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HARVARD, Massachusetts – Four days after crowning its Hannah D. Townshend Cup champions at Pawtucket Country Club – the state’s four-ball tournament for women with handicap indices up to 18.0 (Class A and B), Mass Golf was at Red Tail Golf Club Monday on the site of the old Fort Devens military base to crown its Eleanor W. Allen Bowl champions – its four-ball tournament for competitors whose handicap indices ranged from 18.1-36.0 (Class C, D, E).
Battling through off and on rain that at times proved to be challenging in the morning before the sun came out in the afternoon, the team of Catherine Morat (Wedgewood Pines) and Susan Kingman (Concord Country Club) bested the 41 other teams in the field to claim this year’s title. Like the end result of the Townshend Cup last week, Monday’s tournament winner was decided based on the back nine performance of the competitors, after two teams finished with matching scores on the leaderboard.
With a 12-over par 84 gross score, Morat and Kingman tied the Charter Oak CC team of Deb Cadogan and Louise Stejbach. On their back nine, Morat and Kingman shot a 5-over 41 on their back nine to the 7-over 43 carded by Cadogan and Stejbach, which ultimately decided this year’s tournament champion.
“This is very exciting,“ said Kingman, who despite playing golf with her partner Catherine for the last decade, had never played in the Allen Bowl until Monday. Their win was also particularly special because the duo improved from their play in the Concord Invitational last week at Concord Country Club, where they had paired up for the club’s well-known four-ball tournament.
As a team, the pair had tallied five pars and a birdie on the par-3 15th hole and built on their front nine 43 performance by getting back two strokes on their back nine – two strokes that were essential to their finish atop the leaderboard.
While Morat and Kingman took the top spot in the gross score, the team of Kathryn Boone (LPGA WWP Boton) and Linda Gilbert (William J. Devine GC) finished as the low scorer in the tournament’s net division, finishing with a final mark of 57.
Three more Mass Golf Women’s Tournaments are scheduled throughout the 2018 season, beginning with the Dolly Sullivan at Hyannis Golf Course, which is slated to begin on August 21.
For eligibility information and how to sign up, visit MassGolf.org under the PLAY section.