Player of the Year Past Honorees

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Below is a list of past winners of the Maine Golf Player of the Year award. While Maine Golf dates back to 1917, the Player of the Year award wasn’t first given out until 1996, when a year-long points system was introduced to honor one player every season. The men’s award is named for Dr. Leonardo Buck, a former Maine Amateur champion and devoted volunteer and ambassador for the game in the state of Maine.

Maine Golf introduced a Senior Player of the Year award in 2012 among a burgeoning senior schedule. When Maine Golf merged with the two existing women’s golf associations in 2018, awards were created to honor the state’s top female golfers as well.

Dr. Leonardo Buck Player of the Year Recipients

  • 2021 — Caleb Manuel, Brunswick GC
  • 2020 — Caleb Manuel, Brunswick GC
  • 2019 — Cole Anderson, Samoset Resort
  • 2018 — Jack Wyman, Portland CC 
  • 2017 — Jack Wyman, Portland CC 
  • 2016 — Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort
  • 2015 — Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort
  • 2014 — Matt Greenleaf, Sable Oaks GC
  • 2013 — Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort
  • 2012 — Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort
  • 2011 — Ricky Jones, Samoset Resort
  • 2010 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2009 — Ryan Gay, Augusta CC
  • 2008 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2007 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2006 — Shawn Warren , Gorham CC
  • 2005 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2004 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2003 — Ricky Jones, Rockland GC
  • 2002 — Scott Dewitt, Biddeford-Saco CC
  • 2001 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 2000 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 1999 — Ron Brown, Jr., Woodlands Club
  • 1998 — Casey Bourque, Biddeford-Saco CC
  • 1997 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 1996 — Cole Kelly, Jr., Purpoodock Club

Senior Player of the Year Recipients

  • 2021 — Keith Patterson, Biddeford-Saco CC
  • 2020 — Len Cole, Falmouth CC
  • 2019 — Len Cole, Falmouth CC
  • 2018 — Len Cole, Falmouth CC 
  • 2017 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 2016 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 2015 — Gary Manoogian, Falmouth CC
  • 2014 — Thomas Bean, Augusta CC
  • 2013 — Mark Plummer, Augusta CC
  • 2012 — Lowell Watson, Portland CC

Women’s Player of the Year Recipients

  • 2021 — Kristin Kannegieser, Portland CC
  • 2020 — Ruby Haylock, Turner Highlands CC
  • 2019 — Kristin Kannegieser, Portland CC
  • 2018 — Ruth Collucci, Biddeford-Saco CC