CUMBERLAND – The 2022 B&C Championship is now in the books after two hot and humid days at Val Halla GC. This annual event features 132 Maine golfers with a Handicap Index® of 6.6 or higher, broken into four flights. Players compete within their flights over two rounds and get a real championship event experience during this unique tournament.

In the lowest handicap group, the Hogan flight (6.6 to 8.6), Dan Bellemare (Biddeford-Saco CC) won the title with rounds of 75-80 – 155. He edged out Chris Brook (Bangor Municipal GC) by three strokes to take home the crystal trophy.

Dan Bellemare, Hogan Flight Champion

The Nicklaus flight (8.7 to 11.3) saw Kevin Nickerson (Dutch Elm GC) win his first B&C trophy with rounds of 79-78—157. Nickerson has been a runner-up three times in past B&C Championships, but finally got over the hump and won the flight by four strokes Mark Boivin (Lakewood GC).

Kevin Nickerson, Nicklaus Flight Champion

The Palmer flight (11.4 to 14.9) was won by Ned Brooks (Riverside GC) with rounds of 87-83—170. He narrowly won the flight, beating Richard Ward (Willowdale GC) by one stroke.

Lastly, the Woods flight (15.0 and above) was won handily by Scott Cochrane (Biddeford-Saco CC) after carding 84-86—170. He finished six strokes clear of runners-up Ed Griese (Falmouth CC) and Dave Milkovich (Riverside GC).

Scott Cochrane, Woods Flight Champion

Prizes were awarded in all four flights to the top gross and net finishers.

Maine Golf would like to thank all of the competitors for coming out and playing in this always exciting event. We would also like to thank Val Halla for hosting the championship over the last two days.

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