26 Advance from Second Day of Amateur Qualifying - MASSGOLF

Three Qualifiers sends 26 To Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019

NORTON, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, being contested from July 15-19 at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, 26 competitors from three qualifying locations held in the Bay State advanced from the Championship Proper. Seven competitors who carded between a 1-under 70 and 3-over 74 at Hudson’s Charter Oak Country Club qualifier, nine competitors who carded between 2-under 69 and 1-over 72 at the Dennis Highlands qualifier and 10 who carded between 1-under 70 and 2-over 73 at Franklin Country Club on Tuesday all advanced to the Championship Proper.


At Charter Oak Country Club, Boston resident Arthur Zelmati led the group of seven qualifiers behind a 1-under 70 performance, totaling five birdies to four bogeys in 18 holes. Starting on the 10th tee, Zelmati was at even-par through seven holes and rebounded from a bogey on the 17th hole by birdying the 18th to make the turn at even. Once on his second nine, he collected a birdie on the par-5 fourth hole, which at 580 yards was the longest hole of the day, and added birdies on par-4 sixth and eighth holes.

On Cape Cod at the Dennis Highlands Golf Course qualifier, nine players were separated by only three strokes. Taylor Kay-Green, of Charles River Country Club, was the only competitor to finish under par, recording five birdies to three bogeys to secure medalist honors

At Franklin Country Club, two of the 10 qualifiers finished under par, with Hopkinton Country Club’s Connor Henderson placing atop the leaderboard. With four birdies in his first nine holes, Henderson, a member of the Bryant University Men’s Golf team, made the turn at 4-under 31 and despite recording three bogeys in four holes on his back nine, he was able to finish strong by birdying his last hole of the day.

An additional eight competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot at each of the three respective sites, 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.

QUALIFIERS (Charter Oak)
Arthur Zelmati (George Wright GC) 70
Brian Steverman (William J. Devine) 72
Alan Smith (Gardner Municipal) 73
Xavier Marcoux (Nashawtuc CC) 73
Matthew Conti (Walpole CC) 73
Weston Jones (Charter Oak CC) 73
Max Dublin (International) 74

ALTERNATES (Charter Oak)
Andrew McInerney (Charter Oak CC)
Chris Menne (Mink Meadows GC)

QUALIFIERS (Dennis Highlands)
Taylor Kay-Green (Charles River CC) 69
Don Reycroft (Bayberry Hills GC) 71
Kyle Tibbetts (Framingham CC) 71
Michael Pergamo (Fresh Pond CC) 71
Andrew Giacchetto (Blue Hill CC) 72
Ryan Riley (Pine Oaks CC) 72
Ryan Whitney (Old Sandwich GC) 72
Jared Pane (Hyannis GC) 72
Harry Grosso (New Seabury) 72

ALTERNATES (Dennis Highlands)
Tyler Ferrari (Wollaston GC)
Dean Hajedemos (Brookline GC)
Samuel Taraian (Pawtucket CC)

Connor Henderson (Hopkinton CC) 69
Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley CC) 70
Jordan Burke (Needham GC) 71
Brad Stewart (Franklin CC) 72
Brad Valois (GreatHorse) 72
Dan Frodigh (Dedham C&PC) 72
Jason Short (Marlborough CC) 73
Christian Emmerich (Kernwood CC) 73
Kyle Kelly (Brae Burn CC) 73
Jack Boulger (Walpole CC) 73

ALTERNATES (Dennis Highlands)
John Broderick (Dedham C&PC)
Ryan Pelletier (Pawtucket CC)
James Tyer (Thorny Lea GC)

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 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

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