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August 10. 2014 8:21PM

Playoff caps great week for Symetra Tour event


New England Charity Classic winner Sadena Parks, middle, poses with Glenn and Robin Morrell of Weare, Parks' host family during the week of the tournament, at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown. (HARRY KOZLOWSKI)


SYMETRA TOUR: New England Charity Classic

At Stonebridge Country Club,Goffstown
6,373 Yards; Par 72
*Parks,Sadena756667208-8$15,000
Stoelting,Jackie736966208-8$9,007
Agnew,Lacey687467209-7$5,818
Duncan,Lindy736868209-7$5,818
Hullett,Jamie746967210-6$3,436
Steen,Marissa737067210-6$3,436
Hsu,Wei-Ling716871210-6$3,436
O'Donnell,Catherine717466211-5$2,024
Richdale,Samantha727267211-5$2,024
Sepmoree,Katelyn717367211-5$2,024
Beck,Karlin726970211-5$2,024
Kwak,Min Seo726970211-5$2,024
Wright,Kendall716971211-5$2,024
Juneau,Sara-Maude737069212-4$1,576
Woods,Cheyenne737070213-3$1,380
Blackwelder,Mallory717171213-3$1,380
*Khang,Megan (A)746772213-3
Gonzalez Escallon,Laura726972213-3$1,380
Van-Niekerk,Ulrika717072213-3$1,380
Koelbaek,Therese746773214-2$1,194
Lee,Jennie726973214-2$1,194
Kempter,Katie697174214-2$1,194
Wallace,Jessica737468215-1$988
Little,Kendra717668215-1$988
Artis,Rebecca727469215-1$988
Vandermade,Nicole707471215-1$988
Meier,Amy707372215-1$988
Hill,Nannette727073215-1$988
Altomare,Brittany707174215-1$988
Felibert,Veronica697274215-1$988
Tavee,Tiffany767268216E$738
Gavier,Martina766971216E$738
Lopez,Lee737271216E$738
Sinha,Kishi756972216E$738
Park,Jisoo727272216E$738
Wearn,Laura707373216E$738
Kono,Stephanie746874216E$738
Iacobelli,Daniela736974216E$738
Talley,Emily767269217+1$569
White,Jessi747370217+1$569
Leblanc,Maude-Aimee757171217+1$569
Engzelius,Marita727273217+1$569
Pressel,Madison727273217+1$569
Narzisi,Mary717274217+1$569
Ontiveros,Jordan737669218+2$463
Shon,Kelly787070218+2$463
Kim,Hye-Min727373218+2$463
Huffer,Becca747074218+2$463
Howard,Ginger737174218+2$463
Runas,Demi717176218+2$463
Loomboonruang,Pinrath737670219+3$402
De Groot,Emma747471219+3$402
White,Allie767073219+3$402
Ramos,Margarita757471220+4$353
Wadhwa,Tanya747571220+4$353
O'Brien,Kristi737671220+4$353
Kueny,Laura767272220+4$353
Lopez Porras,Maribel757372220+4$353
Jordan-Higgins,Olivia747373220+4$353
Phillips,Garrett727573220+4$353
Lim,Inhong777272221+5$294
Sheils,Madeleine747572221+5$294
Tait,Ashley737672221+5$294
Brown,Sara737672221+5$294
Gulyanamitta,Numa737672221+5$294
Benavides,Susy767273221+5$294
Jenq,Jenni767174221+5$294
Benvenuto,Brittany757274221+5$294
Grice,Casey737276221+5$294
Tang,Jessy757473222+6$256
Nielson,Calle757473222+6$256
Robles,Elena737673222+6$256
Choi,Marina777174222+6$256
Doughtie,Lauren757374222+6$256
Shin,Michelle757275222+6$256
Rivard,Erica757176222+6$256
Serramia,Elisa747276222+6$256
Powers,Caroline717477222+6$256
Collins,Taylor727179222+6$256
Fish,Shannon777274223+7$242
Alvarez,Lili727675223+7$242
Vines,Kelsey747575224+8$240
Neff,Aimee757476225+9$237
Stanford,Tracy747576225+9$237
Meier,Christine806977226+10$234
Jang,Anna777278227+11$229
Kenoyer,Stefanie747578227+11$229
Puyo,Fiona727679227+11$229
Low,Michele737681230+14$225
*Parks won on second playoff hole


GOFFSTOWN — The hundreds of golf fans who came out for the final round of the New England Charity Classic at Stonebridge Country Club Sunday were treated to an exciting finish.

But it was as much a treat to the international card of competitors who enjoyed the challenge Stonebridge provided, and appreciated the fans who clapped for every birdie and shouted encouragement at every hole.

Sadena Parks of Scottsdale, Ariz., was the winner of this Symetra Tour event, making up 11 strokes in the final two rounds to force a playoff with Jackie Stoelting of Vero Beach, Fla. Tied at 8-under-par 208 after 36 holes, Parks and Stoelting played two more holes to decide a winner. Both golfers birdied the first hole but Stoelting rimmed out a five-foot putt for par while Parks made her par to win.

Area golf fans were the big winners as well.

The fact that many of the top women in the tournament, including Parks and Stoelting, appeared on the Golf Channel show “Big Break: Florida” on the Golf Channel was a big draw for local golf fans. (Stoelting emerged victorious in the latest series.) Hundreds of fans turned out for the three-day tournament to see the reality show golfers in person. And attendance was some of the best that’s been seen on the Symetra Tour this year.

“We’re very pleased with how this year’s event turned out and how the course was received by the players,” said Mike Nichols, chief business officer of the Symetra Tour.

This was the first time the Symetra Tour event was played at the Goffstown course. For years, it was held at Beaver Meadow, a public course in Concord.Owners and managers of Stonebridge felt that their course would make an excellent host for the event.“I was always interested in the event. I always thought our course would meet the LPGA’s criteria,” said Stonebridge manager Jason Jozokos. “I reached out to Mike Nichols from Symetra and put our hat into the ring.”Turns out Jozokos’ timing couldn’t have been better. “Rumor had it they were going to pull the event from New Hampshire,” said Jozokos. “The problem with New Hampshire is fewer sponsorship opportunities.”

Moving the tournament south from Concord opened up more sponsorship opportunities, even from across the state line. In fact two of the tournament’s major sponsors are Massachusetts-based.

Technology company PTC of Needham, Mass., became the presenting sponsor. But local sponsors like Northeast Delta Dental and Centrix Bank remained committed to the tournament as well.

Along with the staff at Stonebridge, hundreds of volunteers came out to pitch in, from being caddies and scorekeepers to opening their homes to golfers for the week leading up to the tournament.

Glenn and Robin Morrell hosted Parks at their home in Weare. They came out to see her hoist the trophy in victory, saying they felt like their own daughter had won.

Parks enjoyed her stay in the Granite State. “It’s really different, but I loved it,” said Parks. “It’s beautiful here and everyone is so nice.”

So what of next year? Will the Symetra Tour make another stop in Goffstown?

Nichols was non-committal on Sunday. “We’ll regroup following the event with Stonebridge and our sponsors to see if there is interest in continuing.”

But Jozokos is confident that events like these can be in the club’s future. “I don’t see why not,” said Jozokos.


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