Anderson Ready For 100th Maine Amateur [SCORES]
Camden's Cole Anderson will be the first golfer to tee it up this morning at Portland Country Club when competition begins in the historic 100th Maine Amateur Golf Championship.
After finishing second to Jack Wyman last July and finishing in third place, behind Wyman and Sam Grindle, two years ago, the question is could this be the year for Anderson.
Both Wyman and Grindle have since turned pro and will not be in the field
But 131 other top amateurs in the state will have something to say about it.
Mark Plummer (Augusta CC) has won it more than anyone else - 13 times. Ricky Jones (Samoset GC) is a three time Maine Amateur winner.
Life has changed a lot for Anderson since last July. He graduated early from high school back in December and enrolled in classes at Florida State. He plans to compete for a spot on the Seminoles golf team in the fall.
FSU has produced big name golfers like Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger, Paul Azinger and Jonas Blixt.
Anderson is a three time high school champion, a past New England Junior PGA champion and played in the USGA Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach in California two years ago.
After coming up one stroke short in last year's Maine Amateur, Anderson did win the Maine Match Play Championship in August.
He feels like he's playing good golf these days but admits he's never played Portland CC until today's practice round. Anderson admits it would be quite special to win the 100th state amateur title.
Check out day one score by clicking here 100th Maine Amateur Scores