University of Louisville standout Lauren Thibodeau, 19, from Pinkerton won the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association title by a whopping nine strokes last week at Breakfast Hill.
Golfing out of Windham Country Club, Thibodeau carded a six-under 69-69-72-210 for her first NHWGA title in three tries. The competition was stiff including runner-up Chelsea Sedlar, a two-time champion. Sixteen-time champ Dana Harrity of Abenaqui was fourth.
Atkinson Country Club’s Barb Hecimovich (249) and Cortney Tilley (254) finished 14th and 18th, respectively, in the 38-golfer championship field. Hoodkroft’s Karen McBarron placed 28th (264).
Another former Pinkerton star, Vesper Country Club pro Rich Berberian Jr., tied for 16th at the New England PGA Championship with a 7-over par 219. He earned $1,328. Bradford Country Club’s Kevin Murphy and Lawrence High grad Tyler Santacroce missed the cut.