Amateur golf

Andersons, Mazurek, Jones earn spots in 100th Maine Amateur

Jones is three-time winner of event, Cole Anderson last year's runner-up
By Staff | Jul 01, 2019

Portland — After three grueling qualifying rounds — one of which took several days to complete due to inclement weather — the field for the 100th Maine Amateur Golf Championship has been set.

And, four Midcoast golfers — including a former multi-time winner of the event and the player who finished second in the 99th annual — will be among the talented field which vies for the coveted championship.

Ten area golfers participated in qualifying rounds in recent weeks, and after the dust settled, Cole Anderson and Ricky Jones of the Samoset Resort Golf Club, as well as James Anderson and Nick Mazurek of the Rockland Golf Club, earned spots in the tournament.

Cole Anderson and Jones earned automatic berths due to exemptions.

Jones is a three-time winner of the event, while Cole Anderson finished second last year.

The 100th Maine Amateur Championship will be Tuesday through Thursday, July 9-11 at the Portland Country Club.

The first qualifier was on Thursday, June 13 at Biddeford-Saco Country Club, second on Thursday, June 20 at Poland Spring Golf Club and third on Thursday, June 27 at the Waterville Country Club.

Mazurek and James Anderson made the cut by their performances in qualifiers.

Among the seven area golfers in the third qualifier, Mazurek made the cut as he shot 75 (+5) on the par-70 course to finish 11th and among the 24 to qualify of the 87-golfer field.

Jon Hardy of Samoset (80), Parker Hilchey of Samoset (82), Ross DeLorenzo of Country View Golf Course (83), Dan Dalfonso of Samoset (85), Rich Mazurek, Nick's father, of Samoset (86) and Chris Seavey of Samoset (88) failed to qualify.

Among the two area golfers in the second qualifier, James Anderson made the cut as he fired 76 (+5) on the par-71 course to finish 12th and among the 32 players to qualify of the 113-player field.

Paul Schelble of RGC (80) came up short and failed to qualify.

Jamie Boutin of the Samoset was the lone local golfer to participate in the first qualifier and missed the cut after firing an 89 (+18) on the par-71 course. Twenty-nine players qualified among the 100 who competed.

The second qualifier at Poland Spring began on Thursday, June 20, but was halted due to lightning and resumed on Monday, June 24.

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