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Posted: 7/9/04

Reggie Parker Wins Seniors’

Champion Reggie Parker and Runner-Up Ginnie Vogel

Reggie Parker of Ekwanok Country Club won the 2004 Ruth Raymond Jones Seniors' championship at Crown Point Country Club by three strokes over Crown Point's Ginnie Vogel.  Reggie, a 1-handicapper playing in her first VSWGA tournament, fired an opening round of 79 for a 2-stroke lead over Ginnie.   Karen Lewis of Montague was 3 strokes back with an 82.  Ethelyn Bartlett of Champlain and Mary Corey of Cedar Knoll were tied at 5 strokes back with 84's.  Defending champion Cindy Paquet of Essex was next at 85.

In a closely contested second round, Reggie match her first round 79 with another 79 to Ginnie's 80 for the 3-stroke win. Ethelyn finished in 3rd place with  84-81 / 165 and Cindy finished 4th with 85-83 / 165.  In addition to being runner-up, Ginnie was also the Super Senior winner.  Janet Austin of Burlington Country Club won the Legend trophy with a score of 90-99 / 189.  Kathy Sikora of West Bolton was the overall low net winner with a net score of 62-71 / 133.  The putting contest was won by Beverly Vaughn of Lake Morey in a 3-way putt-off with Jan Martin, Mary Francis Tobin.  Pat Griffin was also tied at 29 putts with the others, but did not compete in the putt-off.

Reggie, although new to the VSWGA, is a tournament veteran with an impressive list of golfing credentials including Runner-Up in the 2004 Florida State Amateur Championship last May.  She also won the 1999 Rhode Island State Amateur Championship and the 1989 and 1991 Bermuda National Championship, and was the co-winner of the 1980 International 4-Ball Championship.  She will be representing Vermont at the New England's next week at Rutland Country Club and will compete in the State Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Barre next month.

The Crown Point Country Club proved once again to be a challenging layout for the tournament as the scores seemed higher than usual.  Reggie was the only player to break 80 in the two days of the tournament and even she suffered from a lack of local course knowledge on some of the tricky holes.  This will be a great venue for the 2005 State Amateur Championship.

This year's prizes were outstanding.  Each gross and net winner received a beautiful wood golf ball display rack in oak or mahogany in addition to a VSWGA credit chit.  The Super Senior, Legend, and putting contest winners all received a gorgeous pottery vase handcrafted by Crown Point's Jane Becker.

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