Shawn McLoughlin made event history when he captured the 2013 New England Senior Amateur Championship last Wednesday with a two-round score of 5-over-par 145 at Portland Country Club in Falmouth, Maine. Not only did the 70-year-old from Newtown, Conn., win the overall title, but he also captured the Super Senior Division trophy for those 65 and older. It marks the second time that he has won the overall title (2000) and the third time he has claimed the Super Senior Division title (2009, 2012). No player ever has claimed as much New England Golf Association hardware. “This was way beyond my expectations,” said McLoughlin. “This [event] was my first real win as a senior. I have won a number of tournaments after that, but this was the first one so it really feels good to come back and win again. This is where it all started for me.”
NEW JERSEY CAPTURES U.S.WOMEN’S STATE TEAM TITLE
Led by a record-setting three days from 17-year-old Alice Chen, New Jersey captured a three-stroke victory over Florida at the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Championship last Thursday at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. It is the state’s first victory in the 10-year championship history, besting a previous high finish of seventh in 2011.