Minot, Fairfield teens claim Maine Junior Amateur golf titles

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on Aug. 06, 2014, at 8:58 p.m.
CUMBERLAND, Maine — Once again, ignorance was bliss for Will Kannegieser. Coming down the final fairway on Wednesday, the Minot resident didn’t know his status in the final round of the Maine Junior Amateur Championship. Like last year, what he didn’t know didn’t get in the way of claiming a …
Tiger Woods of the United States smiles while warming up on the practice range at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky.

Woods says he’s ready to go for PGA Championship at Valhalla

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on Aug. 06, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The waiting game ended when Tiger Woods pronounced himself pain-free and ready to compete in this week’s PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club after playing nine holes in practice on Wednesday afternoon. His fitness for the year’s final major had been in some doubt after he was …

Local sports results for August 5, 2014

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts (25-9) vs. Central Falls, Rhode Island (29-12), 9:30 a.m. G2: Dover, New Hampshire (18-5) vs. RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut (25-8), 30 min. after G1 G3: Bangor (23-5) vs. Cheshire, Connecticut (31-11), 4:30 p.m. G4: Essex, Vermont (28-9) …

Local sports results for Aug. 2-3, 2014

on Aug. 03, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
Legion baseball State Tournament At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, Franklin County 2 G4: Bangor 4, Morrill Post-South Portland 1 Thursday, July 31 G5: Post 51-Oakland 3, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 0 …
Tiger Woods, pictured during Saturday's third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, withdrew from the tournament Sunday after injuring his back.

Tiger pulls out of Bridgestone Invitational due to injury

By Reuters on Aug. 03, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
Defending champion Tiger Woods pulled out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, on Sunday after aggravating his troublesome back, raising more questions about the playing future of the 14-time major champion. His participation in Thursday’s PGA Championship in Kentucky, the final major of the year, must be highly doubtful …
Dustin Johnson, pictured during the British Open on July 20, has reportedly been suspended by the PGA Tour for six months for using cocaine.

Report: Dustin Johnson suspended by PGA after testing positive for cocaine

By Mark Herrmann, Newsday on Aug. 01, 2014, at 8:23 p.m.
Dustin Johnson’s absence from professional golf, which he called a “leave of absence” in a statement Thursday, is a six-month suspension issued by the PGA Tour for having tested positive for cocaine, reported Friday. Johnson, a top golfer who has come close to winning two majors and had clinched …

TV Radio schedule for August 2-3, 2014

on Aug. 01, 2014, at 4:49 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Pocono, Qualifying, 10 a.m., Race, 1 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 400, Practice, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, U.S. Cellular 250, Qualifying, 4:30 p.m., Race, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM), WOXO Norway …

Local sports results for Aug. 1, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Golf MSGA At Fairlawn Golf & CC Junior Event — Boys ages 15-17: Reese McFarlane 68, Will Kannegieser 69, Cameron Letourneau 77, Matthew Caron 81, Alexander Spiller 82, Macarthur Kim 82, Kyle Cholod 85, Sam Meredith 85, A.J Parisi 87, Michael Bryant 91, Ryan Gosselin 91, Justin Keaney 95; Boys …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 31, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …

Sports briefs for July 31, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on July 31, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
USM names new volleyball coach GORHAM, Maine — Diane (Marzelli) Newell has been named the head coach for the University of Southern Maine women’s volleyball program. Newell replaces Tom Gardner who departed USM after three seasons for the head coaching position at California Institute of Technology. Newell spent the past …
From the community

Brianna Rachel Fund for Kids Golf Tourney

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
KENDUSKEAG, Maine — Brianna Rachel Fund for Kids Golf Tourney, Saturday, Aug. 2, Kenduskeag Golf & Country Club, 947 Grant Road. Four-person scramble entry fee $35 for nine 9 holes or $60 for 18 holes. To reserve tee times and golf carts ($5 per person per round), call 884-7330 or 884-4199 or email First hole in …
From the community

Tournament at Pine Hill Golf Course

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Third annual Brooksie, Birdies, Bogies and Beer four-person scramble tournament, with 8 a.m. shotgun start, on Aug. 2, at Pine Hill Golf Course. $40 per person, lunch included, door prizes and 50/50 available. Call 989-3824 to enter and reserve cart. This post was contributed by a community …
Leslie Guenther of Norway Country Club follows the flight of her ball toward the green during Wednesday's final round of the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Guenther won with a two-day total of 157.

‘I’ve always dreamt of this’: Guenther captures her first Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship

By Pete Warner on July 30, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Leslie Guenther was in a familiar position going into Wednesday’s final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship. The veteran player out of Norway Country Club, who had led the tournament after two rounds in each of its first two years, was again at top of …

Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship final-round scores

on July 30, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
At Waterville Country Club Leslie Guenther 75-82—157 Mary Brandes 78-81—159 Micki Meggison 81-79—160 Bailey Plourde 82-78—160 Liz Wiltshire 86-76—162 Ruth Colucci 81-82—163 Emily Bouchard 80-84—164 Prudence Hornberger 80-85—165 Kristin Kannegieser 84-82—166 Cecily Whiting 82-84—166 Dale Hannon 84-83—167 Heidi Haylock 85-82—167 Debby Gardner 83-86—169 Monica Austin 88-81—169 Viola Kemp 86-85—171 Kathi …

TV Radio schedule for Aug. 1, 2014

on July 30, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
Maine Amateur 2014 champion Andrew Slattery contemplates his shot during the 2014 Charlie's Maine Open Tuesday in Augusta. Slattery finished the one-day tournament even.

Pennsylvania golfer takes Maine Open title with a scorching 62

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 29, 2014, at 9:08 p.m.
MANCHESTER, Maine — The check with Andrew Mason’s name on it won’t be missing any zeroes. The crystal vase Mason cradled underneath his right arm still looked splendid with the twilight rays shimmering off it. Also, shooting a scorching 62 to win the Charlie’s Maine Open at Augusta Country Club …
Prudence Hornberger of Turner Highlands Golf Course putts from the apron onto the 18th green during Tuesday's first round of the Maine Women's Amateur Golf Tournament at Waterville Country Club. Hornberger shot an 80 and is only five shots off the pace.

Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship scores

on July 29, 2014, at 8:15 p.m.
At Waterville Country Club Tuesday’s first round Leslie Guenther 38-37—75 Mary Brandes 41-37—78 Prudence Hornberger 42-38—80 Emily Bouchard 40-40—80 Micki Meggison 43-38—81 Ruth Colucci 41-40—81 Bailey Plourde 44-38—82 Cecily Whiting 43-39—82 Debby Gardner 41-42—83 Sarah Hansen 41-42—83 Marla LeBlanc 42-41—83 Kristin Kannegieser 41-43—84 Dale Hannon 43-41—84 Rosemary Lyons 43-42—85 Heidi …
Debby Gardner of Waterville Country Club hits her approach shot from under a tree on the 13th hole at her home course during the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament on Tuesday.

Leslie Guenther seizes 3-stroke lead at Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament

By Pete Warner on July 29, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Leslie Guenther wasn’t the least bit interested in being the center of attention on Tuesday. After shooting a 2-over-par 75 that put her in the lead, the veteran golfer quietly snuck away to her car after at the 3rd annual Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship at Waterville …
Shawn Warren, who won the Maine Open as an amateur in 2004, chips out of the 10th bunker at the Augusta Country Club Monday morning during the opening round of the 2014 Charlie's Maine Open that was eventually washed out.

Rain reduces Maine Open golf tourney to one round

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 28, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
MANCHESTER, Maine — With 156 players and no available open date on the other side, Augusta Country Club and the Maine State Golf Association had a tight window to squeeze the Charlie’s Maine Open through in its entirety. Thunder, lightning, heavy rain and ultimately standing water slammed that window shut …
Bailey Plourde of Newcastle lines up her putt as her dad and caddie, Bob Plourde, holds an umbrella on the 18th green during Monday's Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Ruth Colucci of Biddeford-Saco Country Club looks on.

14-year-old golfer makes a splash at rained-out first round of Maine Women’s Amateur

By Pete Warner on July 28, 2014, at 4:40 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Bailey Plourde stumbled into golf several years ago, completely by accident. “My parents needed a baby sitter for me, so I went with my grandparents and that’s what they were doing (playing golf),” said the 14-year-old from Newcastle. “I chipped around a little bit, then I wanted …
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