NORTHPORT — Tremendous talent and low scores were the rule and not the exception in the third annual James C. Place Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Northport Golf Club.

A full field of competitive golfers with Maine Amateur champions, club and teaching professionals, some of Maine’s most talented high school golfers, and many accomplished amateur players, friends, and family were in attendance.

The tournament was an 18-hole scramble — with no strings or mulligans — as the winning team of Ricky Jones, Jim Taylor, Chris Seavey and Jamie Boutin finished at 55 (17-unde par) to capture first.

Andrew Dailey, Ian Sady, Daulton Wickenden and Adam Lynch shot 57 (15-under) to finish second, while third went to Jeff Seavey, Mark Wallace, Parker Hilchey and Kellen Adickes at 59 (13-under).

For three consecutive years, the event has raised more than $25,000.

The tournament’s mission is to grow the fund to support youth golf and provide scholarships to junior players who aspire to play in college.

The tournament is named after former Belfast native James Place, an avid and accomplished golfer. As a junior in high school, he won the Maine Junior Championship, was the individual high school champion and played at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

Later in life, Place won many amateur tournaments, club championships at Northport, and the state father-son championship twice. He also holds the course record scores at Country View Golf Club in Brooks and Northport.

MaineStay Media/VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com.

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