58th Annual NEWGA Championship
June 30, July 1 and July2, 2014
Keene Country Club
The 58th Annual New England Women’s Golf Championship was held at Keene Country Club in Keene, NH. This 54 stroke play tournament was played par72, 5107 yards. Hilly and narrow, but challenging and fair, competitors of all abilities enjoyed it. The top 83 women amateurs from the 6 New England state competed.
The Champion was Dana Harrity of Abenaqui Country Club and North Hampton, NH. Dana has won the New Hampshire Amateur Championship 15 times and won the club championship at Abenaqui countless times but had never won the New England Women’s Golf Association’s Championship despite entering the championship 25 times. Dana shot 71-73-72--216
The runner up was Tara Joy-Connelly of Cohaset GC Mass. Tara shot 76-70-71—217.
It was a close match with weather threatening to end it on the back 9. The storm held off until the final putt.
Reggie Parker of Vt won the Legend Division. Dana won the Senior Division and there was not enough juniors to field a Junior Division.
The New England Women’s Golf Association’s Team competition runs concurrently with this individual event. The Low Gross and the two lowest nets each day each state are used to determine the winner of the Fanchon Cartin Trophy. Massachusetts won with a 10 stroke lead over Connecticut.
We would like to thank all of you for participating in this year’s championship.
Also thank you to all the members and staff at Keene CC for having us at their course.
Next year the NEWGA Tournament will be hosted by Rhode Island at Ledgemont CC in Seekonk Mass, on July 7,8,and 9, 2015. This is a great golf course and an honor to be invited to play there, so mark your calendars.
Here is their website: http://www.ledgemontcc.com.