- Golfer Benefits
GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts – On the first day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, being contested from July 15-19 at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, nine competitors who carded scores between even-par 69 and 5-over 74 advanced to the Championship Proper from Wednesday’s qualifying site – Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester.
Thanks in part to his three birdies and three bogeys, Kyle Vincze, of the Golf Club at Turner Hills, earned medalist honors with his even-par 69 mark that placed him atop the leaderboard amongst the 74 competitors in the field. After bogeying the par-4 fifth hole, Vincze birdied the par-3 eighth hole to make the turn at even-par 35, then collected an additional two birdies to rid a pair of bogeys on his back nine. His even-par 69 was three strokes better than the runners-up, Chris Dunham (Indian Ridge CC) and Joe Cunningham (Essec CC).
An additional six competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot, earned alternate status and will be placed on a priority list per the Alternate Policy, which can be found on the Mass Golf Policies and Procedures Page.
Celebrating its 111th year in 2019, the Massachusetts Amateur Championship remains the oldest Mass Golf Championship open to men and women alike. Entries were open to amateur competitors with a 4.4 Handicap Index who were either exempt based on previous performance in Mass Golf competition and/or USGA events, or who advanced from one of 12 qualifying sites held across the Bay State between May 29 and June 26.
Kyle Vincze (GC at Turner Hill) 69
Chris Dunham (Indian Ridge CC) 72
Joe Cunningham (Essex CC) 72
Will Grady (Haverhill CC) 73
Ryan Anderson (Beverly G&TC) 73
Jim O’Connell (TPC Boston) 73
Eduardo Cordeiro (Belmont CC) 74
James Staffieri (Salem CC) 74
Oliver Cordeiro (Belmont CC) 74
John Dean (The Country Club)
Andrew Lilley (Oakley CC)
Charlie Johnson (Meadow Brook GC)
Christopher Brewer (Beverly G&TC)
David Rogers (Willowbend)
Jake Hajec (Indian Ridge CC)
The 111th Massachusetts Amateur Championship will begin on July 15 at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill. The Championship Proper will consist of two days of stroke play for all competitors, before the field is cut to the top-32 players, who will compete in three days of match play before crowning a champion. The remaining qualifiers for the state amateur will be held at the following sites:
• June 4 – Charter Oak CC
• June 4 – Franklin CC
• June 4 – Dennis Highlands GC
• June 5 – Wahconah CC
• June 17 – Plymouth CC
• June 17 – Crestview CC
• June 17 – Indian Pond CC
• June 18 – Oak Hill CC
• June 19 – Indian Pond CC
• June 24 – Brookline CC
• June 26 – Cummaquid GC
For complete coverage of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship, visit MassGolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassAm.