Charlie's Maine Open: Jones Grabs Title by 1
10 Aug 2006
see also: Maine Open Championship, Augusta Country Club


AUBURN, Maine (August 10, 2006) -- Ricky Jones of Thomaston has a slew of titles under his belt -- two time Maine Amateur Champion, several time Maine Mid-Amateur champ, course record holder at Charles River that's also a low score for the USGA State Team Championship single round. And for the past two years, he's been the MSGA Player of the Year.

Now he adds the 2006 Charlie's Maine Open to his list of golfing accomplishments, becoming the first amateur to win a 54-hole championship since Steve Robbins won it in 1971. Shawn Warren, of course, won it in a rain-shortened playoff victory in 2004. It was only the fourth time in history that a player has won both the Maine Amateur Championship and the Maine Open Championship, and only the ninth time in the 88th year history of the event that an amateur has won.

Baker took home first place pro honors and a check for $6,500, while John Hickson won Low Maine Pro honors, Don Robertson of Irving, Texas, won the Senior Pro crystal and the venerable Mark Plummer took gthe first place amateur title.

Jones seesawed back and forth with Mike Baker all day long as the two players, along with Rich Parker, played out in the last group. Baker took the lead for awhile, but Jones came back to birdie 17 to take the outright lead for good and hold onto his one-shot lead after two rounds. He was the only player to shoot under par on the first two days, and his three-over 75 today was good enough for the win.

Congratulations to Ricky Jones. And thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and especially the wonderfully accommodating staff at beautiful Fox Ridge Golf Club for a fabulous Charlie's Maine Open Championship. We look forward to returning to the Fox again next year!

Please find to follow complete Charlie's Maine Open results:

Ricky Jones, Thomaston, Maine, 70-71-75--216 Mike Baker, Glen, N.H., 69-74-74--217 Rich Parker, Lebanon, N.H., 75-67-76--218 John Connelly, Oregon, Ohio, 74-70-75--219 Michael Ryan, North Providence, Maine, 73-75-71--219 John Hickson, Litchfield, Maine, 76-75-70--221 Rob Corcoran, Melbourne, Fla., 69-79-73--221 Don Robertson, Irving, Texas, 71-78-74--223 Mark Baldwin, Laconia, N.H., 77-71-75--223 Sean Gorgone, Casselberry, Fla., 73-72-79--224 Christopher Thomas, Clermont, Fla., 77-72-76--225 Mark Plummer, Augusta, 06, 80-70-75--225 Shawn Warren, Windham, Maine, 73-74-78--225 Bob Darling Jr., Lewiston, Maine, 80-71-75--226 George Goich, Ipswich, Mass., 78-74-74--226 Travis Russell, Burlington, Vt., 78-73-75--226 William Ladd II, Oquassoc, Maine, 75-72-79--226 Brent Wanner, Orleans, Mass., 78-76-73--227 Jerry Diphilippo, Gorham, Maine, 76-77-74--227 Tim Angis, Saco, Maine, 81-72-75--228 Ken Lewis, South Dennis, Mass., 77-75-77--229 Ross McGee, Fairfield, Maine, 77-75-77--229 Stephen Diemoz, Swansea, Mass., 76-76-77--229 Bobby Pandolfi, South Yarmouth, Mass., 74-80-76--230 Shawn Hester, Medway, Mass., 73-80-77--230 Ryan Gay, Pittston, Maine, 75-77-79--231 Corey Pion, Bangor, Maine, 79-77-77--233 Donald Roberts, Oakland, Maine, 78-77-78--233 Greg Sandell, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 78-77-78--233 Jason Gall, Augusta, Maine, 83-78-72--233 Glen Walden, Chappaqua, N.Y., 74-81-79--234 Ronald W. Kelton, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 80-75-79--234 Ben Estabrook, Orono, Maine, 85-75-75--235 Benjamin Pellicani, Rockland, Maine, 80-75-81--236 Jon Ellis, Rochester, N.H., 77-78-81--236 Toby Spector, Waterville, Maine, 79-80-77--236 Jeff Sieber, Phoenix, Ariz., 81-78-78--237 Keegan Fennessy (a, Minot, Maine, 79-79-79--237 Kerry Johnston, Indio, Calif., 77-79-81--237 Bennett Steele, Falmouth, Maine, 81-78-79--238 Charlie Gantz, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 77-81-80--238 Scott Newell, Freeport, Maine, 80-77-81--238 Jimmy Burke, Newton, Mass., 78-81-80--239 John Bauman, Kennebunk, Maine, 75-82-82--239 Ryan Flaherty (a, Vassalboro, Maine, 76-83-84--243 Thomas Bean, Manchester, Maine, 79-81-83--243 Cash Wiseman, Scarborough, Maine, 86-75-86--247

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