Two area golfers have collected a hole-in-one in recent action.

Paul Beland of Lewiston, recorded his second career ace on Sept. 5 while competing in the Maine Restaurant Association Tournament at Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray. His ace came on the #16 hole, 116-yards, using a sand wedge. Witnessing the feat were Fran Mooney and Brian Ashe.

Gail Cailler registered her second career hole-in one while competing in the Ladies Member-Guest Tournament at Turner Highlands. She aced the #10 hole, using a #5 hybrid. She has been golfing for only a year. Witnesses were Tammi Sasseville, Jacquie Bussiere and Carmen Evrard.

Plummer wins tourney

PORTLAND – Mark Plummer became only the third player in history to win the Maine Amateur Trifecta Wednesday as he captured his first Maine State Golf Association Amateur Championship. He fired a 3-under par at Portland Country Club to win by 6 strokes. The tourney was shortened to 18 holes because of Tuesday’s rainout.

Plummer joins Ralph Noel and Dr. Ray Lebel as the only players ever to win the Maine Junior, the Maine Amateur and the Maine Senior championships. He won the Maine Juniors in 1969, following that up 4 years later with his first of his record number of 13 Amateur Championships in 1974. After turning 55 in April, he became eligible for the trifecta, which he added Wednesday, shooting a 69.

Following are the top finishers: Mark Plummer, 69; Charles Tartre, Frank Getchell, Gary Lalberte, Ron Murray, 75; Alan Bouchard, Arnie Clark, Arthur Batson, Jr., David Kroll, 76; Barry Hobert, Lowell Watson, Tim Estabrook, 77.

Tom Weigle of Wilton shot a 78; Dale Brown of Turner, 81; Ralph Noel, Dunegrass, 81.

Turner Highlands

TURNER –Ladies 2-Person Best Ball Member-Guest, Sept. 8-9: 1. (playoff), Prudence Hornberger-Nancy Pratt, -15; 2. tie, Anna Bowen-Maureen Mayo, and Bambi Stevens-Elaine Dumont, -15; 4. tie, Karen Richardson-Ann Neimi, -14; Lisa Blake-Rachel Therrien, and Jodi Cornelio-Anita Penley, -14. Most improved: Tammi Sasseville-Gail Cailler.

Senior League, Sept. 12: 1. Hodgkins-Jordan, +7; 2. Bryant-Walton, +4; 3. Polsinello-Goulette, +1. Long putt #1, Johnson, 7’11”; closest second shot #3, S. Timberlake, 1’9″; best score not in the money, Turbide, +3.

Senior Point Quota, Sept. 12: Carl Pratt, +6; Bob Cochran, +5; Brad Harnden, +2.


POLAND – Fairlawn Seniors, Sept. 14: 1. F. Papineau, B. Kennedy, P. Spencer, B. Vassar, 127 (2-ball); 2. B. Lamontagne, J. Moreau, R. Leclair, H. Leclair, 129 (MC, 2-ball); 3. Norm Bilodeau, B. Burnell, J. Travaglini, N. Verville, 129 (MC, 2-ball). Pins: #2, F. Papineau, 9’6″; J. Congleton, 18’9″; #8, B. Turcotte, 21’11”; B. Burnell, 23’11”.

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