Thomaston's Ricky Jones is the Maine State Golf Association Player of the Year Award winner - for the 11th time. No golfer has won it more times than Jones.

It is called the Dr. Leonardo Buck Player of the Year Award and it goes to the amateur golfer who scores the most points in championship events and MSGA weekend and mid-week events.

The award season runs from August 1st last year through July 31st this year.

The 44-year-old Jones closed out the scoring year with a second place finish at the Maine Amateur Championship and second lowest scoring amateur at the Maine Open.

Winning the top award guarantees Jones a spot of the Maine team for the upcoming Tri-State Matches, which is a Vermont-New Hampshire-Maine Ryder Cup style event. And, Jones will play in the USGA State Team Championship event this fall in Alabama.

2016 Player of the Year Rankings...

 

Rank Player Club Name Number of Events Other Events Total Points
1 Jones, Ricky Samoset Resort 17 0 627
2 Slattery, Andrew Martindale CC 16 0 624
3 Wyman, Jack Portland CC 13 0 455
4 Hutchins, Matt Woodlands Club 2 1 435
5 Doran, Mike Sable Oaks GC 11 0 379
6 Cole, Jeff Sable Oaks Golf Club 8 0 362
7 Alvarez, Joe Webhannet Golf Club 9 0 357
8 Baker, Joe Martindale CC 6 0 353
9 Grindle, Sam Island Country Club 2 1 320
10 Ruffing, Luke Belgrade Lakes GC 12 0 317
11 Walp, Joe Falmouth Country Club 6 0 301
12 Jordan, Curtis Woodlands Club 7 1 276
13 Plummer, Mark Augusta CC 12 0 269
14 Bernier, Lance Boothbay Harbor CC 9 0 238
15 Greenleaf, Matt Sable Oaks GC 8 0 214
16 Chapman, Craig Fox Ridge Golf Club 10 1 203
17 Wright, Peter Dunegrass Golf Club 10 0 186
18 McFarlane, Reese Purpoodock Club 6 0 185
19 Fifield, Ashley Sable Oaks Golf Club 6 0 178
20 Hayes IV, John Purpoodock Club 4 0 170
T21 Dugas, Gavin J W Parks Golf Course 1 0 155
T21 Parsons, Judd York Golf & Tennis Club 1 0 155
23 Gall, 2072158508 Jason Portland Country Club 5 0 153
T24 Anderson, James Rockland GC 3 0 150
T24 O'Brien, Mike Sable Oaks GC 6 0 150