ROCKLAND — It turns out there is more to cry about in golf then one may realize.

Take Waldoboro native Andy Ferrier of Bangor, who recorded his first ace on Sunday, Oct. 23 and his hole-in-one — plus his foursome’s fine course play — only got them good vibes because they were ineligible for tournament prizes.

Andy Ferrier. Photo by Ken Waltz

Such is life in the annual Cry Baby Tournament at the Rockland Golf Club.

The 18-hole event is unique because the course is set up to more than challenge the field. The tees are put in strange places and pins/holes in difficult positions on the greens, such as in corners, on hills and mounds, as well as close to fringes.

Talk about not much green to work with.

Ferrier’s team, which included Isaac Brower, Austin Sousa and Christian Wincklhofer, were ineligible for prizes because they created their own team, as a few others did, which were within the tourney rules.

However, those who made their own foursomes were ineligible for tourney prizes. Traditionally, RCG PGA Pro Keenan Flanagan creates the teams from those who sign-up, which happened for a majority of the groups on Sunday.

The tourney’s gross winners were Jordan Carter, CT Ngyuen, Bruce Bonzey and Jaimee Watts at 66, while Rob Splaine, Kevin LaBree, Bob Ohrt and Jim Nyce second at 68 and James Anderson, Jeremy Young, Jeff Carty and Ann Marie Rintz third at 69.

In the net category, Mike Bonzagni, Kathleen LaBree, Glenn McCullough and Diane Bryant finished first at 49.25, while Tom Griffith, Tom Quantrell, Phil Carlson and Wendy Dewing were second at 53.25 and Larry Goldsmith, Kathy Harper, Rennie Worsford and Brian Goulding third at 54.25.

Ferrier’s ace came on the par-3 ninth hole. The tees and hole were altered for the tournament. Ferrier’s team finished at 4-under 66.

Additionally, on Sunday, Oct. 30, in men’s league individual points play, Sean Fogarty finished first at +10; Warren Marshall, second at +2; James Anderson and Lincoln Page, tied at even; and Mike Bonzagni, fifth at -3.

Pin: James Anderson, 12-4 on the 18th hole.