Vermont Women’s Amateur Championship
Newport Country Club, Newport, VT
Monday-Wednesday, August 2-4, 2021
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.