Thorny Lea Squad Earns 5th Consecutive Dolly Sullivan Team Best Ball Title - MASSGOLF

More Than 70 Teams Compete In Annual Dolly Sullivan, A Scholarship Fundraiser

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2022

BOYLSTON, Massachusetts – Over the past two days and three total shotgun starts, nearly 300 golfers making up 73 teams from Mass Golf Member Clubs across the state have been playing to support a good cause by taking part in the Dolly Sullivan Team Best Ball Tournament at Cyprian Keyes Golf Course.

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. To learn more this year’s scholarship winners, CLICK HERE

On Monday, the team from Thorny Lea Golf Club shot the low gross score of the tournament, a 6-under-par 66 that included an eagle by Shannon Johnson on the drivable par-4 17th. Johnson joined Courtney Lee, Megan Buck, and Laura Jean Mann in the victory which was the club’s fifth straight in the event. With seven titles total, Thorny Lea only trails Charles River Country Club for the most all-time. Buck, who broke the competitive course record at The Cape Club of Sharon during last year’s event, made a pair of birdies on Monday to help keeping the defending champs on top.

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The winning team from Thorny Lea GC (from left): Courtney Lee, Laura Jean Mann, Megan Buck, and Shannon Johnson. (Teddy Doggett)

The team from Thorny Lea finished four strokes ahead of the team from Oakley Country Club, which finished first in the Tuesday morning shotgun and featured Thalia Meehan, Janet Krevolin, Sharon Hayes, J Barres. Starting on hole 8, Hayes and Krevolin made birdie on the 10th and 11th, respectively, and Barres sinking a pair on the 13th and 18th to finish four strokes above the morning wave.

Representing the host club, Annette O’Brien, Linda Burton, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Roberta Higgins shot 1-under 71 on Monday morning to finish with the third-best gross score of the competition. O’Brien, Burton and Higgins each made a birdie, while Fitzgerald had a pair of par saves for the team.

On Monday afternoon, the teams from Oak Hill Country Club, Gannon Municipal Golf Course and Taconic Golf Club all tied for the low gross score at even-par 72.

The team from Renaissance (from left): Kym Pappathanasi, Joddi Chang, Esperanza Yoblonsky, and Jenny Yoo. A total of 60 teams competed in this year’s Dolly Sullivan. (Teddy Doggett)

Here is a summary of the winners from each shotgun start:

*Best overall gross score

**Best overall net score

Monday (AM), August 29

GROSS: Thorny Lea GC* (Laura Jean Mann, Shannon Johnson, Courtney Lee, Megan Buck); (-6) 66

NET (tied): Wayland CC** (Carolyn Riley, Chris Anderson, Doreen Dower, Yiji Starr); (-11) 61

Cyprian Keyes GC** (Annette O’Brien, Linda Burton, Kelly Fitzgerald, Roberta Higgins); (-11) 61


Monday (PM), August 29

GROSS (tied): Oak Hill Country Club (Amy Miller, Joanne Catlin, Susan Lemay, Susan Crotty); (E) 72

Gannon Municipal Golf Course** (Ann Dawson, Dawn Baribeau, Gina Mannin, Mary Hunt); (E) 72

Taconic Golf Club (Mace Foehl, Fran Vandermeer, Mackenzie Keyes, Kris Herman); (E) 72

NET: LPGA Amateurs Boston (Karen McKeen, Kate Collins, Kim Cox, Laura Deluc); (-10) 62


Tuesday (AM), August 30

GROSS: Oakley CC (Thalia Meehan, Janet Krevolin, Sharon Hayes, J Barres); (-2) 70

NET: Meadow Brook Golf Club (Deb Murphy, Marcia Brown, Kathleen Coppins, Stefanie Walsh); (-10) 62


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