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WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts – On Thursday at Waubeeka Golf Links, competitors from across the Bay State descended on the Berkshires for the second Mass Golf Women’s Championship of the season – an 18-hole stroke play tournament featuring four classes broken down by players handicap indices. Dating back to 1951, the B, C, D & E Championship has been one of the more well subscribed women’s amateur championships in the state.
Competing in a field of 18 competitors with a handicap index between 14.1 -18.0, Krista Fulton of Quincy took the top-spot on the leaderboard for her class, finishing at 18-over par to claim the Class B title.
Carding a 10-over par on the front side, Fulton struck a balance between 4 pars and 5 double-bogies to post the lowest score through nine. Making the turn, Fulton would go on to gain momentum and play the remaining nine holes with a stronger 8-over par performance.
Despite posting a 13-over par through the first nine holes, Maureen Sullivan (Rennaissance GC), would fire the best nine holes of the day on the back side with a 5-over par 40, carrying her into contention for first place.
Fulton would made quick work of the playoff and earn the win after closing out her competition in one hole.
In this inaugural appearance at the B, C, D & E Championship, the 45-year old from Quincy marked the occasion by hoisting a trophy.
A year removed from finishing runner-up at Duxbury Yacht Club in 2018, Susan Sheehan of Milford would not allow history to repeat itself and finished 4-strokes better than her closest competitor. With a score of 23-over par 95 Sheehan claimed the title of Class C champion.
Consisting of competitors whose handicap indices ranged from 18.1-21.0, Sheehan topped the leaderboard with solid play through the back nine.
After making only a couple of pars through the first nine holes, Sheehan caught fire at the end of the round finishing with three pars on her final three holes. The 7-over par rebound would be the best nine hole score in her class.
New to participating in Mass Golf events, Margaret Camin (CC of Pittsfield) earned the Class D title, defeating her next opponent on the leaderboard by a margin of five strokes.
Camin’s victory Thursday, was the result of consistent play and two pars on the backside of the course. The Chesire resident posted the two best nine hole scores in her class of handicap indicies of 21.1 to 24 to convincingly claim the the title of champion.
Bonnie Stewart (Ellinwood GC) rounded out the honors for the day claiming the title of champion in the field of Class E competitors, which consisted of players whose handicap index ranged from 24.1-36.0. Carding a 38-over par, Stewart was two strokes better than her closest competitor.