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KINGSTON, Massachusetts – On the sixth day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, being contested from July 15-19 at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, seven competitors who carded scores between 1-under 71 and 1-over 73 at Wednesday’s qualifier at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston will advance to the Championship Proper next month. Wednesday’s qualifier marks the second Massachusetts Amateur Championship qualifier held at the South Shore club this week after eight had advanced from the site on Monday.
Behind a second half effort that saw him card four birdies on his back nine, all but erasing the three bogeys he tallied on his front nine, Plymouth Country Club’s Don Foberg, a 65-year old from Pembroke, fired a 1-under 71 to split co-medalist honors with Harmon Golf’s Joseph O’Malley, who tallied two birdies on both his front nine and his back nine to also finish at 1-under 71.
Two competitors finished at even-par 72 while the final three qualifiers snuck into next month’s Championship Proper by shooting a 1-over 73, respectively.
An additional two 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.
Don Foberg (Plymouth CC) 71
Joseph O’Malley (Harmon GC) 71
Nathan Marcoulier (Monoosnock CC) 72
Kurt Goetjen (Granite Links GC) 72
Daniel Falcucci (Cyprian Keyes GC) 73
Stephen DeMare (George Wright GC) 73
Matthew Maloney (George Wright GC) 73
A.J. Gilpin (Marshfield CC)
Vin Bucci (Old Sandwich 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 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.