MANCHESTER, ME – Maine golfers haven’t had much of a chance to use their rain gear this summer, as the state has faced a drought that last has lasted for weeks. But rain was in the forecast for the second round of the 2022 Maine Event, forcing Maine Golf officials to move to a shotgun start for the second round at Augusta CC in order to finish the tournament earlier than originally anticipated.
In just its third year, the Maine Event was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic when out-of-state players were not allowed to cross the border into Maine. The resulting event was open to pros and amateurs, and men and women, so long as they were Maine residents.
While players had to play the second half of their rounds in the rain, the scoring remained strong on day two of the 36-hole event. When the dust settled, in part due to some well needed precipitation, it was professional Shawn Warren who prevailed for the win, shooting a second round 69 to go with his opening 70 for a two-round total of 139 (-1).
Warren is a longtime fixture of the Maine Golf scene, having been a past Maine Junior, Maine Amateur, and Maine Open champion over the years. Warren is a PGA professional out of Falmouth CC and for years has been one of the top players in New England. The Portland resident added another win to his extensive resume this week, recording the only two-day total under par at Augusta.
Another Maine Golf legend, Mark Plummer of Augusta CC, had the lead entering the second round. The 70-year old with 13 Maine Amateur titles to his name bettered his age by two strokes in the first round, carding a two-under par 68 to hold the outright lead. After a second round 74, Plummer finished in fourth place overall with a two round total of 142 (+2).
Earning low amateur honors on the men’s side was Conner Paine of Natanis, who shot rounds of 73-68—141 (+1). Paine, who finished second overall with Northport GC pro John Hickson, beat out Plummer and Waterville’s Drew Glasheen by one stroke for low amateur. Jade Haylock earned low amateur honors on the women’s side, carding two rounds of 77 for 144 to take home the trophy, besting her sister Ruby by three strokes.
For complete results from all of the flights from this inclusive event, use the link below. Thanks to Augusta CC for hosting this event and for their continued support of Maine Golf.
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