MANCHESTER – After over fifty men’s and women’s Play Days from April to October, the yearlong race for the Charlie’s Cup is over, with Thea Davis and Luke Ruffing winning the titles for the 2022 campaign. Yesterday saw 56 players compete at Augusta CC in the invitation-only finals, where players not only battled each other, but also cold and bleak conditions on a difficult day to play golf.
The finals culmintated in a one-day event at Augusta CC where players were competing for a rich purse after performing well throughout the season to earn their berth in the field. The Charlie’s Cup awards points in all men’s and women’s Play Days, with points given to gross and net players across various flights depending on field size. The Charlie’s Cup rewards players for playing well and for playing often. After the regular season concluded in late September, the top point earners received an invite to the one-day final at Augusta.
Davis and Ruffing both entered the day with an insurmountable lead after dominant regular seasons to claim the titles in the second year of the cup.
On the day, Garrett Olson and David Luce won the men’s gross division with rounds of 71. Ruth Colucci won the women’s gross division with an 81 on the difficult Maine fall day.
Joe Larivierre was low net for the men with a 67, while Jill Longstaff and Doris Martin won low honors for the women with 75s.
Maine Golf would like to thank Charlie Shuman of Charlie’s Motor Mall for his longtime support of golf here in the state, as well as for his support of the second Charlie’s Cup. In all, 703 different Maine golfers earned points in 2022 Play Days, so congrats to all the players who made it to the Finals and to all who cashed in the yearlong race for the Charlie’s Cup!