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Posted: 9/22/04

Final State Day Awards

Quechee Sunset

Jeanne Morrissey of Williston won her third Janet Lang Trophy in six years for the most state day points in the 2004 season with 84 points.  The race for the trophy was a close one at the beginning of August with Delina Gilroy of West Bolton, Doris Wildes of Copley and Jeanne all within 7 points.  Jeanne put on a charge in August winning 2 out of the last three state days to pull ahead.  Delina, who won the Genevieve Babbitt Smith award last year and was 3rd in last year's points standings with 73, finished in second place with 71 points while Doris finished in third place with 64 points.

The Genevieve Babbitt Smith Memorial Trophy for the individual who lowered her handicap the most during the 2004 season went to Suzanne Villanti of Vermont National Country Club. She lowed her handicap from 24.0 to 18.2 (5.8 strokes) in C Division.   Other players receiving awards for lowering their handicaps were Sue Bagley of Barre (A Division) - 12.8 to 10.0, Maria Stowell of Essex (B Division) - 16.8 - 12.2, last year's Janet Lang winner Kathy Sikora  of West Bolton (D Division) - 28.5 - 22.9,  and Mary Preseau of Lake St. Catherine (E Division) - 32.4 - 28.1.The Mae Murray Jones Trophy for the Division I club with the most points went to Williston for the fifth consecutive year with 67 points. The Division II award went to West Bolton  for the third consecutive year with 45 points while the Division III award went to first time winner Essex with 11 points.

There were two holes-in-ones scored Tuesday during the final state at Quechee.  Judy Kurtz of St. Johnsbury aced the first hole with her first shot of the day.  Rhonda Colvard of Burlington added her hole-in-one on the 8th hole.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Pat Job of Rutland Country Club was honored during the awards ceremony for her 25 years of service to the VSWGA.  Pat has been an important part of the VSWGA organization over the years serving as the points chair, handicap chair and working with Margaret Dick on the course rating committee and entering the course rating date into the computer.  Pat was the person who first introduced personal computers into the organization by developing a system to handle the enormous task of keeping track of state day point using Excel.  Long time friend and golf partner Edith Hiller gave a heartfelt and humorous tribute to Pat, who is stepping down from her current position as handicap chair.  A new trophy called the Job Cup, similar to the Buxton Cup,  will be added to the Seniors' Championship.  Thanks for all your hard work over the years, Pat.

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