Maine Sr. Two-Man weathers the storm
18 Sep 2012
see also: Maine Senior Four-Ball Championship, Purpoodock Club

POLAND, Maine (Sept. 18, 2012) -- The 6th MSGA Senior Two-Man Championship started under a blanket of fog and ended under rainy skies today at the Links at Poland Spring.

Nonetheless, 146 players aged 55 and above teed it up in one of the MSGA’s busiest championships, which features two man teams in a best ball competition. At the end of the day, two teams were left standing as the co-champions of the event. Once the early morning fog lifted, sunny skies came out and Dale Bragg and David Day (Falmouth CC) struck while the iron was hot, shooting a four-under 67 in the second group of the day.

Their score held for almost three hours, until the Martindale team of Laddie Deemer and Dale Brown matched their score with a 67 of their own to share the title. In all, six teams carded a red number today, most of them taking advantage of the easier scoring conditions in the early part of the day.

Two teams seemed to turn up the heat as the temperatures fell and rain came down, as Tom Blake and Bill Cloutier shot a net 60 in one of the final pairings of the day. They were sitting pretty as the leaders in the clubhouse, until unexpectedly the team of John Cunningham and Ron Chenard came off the course sopping wet to post a net score of 57 to win the flight.

Despite the conditions in the latter half of the day, there were some impressive shots on the links today. Poland Spring yielded three eagles—two of them hole outs on par fours—that normally would have skinned in other MSGA events. Greg Dawson made a 2 on the first hole, Tom Greer made 2 on 7, and Ron Brown made a 3 on 17.

ABOUT THE Maine Senior Four-Ball

The Senior Two-Man Championship features an 18-hole stroke play format of better ball (known in the Rules of Golf as a Four-Ball event) and is a gross and net competition.

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