Seavey claims third title in State of Maine Championship.
Jeff Seavey notches third title win at Sugarloaf
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME - Two-time champion, Jeff Seavey of the Samoset Resort in Rockland, fired a second-day two-under-par 70 to claim top honors over defending champ, John Hickson, in the annual State of Maine Championship today at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.
Following yesterday's first round of competition, Hickson and Seavey were tied for first place with identical score cards, but Seavey came out swinging in today's final round, carding four birdies to finish one-under for the tournament. Hickson, who previously won in 2007, 2012, 2014 and 2017 led by one stroke after the first nine holes, but fell behind on the back with two bogies and a double in the final three holes.
Benjamin Morey of Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray ME rounded on the top three, with a two-day score of 157, and Brian Bilodeau captured low amateur honors with a tournament total 158.
The State of Maine Championship is an annual 36-hole medal play tournament, which matches Maine's top professional and amateur golfers in junior, senior, and 18-50 year-old categories. To compete in the tournament, professionals must be a member of the Maine Chapter of the New England PGA, while all Maine residents are eligible to compete in the amateur category.
Sugarloaf has hosted this event, consecutively, for the last 15 years, and more than 20 times since the course was constructed in 1985.
The Sugarloaf Golf Club was named the number one course in the state of Maine by Golf Week for 2018, and has also been recognized by Golf Digest as Maine's #1 Golf Course an impressive 29 times since its 1985 debut. Sculpted into the mountainous terrain that lies in the Carrabassett River valley, this Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course is also one of the most challenging in the state. The most memorable holes on the course, the String of Pearls, feature a six-hole sequence that runs alongside the Carrabassett River.
Click here for complete results of the 2018 State of Maine Championship.
For additional information on the Sugarloaf Golf Club, please visit www.sugarloaf.com.
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