Kauppila, Fernandez, Levasseur Capture 2017 Club Championship Crowns

Chris Kauppila, Bill Fernandez and Brenda Levasseur won their respective divisions in the 2017 Hidden Meadows Club Championship over the weekend of August 26th and 27th. Kauppila won the Overall Championship and the Junior Championship with a 5-over-par 147 with rounds of 72 and 75. Fernandez won the Senior Championship, shooting 84 and 78 enroute to a 162 total. Levasseur shot 91 and 99 for a 190 total to win the Women’s Championship.

2017 Hidden Meadows Golf Course Champions. Chris Kauppila, Brenda Levasseur and Bill Fernandez.

Kauppila jumped out to a five stroke lead after Saturday’s one-over-par round, taking the lead over Randy Bernard who shot a 77. Bernard fired an even par 35 on the back nine on Saturday to keep things close.

Kauppila stumbled a little bit on Sunday, shooting 41 on the front nine. He pulled things together on his home nine, coming in with a one-under-par 34 and finishing 14 strokes ahead of Bernard. Bernard finished in second place at 161 while Senior Division Champion Bill Fernandez came in third with 162. Lucas Shorette and Hazen Dauphinee rounded out the top five with 164 and 171 respectively.

Chris Kauppila pitches out of trouble on #15.

Fernandez began the day three strokes back of first round leader Ed Lucas. He quickly made up the difference as Lucas struggled off the tee all day on Sunday, cruising to a 10 shot victory over Lucas, George Thibodeau and Mike LaFontaine, who finished in a three-way tie for second with 172. David Saucier had a nice round of 85 on Sunday, coming in with a two-day total of 175 and finishing in 5th place.

Bill Fernandez putts one close on #15 during Sunday’s round.

First round leader Ed Lucas, along with Mike LaFontaine, survey their putts on #15. Lucas and LaFontaine finished tied for second place with George Thibodeau.

Brenda Levasseur jumped out to a quick lead on Saturday shooting 91, 11 strokes clear of Lorraine Lanigan. In spite of some putting problems on Sunday, Levasseur came in with a two-day total of 190 and a 14-stroke victory over Lanigan. Michele Kauppila had a good tournament, shooting rounds of 104 and 106, good for third place. Suzanne Hartt finished in fourth place and Sue Patrick finished fifth.

Brenda Levassuer watches as her pitch shot heads towards the hole on #13 Sunday.

Congratulations to our new champions, and thank you to everyone for playing.

Final results:

Championship Division
1st – 72-75-147 Chris Kauppila
2nd – 77-84-161 Randy Bernard
3rd – 84-78-162 Bill Fernandez
4th – 82-82-164 Lucas Shorette
5th – 80-91-171 Hazen Dauphinee
6th – 83-89-172 Wes Kauppila
7th – 97-89-186 Dillon Leland
8th – 90-98-188 John Lodge
9th – 96-97-193 Bee Levasseur
10th – 96-105-201 Don Steeves
11th – 96-106-202 Matt Libby
12th – 99-107-206 Wayne Hartt
13th – 95-WD Alan Comeau

Net
129 – Randy Bernard
138 – Lucas Shorette

Senior Division
1st – 84-78-162 Bill Fernandez
T2nd – 87-85-172 George Thibodeau
T2nd – 88-84-172 Mike LaFontaine
T2nd – 81-91-172 Ed Lucas
5th – 90-85-175 David Saucier
6th – 89-90-179 Terry Grant
7th – 95-98-193 Ed King
8th – 101-96-197 Greg Bosse
9th – 100-98-198 Jay Emerson
10th – 99-101-200 David Thibodeau
11th – 98-106-204 Gene Fadrigon
12th – 98-107-205 Bob Ruhlin

Net
132 – George Thibodeau
133 – Terry Grant

Women’s Division
1st – 91-99-190 Brenda Levasseur
2nd – 102-102-204 Lorraine Lanigan
3rd – 104-106-210 Michele Kauppila
4th – 106-107-213 Suzanne Hartt
5th – 117-107-224 Sue Patrick

Net
133 – Suzanne Hartt

Suzanne Hartt with the best looking shirt of the tournament. With Sue Patrick.

Discussing the days events after the round.

Hazen Dauphinee watches intently on #15.

George Thibodeau watches his group on #15.

David Saucier studies Ed King’s swing on #16.

Terry Grant watches his approach shot on #16.

Larry takes in Sunday’s action.

Michele Kauppila watches her putt on #13.

Randy Bernard watches his tee shot on #15.

Don Steeves prepares to hit a pitch shot to the 15th green.

Dillon Leland sporting some cool shades on Sunday.

Terry Grant watches Bob Ruhlin’s approach shot on #16.

Ed Lucas rolls one on #15 green as Mike LaFontaine looks on.

Wes Kauppila pitches one to the 15th green.

Lucas Shorette rips a tee shot on #15.

Wayne Hartt trying to help his pitch shot to #15.

Bee Levasseur hits a chip shot on #15.

Matt Libby showing some good form on #15.

Dillon Leland almost knocks in a chip shot on the 15th hole.

David Thibodeau knocks one close on #17.

Jay Emerson watches his chip roll onto the 17th green.

John Lodge watches his approach shot to the 15th green.