May 5, 2013

Golf: Knox coming north to direct North Belgrade academy

By Tom Chard
Staff Writer

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Fairbanks is the head pro at Dunegrass Country Club in Old Orchard Beach while Warren is a teaching pro at both courses. Warren said a reason for beating some of the top club pros in New England was "the good rapport Jim and I have. We've played a lot of golf together. We fed off each other and each had our moments in the tournament."

Warren followed that up with a tie for first in a NEPGA assistant pro tournament at the Ocean Course at New Seabury in Mashpee, Mass. Warren shot a 2-under 70. Ron Kelton, a first-year assistant pro at Purpoodock, tied for fourth with a 73.

Warren will play in a U.S. Open local qualifying tournament at Pine Hills in Plymouth, Mass., this week, He is looking to advance to the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional tournament in June in Purchase, N.Y. Warren has made it to the sectional twice. Golfers who make it through the sectionals are in the U.S. Open.

Abby Spector will be an assistant pro at Dunegrass this season. Spector, a seven-time state women's amateur champion who played at the University of North Carolina, was at Sugarloaf last summer. She will be the First Tee coach at Dunegrass along with doing women's and junior clinics.

Spector has compiled a strong resume, having worked at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., the Balsams, Nantucket and other courses. Spector was inducted into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

Belgrade Lakes Golf Club opened last Wednesday.

"We have a pretty full tee sheet," said Kyle Evans, the course's managing partner. "People are anxious to play."

Belgrade Lakes is the annual host for the Maine State Golf Association's Club Team Championship, which will be played May 19.

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