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Inglis-Reid & Hamilton Go Under-Par to Capture Their First NHGA Title

July 17th, 2020

Keene, NH – In the final round of the NHGA Women’s Team Championship held at Keene Country Club, the team of Beth Hamilton and Mindy Inglis-Reid went wire-to-wire to capture their first New Hampshire Golf Association title.  In the second round, they went under-par again, finishing at one-under par, 71, for a tournament total of 141 (-3).

Hamilton and Inglis-Reid’s second round was more of an equal contribution from the two as they went back and forth for most of the round.  They didn’t have as strong of a start as the previous round as they were three-over par thru six holes on the day until Hamilton rolled in a birdie putt on the 7th hole to turn things around.  From there, they went bogey-free as they turned at one-over par and played the back nine at two under par.

“Steady is the word today”, says Hamilton after the round.  “We knew we had a lead today, so just make par, hit greens and if birdies drop then we were pretty happy about it.”

With the golf course in great shape, it was the weather that played a factor in the final round as there seemed to be a constant drizzle for much of the morning.

Hamilton comments, “The conditions were a factor, the ball didn’t fly as far so we had to figure that in along with the elevation.”
Both Inglis-Reid and Hamilton are talented golfers from the Concord area and under other tournament circumstances are typically rivals on the golf course.  But they were excited to team up for this championship.

Inglis-Reid commented on how nice it is to actually play together in a tournament saying, “Just giving each other feedback has been nice.”

The two were able to stay ahead of the team of Beth Gutteridge and Paige Macleay who started and ended the day two shots behind Inglis-Reid and Hamilton.  Gutteridge and Macleay had a strong, under-par round, finishing the day with a 71 (-1) and finishing the tournament at one-under.  While they both contributed to the round, Gutteridge finished up the round strong going three-under par in the last two holes, ending on a high note with an eagle on the 18th to take second place in the tournament.

Defending champions, Betsy Knights and Amy Peters also had a good day on the course with an even-par second round to finish in a respectable third place.

On the Net side, the team of Melissa Harman and Mary Jane Cormier were able to beat out Amy Bodwell and Ruth MacMurray to claim the top net spot with a score of net 68 in the second round for a 12-under total.  Cormier and Harman traded holes nicely across both rounds to land at the top of the leaderboard.

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