Hartford’s Ruby Haylock and Newcastle’s Bailey Plourde have been the highest two finishers within the annual Maine Girls’s Newbie Golf Event for the third consecutive yr.
Plourde received final yr’s Maine Girls’s Newbie by six pictures over Haylock on the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. She additionally received it in 2018.
However on Thursday, Haylock — a 17-year-old latest Leavitt Excessive College of Turner graduate — cruised to a seven-shot victory over Plourde on the Portland Nation Membership in Falmouth after main wire-to-wire.
She completed with a nine-over-par 219, together with a final-round 77 that noticed her shoot a seven-over-par 42 on the again 9 with a pair of double bogeys. She registered an even-par 70 on Tuesday and adopted that with a two-over-par 72 on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Haylock prolonged her result in six strokes over Plourde by way of the primary 9 holes and Plourde imploded on the par-four, 362-yard fifteenth gap when she posted a five-over-par 9.
Plourde had shaved the deficit to 4 strokes by way of holes 10, 11 and 12 however she gave one shot again with a double bogey at 13 and, after each bogeyed 14, her troubles on the fifteenth gap sealed the deal for Haylock.
Haylock shot an even-par 70 within the first spherical to construct a seven-shot lead over Plourde and Erin Holmes of Cumberland.
Plourde shot the low spherical of the event on Wednesday with a one-under-par 69 that erased three pictures off Haylock’s lead as she climbed inside 4 pictures after the second spherical.
Plourde shot an 80 on Thursday.
Holmes completed third with an 18-over-par 228 following rounds of 77, 74 and 77.
Haylock performs out of the Turner Highlands Nation Membership in Turner, whereas Plourde’s residence course is the Sheepscot Hyperlinks Golf Membership in Whitefield and Holmes performs out of the Val Halla Golf Course in Cumberland Heart.
Jordan Laplume, who performs out of the Dunegrass Golf Membership in Outdated Orchard Seashore, concluded the event with a 29-over-par 239 to tie Thea Davis from the Hermon Meadow Golf Membership for fourth place.
Laplume received the event in 2019.
Rounding out the highest 10 have been Kathi O’Grady (82-82-77-241) of the Woodlands Membership in Falmouth, Kim Fogel of the Portland CC (82-78-83-243), Mary Brandes (82-80-84-246) from the Woodlands, Ruby’s mom Heidi Haylock (85-82-80) and the Biddeford-Saco Nation Membership’s Ruth Colucci (81-84-83-248), together with Val Halla’s Erin Leland (80-83-85-248).
The third member of the Haylock household, Ruby’s youthful sister Jade, shot a 94-87-87-266 to tie for thirty first.
Jade beat her sister by 4 pictures to win the state Class B particular person championship final fall.