August 2, 2019

Over 20 teams compete at Chamber’s 19th Annual Golf Open

Top gross scoring team Hartford Funds - Ron Girard,
Tim Hampson, Luke Rodrigue & Colin Roy
On Thursday, July 18th, the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce held its 19th Annual Chamber Golf Open.  The event was presented by Signature Sponsor Norway Savings Bank and hosted by the Poland Spring Inn & Resort. 

The weather and the spectacular course views made for a perfect day of golf in Maine. Twenty-four teams vied for the coveted top gross and net scores, enjoying contests such as longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one and putting along the way. 

Top net scoring team - Evergreen Federal Credit Union -
Justin Collett, Jon Merrill, Carol Swenson & Jim Wiley
An air cannon situated on picturesque hole number four made for an exciting way to launch players’ golf balls onto the awaiting green. Adding to the excitement was Brian Bartlett, the only player to hit a thirty-foot qualifying putt in the putting contest, who just missed the fifty-foot putt worth $5,000. 
Other standouts included Derek Mathieu who had the longest drive for men, Laurie Berry who won
longest drive for women, and Charlie Ward who landed his golf ball just five feet and eight inches away from the pin to take home the closest to the pin award. 

The top gross scoring team was Hartford Funds (Ron Girard, Tim Hampson, Luke Rodrigue and Colin Roy) and the top net scoring team was Evergreen Federal Credit Union (Justin Collett, Jon Merrill, Carol Swenson and Jim Wiley). 

Chamber Executive Director, Lynn Mansfield said, “It was a very successful tournament. The weather and venue were amazing and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time.”
The event raised over $11,000, a portion of which funds the annual Chamber scholarship awarded to a deserving high school senior or adult education graduate from one the Region’s local school districts.  Mansfield added, “On behalf of the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber Board of Directors, I would like to thank David Pollard, Golf Open chair and his committee, participating teams, sponsors and volunteers who made this golf open so successful.  Volunteers really are the heart of the Chamber.”

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