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First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open


United States of America 13 Sep 2016 at 21:17 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 7764 | News search

First Time Winner of Maine State Dolphin Open
Maine State Dolphin Open winners. 1st through 6th are L to R.  (Photo by The Putting Penguin)

The weekend after Labor Day in Boothbay, Maine is no stranger to the sounds of putting at Dolphin Mini Golf, the home of the Maine State Dolphin Open. This year marked the 23rd running of the event, with a slight change in format from years past. Where previous events have featured ten rounds over two days this year's event was a one day affair where players competed in eight rounds throughout the day. The field was lighter than in some past years but the competition was still fierce. It was a beautiful day for a tournament on September 10, with clear skies for most of the day and a few drops before the evening two rounds.

The contingent from Connecticut took over this tournament with Justin Seymour leading after 3 rounds, and Pat Sheridan taking the lead after round 6 and seeing it through until the end of round 8. Justin would finish 5th in the event.

There was a three-way tie for second place after the eight rounds between John O'Leary, the last Connecticut entrant, Randy Rice from New York, who you might recognize from the History Channel's "Smartest Guys in the Room" show, and Evan Goodkowsky of Maine. Playoffs at this tournament start on the 15th hole, Bobbin' Buoys, as it's the hardest hole on the course to ace. John lost out on the first hole to settle for fourth place. Randy and Evan would play through to the 2nd hole where Randy sealed second place with an ace. Lee Stoddard, owner of Dolphin Mini Golf, took the sixth and final paying place after a one hole playoff with Dusty Stoddard.

While most thought Sheridan's 5 stroke lead over Goodkowsky and 8 stroke lead over Rice going into the last round was plenty, a round without an ace left Sheridan just one stroke ahead going of those two going into the final hole, a long dogleg right. A long deuce putt clinched the win after 3's by Rice and Goodkowsky.

This was Sheridan's first win at this tournament, with his previous best being 5th place. "We were talking about how someone always makes an afternoon run and this year it was me," Sheridan said. "I was just glad I could hold off the field in that last round and it's a testament to how well I played my middle rounds to build up a good lead." Sheridan walked away with $500 for the win, a gold medal and a Dolphin Championship jacket which changed to black after years of being the blue jacket everyone sought.

The 24th Maine State Dolphin Open is expected to take place in September 2017.

Top Results:
Pat Sheridan - 291
Randy Rice - 293
Evan Goodkowsky - 293
John O'Leary - 293
Justin Seymour - 295
Lee Stoddard - 298

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Asia Minigolf Sport Federation Delegate Conference took place in Japan

Japan 13 Sep 2016 at 11:44 | views: 2234 | Comments: 0

The Delegates Conference of the Asia Minigolf Sport Federation (AMF) took place in Yokohama, Japan on 07th of October, two days before the 2016 Asian Open Minigolf Championships. Delegates from eight Asian member countries - China, Chinese Taipei, India, Iran ...
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Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

Smith Captures Midlands Invitational Title

United Kingdom 06 Sep 2016 at 13:34 | views: 7627 | Comments: 0

Ten hardy minigolfers, including two debutants, took to the felt in Nottingham at the Lost City Adventure Golf complex for the annual running of the Midlands Invitational Tournament, the third of the Midlands club events after The Open and The Masters. Lost City ...
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Miniature Golf as Art - Part 2

United States of America 02 Sep 2016 at 14:10 | views: 7403 | Comments: 0

It seems these days the art world is a buzz with miniature golf. Our first article on the subject focused on attempt to install a course in Trafalgar Square (unfortunately the Kickstarter did not get funded). However, there a lots of less ambitious projects ...
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Minigolf Industry Unites to Fundraise for Seriously-Ill Children

Minigolf Industry Unites to Fundraise for Seriously-Ill Children

United States of America 31 Aug 2016 at 13:11 | views: 6796 | Comments: 0

Sponsored Content Kissimmee, FL Give Kids the World Village (GKTW) and the Miniature Golf Industry have teamed up on a national fundraiser in celebration of 100 years of miniature golf in the United States. From now until September 30, miniature golf ...
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