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Holly Reynolds made history on Thursday winning her seventh State Amateur Championship.  Holly had won five consecutive championships between 1989 and 1993 before turning pro to play on the Futures Tour (now the Symetra Tour).  Since regaining her amateur status in 2009, Holly won her record-tying sixth championship at Neshobe in 2010.  The legendary Mae Murrary Jones had won six titles in the 40's and 50's and Cindy Paquet won six titles in the 70's and 80's. 

The outcome of the tournament was never really in doubt on the final day of competition.  Holly started the day with a six stroke lead over sixteen-year-old Madison Corley and an eight stroke lead over former champion, Reggie Parker.  Holly quickly extended that lead to ten strokes after firing a 36 on the front nine, enabling her to coast comfortably through the more difficult back nine.  Holly's game was very steady over the three days of play shooting rounds of 72, 71, and 74 for total of 217, eleven strokes better than Madison and Reggie.  Reggie won the sudden-death playoff over Madison on the second hole with a great bunker shot to par the hole while Madison bogeyed.  Reggie recently came off an 12 stroke win of her own in the Seniors' Championship at Manchester Country Club.

Holly also captured the Allbright Ringer Cup with a ringer score of 63.  Madison added her third straight Junior Championship.  She is headed back for her junior year at the Leadbetter Academy in Florida.

Keely Levins of Rutland fired all three rounds in the seventies to finish in fourth place at 229, just one stroke out of the runner-up playoff.  Newcomer, Terry Boyce of Killington turned in a solid performance in her first Vermont championship finishing in fifth place at 236.  Kristin Mahoney of Rutland finished in sixth place at 238 while former champion Andrea Brown of Champlain took seventh place at 241.  Green Mountain National placed two players in the top ten with Trish Wade finishing in eight place at 245 and Kathy Allbright in tenth place at 249.  Patti Haas of Killington took ninth place with a total of 248.

Eunice Bashaw of Crown Point won the net competition with a net total of 211, two strokes better than St. Johnsbury's Sue Bagley.  Cathy Neff of Vermont National was third at 216.  Cheryl Hoar of Burlington and Erika Politano of Green Mountain tied for 4th net at 218.  Chris Johnson of St. Johnsbury and tournament co-chair was sixth net at 219.  Susie Bremner of Rocky Ridge and Diane Ewald of Rutland were tied for seventh at 221.  Cheri Campbell of Burlington and Nancy Devaux of West Bolton were tied for ninth net at 222.

Rutland once again won the Paquet Cup.  This is their 31st win including  Buxton Cup wins since the inception of the team competition in 1931.  Rutland had a total of 717 strokes.  Green Mountain National made a run for the cup, but fell back on the final day finishing with 746 strokes.

Holly Reynolds not only won the Championship, but she also provided the banquet entertainment performing her stand-up comedy routine as Mavis, the red-neck Vermonter.  Holly has performed in clubs and open-mike events around the Morrisville and Burlington areas.  Her routine is very funny and was enjoyed by all.

Check the Results page for prize winners, full field results, and more photos.

Many thanks to Mary Lou Bell of St. Johnsbury CC for most of the photos below.

Holly Reynolds Wins Seventh State Amateur Championship