FALMOUTH – After three days of battling the golf course, stifling heat, and her fellow competitors in the field, Ruby Haylock walked away with the 2022 Maine Women’s Amateur title. With rounds of 70-72-77—219 (+9) around Portland CC, Haylock earned the second win of her young career in the state’s most prestigious amateur event. Capped by a birdie on the 18th hole in front of an appreciative crowd, the 17-year old from Hartford won the event by six strokes.
The day was always going to be a battle for Haylock, who will be a freshman at Bates College in the fall. Playing alongside Bailey Plourde and Erin Holmes, she entered the day with four-stroke lead with 18 holes to play. After a birdie on her opening hole, offset by a bogey on 3, she made the turn at even par and had a six shot lead with 9 holes to play.
Plourde, the defending champion from last year’s event, got within four strokes with six to play, but was unable to make a run at title down the stretch. She closed the tournament in style like Haylock, making birdie on 18 in front of the crowd that stuck around to watch the conclusion of the tournament. With rounds of 77-69-80 – 226 (+16), she finished second in the tournament. Holmes, the third player in the final pairing, finished with rounds of 77-74-77 – 228 (+18) to finish in solo third.
Jordan Laplume and Thea Davis rounded out the top five with a three-day total of 239.
Maine Golf would like to thank Portland CC for hosting the 2022 Maine Women’s Amateur Championship. As one of the founding clubs of Maine Golf, the club has hosted numerous championships over the last century, and it is always a treat for the competitors to play on the seaside golf course.