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Posted: 9/19/03

USGA State Team Results

The Vermont Team of Libby Smith, Andrea Brown, and Mari Harter finished in a very respectable tie for 24th in the 2003 USGA State Team Championship at Wellesley Country Club in Wellesley, MA.  Libby Smith had a three-day total of 222 combined with Andrea Brown's total of 255 for team score of 477.  The Ohio team won the event with a score of 447 over the North Carolina team with of total of 451.  Vermont finished squarely in the middle of the pack ahead of other New England teams from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island.  The host state of Massachusetts was the highest ranking New England state finishing in 11th place.

Our own Libby Smith fired the low round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 3-under par 70!  Let me repeat that ...  Libby shot the low round of the tournament beating Curtis Cup team member Emily Bastel of Ohio and Carol Semple Thompson, legendary amateur player for many years as well as Abby Spector of Maine and many, many other fine amateur players from around the country.  Libby continued her sparkling play on Wednesday with a 34 on the front nine until a 9 on the 12th hole derailed her temporarily.  She ended with a 76 followed by another 76 on Thursday for a three-day total of 222.  This put her in third place individually behind Emily Bastel and Carol Semple Thompson.  A par on that 12th hole would have tied her with Emily for the individual lead.  This is an awesome performance for Libby at this level of competition.


Way to go Libby!!

1

Ohio

447

2

North Carolina

451

3

Georgia

452

T4

Maryland

453

T4

Oregon

457

6

Pennsylvania

454

7

New York

455

8

Alabama

461

T9

Indiana

465

T9

California

465

11

Massachusetts

467

Here are the team results: