E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Portugal  Ahnuc

17 Sep 2019 at 17:47

Hi Jeeb, Have a look here as well: [...] This is another supplier from Portugal. Kind regards, Nuno Cunha

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United Kingdom  Squire

17 Oct 2019 at 12:21

The <a [...] Island Adventure Golf</a> course in Margate, Kent, UK has been given a <a [...] makeover</a>. There's a competition running <a [...]...

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Sheila | 91 views | 0 comments

17 Oct 2019 at 22:14

Wasps Do Sting Twice, Bees....


United Kingdom  Squire | 149 views | 1 comments

30 Sep 2019 at 12:14

13 years of our Crazy World....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 232 views | 0 comments

28 Sep 2019 at 13:56

Moving Up a Spot


All blogs »



POLL

If miniature golf was to be in the Olympics, which style of course would you like to see played?


- Miniaturegolf

- Concrete

- Swedish Felt

- MOS (Adventure Golf)

- Combination of 2 Styles

- Combination of 3 Styles

- Why not all 4?


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 19 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

Randy Rice Wins 25th Maine State Dolphin Open


United States of America 12 Sep 2018 at 20:02 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 2557 | News search

Randy Rice Wins 25th Maine State Dolphin Open
L to R: Novicki, Rice, Sheridan  (Photo by The Putting Penguin)

Boothbay, Maine - The Maine State Dolphin Open is one of the longest running miniature golf tournaments in the United States and has been held on the weekend after Labor Day at Dolphin Mini Golf for 25 years. Until recently this tournament was a ten round, two day affair but has been cut back in recent years. This year owner and USPMGA Hall of Famer Lee Stoddard, who also was the defending champion, ran a six round tournament on Saturday, September 8th.

This year 17 putters from 5 states participated in the tournament. While the field was not as deep as some years, the quality of the field was exceptional with several USPMGA pros participating and four former tournament winners in the field. The six round tournament was split into three, two round sections this year and the question was would we see a repeat champion or would the tournament see it's third first time winner in as many years.

John O'Leary came out strong and set the pace after the first section with two 34s for a 68 total, followed closely by Pat Sheridan who carded a 69 after a second round 32 which would tie for the lowest score of the tournament. Craig Sanchez, a long time player in the tournament, would follow just behind with a 70.

Thing got more interesting after the second set of rounds. Sheridan, former winner in 2016, jumped to the top spot by one stroke after going one under par for the two rounds. O�Leary remained in second tied with Randy Rice one stroke behind. In fourth was another long time player Steve Hill, just two strokes off the lead. The fifth round would lead to a final shake up before the re-pair in the final round as Mark "The Highlighter" Novicki replaced O�Leary in the top four and Rice took over the top spot after shooting a 34, taking a two stroke lead into the final round.

Randy on hole 17 final round

The final round looked like it could be a thriller during hole two as Novicki would ace the hole, closing his gap on second to one stroke. Sheridan would follow up with an ace, thereby closing his gap on first by a stroke. However, Rice took it all in stride, also acing the hole and keeping his lead at 2 strokes. He wouldn�t look back after that, shooting a 32 with five aces and one bogey in the final round. This marks the first win for Rice, who some of you might remember from the Smartest Guy in the Room show that was on History Channel. Sheridan would shoot a 35 in the final round to come in second by 5 strokes, marking the second year in a row he�s taken the silver. Novicki, who recently won the Farmington Miniature Golf tournament, would win a one hole playoff against fellow UPSPMGA pro Elmer Lawson to complete the podium.

Rice had this to say about his win in Maine, �This was my 12th time playing in this tournament, so I�ve been working toward this for quite a long time. To have joined the list of titanic legends who have won this tournament still feels surreal. I already can�t wait to come back and defend the title, although this is a feeling that I hope some other longtime participants get to experience, because it is mighty sweet.�

Rice, Novicki and Sheridan are all schedule to compete again at the upcoming
Matterhorn International Pro-Am on September 22nd in Connecticut.

The 2019 edition of the tournament will be held at the Saturday after Labor Day in the US (September 7, 2019) and Lee Stoddard expects to have a large tournament for the 30th anniversary of Dolphin Mini Golf in 2020, so mark your calendars now.

Final Scores � Top 4
Randy Rice � 207
Pat Sheridan � 212
Mark Novicki � 216
Elmer Lawson � 216

» Final Results

SHARE

Share



Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


Interview with Olivia Prokopova

Czech Republic 30 Aug 2018 at 14:37 | views: 2633 | Comments: 0

Over the past couple of years reporting for Minigolfnews, Steve Lovell has caught up with some of the great characters from our sport. Olivia Prokopova is next in the firing line, taking time to talk about her early beginnings, what its like to see competitive ...
Read more »

Interview with Olivia Prokopova

37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner

37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner

United States of America 22 Aug 2018 at 14:03 | views: 2558 | Comments: 0

Farmington, Connecticut, USA The 37th running of this local tournament looked like it was going to be a blow out after day one, but turned into a tough nail biter at the end of the second day. Three rounds were played, two on Saturday August 18th and one on ...
Read more »

Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

United States of America 09 Aug 2018 at 14:08 | views: 2161 | Comments: 0

Nick Kraus, of Menomonee Falls and Sister Bay, WI, scored a 3 round total of 108 to claim the championship trophy, $2000 cash prize and the Red Jacket. All six members of the Kraus family have played in the tournament for several years. Nick, age 17, is the first ...
Read more »

Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | views: 2787 | Comments: 0

Accra, Ghana The first Coca-Cola Open Africa Minigolf Championship was held from July 25th to July 29th, with players from across many nations battling for the top shot and a chance to appear in the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) event in October in Las Vegas ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 19 Oct 2019 (2 days)

Südtirol Trophae


 23 Oct 2019 (5 days) LIVE

World Championships General Class 2019


 24 Oct 2019 (1 day)

Progolf Filz Challenge


 25 Oct 2019 (3 days)

Raiffeisen Trophae


 27 Oct 2019 (1 day)

MPTO Efterårsstævne


 02 Nov 2019 (2 days)

Trofeo San Martino


 02 Nov 2019 (2 days)

30 Stunden-Marathon





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 19 Oct 2019

Südtirol Trophae

 13 Oct 2019

Memorial Fusini

 13 Oct 2019

Abschlußturnier

 11 Oct 2019

St. Prokulus Trophae

 10 Oct 2019

St. Zeno Trophae

 06 Oct 2019

$10,000 PPA Southern Tour Championship

 05 Oct 2019

$1,000 PPA Old Pro Classic




MORE NEWS

United States of America 12 Sep 2018 at 20:02 | PatPenguin
Randy Rice Wins 25th Maine State Dolphin Open

Czech Republic 30 Aug 2018 at 14:37 | PatPenguin
Interview with Olivia Prokopova

United States of America 22 Aug 2018 at 14:03 | PatPenguin
37th Farmington Tournament Highlighted by New Winner

United States of America 09 Aug 2018 at 14:08 | PatPenguin
Nick Kraus Earns Red Jacket at Red Putter Tournament

Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | PatPenguin
Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July

United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | PatPenguin
Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | PatPenguin
Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 04 Jul 2018 at 07:05 | PatPenguin
The Women of Team USA

Chile 01 Jul 2018 at 13:20 | PatPenguin
Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Canada 29 Jun 2018 at 17:12 | PatPenguin
Minigolf Heating up in Canada

United States of America 27 Jun 2018 at 16:59 | PatPenguin
Interview with Rainey Statum