Taunton, MA (August 23, 2006) -– The team of Robert Muse (Woodland GC) and Lindsay Muse (Woodland GC) registered five birdies and only two bogeys this afternoon en route to capturing the 2006 Massachusetts Father & Daughter Championship, which was held at Segregansett Country Club in Taunton.
The Muse duo posted a 3-under par 69, which was eight strokes better than the second-place team of Ron Gagner (Bedrock GC) and Chris Gagner (Bedrock GC).
The Muses, who play out of Woodland Golf Club , were dominating from the start as they posted birdies on the 1st, 7th, 11th, 16th, 18th holes. They made the turn at 2-under par 34 and then cruised to the finish line by posting a 1-under par 35 on the back nine. The only miscues on their scorecard came in the form of bogeys on the 396-yard, par 4 10th and 188-yard, par 3 13th holes. Just one year ago, the Muse team finished in sixth place at this event.
The Gagners were eight strokes back with a score of 5-over par 77. Their round featured two birdies – on the 193-yard, par 3 3rd and 535-yard, par 5 7th holes – and seven bogeys.
Finishing in a tie for third place with scores of 7-over par 79 were Fordie Pitts Jr. (Hyannis GC) and Mary Lou Bohn (Wollaston GC) and David Friel (Vesper CC) and Elizabeth Friel (Vesper CC). Neither team is a stranger to this event as the Pitts duo won this event in the inaugural year of1981 and then again in 1987 and the Friels were victorious at Concord Country Club in 2003.
A notable finisher today were two-time and defending champions of this event Ken Costello (Segregansett CC) and Beth Costello (Segregansett CC), who finished in sixth place overall after firing a round of 10-over par 82. The Costellos won this even in 2002 and in 2005.
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The Massachusetts Father & Daughter Championship is sponsored annually by the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) and is one of 10 championships on the MGA schedule. This event is open to any father and daughter team who are both members at an MGA member club. The Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts (WGAM) hosts the counterpart event every year – the Mother and Daughter Championship. The Massachusetts Father & Daughter format consists of one round of 18-hole stroke play.