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Posted: 8/17/01

Libby Makes It Three in a Row

Libby Smith, of Essex Junction and Vermont National Country Club won her third consecutive VSWGA state amateur championship Thursday at Manchester Country Club. She fired rounds of 74, 72, and 72 for a one under par total of 218, thirteen stokes better than her nearest competitor, Margie Mather-Bowes of Mt. Anthony.

Margie played well over the three days with rounds of 76, 76, and 79, but the putts wouldn't drop and she steadily lost ground to Libby's strong play.Janet Larson of Rutland Country Club finished with an excellent 76 to move into third place with a total of 241, one stroke ahead of Cindy Paquet of Essex and two ahead of Karen Lewis of Montague. Ann O'Day of the Country Club of Vermont, who was playing in the final group, finished in 6th place with a 244 total. Ava LaLancette of Basin Harbor was the low junior in the tournament with a score of 245 which was also good for 7th place.

Winifred Aboff, of Manchester, was the low net winner with a total of 206, two strokes better than Barb Shiffler of Rocky Ridge.

Rutland Country Club with a strong seventeen member team won the Buxton Cup over the defending champion Rocky Ridge club.

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Libby's Legion on 12

3rd Hole from 5th Green

5th Hole from Putting Green

Margie Mather_Bowes and Ann O'Day

Libby for Par on 18