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KINGSTON, Massachusetts – Over two days and four separate shotgun starts, the 2020 Dolly Sullivan Team Best Ball Tournament has come to a close, with a foursome out of Thorny Lea GC made up of Shannon Johnson, Megan Buck, Courtney Lee, and Laura Mann taking home the overall gross division honors, firing a 11-under par 61 at the Par-72 Indian Pond Country Club.This also marks the third year in a row that the winners of the Dolly Sullivan hail from Thorny Lea. Johnson and Buck both shot 67 on their own ball, while Mann and Lee added key birdies to add to the teams total.
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 8-under par 64 the traditional way, rolling in eight birdies while collecting zero bogeys. Rounding out the top three is the foursome that represented Boston Golf Club, made up of Sue Curtin, Marlene Tartaro, Ellie DeAndrade, and Piper Jordan. The Boston GC group shot a 6-under par 66, with Curtin shooting a 2-under par 70 on her own ball to lead the team.
In the net it was the team playing out of Highfields Golf and Country Club, which included Renee LaChapelle, Danielle Gamache, Mary Murphy, and NEGA President Karen Ammerman that lapped the field. The group from Highfields fired a 13-under par 59 that included three net eagles to push them over the top in their division.
Finishing behind them were the foursomes from Dedham Country and Polo Club and Sagamore Spring Golf Club who tied for second net, with a score of 11-under par. Playing out of Dedham C & PC was Doris Catlin, Deidre Wray, Julie Catlin, and Chris DeBlois. From Sagamore Spring it was Terry Durkin, Connie Hayton, Gina Gallagher and Donna Dileso.
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 nearby 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.
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