Bailey Plourde, of Newcastle, came away with a double victory at the WMSGA Janet Drouin Memorial Golf Tournament, held at Natanis on August 17 and 18. Plourde was crowned the overall championship and was the Junior Amateur Champion as well.
Plourde shot a 74-71-145 in scorching heat at the two day tournament, which is the second largest women’s tournament in Maine. Plourde shot one eagle, six birdies, and 20 holes for par.
On the second day, she hit 12 straight holes for par or below for the best run of the tournament.
Plourde has been selected to play in the USGA Women’s Team Championship in Missouri, and is one of three women selected to represent Maine.
Plourde finished six strokes behind Maine Women’s Amateur champion Staci Aber Creech, who shot 222. Emily Bouchard was second with 229 and Leslie Guenthner third with 235.
Players competing in the tournament from Wawenock Golf Club included Tracy Beier 271; Linda Holmes 281; Ewa Prokopiuk 299; Meriby Sweet, 300; and Trudi Snediker 323.
She qualified for the Big I at Cape Arundel last June. One junior player is selected for the tournament who is under the age of 19 and who has not attended college. Competitors are ranked in the top 100 in the country or who have finished in the top five the previous year.
The level of play was incredible, with every player college bound.