Two holes-in-one highlighted the first weekend of May in local golf.

Left-hander and imminently retiring University of Maine at Farmington coach Bob Leib scored the first ace of his career on Thursday at his home course, Wilson Lake Country Club.

Leib used a 7-iron on the par-3, 140-yard No. 7. Playing partner Tom Reynolds of Farmington witnessed the feat.

On Friday, Nelson LaPierre registered his gem on the 235-yard No. 17 at Androscoggin Valley Country Club. Carl Langlais, Butch Munce and Darrell Bernier were witnesses.

Also in recent action, Springbrook player Jean Pratt scored her first career hole-in-one April 29 while on vacation in Florida. She used a 9-iron to solve the 100-yard seventh hold at Lake Ashton West. Playing partners were Ken Favreau, Nancy Zografas and Carl Pratt.

Wilson Lake

WILTON – May 2, Pins: No. 2, Jim Alexander, 23-5; No. 7, Dave Henry, 12-0; No. 11, Tim Schanz, 25-4. Two-man blind draw, points: Rick Wells/Tom Cornelio -5.

May 3, Pins: No. 2, Ryan Wilkins, 36-3; No. 7, Ken French, 12-1; No. 16, Greg Nemi, 12-8.

Members may sign up for the May 18 Kickoff Scramble up until noon Friday, May 16.

Apple Valley

LEWISTON – Slovak Catholic Association League: League standings, Todd Bnn/Bill Bonn 3, Marty Roop/Bruce Beaulieu 3, Roger Fournier/Dana Adams 3, Jeff Fournier/Glen Gamrat 2.5, Bob Lally/George Woods 2.5, Randy Ferrence/Paul Brunelle 2.5, Jim Lavallee/Karl King 2, Mike Bowie/Chris Ridley 2. Pin, No. 3, Bruce Beaulieu 23-7. Individual leaders, A Flight, Mike Bowie 37, Marty Roop 39, Paul Eastman 42; B, Bill Bonn 41, Karl King 46, Paul Brunelle 49. Net, Karl King 27, Bill Bonn 31. Low team scores, Bonn/Bonn 89, Bowie/Ridley 90, Ferrence/Brunelle 94. Net team, Lavallee/King 69, Ferrence/Brunelle 72, Roop/Beaulieu 73.

Poland Spring

POLAND SPRING – Ladies: Poland Spring Ladies League will begin play at 8 a.m. Thursday. Call or sign up in-person at the pro shop at 998-6002. New members are welcome.

Golf Heritage Scramble: On Sunday, May 18, bagpipe music will echo through the hills of Western Maine as golfers are called to the tee in the third-annual Maine Golf Heritage Scramble golf tournament being played at Poland Spring Resort.

This tournament is unique among Maine golf tournaments because of its adherence to an historical theme. Participants are requested to wear period golf garb and all contestants will be required to hit two tee shots using antique, hickory shafted golf clubs provided by the tournament sponsors. Just prior to the start of the tournament there will also be a putting contest using a hickory shafted putter also provided by the sponsors.

The tournament is conducted by the non-profit Poland Spring Preservation Society to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the All Souls Chapel (1912) and Maine State Building (1893), both listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

A generous number of prizes will be awarded for successful scramble teams, and one each for the male and female contestant judged most colorful and true to golf dress typical for golf’s golden era. There are also awards for the longest hickory-shafted driver shot on the first hole, closest to the pin with a hickory-shafted iron on the eighth hole, and there will also be a new car provided by Emerson Toyota for a hole-in-one on the sixth hole.

The Links at Poland Spring is the oldest resort golf course in the United States and was originally designed by Arthur Fenn in 1895 and redesigned by the venerable Donald Ross in 1912.

Entry forms are available at the Poland Spring Resort golf course pro sho. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes greens fee and cart for 18 holes, tournament gifts, continental breakfast beginning at 9 a.m., and box lunch delivered to each player on the golf course. Following the tournament, there will be a reception in the Maine Inn with a silent auction and awards presentations in the resort dining room. Entry forms may be obtained by calling 998-4142 or picking up one at the Poland Spring pro shop. Completed entry forms may be returned to the Poland Spring pro shop. Contestants do not need to have a USGA GHIN handicap to participate.

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LEEDS – May 3, Skins and Pins: Skin winners, Rick St. Laurent, George Hopkins 2, Todd Gifford, Laurie Gifford. Pins, No. 2, Gerry Laroche 15-1; No. 8, George Hopkins 3-9; No. 13, Rick Shea 8-3; No. 15, Carl Pratt 21-4.

May 4, Points and Skins: Skins, Frank Whittier, Brad Pattershall, Ken Carver, Dan Parent, Aaron Burke, Jeff Marcotte, Ray Roy. Net point leaders, Dan Parent 6, Frank Whittier 4, Warren Burnham 3.

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