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BARNSTABLE, Massachusetts – On the final 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 even par 70 and 2-over 72 at Wednesday’s qualifier at Cummaquid Golf Club on Cape Cod will advance to the Championship Proper next month.
Playing on his home course, Mashpee junior golfer Colin Spencer rebounded from three bogeys and a double on his front nine by registering five birdies on his second nine to finish atop the leaderboard with West Barnstable’s Joe Hunt, who carded one birdie to one bogey to also finish at even par.
Following Wednesday’s qualifier, the 12th qualifier held since they began in late May, 96 competitors have advanced to the Championship Proper through the sectional qualifying stage. The remaining 48 spots to fill the 144 player field will be determined by all registered exempt players, followed by the pool of alternates from each qualifying site, respectively.
An additional four 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.
Colin Spencer (Cummaquid GC) 70
Joseph Hunt (Hyannis GC) 70
Mike Reghitto (Hyannis GC) 71
Nicholas Cummings (Marlborough CC) 71
Brendan Cronin (Blackstone GC) 71
Bob Reni (CC of New Bedford) 71
Michael McLaughlin (Salem CC) 72
Owen O’Malley (Marshfield CC) 72
Mithran Denbow (The Ridge Club)
Matt Miller (Plymouth CC)
Joe Nahas (Captains GC)
Robert Mancini (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.
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