Mark Plummer holds the Maine Senior trophy for the 5th time
(Maine State Golf Association photo)
FALMOUTH, ME (August 23, 2017) - Mark Plummer
(Augusta CC) got off to a rocky start during the second round of the Maine Senior Amateur Championship, but used his years of championship experience to fight back and eventually win the event for a record fifth time. He outlasted defending champion Ron Dery (Biddeford-Saco) to win the championship by two strokes. Plummer was the only player to break par at Falmouth CC in the second round with a 71 (-1) to pair with his opening 73 yesterday at The Woodlands Club to finish even par for the 36-hole event.
Plummer was three over par through four holes today, but birdied three in a row on holes 7 to 9 to get back to even par for his round at the turn. He still trailed Dery by one at the turn, but added birdies on 11 and 13 to take the lead for the first time. It stayed a two-man race for most of the back nine, with Plummer dropping his only shot of the side on 16. Dery three-putted the same hole to remain one back and followed with another bogey on 17 to ultimately end his chances. Both players finished with pars on 18.
Dan Falcone (Riverside GC) came in third place overall with a two-day total of 147 (+3). Rounding out the top five were Tom Bean (Augusta CC) at 148, followed by Mike Nowak (Augusta CC) and overnight leader Cash Wiseman (Falmouth CC) at 149.
Players also competed in flights based on age with prizes awarded for gross and net finishes. Click here to view the complete results.
Many thanks to both The Woodlands Club and Falmouth CC for their hospitality and wonderful course conditions which made this championship such a success.
Day One Notes:
Cash Wiseman is one of the youngest players in the field at this year’s Maine Senior Amateur Championship, and finds himself with a one shot lead after today’s first round. The 56-year-old from Falmouth carded four birdies against four bogeys in his opening round at The Woodlands Club to shot an even-par 72 to take the early lead.
Tomorrow’s second round will be played at Wiseman’s home course of Falmouth CC, where he’ll have to hold off some talented players chasing him down. Last year’s champion Ron Dery (Biddeford-Saco CC), who won on his own home trac
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ABOUT THE Maine Senior Amateur
The Maine Senior Amateur Championship is open to
Maine resident amateurs who are 55 and older. The
championship is restricted to Maine resident
amateurs, except that non-residents who
have been members of MSGA-affiliated clubs for 10
years and who reside in Maine for at least five
months annually are
also eligible. Format is 36 holes of stroke play
championship. Age Divisions: Overall, 55-59, 60-64,
65-69, 70 and up. Gross and net competitions.
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