PORTLAND – The winds picked up for the second round of the 2022 Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, testing the 18 players who made the cut after day one in their quest for the title at Riverside GC. After scoring 73 on Tuesday, Thea Davis (Hermon Meadow GC) followed up her opening round with a 75, finishing at 148 (+4) after two rounds, good enough for a three stroke victory.

Davis was a teaching pro at Hermon Meadow for 23 years, and only recently got her amateur status back last August after a long career as a professional. She’s made the most of her return to the amateur side in the year since, having won the Janet Drouin Memorial at Natanis earlier this summer. With her showing at this year’s Senior Women’s Amateur, she earns her first Maine Golf individual championship.

“This means a lot,” she admitted after the tournament while looking at her crystal trophy. “It’s been a while since I’ve won one of these.”

Finishing three strokes back and earning runner-up honors were Ruth Colucci (Biddeford-Saco CC) and Elizabeth Wiltshire (Natanis GC), who both had a two-day total of 151 (+7). Rounding out the top five were Mary Brandes (The Woodlands Club) at 153, and Julie Treadwell (JW Parks GC) and Kathi O’Grady (The Woodlands Club) tied at 155.

Champion Thea Davis with runners-up Ruth Colucci and Elizabeth Wiltshire (from left to right)

The Senior Women’s Amateur marks the end of the Maine Golf women’s championship season for the 2022 season. However, there are still plenty of Plays Days on the schedule for competitors to get out and enjoy before the snow starts to fly in the northeast in the coming months.

Maine Golf would like to thank Riverside GC for hosting this championship and providing a great test for the full field of competitors in this year’s event.

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