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*Updated September 21, 2021
SHARON, Massachusetts – The second and final wave of the Dolly Sullivan Team Best Ball Tournament took place Tuesday at The Cape Club of Sharon, nearly one month after the first wave took place.
Only half the field competed back in August due to Hurricane Henri washing out the Monday round, meaning two separate event winners were recognized.
On Tuesday, the team of Tina Newman, Debbie Deeb, Michelle Ouellette, and Susan Mackey representing TPC Boston led the morning shotgun with a 3-over 75 to earn low gross honors. They split the title with the Thorny Lea GC foursome of Megan Buck, Lorraine Feeney, Courtney Lee, and Laura Jean Mann, who carded a 7-under 65 to give the club its fourth consecutive title in the event.
This annual team event was introduced in 1982 in honor of Dolly Sullivan, who was the niece of American golf legend Francis Ouimet. Sullivan served as golf coach at Milton Academy for 32 years. The event has not only become a must-play for teams from across the state, but it also raises important funds for the WGAM/Dolly Sullivan Junior Scholarship Program – an endowed scholarship that was first established in 1999 to assist female Ouimet scholars who have competed in women’s golf events in Massachusetts.
In past years the event has taken place over two days with four separate shotgun starts. Due to inclement weather, it was reduced to two separate shotgun starts.
In August, the team of Thistles rallied around Buck’s exceptional play, taking advantage of her seven birdies. While competing alongside her teammates, Buck broke the competitive course record with a 6-under 66.
“I always look forward to The Dolly,” said Buck. “It is a fun team format and today, I was just enjoying the company. The other girls played great so it freed me up to go for birdies. Getting the course record was an exciting surprise for sure.”
Finishing second gross was the team from Bedrock Golf Club, made up of Kris Henderson, Mary Gale, Christine Gagner, and Rita Bedard. The Bedrock GC foursome shot a 6-under par 66 with seven birdies and only one bogey.
On the net side of the competition, one of the teams representing LPGA Amateurs Boston took home top honors with a couple of new faces to Mass Golf competition. The team included Erin Wylie, Caren Althauser, Carolyn Beard, and Kristen Corkum. With stiff competition in the net category, the group from the morning shotgun posted a score of 11-under par.
Finishing one stroke behind them, in a tie for second low net, was the other foursome representing LPGA Amateurs Boston. The team included Foluke Mimi Tolani, Denise Rondeau, Robin Haley, and Alissa Burwick.
Rounding out the tie for second low net with a 10-under 62, was the team from Wollaston Golf Club made up of Molly Meade, Becky King, Catherine O’Toole, and Ann Marie Petrik.
The winning squad from TPC Boston made par on its final 11 holes to capture victory by one stroke and become the first team since Thorny Lea GC to earn a share of the gross title since Charles River Country Club won it in 2017.
The Blue Hill Country Club team of Susan Kohen, Deb Neipris, Emily Hess, and Cathleen Price won in a tiebreaker (matching of cards), with The Captains Course receiving Honorable Mention as both teams finished three strokes back from the leaders.
For the first time since 2009, a team representing Dedham Country & Polo Club won the Net Division title at the Dolly Sullivan Tournament. The team of Kris Stewart, Beth Klencheski, Deidre Wray, and Lindy Recht finished with a net score of 11-under 61 with a pair of net eagles.
Second low net honors went to Carol Goldman, Mary Briggs, Inga Devenis, and Anne McGrath of Nashawtuc Country Club at 8-under 64.
Finishing one stroke behind them was the Acushnet River Valley Golf Course team of Sharon Woodward, Sharon Christian, Christine Torpey, and Lori Handerhan.
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