ROCKLAND— The Seacoast Security Golf Classic kicks off with more than 40 entrants, including a handful of the Midcoast’s most talented amateurs, at the three-day, three-course, 54-hole event Friday-Sunday, June 17-19.

This year’s amateur stroke play event, played at Sheepscot Links Golf Club in Whitefield, Goose River Golf Club in Rockport and Rockland Golf Club, features former champions including reigning holder Ricky Jones .

Robert “Bob” Carter leads the event, which supports animal shelter leagues in Knox County and this year will hold a 50/50 raffle in support of junior golf, in honor of Theodore Hedstrom, a young local athlete who lost his life in a house fire in Camden.

The tournament will feature a handful of flights, with gross and net prizes.

A Banquet/Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon, after the tournament, at the RGC.

In 2021 Jones finished first and James Anderson second. The two, along with a handful of other low-handicap players who could challenge for the overall title, are back in the pack this year.

Other winners of the 2021 flight include Charles “Chum” Berry in “B”, Dan Umphrey in “C” and Steve Dailey in “D”.

The tournament tests the mettle and skill of golfers, including a consistently strong group of people aged 60 and over, on a trio of distinctly different courses over three days – usually in a myriad of conditions, from windy to rainy. from the idyllic start. -summer climate.

In last year’s field of over 60 golfers, Jones edged Jon Hardy by three strokes and Anderson by four going into Sunday’s final round at the RGC, where Ricky Jones holds the course record at 60 for 18 holes.

So catching Jones on a perfect day, with perfect conditions on a course he knows like the back of his hand was, well, too much of a task for the others.

Jones finished 71-78-71—220 for first, while James Anderson finished six strokes back at 73-80-73—226 to earn second place.

In A Flight, Ricky Jones finished first gross; James Anderson, second gross; Jon Hardy, third raw (suited cards with Adam Lynch); Kyle Weaver, first net; Dan Dalfonso, second goal; and Paul Schelble, third net.

In B Flight, Charles “Chum” Berry finished first gross; Dana White, second gross; Lincoln Page, third gross; Isaac Brower, first net; Dylan Morong, second goal; and Mike Schroeder, third net.

In C Flight, Dan Umphrey finished first gross; Kelly Macomber, second gross; Harvey Wheeler, third gross; Rogers Wickenden, first net; Bill McCalmon, second goal; and Jorge Leon, net third.

In D Flight, Steve Dailey finished first gross; Mark McGuirl, second gross; Henry Garretson, third gross (matching cards); Rick Erikson, first net; Mike Weatherwax, second net (suited cards); and Paul Lombardo, third net (suited cards).

Golfers took advantage of good weather conditions on Friday, with a stronger wind in the afternoon. On Saturday, however, the morning groups had to deal with heavy rain for some time, which certainly hurt their scores, before the day turned nice. The weather on Sunday was idyllic.

In the end, the tournament returned significantly for the summer of 2021, with 61 participants, including two multi-champions and several family members. This is still the case this year.

The 2020 event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Golfers in Flights A, B, C and D play three rounds of 18 holes over three days on three courses, as opposed to the pre-pandemic 36-hole tournament over two days and two courses.

Rockland is a par-70 course, Goose River is par-72 and Sheepscot Links is par-72. Goose River and Sheepscot Links are nine-hole courses with different tees to create 18 holes. Rockland has 18 distinct holes. Two of the courses are located in Knox County and one in Lincoln County.

Tee times on the nine-hole course are staggered over two slots – early and late morning. At the RGC, schedules begin and end early in the morning.

Previously, the event ran for six years as a two-day, 36-hole event in Goose River and Rockland before the pandemic sidelined the tournament.

Carter said the tournament provides donations to the Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston and the PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden.

A 50/50 raffle will also take place as proceeds were donated to The First Tee of Midcoast Maine in honor of Theo Hedstrom, a teenage student-athlete and avid golfer, who lost his life in a fire. house in Camden during the winter.

The tournament is open to golfers of all clubs and all regions.

The entry fee was $125 for three rounds of golf and a banquet. Cart fees are not included. There is also a separate individual action at each course for each round.

In 2019, RGC’s Anderson used his impressive all-around game to overcome the tough conditions and finish first overall 79-71-150. He beat Chip Allen, a former champion, who finished second at 78-73—151, by one stroke.

For more information, email Carter at [email protected]

Tee times for golfers on each of the three days include:

Friday, June 17, Sheepscot Links

7:30 a.m. — Paul Quijano, Steve Dailey and Warren Marshall.

7:40 a.m. — Adam Wilcox, Paul Schelble and Adrian Morgan.

7:50 a.m. — Jon Hardy, Adam Lynch and James Anderson.

8 a.m. — Peter Lynch, Jamie Boutin and Ricky Jones.

8:10 a.m. — Craig Stevens, Randy Mast and Peter Smith.

8:20 a.m. – Tim Foley, Matt Eldridge and Kerin Resch.

8:34 a.m. — Henry Garretson, Bill Willis and Paul Lombardo.

11:30 a.m. — Tom Rowe, Mike Weatherwax, Dean Sasek and Armand Lesmerises.

11:40 a.m. – Mark McGuirl, Mark Anderson, Lincoln Page and Shane Grindle.

11:50 a.m. — Dante Ravelli, Andy Arey, Mark Manzi and Mike Bonzagni.

Noon – Matt McKeon, Ewie Greet, Nate Fowles and Rick Erickson.

12:10 p.m. – Mike Schroeder, Kelly Macomber, Richard MacDonald and Charlies “Chum” Berry.

Saturday, June 18, Goose River

7:30 a.m. — Adam Wilcox, Paul Schelble and Adrian Morgan.

7:40 a.m. — Jon Hardy, Adam Lynch and James Anderson.

7:50 a.m. — Peter Lynch, Jamie Boutin and Ricky Jones.

8 a.m. – Craig Stevens, Randy Mast and Peter Smith.

8:10 a.m. — Tim Foley, Matt Eldridge and Kerin Resch.

8:20 a.m. — Henry Garretson, Bill Willis and Paul Lombardo.

8:30 a.m. — Matt McKeon, Ewie Greet, Nate Fowles and Rick Erickson.

11:30 a.m. — Paul Quijano, Steve Dailey and Warren Marshall.

11:40 am — Tom Rowe, Mike Weatherwax, Dean Sasek and Armand Lesmerises.

11:50 a.m. – Mark McGuirl, Mark Anderson, Lincoln Page and Shane Grindle.

Noon — Dante Ravelli, Andy Arey, Mark Manzi and Mike Bonzagni.

12:10 p.m. – Mike Schroeder, Kelly Macomber, Richard MacDonald and Charlies “Chum” Berry.

Sunday June 19, Rockland

8 a.m. — Henry Garretson, Bill Willis and Paul Lombardo.

8:10 a.m. — Craig Stevens, Randy Mast and Peter Smith.

8:20 a.m. — Paul Quijano, Steve Dailey and Warren Marshall.

8:30 a.m. — Tom Rowe, Mike Weatherwax, Dean Sasek and Armand Lesmerises.

8:40 a.m. — Matt McKeon, Ewie Greet, Nate Fowles and Rick Erickson.

8:50 a.m. – Mark McGuirl, Mark Anderson, Lincoln Page and Shane Grindle.

9 a.m. – Mike Schroeder, Kelly Macomber, Richard MacDonald and Charlies “Chum” Berry.

9:10 a.m. — Dante Ravelli, Andy Arey, Mark Manzi and Mike Bonzagni.

9:20 a.m. — Tim Foley, Matt Eldridge and Kerin Resch.

9:30 a.m. — Adam Wilcox, Paul Schelble and Adrian Morgan.

9:40 a.m. — Jon Hardy, Adam Lynch and James Anderson.

9:50 a.m. — Peter Lynch, Jamie Boutin and Ricky Jones.

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