Maine Amateur Golf Tournament Tees Off From Kebo in Bar Harbor 

Tim Throckmorton

Tthe last time the Maine Amateur Golf Tournament was played at Kebo in Bar Harbor it was 1998 and Mark Plummer took a penalty on himself for hitting a moving ball and lost the tournament to Eric Crouse. Crouse is playing this year. Plummer had to pull out at the last minute.But the 91st edition of the event goes on. The first day of three and the early tee times were at an advantage.Ricky Jones won this event in 2003 and ’04. He has a twisting put from the fringe on the 6th hole to save par. The Rockland native shot a one over 71 today.Adam Smith from Ellsworth playing on his home course has a great tee shot on number six. It lands 10 feet from the hole. He settled for a par and a 78 on the day.Husson University grad Joe Alvarez said he had a tough day putting, but here on 18 he knocks in a long one for a birdie. Alvarez in at 75.Brian Angis was in the bunker on the fourth hole but that didn’t prove to be a problem. He plays out of Biddeford-Saco and shot a 79 today.Defending champ Jesse Speirs turned pro. Ryan Gay won it two years ago. He putts in to finish his round of 72. That’s five shots back.At the top of the leaderboard, Jason Gall of Augusta with a 3 under 67 and Seth Sweet is in second with a 68. Sweet is a junior at Madison High and playing in his fourth Maine amateur.