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Schmidt Settles for Second at Women’s Am

Nashua, n.h. — A 7-over-par 78 to close the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association state championship prevented Eastman’s Lisanne Schmidt from claiming her first title, but it didn’t keep her from a career-best finish on Thursday at Nashua Country Club.

The host club’s Tracy Martin broke out of a three-way tie with Schmidt and Abenaqui’s Tracey Marshall for the lead after 36 holes to win the championship, shooting a final-round 72 to complete the three-day event at 6-over 219. Schmidt took solo second at 225, the best result yet for the Lebanon High graduate and Grantham resident, who won the NHWGA’s junior title seven years ago. Marshall finished third at 227, with clubmate and 15-time champion Dana Harrity fourth at 229.

Among other Upper Valley competitors, Eastman’s Colette Schmidt carded a final-round 84 and tied for sixth with Atkinson’s Cortney Tilley. After opening with a 90, Claremont’s Paige Gauthier bounced back to finished tied for 15th place at 252 with Hanover’s Amy Peters.

Toland T-4 at Stroke Play

Hudson, n.h. — U.S. Amateur-bound Chelso Barrett shots rounds of 68 and 70 on Green Meadow Golf Club’s Jungle course on Thursday to claim his first New Hampshire Golf Association Stroke Play Championship during a week in which just six players — Hanover’s Joe Toland among them — broke par.

Barrett, of Keene’s Bretwood Golf Course and bound for Texas Christian University in the fall, finished the three-day, 72-hole tourney at 11-under-par 277, breaking par the last three rounds after opening with a 74 on Tuesday. Barrett won by three strokes over The Shattuck’s Damon Salo.

Toland, a Hartford High graduate now living in Lebanon, put himself in contention with a 5-under-par 67 in Thursday’s morning round, but his afternoon 75 dropped him to 3-under 285 for the event. The University of Charlotte senior tied with Manchester’s Ryan Tombs and Windham’s Connor Greenleaf for fourth place.

Hanover’s Tyler Silver narrowly missed the top 10, shooting 75-76 on Thursday to finish the tourney at 7-over 295, tied for 12th place with Portsmouth’s Craig Steckowych.

High Schools

Hanover Coach
Holds Field Hockey Clinic

Norwich — Hanover High field hockey coach Jean Essex will be hosting a One Day Clinic on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dresden/Route 5 south field hockey field.

The clinic, for girls entering 4th through 9th grades, will will be coached by Hanover captains Eleanor Patten, Sumner LeBaron-Brien, Valentina Sedlacek and Grace Croitoru as well as other players from the Hanover field hockey team.

Skills, drills and scrimmages will be the basis of the program. Players are urged to bring their own stick, mouth protector, shin guards, water bottle and snack. Goggles are recommended but optional.

Pre-register online at www.norwich.vt.us. Click on Departments,Recreation/online registration. Fee is $30 for Norwich residents and $35 for non-residents. Late registration at the field starting at 12:30 p.m.

In the event of rain, clinic will be held in Tracy Hall gymnasium. Bring socks and rubber band to put over sticks if moved indoors.

For more information, contact Essex at 802-649-1568.

Hartford Meeting Sunday

White River Junction — There will be a meeting for parents of members Hartford High School fall sports teams on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Check-in will be held in the High School cafeteria. This meeting is mandatory for any parent of a fall sports athlete who did not attend the meeting on June 12.

Concussion testing will also be done for athletes who are due. Testing is done every two years.