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Poncino prevails

Outlasts Becky Cecconi in Pine Grove women's golf final

August 30, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - JoAnn Poncino pulled away after the 10th hole to best Becky Cecconi and capture the Pine Grove Country Club ladies championship.

The match was tied after 10 holes and then consistency took over for Poncino, who went three up going into the 15th hole. Cecconi made a run by winning holes 15 and 17, cutting Poncino's lead to 1 up going into the final hole.

Both players hit errant tee shots on 18 and had to punch out of the woods.

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Pine Grove Country Club women’s champion JoAnn Poncino is pictured with her parents, Terry and Margaret Thibert, and husband, Larry.

"The approach shots to the 18th green were the deciding factor," a tournament representative said. "Cecconi pulled her iron and missed the green left and Poncino was pin high right on the green surface.

"After a just missed attempt to hit her chip shot to the green, Cecconi conceded the match to Poncino."

At the trophy presentation,Poncino dedicated the win and the trophy to her mother, Margaret Thibert.

Other flight results follow:

First Flight - Heather Hiatt def. Margaret Goudreau.

Second Flight - Sue Nanninga def. Kristi Markell.

Third Flight - Marilyn Laydon def. Vicki Tomasoski.



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