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Posted: 8/9/07  Updated 8/10/07

Molly Aronsson Wins State Am

Molly Aronsson of Burlington Country Club won her second consecutive Vermont State Amateur Championship Thursday at Enosburg Falls Country Club with a three-day total of 221.  Molly overcame a two-stroke deficit to Reggie Parker of Ekwanok firing a two-over par 74 to win by six strokes.  The usually steady Reggie Parker faltered to an 82 and finished in second place with a total of 227. 


Molly started strong with two birdies on the opening two holes to quickly overcome Reggie's two stroke lead.  Molly was up by three strokes going into the long par 5 8th hole, but managed only a triple-bogey keeping Reggie in contention.  Molly canned a 30-foot birdie putt on 12 to Reggie's bogey giving her a two-stroke lead.  Reggie lost a little more ground with a double-bogey on 14, but came back with a birdie on 15 to keep her hopes alive.  But an uncharacteristic errant approach shot on 17 ended any chance she might have.

Kim Wong of Barre finished third overall with a 234 total and won the Junior Championship by one stroke over Kristen Garabedian of Lake St. Catherine.  Kristen finished in 4th place tied with Ellen Lamson of Montague with totals of 235.   Catherine Shomo of Rutland, also a junior, finished in 6th at 238.  Kristin Mahoney and Stacie Eaton, both of Rutland, finished 7th and 8th respectively.  Former VSWGA president, Elizabeth Walker of Brattleboro with 9th and Molly Tullar of Lake Morey was 10th.

Cheryl Hoar of Burlington won the low net crown with a three-day net total of 206.  Helene Poulin of Rocky Ridge was second with a 213 total and Corinne Maietta of Burlington was third at 217.  Rutland Country Club won the Buxton Cup by seven strokes over Burlington Country Club.  Rutland placed three golfers in the top ten.

Thanks to Polly Gadbois, Rick Marckres, all the spotters, and everyone else at Enosburg Falls Country Club for making us feel so welcome and for all the hard work.  It was a pleasure to play three days in such a welcome environment.

Thanks also to Polly for the beautiful photos of EFCC.

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Reggie finishes on 18 as Molly and caddie look on.

Net Winner Cheryl Hoar with Polly

Tournament Chairperson Polly Gadbois with the hardware

Janet Hayden received the cart path 

sign that she hit two days in a row.