ROCKLAND — The Four-Ball Championship was played under beautiful sunny fall skies on Sunday at Rockland GC, a sharp turnaround from the wind and rain from a day before that cancelled the first round of the tournament. The remnants of wind from Hurricane Lee were strewn about the course, including a tree down on the 10th green when players and staff arrived at the course early Sunday. The crew at Rockland was undeterred, and by the time the first group made the turn the tree had been removed and the green ready for play.
Despite the passing hurricane, the golf course was in great shape for the full field of 132 players from around the state. In the end it was Drew Glasheen (Waterville CC) and Garrett Olson (Brunswick GC) who had the round of the day in the 18 hole shootout. On the day the duo made seven birdies and an eagle to post 61 (-9) early in the day, a score that went on to hold all day long and win by four strokes.
Two teams of former champions in this event finished in a tie for second at 65. Brian Angis and Joe Hamilton shared second place with Ashley Fifield and Mike O’Brien at -5 on the day.
On the net side, Val Halla’s Sean Fennessey and George Seamans won with a score of 59 (-11).
Maine Golf would like to thank Rockland GC for their help in getting the course ready for the field to enjoy the tournament despite the tough weather. In a year where our championships have all been marred by weather issues, a hurricane was par for the course for this final team event of the season.