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Youths assert themselves in NHWGA State Amateur

New Hampshire Union Leader

July 31. 2013 8:38PM
Co-leader Tracy Martin watches her drive on the second hole during the second day of the New Hampshire Women's Golf Association State Amateur at Nashua Country Club Wednesday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
At Nashua Country Club, Nashua
5,473 yards; Par 72
Second Round, Wednesday

Tracey Marshall, Abenaqui 77-70--147
Tracy Martin, Nashua 75-72--147
Lisanne Schmidt, Eastman 72-75--147
Dana Harrity, Abenaqui 76-75--151
Colette Schmidt, Eastman 77-78--155
Tara Watt, Derryfield 82-74--156
Cortney Tilley, Atkinson 83-77--160
Louise Billy, Derryfield 86-78--164
Amy Peters, Hanover 83-82--165
Beth Hamilton, Pembroke P 82-85--167
Joan Cyr, Rochester 85-83--168
Beth Gutteridge, Pease 85-83--168
Dale Nims, Lochmere 87-81--168
Cindy Perkins, Souhegan W 83-85--168
Margaret Brenner, Nashua 83-86--169
Laurie Ethier, Nashua 85-84--169
Paige Gauthier, Claremont 90-79--169
Carole Labranche, Stonebr85-84--169
Shannon McManus, Nashua 84-86--170
Andrea Morrell, Derryfield 90-80--170
Holly St Laurent, Nashua 86-84--170
Lori Brooks, W-Poor-Will 84-87--171
Chelsea Sedlar, Souhegan W 87-84--171
June Ferland, Rochester 86-86--172
Elizabeth Friel, Overlook 90-82--172
Nicole Tombs, Concord 90-83--173
Kerry Dolan, Sky Meadow 85-89--174
Lauren Erikson, Sky M. 88-86--174
Meg Watson, Sky Meadow 89-86--175
Lee Denoncourt, C’bury W 87-89--176
Lisa Heaps, Nashua 88-88--176
Sara (J) Feith, Cochecho 87-90--177
Kathy Hazen, Den Brae 85-93--178
Sue Jordan, Den Brae 92-87--179
Kim Lazenby, Cochecho 95-84--179
Betsy Knights, Hanover 86-94--180
Brenda Lloyd, Concord 93-87--180
Karen Max, Windham 86-94--180
Karen McBarron, Derryfield 89-91--180
Lisa Cummings, C’bury W 93-88--181
Kaitlyn Lutinski, Campbell’s 95-86--181
Bonnie Murgatroy, Nwport 92-90--182
Mindy Williams, Pembrke P 90-92--182
Diane Doran, Souhegan W 93-90--183
Barbara Dion, Nashua 92-92--184
Jean Johnston, Pembroke P 95-89--184
Linda Pletch, Pheasant R 92-92--184
Marty Thebodeau, Nashua 93-91--184
Torrie Whitcher, Pheasant R 93-91--184
Sharon Lavigne, Baker Hill 89-96--185
Amy Patenaude, Baker Hill 95-90--185
Christine Lumb, Campbell’s 94-92--186
Amy Callen, Candia Woods 84-103--187
Darcie Gauthier, Claremont 94-93--187
Shelby Reed, Beaver M. 91-97--188
Jennifer Bragg, Nashua 95-94--189
Deb Clauson, Portsmouth 93-96--189
Deirdre Rogusky, Amherst 92-97--189
Karen McKeen, Souhegan W 94-97--191
Anita Morris, Nashua 96-96--192
Sylvia Prive, Pembroke P 97-95--192
Courtney Otto, Windham 96-97--193
Diane Rankins, CC of NH 96-97--193
Rowena Wilks, CC of NH 97-96--193
Betsy Webster, Lochmere 95-99--194
Shannon Biehl, Cochecho 97-98--195
Sue Hoople, North Conway 97-98--195
Laura Deluc, Souhegan W 96-100--196
Anne Cote, Den Brae 96-102--198
Jann Gray, Pease 98-100--198
Melissa Laaspere, Candia 98-100--198
Karin Hathaway, Hanover 98-101--199
Fran Addorisio, Bfast Hill 104-97--201
Michael Culbert, Bfast H 102-101--203
Peggy Tosi, Derryfield 104-100--204
Margie Kearney, Candia W 111-100--211
Susan Downer, Souh. W 107-109--216
Irene Schultz, Nippo Lake 107-112--219
Brenna Benson, Den Brae 104-118--222
Carmyn Young, Angus L 112-111--223
Heather Alosa, Beaver M 116-130--246
Sarah McCann, Baker Hill 91-DQ--DQ
Sherrie Vail, Green M 108-NC--NC

NASHUA — Dana Harrity, defending champion and 15-time winner of the New Hampshire Women's Golf Association State Amateur, figures she'll be on the outside looking in at the three-way shootout that will determine the 2013 champion today at Nashua Country Club.

"I'll be watching," Harrity said. "It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in that group."

The group is made up of three 20-somethings who are among the best young golfers in the state and have turned this three-day tournament into a one-day, 18-hole dash for the title.

Lisanne Schmidt of Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, Tracey Marshall of Abenaqui Country Club in Rye and Tracy Martin of the host Nashua Country Club are all tied with 3-over par totals of 147 going into today's final round.

They tee off in the final group at 10:50 this morning.

Harrity is four shots back at 151 and Colette, Lisanne's sister, is another four behind that. Tara Watt of Derryfield in Manchester is at 82-74-156.

"It's a one-day tournament now," said Martin, 23. "We're all friends. You've just got to play the course and focus on yourself. We all have the abilities to go low."

They've done it so far.

Martin, 2-under through 13 holes on Wednesday, finished with a par 72, the second-best round of the day, for her 75-72-147 total.

Lisanne Schmidt, 24, shot the only par round on Tuesday's opening day and came out of it with a three-shot lead over Martin and is at 72-75-147.

Marshall was 4-under on the front nine on Wednesday, struggled some on the back and then pulled out a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to post a tournament-best round of 2-under 70 and earn her share of the lead at 77-70-147.

They made the tournament wide open.

"It could be anybody's," Lisanne Schmidt said. "The conditions are good and we're all capable of scoring well. I typically play better, the better the people I'm with are playing. That's how it needs to be. I'm really looking forward to it."

Marshall had four birdies in her first eight holes, gave a couple of shots back later, and was putting well.

"My driver got me in some trouble and my putter was my friend today," Marshall said. "I got a lesson a couple of days ago at Abenaqui and it's helped. I picked up a few things and it's worked so far. And hopefully my driver straightens out."

Marshall, 21, had an eventful last couple of holes. On No. 17, she drove a little left into the rough and had to punch out her second shot and ended up with a bogey. On No. 18, she was even more left off the tee and her ball hit a tree.

"That was scary," she said.

But the ball bounced back into the fairway, she hit a solid second shot and a great approach put her within three feet of the hole for a closing-out birdie.

None of the young front three golfers has won a State Am.

"Whoever comes out on top it will be their first," Harrity said. "It's very exciting."

As for the 15-time champ?

"I'd have to shoot something pretty incredible and they'd all have to be bad," Harrity said. "They're not all going to blow up. It's not out of reach, but with all three of them tied and four strokes ahead, it makes it that much tougher."

Harrity felt she was playing well and made a move with birdies on holes No. 11 and 12, but then had a couple of bogeys and a double bogey down the stretch to finish at 75 for the day.

Now she mostly has to watch the shootout from the group in front of Schmidt, Martin and Marshall.

"It's a clean slate and anything can happen," Marshall said. "I should know that from last year. You have to say focused."

Last year, Marshall had a one-shot lead going into the final hole in the State Am at Hanover Country Club and shot a 10 on the hole, opening the door to Harrity.

"I try to think of it in terms of learning from it," Marshall said. "Like a life lesson."

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