Thursday, April 17, 2014
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According to MSGA statistics, Alvarez has the best record in four match play events at 11-3 with Greenleaf next at 10-3. The next tourney for Greenleaf is the St. John's Valley Open at Aroostook Valley, starting Saturday.
TEE TO GREEN: Alexa Rancourt, 22, formerly of Portland and a recent graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., played in her first pro tournament three weeks ago at the Ohio Women's Open. Rancourt shot rounds of 77 and 71 to tie for 10th and collect a check for $425. Rancourt turned pro in July. She graduated from Furman in May with a degree in philosophy.
Rancourt will play in the first stage of LPGA Qualifying School in Rancho Mirage, Calif., beginning Tuesday.
Rancourt won the Women's Maine State Amateur title in 2008 and 2009. She attended Waynflete School for one year of high school before transferring to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to concentrate on golf. There, she attended the Pendleton School, a prep school at IMG where she was the valedictorian her senior year.
At Furman, she played in the top five on the golf team. Her website is www.alexarancourt.com. ...
At last week's Southern Maine Seniors tournament at York Golf and Tennis, the father and son combination of Al Noyes and Al Noyes Jr. tied for first place in team low gross, while Al Jr. won overall low gross with a 71 in his tournament debut. Their foursomes included Frank Langlois and Butch Reilly.
John Gerber, tournament director, said it was a first in the 40-year history of Southern Maine Seniors.
"A son playing in his debut wins with his father. Al Sr. was trying to hide how proud he was playing and seeing the young guy win. Al Sr. has a long history of winning senior tournaments." The father was inducted into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame last year. ...
Reese McFarlane of Cape Elizabeth and the Purpoodock Club tied for second in the New England Junior Championship in Putnam, Conn. McFarlane finished at 2-under for 54 holes, two shots out of first, The Maine team finished fourth. Massachusetts won the team title.
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