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Local Roundup: Golf championship registration pushed back

  • Scott Berliner tees off at the beginning of the low gross tournament before the Vermont Open in Woodstock, Vt., on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The tournament was moved to the Woodstock Country Club because of conditions at four of Lake Morey's greens after winter damage. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Brian Creghan, left, and Nathaniel Choukas look out at the tenth hole during the first round of the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open at the Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, Vt., on Monday, June 17, 2019. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 4/6/2020 8:52:17 PM
Modified: 4/6/2020 8:52:10 PM

FAIRLEE — Although he’s optimistic that the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open golf championship will be held as scheduled, Lake Morey Country Club director of golf Justin Bonnett is delaying registration for the tournament.

Bonnett announced in an email that signups for the championship won’t start until May 1.

The tournament usually draws more than 100 professional and amateur golfers from around the Northeast and beyond.

Former University of Connecticut golfer Chris Wiatr won last year’s tournament, held at Woodstock Country Club because of winter damage at Lake Morey. This year’s championship remains scheduled for June 22-24 in Fairlee.

DARTMOUTHFoye earns national recognition

HANOVER — Dartmouth College men’s basketball senior James Foye has been named to the Senior CLASS Award second team across Division I men’s basketball.

Foye was one of 10 finalists for the national honor, which went to Marquette’s Markus Howard. An economics major with a 3.97 grade-point average, Foye scored 646 points over his four-year Big Green career with 124 3-pointers, the 11th-most in Dartmouth history.

The CLASS Award — an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School — recognizes the whole athlete.

Fourteen on all-academic ski team

HANOVER — Fourteen members of the Dartmouth ski team have made the United States College Ski Coaches Association national all-academic team.

The group consists of Walker Bean, Elle Curtis, David Domonoske, Drew Duffy, Molly Gellert, Abi Jewett, Anna Lehmann, Tricia Mangan, Sofia Shomento, Claire Thomas, Kalle Wagner, Gwen Wattenmaker, Kipling Weisel and Cameron Wolfe. Domonoske, a senior, made the roster for the fourth year in a row.

To qualify, athletes had to maintain a 3.5 GPA and compete in at least one of the NCAA’s three regional championships held in late February.

AUTO RACINGBear Ridge car shows off

BRADFORD, Vt. — Bear Ridge Speedway has canceled two preseason car shows out of coronavirus concerns.

Drivers were to put their rides on display both at an April 18 stop at Newport Chevrolet and again later this month at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon. The track indicated in an email that its May 2 season opener remains on schedule, including a car show from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bradford (Vt.) Fairgrounds.

Greg Fennell can be reached at or 603-727-3226.

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