Mass Golfers Represent The Bay State Well After Round 1 Of The NEGA Senior Amateur - MASSGOLF

MASS GOLF MAKES A SPLASH DURING ROUND 1 OF THE NEGA SENIOR AMATEUR

SACO, Maine – Round 1 of the 22nd hosting of the New England Senior Amateur Championship was contested at Biddeford-Saco Country Club on Tuesday. Located east of Old Orchard Beach in Saco, the 18-Hole Donald Ross designed course seemed to be a challenging assessment for the field of 119 competitors, as two lone players posted a score under par, on this blustery day in Saco, Maine. Among the top finishers on the day, Mass Golf was well represented with the most competitors finishing 2-over par or better.

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Paul Murphy (Charles River CC) is one off the lead after firing a 1-under par 70 during the first round. In hopes of winning his first NEGA Senior Amateur title, the 68-year-old carded a total of twelve pars, three birdies, and just two bogies on the day.   Murphy is slated to tee off at 1:45 PM off the first tee with fellow Mass Golfer Bud Shultz (Black Rock CC – MA) who sits T3 after an even par round.

Other Top 10 Bay State Competitors In The Field

  • T5: Kevin Carey (Dennis Pines GC) – 1-over par 72
  • T5: Don Reycroft (Bayberry Hills) – 1-over par 72
  • T8: Brian Fitzgerald (Longmeadow CC) – 2-over par 73
  • T8: Jack Kearney (Westover GC) – 2-over par 73
  • T8: Jim Bandera (Plymouth CC) – 2-over par 73
  • T8: Frank Vana, Jr. (Marlborough CC) – 2-over par 73

Although the field of 119 served as the main attraction of entertainment today, the highlight of the day came from a hole in one from Mark Dennish (Old Sandwich GC – MA) on the 15th hole. The 147-yard par 3 served as the eleventh hardest hole and averaged a score of 3.36 on the day. In addition, the 15th hole resulted in a total of 12 birdies, 53 pars, and 45 bogies on the day.