Round One Recap:

After a delayed start and several hours of foggy conditions, the sun finally made an appearance as some fine play was on display. Erin Holmes leads the field with an impressive 3-under 71. Shivani Schmulen and Jade Haylock had solid even par rounds of 74. Not far off the lead pace is last year’s champion, Ruby Haylock with a 75. A number of players will be looking to make their move today including Mary Brandes and Kristin Kannegeiser with scores of 76 and 78, respectively.

Tournament Preview:

BRUNSWICK – Maine’s top female amateur golfers will take center stage this week at Brunswick GC for the 2023 Maine Women’s Amateur Championship. From July 17-19, Brunswick will host the 54-hole championship for a field of 95 players from across the state.

Last year’s championship was at Portland CC, where Ruby Haylock won her second MWA title. She is back in the field again this year to defend her title.

Fun Facts:

  • The field is made up of 95 Players.
  • The average age of the field is 53.5 years old. The youngest competitor is 16 and the oldest is 79.
  • The average Handicap Index of players in the field is 14.3.   The lowest is +0.7 and the median is 15.8.
  • The are 34 Maine Golf clubs represented in the field. The Woodlands, Biddeford Saco and Val Halla have the most competitors with 9 each.
  • The field up is made up of players from the following clubs, with the number of golfers from that club in parentheses: Bangor Municipal (3); Bath (2); Bethel (1); Biddeford-Saco (9); Brunswick (3); Cape Arundel (2); Dunegrass (2); Dutch Elm (4); Fairlawn (1); Falmouth (3); Hermon Meadow (4); JW Parks (1); Jato Highlands (1); Martindale (3); Mingo Springs (1); Natanis (2); Nonesuch River (2); Old Marsh (3); Portland (4); Prouts Neck (1); Purpoodock (3); Riverside (3); Rockland (2); Sanford (1); Sebasco Harbor (1); Sheepscot Links (2); Spring Meadows (2); Springbrook (2); Sunset Ridge (1); Traditions (2)Turner Highlands (4); Val Halla (9); Woodlands (9)

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