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BROOKLINE, Massachusetts – On the seventh day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, being contested from July 15-19 at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, eight competitors who carded scores between 3-under 67 and 2-over 72 at Monday’s qualifier at Brookline Golf Club will advance to the Championship Proper next month.
Reigning Massachusetts Amateur Four-Ball champion Nick Maccario, of Bradford Country Club, erased a 2-over mark on his front nine by tallying three birdies and an eagle on his second nine to secure the top spot on the leaderboard, while Charles River Country Club’s Paul Murphy and The Country Club’s own Aengus McAllister also finished below par to lead the field of 69 players.
Maccario birdied the par-5 fifth hole on the front nine, then recorded birdies on the par-3 12th, the par-4 14th hole, and the par-4 18th holes respectively. His eagle on the par-5 15th hole, which at 547 yards was the longest hole of the day, separated him from his competitors Monday.
An additional five 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.
Nick Maccario (Bradford CC) 67
Paul Murphy (Charles River CC) 69
Aengus McAllister (The Country Club) 69
Patrick Paulson (Stow Acres CC) 71
A.J. Mansor (Granite Links GC) 71
Josh Biren (Pine Brook CC) 72
Charles Doar (Fresh Pond GC) 72
Tyler Currie (George Wright GC) 72
Bill Jenks (Brae Burn CC)
Max Ferrari (Framingham CC)
Stephen Hunt (CC of Wilbraham)
Daniel Schwartz (Brookline GC)
James Topping (Vesper 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 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.