Stowe Country Club Championships Recap

Stowe Country Club Championships Recap

As seen in the Stowe Reporter...For the past 60 years the members of Stowe Country Club have looked to the links to crown it's annual champions; over 60 players ages ranging from 11 to…well, let’s just say seasoned, played 36 holes of golf testing their skills, their nerves, and their fellow members to see who would take the titles.

The event consisted of five divisions: Men’s, Women’s, Senior’s, Super-Seniors, and Juniors. The Men’s division had some early fireworks when 2012 runner-up Chris Mancini made a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, his second ever, but making one in competition is especially memorable, if not a little expensive. In the end it was a two-way race with Jordon Plummer edging out Greg Gramas in a sudden-death playoff. Jordon Plummer is a new member at Stowe, but in a sense he grew up at SCC as a junior golfer and as an employee through high school, so he certainly knows his way around the course.

The Senior division competition was strong with Bill Schaaf and Bill Meckert separated by only one shot after the first day; in the end it was Bill Meckert who finished with a two day total of 145, only one stroke over par. Bill Meckert has a busy week ahead of him due to not one, but two match-play finals in the Men’s and Seniors that got postponed last week.

In a tale of “what comes around”, the Ladies saw a re-crowning of a past Champion when Cynthia Borck put together two strong rounds to win by eight shots over her nearest competitor KJ Meckert, who earlier in the week won the Club’s Match Play Title by edging out Borck.

The Super Senior division saw a repeat of last year’s victor when Lynn Altadonna edged out Walter Towslee. Altadonna is the defacto-club historian and has published a book A History of Stowe Country Club that is available in the golf shop. You can preview it HERE.

The final division was the Juniors and up and coming golfer JJ Clark played well edging new member Clark Brown.