Washington County Golf Championship


John Marchese Wins Fifth Title


Over a beautiful weekend of golf the Washington County Championship was played at St Croix Country Club in Calais and Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro. This year John Marchese was the best of a large field of golfers shooting a 73/72 in the 36-hole event. This win gave John five championships in the special event since it was started in 2006. Ralph Backman, Sr has also acquired five titles in the twelve-year span. Other single year winners include James Macdonald and Jonathan Tinker. Following are the event results:



1ST DivisionJohn Marchese145Bill Annas136

Ralph Backman150Darin Hill138

James Mcdonald152Duanne Smith138


2ND DivisionGlynn Urquhart157Lenny Espling135

Jason Redding157Brent Colbeth135

Sam Bell161Galen Alley141


3RD DivisionSid Vandegrift171Brene Johnson134

Jimmy Alley173Craig Robinson140

Cary Carver177Stan Fitzhenry141



Long Drive – Beau Scott

Pins -#1Bob Tracy – 7’

#6Bob Tracy -  1’9”

#8Ralph Backman - 11’ 10”



Long Drive - Josh Thornton

Pins -#2Brent Colbeth – 9’9”

#4Lenny Espling- 3’5”

#5Brian McArthur – 4’6”