2022 Ruth Raymond Jones Memorial Senior Championship
July 11 and 12, 2022
Mt. Anthony Country Club, Bennington
The VSWGA Senior Championship concluded on July 12 in Bennington at Mt. Anthony Country Club, showcasing our talented and dedicated Vermont women golfers. Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club fought to keep the lead and prevailed by two strokes to take her second consecutive Senior Championship title, shooting a second round score of 80 and posting a two-day total of 155. She was able to hold off 11-time Senior Champion, Reggie Parker of Ekwanok Country Club, who made a run for the trophy shooting a second round 79 and finishing with a two-day score of 157.
Reggie Parker won the Legend Division and Mary Jane Shomo held on to the Super Senior trophy for a second year, shooting a two-round score of 163.
The Net Division winner by a one stroke margin was Chris Johnson of St. Johnsbury Country Club with a two-day net score of 7-under par. Right at her heels was Delina Gilroy of Wiliston Golf Club shooting a two-day net score of 6-under par.
In the Pat Job Cup Team Competition, the ladies from Williston Golf Club won their second consecutive team title with a score of 439. In second place was Rutland Country Club with 447 and rounding out the top three was Champlain Country Club with a 453.
A special thanks to Mt Anthony Country Club for taking such good care of our players and creating a truly memorable event and to VSWGA Tournament Chair Jen Steck for all her work to organizing the tournament.
2021 Senior Championship
Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Champion, Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club!
Andrea lead the field after the first round, and proceeded to stay loose through a 45-minute weather delay in order to finish with a one-stroke lead over a trio of competitors, finishing with a two-round total of 158. After 36 holes, there was a three-way tie at 159 for second between Kristin Mahoney of Neshobe Golf Club, Becky Montgelas of Ekwanok Country Club, and Reggie Parker of Ekwanok Country Club. In front of a large gallery of VSWGA members, the three moved to an exciting play-off on hole 18 where Kristin Mahoney blasted her second shot onto the green and sunk a lengthy putt for a birdie to take the Runner-Up trophy. Montgelas finished in third, and Parker took fourth. Rounding out the top five was the 2020 Senior winner, Jeanne Morrissey from Williston Golf Club, shooting a 160.
Consistent play put Nicole Laberge of Ralph Myhre Golf Course in the lead for net scores with a two-day net total of +1. Second net was claimed by Denise Barnard of Williston Golf Club with +3. By a match of cards, third net was won by Ellen Miller of Rutland Country Club with +4, fourth net was Trish Wade of Green Mountain National Golf Course with +4 and fifth net was Patty McGrath, also of Green Mountain National Golf Course with +4.
The Legend Division winner was Reggie Parker with 159, and the Super Senior Division winner was Mary Jane Shomo, shooting a 174.
The Pat Job Team Cup was won by the consistently strong Williston Golf Club Team, and second was taken by the the ladies of Champlain Country Club.
There is always a heavily contested Putting Contest the first day of the Seniors, and this year didn’t disappoint. After a four-way tie at the end of Round 1 between Cathy Neff of Vermont National Country Club, Susie Bremner of Rocky Ridge Golf Club, Tallu Meade of Haystack Golf Course and Thelma Pearson of Dorset Field Club, the play-off for the title was contested during Round 2. When the scores were tallied, the winner by two strokes was Thelma Pearson.
2020 Senior Championship
It may have started with a bit of rain on day one, but it finished in the sunshine on day two with Jeanne Morrissey of Williston GC winning her second Senior Championship with a two-day total 160. Cheri Campbell of Burlington CC made a charge from behind and took the Runner Up position with 165. Rounding out the top three was Dede Mahler from Country Club of Vermont with a 166.
The net winner was Regina Laraway of Lakeside Golf Club with a two day net score of 137. Second net was won by Louise LaPoint of Montpelier Elks CC with 138.
The ladies of Burlington Country Club combined to win the Pat Job Cup with 449 over second place Country Club of Vermont at 450.