May 12, 2013

Golf: Fairbanks-Warren prove hard to beat in any best-ball

By Tom Chard
Staff Writer

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Stan Plummer, well-known in Maine golf, died a week ago at 92. Plummer is the father of Mark Plummer, a 13-time Maine Amateur champion. The elder Plummer was a strong player in his own right. A longtime member of the Augusta Country Club in Manchester, Plummer won six club championships and shot his age numerous times. He served on the club's board of governors and as a past president. Plummer was also a past president of the Maine Seniors Golf Association.

Plummer and his three sons, Stan Jr., Mark and Steve, were the team to beat in many MSGA Father and Son tournaments over the years, winning it numerous times. When Mark played in the Maine Amateur or Maine Open, his father was there to watch, and in later years, drove the golf cart and handed his son the clubs.

"Stan Plummer was a wonderful man," said Nancy Storey, the executive director of the Maine State Golf Association.

"He was a great golf ambassador for the state of Maine," she said.

Although the golf season is only a month old, that hasn't slowed some players from shooting low rounds in tournaments. Matt Greenleaf of Portland fired consecutive 69s in Maine State Golf Association tournaments. He shot his first one in a weekly MSGA tournament at Brunswick Golf Club and then did it again mid-week at Portland CC in the first of the association's mid-week tournaments. Greenleaf and Ricky Jones of Thomaston tied with 69s at Brunswick. Greenleaf won at Portland.

Andy Bowden of South Portland shot a 68 for the low score of the day in an MSGA Seniors tournament last week at Nonesuch River. Bowden took the 55-65 age group.

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