BAR HARBOR, Maine — Casey Catell of Orono and JJ Harris of Bath are co-champions of the 48th Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament after Sunday’s second round was washed out.
Heavy overnight rain was continuing at the 7 a.m. start for Sunday’s play at Kebo Valley Golf Club and Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono. The National Weather Service forecast was for rain all day.
Based on that forecast and the current state of the courses, the decision was made to call off the final day’s play.
Catell and Harris posted even-par 72s at PVCC on Saturday to top the A flight and the rest of the 298-player field. Two-time defending champion Ryan Gay of Pittston tied for second at 73. Lance Bernier took low net with 74-70. Susan Gilpatric is the winner of the women’s A flight with an 85, and Alice Hwang was the net champ with 86-74.
Ironically, Gay’s first Bunyan win two years ago came in a rain-shortened event when the first round was washed out.
In B flight, also at PVCC, Ed Meo won with a 77, while Barry Hobert was low net at 78-70. Heidi Haylock of Hartford won her second straight B women’s title with an 86, and Clair Crandall won low net with 97-81.
Eric Fowle of Portland repeated as C flight titlist with a 78 at Kebo, and Bub Smith was low net at 79-67. Joy Eon won women’s C gross at 96, and Meriby Sweet was low net with 99-82.
In D, also at Kebo, Harry Orser posted an 84 and Roger Wickenden took low net with 80-62. Charleen Wiseman won women’s gross with 101 and Bambi Stevens was low net at 102-79.
All players will be allowed a complimentary round at the course they were not able to play during the tournament. The rounds will be good any time in June or October.
Update: The Class D winners have been corrected.