Headline: Historic William J. Devine GC Opens Doors to Day 3 of Massachusetts Amateur Qualifying; 15 Competitors Advance to Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017

Steven DiLisio was medalist at Day 3 of MGA Amateur Qualifying held on June 1 at George Wright GC.

Dorchester, MA — The first week of qualifying for the Massachusetts Amateur Championship concluded on Thursday, but not before another 12 competitors secured their spots at Dorchester’s William J. Devine Golf Course located on the Franklin Park property ahead of this year’s Championship Proper.

CLICK HERE for complete results from the William J. Devine GC qualifying site.

Following Thursday’s action, 41 competitors, or approximately one quarter of the championship field, have now qualified for the 109th playing of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship Proper, which is taking place from July 10-14 at Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre.

The annual five-day tournament will begin with stroke play on July 10-11 before the top 32 in the field move on to three days of match play, concluding with a 36-hole contest with the remaining two players to crown the 2017 champion.

Those who qualified from today’s Massachusetts Amateur Championship qualifier are:

Steven Dilisio (Salem CC) 69
Craig Norton (Foxborough CC) 70
Samuel Bush (George Wright GC) 71
Thomas Downing (Glen Ellen CC) 71
Jeffrey Page (Wellesley CC) 72
Brandon Parker (Worcester CC) 72
Brian O’Leary (Pawtucket CC) 72
Sean Fitzpatrick (George Wright GC) 72
Alexander Melanson (Needham GC) 72
Maxwell Campion (Woods Hole GC) 72
Ryan Anderson (Beverly G&TC) 72
Steven Veydt (Tour Greater Bos) 72

Bob Broderick (Juniper Hill GC) 73
Brendan Ridge (Harmon GC) 73
Stephen Duffy (Blue Hill CC) 73
Eric McPhail (Oakley CC) 73
Jared Silva (Pine Valley CC) 73
John Wajdam Jr. (Blue Hill CC) 73

The William J. Devine Golf Course will play host to the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Championship as part of the celebrations of the 110th playing of the MGA’s longest running tournament. It will also mark the first state amateur championship in the country to be hosted at a public golf facility. 

Steven DiLisio, Thursday’s medalist honoree, will be competing on Monday at the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey. The Swampscott native, who just finished his freshman season as a member of the men’s golf team at Duke University, is one of six Bay State amateurs who will eye a spot at the 117th U.S. Open Championship Proper at Erin Hills (WI) in mid-June.

Six more Massachusetts Amateur qualifiers will be held over the next three weeks. Remaining scheduled qualifying sites include Willowbend (June 5), Indian Ridge CC (June 7), Waubeeka GL (June 7), Marlborough CC (June 8), CC of Wilbraham (June 20) and the finale on June 21 at Presidents GC in Quincy.

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