Vermont Women’s Amateur Championship
Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon, VT
Monday-Wednesday, August 1-3, 2022
Register online: vswga-2022vswgaamateurchampionship.golfgenius.com
On-Line Registration Deadline: Register on Golf Genius by 3 p.m. Monday, July 25
Apply by mail Postmark Deadline: Saturday, July 23 – Print and mail registration
Entry Fee: $155 includes entry, practice round, greens fees, lunch each day and prizes. Carts are not included in entry fee.
Junior Entry Fee: Free – A Junior must become a member of the VSWGA (membership is free to Juniors) and sign up through Golf Genius.
NO REFUNDS after 3 p.m. Monday, July 25
Refund Policy: If a player experiences an emergency and withdraws after the “No Refunds” date, they may submit a request for a refund, in writing, to the Board of Directors. If approved, a refund will be made, less an administrative charge.
Field Size: Limited to 100 applicants with the lowest USGA indices up to 36.0.
Eligibility, Handicap Limits, Caddie, Carts, and Pairing Information
Juniors: Registrations fees for Juniors are waived by the VSWGA. A Junior is any player who is a resident of the state of Vermont or meets the previously listed eligibility requirements and has not reached their 19th birthday by the opening day of the tournament. A Junior of 18 years of age is eligible only if they have not yet begun their first semester of college. A Junior does not have to be a member of a VSWGA member club if they are a resident of the state of Vermont. Parents and guardians are not allowed to caddie for Juniors.
Format: Stroke play. Gross and Net Prizes.
Awards: There will be an awards ceremony immediately following play on Wednesday. There are trophies for the Champion, Runner-Up, Junior Champion and Ringer. The number and amount of Prizes and Universal Certificates will be awarded based on the number of players in the tournament. All certificates expire on September 30th of the following year. There will be a Skins game offered that will be run through the Pro Shop with pay out in Neshobe Pro Shop Credit, cost is $10 per day and includes gross and net skins.
Tee Times: Tee times generally range between 8:00am and 11:00am off the 1st and 10th tee and will be e-mailed to participants/are available through the golf genius portal approximately 5 days before the tournament start date.
Practice Rounds: A Practice Round tee time must be reserved in advance. Saturday and Sunday tee times are limited. Available dates and times for practice rounds are at the discretion of Neshobe Golf Course. Cart fees are required for practice rounds.
2. The Brandon Inn. The rooms are all quite different, so the rates vary – you can access rates on their website: brandoninn.com.
Registration/Check-In: Registration/Check-in at all tournaments will be in the morning until 1 hour before the last tee time on the first day.
+ Check-in will be outside the pro shop/clubhouse starting at 7am on Monday morning.
+ Please pay cart fees in the pro shop. Carts are provided for participants and officials only. A seat in a cart is not guaranteed for caddies. No carts will be allowed for spectators.
+ Driving range will be open at 7:00 am with balls provided.
+ Water and granola bars will be available at the 1st and 10th tee.
+ Breakfast sandwiches will be available for purchase.
+ A complementary lunch will be served following play each day for participants. See clubhouse staff for special menu. The clubhouse will be open. Caddies and spectators may purchase lunch in the clubhouse.
+ A skins game will be offered. $30 for all three days, gross and net. Payout will be in pro shop credit.
Pairings are available here: vswga-2022vswgaamateurchampionship.golfgenius.com
Carts: If competitors choose to ride, carts need to be shared with another competitor. Caddies are not guaranteed a spot in a cart. Cart fees are not included in registration fees. If you are uncomfortable with riding with another competitor, you may also consider using another persons cart as a ‘cart caddy’, where you would put your clubs on their cart, and walk.
Caddies: No golf professional is allowed to caddie for any competitor. No parent or guardian is allowed to caddie for any Junior competitor.
Practice Range: On tournament days the driving range will be open and balls will be provided.
Congratulations to the Vermont 2021 Amateur Champion, Holly Reynolds of Copley Country Club!
This was Holly’s 10th Vermont Amateur win (1989-1993, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2021.)
Reynolds took control of the tournament out of the gate, shooting even par in round 1 and and proceeding to lead the field all the way to the 54th hole. Her scores were impressive, shooting 72-73-77 (total 222) over the three rounds, she won by 6 strokes over runner-up Julia Dapron of Dorset Field Club, who shot a 1-over third round score of 73 and tally a total score of 228. Coming in third was first-time Amateur competitor, Amy Lyon of The Quechee Club. Amy, a 15 year-old junior player made her presence known by shooting an impressive 80-78-79 for a three-round total of 237. There was a match of cards at 239, and coming in fourth was Lindsay Cone of Green Mountain National Golf Course, and fifth was Andrea Brown of Copley Country Club. Tied for sixth place was Jeanne Morrissey and Ann Oday, both of Williston Golf Club, each tallying 240, and in eighth was Gretchen White of Williston Golf Club with 246.
This year there were six juniors competing for the Junior Championship Trophy. Impressively, two of the six young ladies finished in the top 10 of the field. The 2021 Junior Champion was Amy Lyon of The Quechee Club, shooting 237 over the three days. In second was Mia Politano of Ralph Myhre Golf Course shooting 249.
Consistent play led Debbie Savoie of Burlington Country Club to the Net win with a three-day net score of -5. By match of cards, second place net was won by Josie Herrera of Vermont National Country Club and third was Wendy Drolette of Williston Golf Club, both shooting -4 net over 54 holes. Fourth net was Linda Jane Parson of Haystack Golf Course (-2), fifth net was Cathy Neff of Vermont National Country Club (-1), tied for 6th net at +1 was Dede Mahler of Country Club of Vermont and Becky Monty of Cedar Knoll Country Club, and in eighth net was Jen Steck of Lake Morey Country Club.
The Allbright Ringer Cup was won by Lindsay Cone of Green Mountain National Golf Course with a ringer score of -7.
The Paquet Team Cup was won for the second straight year by the Williston Golf Club Team with 723, and second was taken by the the ladies of Burlington Country Club with 770.
Final Results: vswga-2021vswgaamateurchampionship.golfgenius.com
2021 Amateur Championship Awards
Times Argus article by James Biggam: Reynolds Captures 10th Am Crown
WCAX coverage: Reynolds claims her tenth Vermont Women’s Am title; Copley Country Club representative coasts to six-shot win
Tuesday, August 3: It was an amazing day to play in Newport today, and Holly Reynolds of Copley Country Club took advantage of the perfect weather conditions to post a one-over-par, second round score of 73 with a two-day total of 145. She continues her dominance over the field, extending her lead to 10 strokes. In second place, Julia Dapron of Dorset Field Club put up a solid score of 77 for a 36-hole total of 155. There is a tie for third between Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club and Amy Lyon of The Quechee Club with a score of 158. Coming in 5th is Gretchen White of Williston Golf Club with a score of 161.
The Junior leader for the day is Amy Lyon of the Quechee Club with a 36-hole score of 158. In second is Mia Politano of Ralph Myhre Golf Course with a 170 and in third is Jillian Miles of Rutland Country Club with a 183.
For the second day, the Paquet Team Cup Leaders are the Williston Ladies with a two-day team score of 489, and in second is the Burlington Country Club team with 505. Coming in third is the Vermont National Country Club Team with 526.
Link to Round 2 Results and Round 3 Tee sheet:
8/3/2021 Times Argus Article: Reynolds Leads by 10 Shots at Am
Monday, August 2: In Newport, the first day of the Amateur Championship started with a bit of liquid sunshine, but after a few holes the drizzle subsided and there was even a bit of sunshine. As play progressed, Holly Reynolds of Copley Country Club took a commanding lead and finished the day with an even par 72, and a 6-shot lead over Julia Dapron of Dorset Field Club, who carded a 78. There was a three-way tie for third with a score of 80, including Jeanne Morrissey of Williston Golf Club, Gretchen White of Williston Golf Club, and Amy Lyon, of The Quechee Club. Coming in tied for 6th was last years Amateur Champion, Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club and Dede Mahler of Country Club of Vermont, both shooting an 81.
The Junior leader for the day was Amy Lyon of the Quechee Club with a score of 80, and in second, and only 2 strokes behind was Mia Politano with an 83.
The Paquet Team Cup Leaders are the Williston Ladies with a team score of 242, and only 11 strokes behind is the Burlington Country Club team with 253.
Link to Round 1 Results and Round 2 Tee sheet:
8/2/2021 Times Argus Story: [Holly] Reynolds Builds 6-Shot Lead at Am
8/1/2021 Times Argus Interview with Andrea Brown
2020 Amateur Championship Results
Andrea Brown Wins Vermont Amateur Championship
It was a wild finish that left competitors and spectators spellbound. Tuesday’s round was rained out, and the final round was played Wednesday under mostly sunny skies with plenty of suspense. At the end of the round, there was a tie at 158 between Andrea Brown of Lakeside and Julia Dapron of the Dorset Field Club. Five play-off holes later, Andrea Brown took the hole and the 2020 Amateur trophy. Carson Laderoute of Burlington Country Club was third, only four shots off of the lead. In fourth place and shooting 164 was Mia Politano, who also took home the Junior Trophy. The second place Junior was Jillian Miles with 179.
The Paquet Cup was won by a one-stroke margin. The ladies of Williston Golf Club beat out the Dorset Field Club team, 513 to 514.