FALMOUTH, Maine (June 21, 2011) -- On another perfect day for golf, Shawn Warren of Windham set the pace in the first round of the Charlie’s Maine Open at Falmouth today, shooting a six-under-par 66, which included two eagles and two bogies.
Later in the morning wave of players, Beon Yoeng Lee of Cote –St.-Luc, Quebec, tied Warren’s round, meaning the two players will tee off last in tomorrow’s final round. Warren, who last won the Open in 2004 as an amateur in a rain-shortened round, will look to pull a Rory McIlroy Open finish tomorrow and lead start to finish. But Lee will likely try to challenge the run. Jeff Castle from Nottingham, MD, who shot 68 Tuesday, will make up the final pairing of three.
The field was cut from the original 140 players to the low 50 pros, plus ties, plus anyone with 10 of the leaders, for Wednesday’s final round. An additional amount of amateurs to equal 20, senior pros to equal 10 and Maine pros to equal 10 have also advanced.
Leading all amateurs was last year’s Maine Amateur runner-up, Jason Gall, who was the only amateur under par at 71. He holds a one-shot lead on fellow amateurs Ricky Jones and Joe Walp, who were even par.
Falmouth’s beautiful championship course was complimented all day by the players, as conditions – from rough heights and green speeds to wind and weather – were near perfect. The MSGA wishes to thank all competitors, spectators, and most importantly, everyone at Falmouth Country Club, for a great event.
Next year, Augusta Country Club in Manchester has been asked to host the event while Falmouth will host the New England Amateur Championship in July.
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