YORK — The final championship event of the 2023 season wrapped up yesterday at Cape Neddick CC, and it was Scott Dewitt who won the title of Senior Match Play champion after four rounds in two days. Dewitt beat longtime friend and fellow Biddeford-Saco member Keith Patterson in the finals to claim the title.
The tournament started on Tuesday morning with 16 golfers, and after two rounds under warm October skies, the field was down to four players for the semifinals on Wednesday. Just the weekend before Maine played host to the annual Tri-State Matches at Martindale CC, and the same four Mainers who represented Maine as the seniors on the team were the last four standing at Cape Neddick. In the morning matches, Keith Patterson defeated Mike O’Brien in 19 holes, continuing his torrent run of the summer. Just a few weeks ago he won the Senior Amateur title at Kebo Valley, and with the semifinal comeback win against O’Brien he looked poised for another senior victory.
In the other semifinal match, Dewitt defeated Bangor’s Tom Caron by a large margin, and with the win advanced to the finals for the second straight year. This time it was Dewitt’s turn to hoist the trophy, making birdie on the short 17th hole at Cape Neddick to win the match 2&1.
Thanks to Cape Neddick for hosting this great event, where players played under some of the nicest weather of the season. With this event now in the books, this marks the end of the 2023 Maine Golf championship season. Thanks to all of the courses who hosted this year and to all of the players who filled the fields in hopes of claiming Maine’s most prestigious titles.