Alvarez Wins Maine State Golf Association Match Play Championship
12 Aug 2010
see also: Maine Match Play Invitational, Falmouth Country Club


MANCHESTER, ME. (Aug. 12, 2010) -- Joe Alvarez knew it wasn't going to be easy to beat Mark Plummer in the Maine Match Play Championship. Especially since the tournament was being held at Plummer's home course, the Augusta Country Club. So when Plummer lined up his 30-foot putt on the 16th hole, Alvarez was already lining up his six-footer.

"I knew he was going to make it," said Alvarez. "I was already reading my putt. I knew he'd make me earn it."

Indeed, Plummer banged the putt home -- one of his only ones of the day that didn't burn an edge. It gave him hope. After all, he was three down with three to play. Alvarez had to make it to end the match.

And he did.

He was steady like that throughout the two-day tournament, and sinking the winner was no exception. He now takes home the crystal, and joins the elite group of a handful of individuals who have beaten the Old Master at his home course

ABOUT THE Maine Match Play

The Match Play Championship is an invitational-only event. The field is determined by the top 16 finishers (and ties) from the year's Maine Amateur Championship. The remainder of the field will be determined by the top point earners from the Player of the Year race, which concludes at the end of July. All entrants must be members of good standing at an MSGA club, have a current MSGA membership, and a valid USGA Handicap. Format is a round of 32 match play bracket.

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