2021 Open Championship Exemptions - MASSGOLF

2021 open Exemptions

The following individuals are exempt for the 2021 Open Championship.

Although exempt according to the conditions and regulations of the event, these players are only eligible to compete in Championship Proper if they submit the stipulated entry form and fee prior to the entry close date.

Note: Exemptions from the 2020 Open Championship will be honored for the 2021 Open Championship at Oak Hill CC on June 14th – 16th 

Category #1

Twenty (20) lowest scorers and ties in the 2019 Massachusetts Open Championship (***2020 Exemptions***)

Michael Martel

Ryan Gendron

Jake Shuman

Jamison Sindelar

Christopher Crawford

Bobby Gage

Mark Purrington

Zach Zaback

Colin Brennan

Shawn Warren

Chris Wiatr

Matt Hardman

Herbie Aikens

Jason Thresher

Sam Grindle

Brad Adamonis

Matthew Lowe

Rich Berbarian, Jr.

Clark Robinson

Jonathan Scano

Michael Graboyes

Nick Maccario

Chandler Morris

Mike Van Sickle

Pat Wilson

Tim Carey

 

Twenty (20) lowest scorers and ties in the 2020 Massachusetts Open Championship

Event not held

 

Category #2

Past Massachusetts Open Champions (Effective in 1993, Champions earn a 10-year exemption; pre-1993 Champions are exempt for life)

2020 – Event not held

2019 – Michael Martel

2018 – Jason Thresher

2017 – Jason Thresher

2016 – Jason Thresher

2015 – Joe Harney

2014 – Ian Thimble

2013 – Evan Harmeling

2012 – Michael Welch

2011 – Kyle Gallo

2010 – James Hazen (***2020 Exemption***)

 

Category #3

NEPGA Section Champions 2016 to 2019, and the top five (5) finishers and ties in the 2020 NEPGA Championship

2015 – Rich Berberian, Jr. (***2020 Exemption***)

2016 – Matt Doyle

2017 – Liam Friedman

2018 – Rich Berberian, Jr.

2019 – Shawn Warren

 

2019 NEPGA Championship (Top 5 & ties) (***2020 Exemptions***)

1 – Shawn Warren

2 – David Bennett

3 – Eric Barlow

4 – Seul-Ki Park

5 – David Jankowski

 

2020 NEPGA Championship (Top 5 & ties)

1 – Shawn Warren

2 – Scott Johnson

3 – Jeff Seavey

4 – Rich Berberian, Jr.

5 – Robert Bruso

 

Category #4

Top twenty (20) finishers and ties in the 2019 NEPGA Skip Wogan Player of the Year standings (***2020 Exemptions***)

Rich Berbarian

Shawn Warren

Robert Bruso

Liam Friedman

Eric Barlow

David Bennett

Kirk Hanefeld

Steven Hausmann

David Jankowski

Jeff Martin

Troy Pare

Matt Zdon

Seul-Ki Hawley

Rico Riciputi

Dan Venezio

Danny Kish

Kevin Rhoads

John Hickson

Boomer Erick

Christopher Abbott

 

Top twenty (20) finishers and ties in the 2020 Skip Wogan NEPGA Skip Wogan Player of the Year standings

Liam Friedman

Shawn Warren

Jeff Seavey

Rich Berberian

John Hickson

Robert Bruso

Kirk Hanefeld

Jeff Martin

Frank Leja

Danny Kish

Greg Farland

Scott Johnson

Nick Jagoe

Steven Hausmann

Greg Yeomans

David Bennett

Frank Dully

Seul-Ki Hawley

Aaron Ungvarsky

Robert Tramonti

 

Category #5

2019 NEPGA Assistants Champion (***2020 Exemption***)

Gregory Kelly

 

2020 NEPGA Assistants Champion

Shawn Warren

 

Category #6

2019 Berkshire Chapter Champion of the NENY PGA (***2020 Exemption***)

Steve Mazzariello

 

2020 Berkshire Chapter Champion of the NENY PGA

Steve Mazzariello

 

Category #7

2019 State Open Champions from the New England States (***2020 Exemptions***)

MA – Michael Martel

RI – Rob Labritz

NH – Michael Kartrude

VT – Chris Wiatr

CT – Ramsey Kong

ME – Jason Millard

 

2020 State Open Champions from the New England States

MA – Event not held

RI – Event not held

NH – Event not held

VT – Event not held

CT – Max Theodorakis

ME – Event not held

 

Category #8

2019 Cape Cod Open Champion (***2020 Exemption***)

Sean Kelly

 

2020 Cape Cod Open Champion

Event not held

 

Category #9

Amateur Champions of the last five (5) years

2020 – Matthew Organisak

2019 – Steven DiLisio

2018 – Patrick Frodigh

2017 – Matt Parziale

2016 – Brendan Hunter

2015 – Nick McLaughlin (***2020 Exemption***)

 

Category #10

2019 Amateur Semifinalists (***2020 Exemptions***)

Steven DiLisio

Jack Boulger

Jimmy Hervol

Brett Krekorian

 

2020 Amateur Semifinalists

Matt Parziale

Nick Maccario

Matthew Organisak

Chris Francoeur

 

Category #11

2019 Junior Amateur, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur, and Amateur Public Links Champions (***2020 Exemptions***)

Jr – James Imai

Sr – Jack Kearney

Mid – Nick Maccario

APL – Ryan Riley

 

2020 Junior Amateur, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur, and Amateur Public Links Champions

Jr – Jack O’Donnell

Sr – Don Foberg

Mid- Arthur Zelmati

APL – Bill Drohen

 

Category #12

Top ten (10) finishers and ties in the 2019 Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year standings (***2020 Exemptions***)

Matt Parziale

Nick Maccario

Herbie Aikens

Steven DiLisio

Brett Krekorian

Jimmy Hervol

Ryan Riley

Jack Boulger

Xavier Marcoux

Jacob Zaranek

 

Top ten (10) finishers and ties in the 2020 Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year standings

Nick Maccario

Matt Parziale

Chris Francoeur

Matthew Organisak

Colin Brennan

Ben Spitz

Arthur Zelmati

Mike Calef

John Broderick

James Imai

 

Category #13

2019 Player of the Year, Junior Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year (***2020 Exemptions***)

Matt Parziale

James Imai

Frank Vana, Jr.

 

2020 Player of the Year, Junior Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year

Nick Maccario

John Broderick

Frank Vana, Jr.

 

Category #14

2020 Open Qualifying Site Host Professional Staff (one per site) (***2020 Exemptions***)

2021 Open Qualifying Site Host Professional Staff (one per site)

TBD