Richard Browne among three inductees for Maine Golf Hall of Fame

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 7:40 a.m.

Richard Browne, Timothy Angis and Harry Webber were inducted into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame during ceremonies held last week at Poland Spring Golf Club.

Webber was honored posthumously.

The Maine Golf Hall of Fame celebrated its 21st annual inductions on Thursday with a tournament and banquet.

Browne is the head golf professional at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. He becomes the fourth member of his family to earn the honor, joining his father Paul Browne, a 2006 inductee, and brothers James and Robert, both of whom were in the Class of 2008.

Richard Browne served as the director of Maine’s high school championships for more than 20 years and is former high school golf coach.

Angis serves as the head pro at Biddeford-Saco Country Club. He was a seven-time Maine Chapter PGA champion and competed in the 1980 U.S. Amateur and the 1993 PGA National Championship.

Angis played on the Nike Tour for three years.

Webber was a charter member of the Maine State Seniors Golf Association in 1933. He was a longtime member at Bath Country Club and was among the first people to promote Maine golf with his “Golf in Maine” booklets, which he started in 1930.

Maine Senior Amateur underway

Portland Country Club is the site of the 16th New England Amateur Championship, which began Tuesday and concludes on Wednesday.

The 36-hole tournament brings together the top senior players from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. They will compete for the Harry R. McCracken Trophy.

Peter Metzler of Vermont won the 2012 title held in Rutland, Vt., but other top competitors include two-time New England Senior Amateur champion Dave Szewczul (2010, 2011), who competed in this year’s U.S. Amateur.

Also in the field is 2012 runner-up Don Reycroft, who was fifth in the Massachusetts Senior Amateur last week. He also played in the U.S. Senior Open Championship.

Husson wins Maine title

Sophomore Porter Gervais of New Limerick shot a two-day total of 143, 4 over par, to lead Husson University of Bangor to the title at the Maine Intercollegiate Golf Championships held at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Coach Ed Meo’s Eagles posted a score of 595 to record a 23-shot victory over the University of Southern Maine (618), the defending champion, in the event. UMaine-Presque Isle took third at 621.

Gervais, a Houlton High School graduate, set the pace among 55 competitors. Greg Pike was third at 151, while Husson also received solid efforts from Lance Bernier of Lincoln (153) and Bill Hutchins of Hampden (154), who were fourth and sixth, respectively.

Geoff Sullivan of Colby College in Waterville was second overall with a score of 150, while freshman Tom Murray of USM, a former Bangor High standout, also tied for fourth.

Murray was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for his efforts. He has been the Huskies’ No. 1 finisher in each of their four meets this season, including a first-place finish at the Bowdoin Invitational in Brunswick.

The Eagles return to action on their home course at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono this weekend, as they host the Husson Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. Tee times are set for 12:30 p.m. both days.

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