Morristown’s Holly Reynolds has claimed her second amateur golf title this year. She fired a two-round 156 to win the Vermont Women’s Mid-Amateur golf championship at Brattleboro Country Club.
“It was a good way to end the year,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds, whose home course is Copley Country Club, finished two shots ahead of Kristin Mahoney of Rutland Country Club.
This is the third time Reynolds has won the Mid-Amateur championship; she also won in 2010 and 2014 and has finished second in the tournament four times.
Earlier this summer, she won the Vermont Women’s Amateur championship for the eighth time.
The mid-amateur tournament is open to Vermont golfers age 35 and up; the amateur title is open to all ages.
Her win earlier this summer had Reynolds feeling pretty confident as she headed into day one of play at Brattleboro. That confidence translated to a five-shot lead after the first 18 holes.
Things took a bit of a turn Sunday as Reynolds triple-bogeyed her first hole of the day while her closest competitor came on strong. Just like that, her five-shot lead evaporated to a single stroke.
“That was a little nerve-wracking,” Reynolds said. “I wasn’t very comfortable after that and really tightened up.”
She bogeyed her toughest two holes on the course, 16 and 17, but fended off Mahoney for the win. Jeanne Morrissey of Williston Golf Club finished third and Terry Boyce of Killington Golf Club came in fourth. Stowe Country Club’s Jena Wood finished ninth place with a score of 167.
Full results are available at vswga.org.