While the fourth annual Seacoast Security Classic golf tournament has been shortened from 54 to 36 holes, there still is plenty of top-level participants — including two-time winner Ricky Jones and one-time champion James Anderson — as well as a strong, deep all-around field, for this year's event.

The amateur stroke play tournament, which tees off Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25 on the Goose River in Rockport and Rockland golf courses, will includes 52 golfers, including two women.

The field will have eight golfers in the A Flight (those with the lowest handicaps), 18 in B Flight, eight in C Flight, including the women, and 18 in the senior division (those 60 and older).

The golfer who emerges as the overall champion likely will come from a small group in the A Flight, which includes Jones (2.6 handicap), Anderson (2.9), Chip Allen (4.3), Jon Hardy (5.1), Pat Parent (6.0), Peter Lynch (6.4), Jamie Boutin (7.1) and Paul Spizzuoco (7.5).

Jones won the tourney in 2014 and 2016, while Anderson finished first in 2015 (Jones did not play that year).

Jones, a multi-time Maine Amateur champion and one of the most accomplished and successful amateur golfers in Midcoast history (he is a member of the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame, for example), is the favorite to win the tourney for the third time.

If Jones is on his game, it will be difficult for others to keep pace, but, as most realize, anything can happen in golf.

See pairings and tee times below.

There has been a significant change to the tournament, which has been shortened from three days, three course and 54 holes to two days, two course and 36 holes. The Samoset Resort Golf Course in Rockport will not be part of the rotation this year.

There will be up to $2,000 in prizes awarded in gross and net. Prizes will awarded by flights, which include A, B and C. There will be additional awards for seniors.

Senior flight golfers will hit from the forward tees and will only be able to win prizes in the senior flight. The two women in the field will play from the red tees and be eligible to win prizes in the C Flight. All other players will play from the white tees.

Although played on Knox County courses, the event is open to all golfers, regardless of which course they play or from what area they reside.

Pins, skins and sweeps will be available each day and are not included in the entry fee.

A post-tourney awards ceremony and banquet will be held at the Sandbagger's Cafe in the RGC clubhouse on Sunday afternoon.

Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for $20 per ticket.

Tee times are arranged by the tournament committee, led by tournament director Bob Carter.

Carter can be reached by calling 648-4111 or by email at rcjcsccc@gmail.com.

The tournament's main sponsor is Seacoast Security and media sponsor is Courier Publications/VillageSoup.

There will be a tournament donation to the Humane Society of Knox County and PAWs Animal Adoption Center.

Carter is a former committee member of the Knox County golf tourney. Carter was in the bank business 25 years and also spent 15 years as a school principal. He also was a longtime swim coach. Carter is an avid golfer.

2017 field

A Flight — Ricky Jones, 2.6 handicap; James Anderson, 2.9; Chip Allen, 4.3; Jon Hardy, 5.1; Pat Parent, 6.0; Peter Lynch, 6.4; Jamie Boutin, 7.1; and Paul Spizzuoco, 7.5.

B Flight — Kris Welt, 11.6; Mark Manzi, 11.7; Ewie Greet, 12.7; Mark McKeon, 14.0; Andrew Rogers, 14.3; Kevin LaBree,16.0; Mike Bonzagni, 16.0; Andy Arey, 16.0; Jorge Leon, 17.0; Adam Wilcox, 17.0; Greg Polk, 18.0; Matt Migliore, 18.0; Mike Schroeder, 18.0; Mike Gray, 18.2; Jon Wickenden, 18.4; Kerin Resch, 18.8; Greg Jones; and Matt Baudanza.

C Flight — Steve Roberts, 19.5; Paul Lombardo, 20.0; Mark Anderson, 21.0; Warren Marshall, 23.0; David Olivas; David Maxwell, 30.0; Kathy MacPherson, 32.0; and Kathleen LaBree.

Senior Flight — Charles "Chum" Berry, 9.9; Shane Grindle, 11.9; Charlie LeRoyer, 12.6; Armand Lesmerises, 14.5; Tom Quantrell, 15.4; Roger Wickenden, 16.3; Dave Cook, 16.6; Dean Sasek, 17.6; Tom Rowe, 17.6; Stephen Little, 18.0; Mike Weatherwax, 20.0; Peter Smyth, 21.3; Bill Carroll, 21.4; Mark Haskell, 23.3; Henry Garretson, 24.7; Jim Annis, 25.9; Paul Quijano, 26.8; and Paul Neagle, 30.1.

Interestingly, Ricky and Greg Jones are brothers; Roger and Jon Wickenden, father and son; and Kevin and Kathleen LaBree, husband and wife.

Saturday, Goose River Golf Club

7 a.m. — Ricky Jones, Chip Allen and Jon Hardy.

7:10 a.m. — James Anderson, Peter Lynch and Jamie Boutin.

7:20 a.m. — Pat Parent, Paul Spizzuoco and Mark Manzi.

7:30 a.m. — Kris Welt, Mark McKeon and Ewie Greet.

7:40 a.m. — Kevin LaBree, Andy Arey and Andrew Rogers.

7:50 a.m. — Mike Bonzagni, Adam Wilcox and Jorge Leon.

8:00 a.m. — Mike Gray, Jon Wickenden, Kerin Resch and Greg Jones.

8:10 a.m. — Matt Migliore, Greg Polk, Mike Schroeder and Matt Baudanza.

10:50 a.m. — Charles Berry, Roger Wickenden and Charlie LeRoyer.

11:00 a.m. — Armand Lesmerises, Shane Grindle and Tom Quantrell.

11:10 a.m. — Dean Sasek, Tom Rowe and Stephen Little.

11:20 a.m. — Paul Lombardo, Mark Anderson and David Olivas.

11:30 a.m. — Mike Weatherwax, Bill Carroll Mark Haskell and Dave Cook.

11:40 a.m. — Peter Smyth, Jim Annis and Henry Garretson.

11:50 a.m. — Paul Quijano, Paul Neagle and David Maxwell.

Noon — Warren Marshall and Steve Roberts.

12:10 p.m. — Kathy MacPherson and Kathleen LaBree.

Sunday, Rockland Golf Club

7 a.m. Kathy MacPherson and Kathleen LaBree.

7:10 a.m. Warren Marshall and Steve Roberts.

7:20 a.m. Paul Quijano, Paul Neagle and David Maxwell.

7:30 a.m. Peter Smyth, Jim Annis and Henry Garretson.

7:40 a.m. Mike Weatherwax, Bill Carroll, Mark Haskell and Dave Cook.

7:50 a.m. Paul Lombardo, Mark Anderson and David Olivas.

8:00 a.m. Dean Sasek, Tom Rowe and Stephen Little.

8:10 a.m. Armand Lesmerises, Shane Grindle and Tom Quantrell.

8:20 a.m. Charles Berry, Roger Wickenden and Charlie LeRoyer.

8:50 a.m. Matt Migliore, Greg Polk Mike Schroeder and Matt Baudanza.

9:00 a.m. Mike Gray, Jon Wickenden Kerin Resch and Greg Jones.

9:10 a.m. Mike Bonzagni, Adam Wilcox and Jorge Leon.

9:20 a.m. Kevin LaBree, Andy Arey and Andrew Rogers.

9:30 a.m. Kris Welt, Mark McKeon and Ewie Greet.

9:40 a.m. Pat Parent, Paul Spizzuoco and Mark Manzi.

9:50 a.m. James Anderson, Peter Lynch and Jamie Boutin.

10 a.m. Ricky Jones, Chip Allen and Jon Hardy.

Previous tourney recaps

Jones won two of the first three events. The Thomaston resident, in his mid-40s, cruised to easy wins in the only two tournaments he participated in — the first and third years.

Last year, he finished 8-under par for the three days and outdistanced the field by a whopping 25 shots.

How good was the golfer who has played in some of the most prestigious national amateur events? Well, he finished eight strokes under par for the tourney on three distinctly different courses while all others in the 60-plus field finished well over par on the difficult-to-adjust-to tracks.

It essentially was a walk in the park weekend for the unbelievably talented Jones, who outdistanced the field by a whopping 25 shots.

The following are the 54-hole totals for the top gross and net golfers in each flight from last year's event:

A Flight — Gross: Boutin 230, Sean Fogarty 231 and James Anderson 233. Net: Chris Seavey 216, Drew Long 224 and Dave Busch 224 (second and third was decided by matching cards).

B Flight — Gross: Manzi 258, Ewie Greet 259 and Mike Parent 259 (second and third was decided by matching cards). Net: Roger Wickenden 214, Adam Wilcox 217 and Mike Bonzagni 225

C Flight — Gross: Mike Schroeder 271, Mike Gray 275 and Paul Lombardo 287. Net: Jorge Leon 215, Kerin Resch 219 and Paul Neagle 222.

Seniors — Gross: Charles "Chum" Berry 241, Charlie LeRoyer 244 and Shane Grindle 250. Net: Mark Haskell 184, Mike Weatherwax 192 and Tom Rowe 196.

The weather was beautiful the first and third years, but rain forced the event to be shortened to 36 holes two years ago.

In 2016, the event included a record 63 golfers (although a few withdrew), ages 18 to 77, and a talent-laden field that included the previous two overall champions in Jones (2014) and Anderson (2015).

The event attracted golfers from a bundle of Midcoast towns and cities, who represent Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties and golf clubs around the state and beyond.

Golfers from as far away as Arlington, Mass. and Amherst, N.H. participated in the event.

Golfers from nearly the entire spectrum, from zero to 31 handicap, participated. The field also included 19 in the senior flight, those ages 60 and older who choose to play the forward tees. That group also includes two women.

Two years ago, rain the final day limited the tourney to a two-day, two-course, 36-hole event.

More than 50 golfers, including men, women, juniors and seniors, competed in the tourney in warm, sunny conditions the other two days.

When the final putts had been holed, Anderson was the overall champion by one stroke over Seavey — 156 to 157. Long finished third at 158.

Greet finished first in the B Flight at 173, a two-stroke victory over LeRoyer at 175. Greet shot 86 at Goose River on Saturday to secure first in the division.

In C Flight, Jon Wickenden finished first at 191, as he outdistanced runner-up Lombardo (193) by two shots.

For the second straight year, husband and wife Charles "Chum" Berry and Brenda Berry finished as the senior's and women's champions.

Jones was the inaugural overall winner in 2014. Jones easily outdistanced the field to capture the first title.

The first tourney included a 53-golfer field to start, although a few competitors withdrew during the event.

Jones shot 70-76-72—218. He outdistanced runner-up Boutin (73-87-73—233) by 15 shots.

Jones held a 10-stroke lead over Seavey heading into the final 18 holes at Rockland, a layout where Jones holds the course stroke record of an eye-opening 60.