Shawn Warren of Windham, an assistant pro at Falmouth Country Club, had great back-to-back days on the course last week.

On Wednesday, Warren advanced in local qualifying for the U.S. Open by shooting a 70 at the Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, Mass. Warren was one of four players at the site to make it to the next stage: 36-hole sectional qualifying over the next two weeks.

On Thursday, Warren won his third straight New England PGA Assistants’ Championship at Marshfield Country Club in Marshfield, Mass.

Warren shot a 4-under 66 to win by four shots. Bob Tramonti, a former Purpoodock Club assistant who now works at Triggs Municipal Golf Course in Providence, R.I., tied for second with a 70, and David Grygiel of Tee ‘n Tee Golfland in Portland tied for fifth with a 73.

“Hopefully, I can carry this over to Canoe Brook,” said Warren, referring to his sectional qualifying site.

Canoe Brook Country Club, located in Summit, N.J., has been a regular qualifying site of the United States Golf Association for several years.

Warren has had a fast start to the season in Maine chapter NEPGA tournaments. He won the senior-junior pro tournament with partner Mark Fogg. The tandem finished fourth in the pro-pro stroke-play tournament.

Warren is a Maine Amateur and Maine Open champion who played four years at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

THE MAINE Golf Hall of Fame will have a grand opening of its room in the Maine State Building today at the Poland Spring Resort in Poland.

The opening is part of the Bessie Fenn Scramble, which officially opens the season at Poland Spring Golf Course. The tournament starts at 9 a.m.There will be a social hour from 1-2 p.m. when people can visit the Golf Hall of Fame and look at Maine golf memorabilia collected by Gary Rees, the executive director.

Rees is in his second year as head pro at Lucerne Golf Club in Holden. He spent 13 years as head pro at Val Halla in Cumberland and also coached Greely High to several state golf titles.

“The Hall of Fame collection is evolving,” said Rees.

The memorabilia includes a Jim Veno wedge, clubs from golf pro Alex Chisholm, and golf balls from different eras. There are trophies, and the names of Golf Hall of Fame inductees. Rees said Poland Spring historian Jason Libby has been helpful in bringing the Hall to Poland Spring, along with the collection of information and memorabilia.

TEE TO GREEN: The 47th annual Paul Bunyan Tournament reached its limit of 288 entries last week. The tournament will be played June 4 and 5 at Kebo Valley and Penobscot Valley.

There will be a scramble tournament June 25 at Bath Country Club to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. The foundation offers kidney health awareness and education programs, along with support and assistance to people affected by kidney disease. For more information, call Cullen Walker at 837-8062 or email [email protected]

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