris, Gerry Worster, Andy VanEss and Brandon Carmichael were third gross.

The team of Trevor Adams, Thomas Wilcox, Will Belyea and Duncan McCormick won first net, while Adam Desrosier, Kerin Desrosier, Sue McAuliffe and Joe McAuliffe were second net and Joe Clukey, Richard Schmidt, Aaron Damon and Matt Nightingale were third net.

The longest drives of the day went to LouAnn Dwyer and Dave Dubois.

Pin winners were: No. 4 hole, Sam Henderson, 17 feet; No. 7 hole, Jerry York, 3 feet; No. 11 hole, Dalton Clooney, 9 feet, 2 inches; and No. 16 hole, Dubois 6 feet 3 inches.

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