Headline: Former The First Tee of Massachusetts Participant - Davis Chatfield - Makes Four Birdies on Final Six Holes to Earn MGA Amateur Medalist Honors

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2016

Norton Country Club

Norton, MA — Six competitors qualified for the 108th Massachusetts Amateur Championship on day two of the qualifying rounds, held on Thursday at Norton Country Club.

Davis Chatfield (Locust Valley GC) recorded an even par 71 to lead the field of players to advance to next month’s Championship Proper, being held at Taconic Country Club on July 11-15.

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Chatfield made the turn at 4-over par 40 but finished strong by making birdie on four of his final six holes to earn medalist honors. Last summer, the Attleboro resident finished in second place at the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship.

Erik Swenson (Needham GC), who fired a 1-over par 72, placed second on the afternoon while Zach Garbacik (Spring Valley CC) posted a 2-over par 73 to round out the top three performers. Three additional players finished T4 to complete the field of qualifiers for the event.

Qualifying Facts & Figures:

  • Chatfield is 17 years old and was a participant of The First Tee of Massachusetts for many years while a junior member at MGA Links in Norton.
  • The head golf professional at Norton CC is Jeff Martin, who last year finished second at the 2015 Massachusetts Open Championship.
  • Qualifying rounds will start up again Monday - June 6 - at CC of Pittsfield and Wianno Club. CLICK HERE for a complete list of qualifying events.

Qualifiers & Alternates:

2016 Massachusetts Amateur Qualifying
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Norton CC (Norton, MA)
Par 71 (36-35)

1) Davis Chatfield (Locust Valley GC) 40-31--71
2) Erik Swenson (Needham GC) 39-33--72
3) Zach Garbacik (Spring Valley CC) 39-34--73
T4) Shane Burnison (Norton CC) 37-37--74
T4) George Bell III (The Country Club) 39-35--74
T4) Evan Sohn (TPC Boston) 38-36--74

Alt) Alex Davis (Brae Burn CC) 41-36--77
Alt) Bunt Whitelaw III (Duxbury YC) 41-36--77
Alt) Scott Congdon (Foxborough CC) 41-36--77
Alt) Ryan Sturma (Norton CC) 40-37--77