KINGFIELD, ME (September 7, 2005) -- Joni Blanchard, the starter at Sugarloaf Golf Club says, "age and treachery gets youth and skill every time." For the second year in a row, veterans Mark Plummer and Dave Brewster found that isn't always the case as the two-day 2005 MSGA Two-Man Championship, held at Sugarloaf Golf Club, wrapped up Wednesday.
This year, it was Tim Poulin who sunk an eight-foot birdie putt to lift himself and his brother Corey over Plummer and Brewster on the second playoff hole to win the Poulins' second consecutive championship. They also won last year in a playoff over Jay Livingston and John Bauman.
While Plummer and Brewester shot an impressive eight-under 64 for the first day, the Poulin twins (you can't tell them apart unless you know that Corey's right-handed and Tim's his left-handed mirror image) had the low score today at 67 to match the total of 132 and force the playoff. While Tim had two birdies in today's round -- not counting the all-important last one on the second playoff hole -- Corey had three and an eagle.
Plummer showed why he's consistently been Maine's main man by birdieing the last three holes to force the playoff. Yesterday's format was scramble for nine holes and alternate shot for nine while today's format was better ball for all 18 holes.
Corey Poulin also won the Maine Amateur Championship this year and will lead Maine as it heads into the Tri-State Championships next weekend in New Hampshire, trying to break a slump in which New Hampshire has edged out Maine by a half a point for two of the last three years.
For complete results, click on the tournament link above (amateurgolf.com premium membership requested).