four area players competed

Cole Anderson wins 100th Maine Amateur Championship

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 3:15pm

FALMOUTH — The 100th edition of the Maine Amateur Championship has come and gone with area golfer Cole Anderson winning the event, one year after finishing second. 

Four area golfers qualified for the 100th Maine Amateur Championship held July 9-11.

Participating from the area in the 132-player event, played at the Portland Country Club, were Cole Anderson, Nick Mazurek, Ricky Jones and James Anderson. 

Jones won the event three times (2003, 2004, 2013) and finished runner-up four times (2005, 2010, 2012, 2016). 

Cole Anderson finished as runner-up last year and third in 2017. 

Following the second day of action, the field was cut to the low 40 players and ties to advance to Thursday’s final round. 

Both Mazurek and James Anderson did not make the cut for the event’s final day. 

After four years of dominating the Maine golf scene, Camden Hills graduate Cole Anderson will be looking to dominate the golf scene in Florida come this fall as a member of the Florida State University (NCAA Division I) golf team. 

Cole Anderson graduated high school in December 2018 and subsequently enrolled at the Tallahassee, Florida-based institution. 

Mazurek, meanwhile, is entering his senior year at Husson University as a golfer for the NCAA Division III team. 

Any player making the cut (low 40 and ties) after the second day automatically qualified for the 2020 Maine Amateur Championship to be held at Biddeford-Saco Country Club. 

Thus, from the area, Cole Anderson and Jones qualified. 

The top 16 finishers (and ties) receive an invitation to the 2019 Maine Match Play Championship, to be contested August 27-29 at Point Sebago Resort in Casco. 

With the win, Cole Anderson earned a purse of $750. 

NameRound 1 Score (Placing)Round 2 Score (Placing)Round 3 Score (Placing)Total Gross (Total to Par Gross)
Cole Anderson65 (1st) 69 (1st)67 (1st)201 (-9)
James Anderson76 (Tied 36th)82 (CUT)158 (+18)
Ricky Jones76 (Tied 36th)75 (Tied 24th)80 (Tied 29th)230 (+20)
Nick Mazurek78 (Tied 60th)84 (CUT)162 (+22)


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