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Posted: 7/18/03

Cindy Paquet Wins Seniors’

Champion: Cindy Paquet

Runner-Up: Carol Dawson

Cindy Paquet of Essex won the 2003 Ruth Raymond Jones Seniors' Championship at the Country Club of Barre by a 5-stroke margin over Carol Dawson of the Quechee Club.  With an opening round of 78,  Cindy went into the second day with a 7-stroke lead over Carol and an 8-stroke lead over Mary Corey of Cedar Knoll.  Four players, Liz Swim, Virginia Vogel, Ann Goodrich, and Gail Burlington, were tied with 87's.  On the second day, both Carol and Virginia fired excellent rounds of 79 while Cindy shot an 81.  Virginia Vogel, last year's runner-up, finished in third place with a 2-day total of 166.  Mary Corey finished in fourth place with a total of 170.  This is Cindy's second consecutive Seniors' win.

Virginia Vogel was the winner of the Super Senior trophy while Ilse Moss of Brattleboro was the Legend winner.  Jet Audette took the traditional Low Net prize of a golf bag with a net total of 138, one stroke ahead of Corinne Maietta of Burlington.  Judy Storch of Green Mountain National won the putting contest on the opening day with a great total of 25 putts.

The most hotly contested event was the newly instituted 9-hole tournament.  After the first day, four players, Mary Woodward, Mimi Emory, Cynthia Blake all of Lake Morey, and Ann Paquet of Essex were all within 2-strokes of each other.  After the second day, Mary Woodward and Ann Paquet were tied and went to a sudden death playoff.  Mary won the playoff on the first hole.

Congratulations to Sue Ginnett of Newport who scored a hole-in-one on the 16th hole and Thursday!

One of the most significant events of the tournament was the unfortunate disqualification of 2-time champion Ethelyn Bartlett for signing an incorrect scorecard.  Ethelyn played an excellent first round shooting a 79 (only one over par for the first 13 holes).  Unfortunately, in the haste to finish the scoring in the heavy rain, Ethelyn signed her card with an incorrect hole score.  When she had time to think about it, she reviewed her card with the officials and reported the problem.  According to the rules, the penalty for signing an incorrect card is disqualification.  It's sad to have something like that so drastically affect the outcome of a tournament.

Barre head pro: Roger Kind at the scoreboard

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