Mielcarz wins his 20th golf club championship

Monitor staff
Published: 8/5/2020 10:23:43 AM

Bob Mielcarz won his 20th club championship at the Concord Country Club with a two-day total of 142. The 70-year-old Mielcarz shot a 73 on the first day and came back stronger on day two to fire a 69 and finish two strokes ahead of Doug Champagne (71-72), a 2017 Bow High graduate. Mielcarz won the event four times in the 1970s, six times in the ’80s, three times in the ’90s, four times from 2000 to 2010 and now three times in the current decade.

George Colburn won the first flight with net rounds of 66 and 74. His effort was good for a one-stroke victory over Mike Thomas. Mike Gallant won the second flight with net rounds of 69 and 68 for a three-stroke victory over Quin Hogan.

Chris Friedman won CCC’s women’s club championship with rounds of 87 and 85 for a four-stroke victory over Jean VerPlanck (92-84). Heather Smith won the women’s net championship with net rounds of 73 and 65.

■ The 160-yard 16th hole at Concord CC has seen two aces in recent days. Bow’s Bertrand LeFebvre and Concord’s Mike Ricard both recorded their first-ever hole-in-one at the par 3 hole. Ricard used a 9 iron to record his hole-in-one while playing with Mark Bozek and Brian Smith of Concord and Dave Tillotson of Bow. And LeFebvre hit a 7 iron for his ace while he was playing with Bob Mielcarz and Chick Smith of Concord and Bill VerPlanck of Dunbarton.

■ Laura Turner and Jean VerPlanck won Concord CC’s Member-Member Championship. Over two days of four-ball stroke play, they finished with a 172 total, good for a one-stroke victory over Lois Davis and Gretchen Knapton. Davis and Knapton won the first flight gross prize with their two-day total of 173. Diana Spring and Marge Bell took the gross prize in the second flight with a 186 total. Lorraine Ryan and Cheryl Murphy had a two-day total of 129 with 90% of their handicaps to take the net championship in the first flight. Mary Jane Bergman and Sally Winship had a two-day total of 137 with 90% of their handicaps to take the net championship in the second flight.

■ The Boscawen Old Home Day Golf Classic will be held as scheduled on Aug. 20 at the Den Brae Golf Resort in Sanbornton with a popgun start at 9 a.m. The cost for a foursome is $360 and includes breakfast, golf, cart, barbecue and prizes. To register go to townofboscawen.org. Sponsorships are available.

Sunset League

Men’s league baseball in Concord has moved to the playoffs after the Sunset League completed its regular season on July 31. Grappone finished first with at 7-4-1 and was followed by Plymouth State (7-5), Granite State Iron Pigs (7-5), Noonan Painting (6-5-1), Century 21 (6-6) and Sanel (2-10).

No. 4 Noonan took a 1-0 lead in its best-of-three playoff series against No. 1 Grappone with a 10-8 win on Monday. No. 2 Plymouth State is taking on No. 3 Iron Pigs in the other semifinal. The winners of those two series will play a best-of-five finals at Memorial Field starting on Monday.


The Concord Cannons 18U team finished 17-2-1 this summer to earn the top spot in the playoffs for the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League, which is made up mostly of high school-age players who would have been on club teams this summer.

The Cannons will face No. 8 Nashua (8-11-1) in a best-of-three first-round series starting on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. Game 2 will be held at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, although the time is still to be determined.

The Upper Valley Anglers (11-9) are the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 NH Prospects White (9-11) at Lebanon High School on Friday at 5:30 to kick off their first-round series. No. 7 Lakes Region (9-11) will travel to Keays Field in Rochester to meet No. 2 Seacoast Pirates (15-5) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Game 2 of that series scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Robbie Mills Field in Laconia. No. 3 Seacoast Pirates Silver (13-7) vs. No. 6 Dover (9-11) is the other NHCBL playoff matchup.

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