Lauren Thibodeau, a member at Windham Country, captured the NHWGA Amateur Championship title with a 3-stroke lead over Runner-Up Tara Watt of Derryfield Country Club. Lauren maintained the lead all three days shooting 64,73,71. Tara shot a 67, 72, 72. Carys Fennessy (14 years old), of Cochecho Country Club placed third, 10-strokes off the lead, shooting a 67, 74, 77. Competitors who finished in the top ten of the Championship Flight were: Beth Hamilton of Canterbury Woods Country Club and June Doerr of Abenaqui Country Club who tied for fourth. Hannah Drew of Bretwood Golf Course was sixth, Mindy Reid of Canterbury Woods and Eva Gonzales (16 years old) of Intervale Country Club tied for seventh. Dana Harrity of Abenaqui Country Club was ninth. Kathleen Bordeau of Lochmere Golf and Country Club finished tenth.
In addition to the Championship flight, there were three other flights, based on Round 1 scores.

  • 1st Flight: First Place -Linda Pletch of Den Brae Golf Course
    Second Place – Carla Ringer of Lochmere Golf and Country Club
  • 2nd Flight: First Place – Thayer Plante of Lochmere Golf and Country Club
    Second Place – Cookie Gray of Amherst Country Club
  • 3rd Flight: First Place – Diana Gauthier of Eastman Golf Links
    Second Place – Ulrika Hedkvist of Candia Woods Golf Links

Of special note, Eva Gonzales had a Hole-in-One on the 16th Hole Par 3, during Round 1. Results of the Championship can be found at:

2021 Championship Results

Laconia Country Club host for the 2021 NHWGA Championship

2021 NHWGA Champion - Lauren Thibodeau

Runner Up - Tara Watt

1st Flight - Linda Pletch and Carla Ringer

2nd Flight - Thayer Plante and Cookie Gray

3rd Flight - Diana Gauthier and Ulrika Hedkvist

Eva Gonzales - Hole-in-one, 16th hole