August 11, 2013

Golf: Golfer's birdies working to help Maine junior program

By Tom Chard
Staff Writer

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The tournament charities are The First Tee of Maine and Camp Susan Curtis.

The Exotics Tour is a five-tournament pro-am series run by Harris Golf. It has had two tournaments so far. The first at Bath was won by Shawn Warren. The second at Penobscot Valley was a three-way tie among Warren, John Hickson and J.J. Harris. The next tournament is slated for Aug. 26 at Sunday River in Newry. It's expected to be full with 36 pro-am teams competing. The tournament is open to all pros and their amateur partners.

Reese McFarlane of Cape Elizabeth and Monica Austin of Yarmouth played last week in the Big I national tournament in North Carolina. The Big I is one of the longest-running junior tournaments in the country. McFarlane tied for 39th in a field of 104 players. He shot 76-79-76-73-304. Austin missed the cut after shooting 87-84. There were 60 players in the girls' tournament. Both players had to qualify to reach the nationals.

The fifth Greely High alumni tournament will be played Aug. 23 at Val Halla. This year, the tournament is honoring former Greely basketball standout and UNE Hall of Famer Derek Vogel. Vogel scored 3,050 points in college and played professionally overseas. The cost of the tournament is $75 per person ($50 for Val Halla members). Tournament proceeds support the Greely golf and basketball programs. To enter, call the pro shop at 829-2225 or go to

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