Headline: Third of Four Massachusetts Senior Amateur Qualifiers Held at Willowbend; 10 Competitors Advance to Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2017

Willowbend hosted the third of four Massachusetts Senior Amateur qualifiers on August 21.

Mashpee, MA — The third of four qualifiers ahead of the 2017 Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship took place on Monday, as 10 competitors advanced from host site Willowbend in Mashpee to the Championship Proper, taking place next month at Oakley Country Club in Watertown.

Click here for complete results from the Willowbend qualifier.

With 44 in the field, it was those 10 competitors who shot between 4-over par 74 and 9-over par 79 to advance to Championship Proper, taking place on September 18-19. They join the 26 competitors who have qualified at Springfield Country Club and Pine Brook Country Club in the past two weeks.

In addition to the 10 players who advanced Tuesday, an additional competitor who shot 10-over par 80, or one shot above the final qualifying spot, were named alternates and will added to the Alternate List per the MGA Alternate Policy, which can be found on the MGA Policies and Procedures webpage.

This year’s MGA Senior Amateur Championship will be the second held at Oakley Country Club after the 1987 Championship Proper, won by John Gargalianos, was also held at the club.

Entries are open to amateur golfers who have reached their 55th birthday by September 18, 2017 and who have an active MGA/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate MGA member course/club not exceeding 8.0 (as determined by the July 1, 2017 Handicap Revision) or have completed their handicap certification.

The following competitors advanced from Monday’s Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship.

Barry Jones (Captains GC) 74
Chris Kelly (Hyannis GC) 75
Barry Higham (Swansea CC) 75
Dan Rourke (Whitinsville GC) 76
Bob Woodbury (Pleasant Valley) 77
Mark Lamond (Dennis Pines GC) 78
Andy Berman (Nashawtuc CC) 78
David Walde (Granite Links GC) 79
Buzzy White (Olde Barnstable) 79
Al Alminas (Elmcrest CC) 79

Aram Hintlian (Brae Burn CC) 80

The fourth and final qualifier for the MGA Senior Amateur Championship will held next Monday, August 28, at Marshfield Country Club.

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