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PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts – On the first day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship, five competitors from Tuesday’s qualifier held at Southers Marsh Golf Club earned entrance into the Championship Proper being contested at Bernardston’s Crumpin-Fox Club in mid-August. For the second straight year, this year’s Championship Proper will feature a mix of both stroke play and match play, as all competitors will play 36-holes of stroke play over the first two days of competition, with the top-16 competitors advancing to match play for the final two days of competition.
An additional competitor 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.
The Country Club’s Carter Ablon, a rising senior at Rivers School in Weston, secured medalist honors on Tuesday, tallying three birdies to three bogeys to finish at even-par 61, three strokes ahead of the field’s next best competitor. After bogeying the par-3 secoond hole, Ablon played par or better on the next 13 holes. He registered birdies on the par-3 seventh hole, the par-3 ninth hole, then added his third and final birdie on the par-4 13th hole.
Qualifying scores ranged from even-par 61 to 5-over 66.
Celebrating its 101st year in 2019, the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship has long been associated as one of the top junior golf competitions in the country. It is open to amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club and who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight August 22, 2019.
Carter Ablon (The Country Club) 61
James Robbins (Renaissance) 64
Nicholas Manning (Lexington GC) 65
Jack Mancini (Thorny Lea GC) 66
Nolan Skaggs (Olde Barnstable) 66
Andrew Kates (Tatnuck CC)
The 2019 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship will be contested at Crumpin-Fox Club from August 19-22. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at six sites from June 25 to July 8. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days.
June 27 – Ould Newbury GC
June 27 – Amherst GC
June 27 – Bayberry Hills GC – Links
July 2 – Dudley Hill GC
July 8 – Lexington GC
For complete coverage of the 2019 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship, visit massgolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassJunior.