Nine Advance to State Open Championship from Granite Links Qualifier - MASSGOLF

four amateurs, five pros advance on day 2 of open qualifying

for immediate release: may 7, 2019

QUINCY, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested at Vesper Country Club from June 10-12, Bryan Hunt, who holds his handicap index out of Granite Links, took the top spot on the leaderboard, carding a 1-over par 72 to lead the group of four professionals and five amateurs who earned entrance into the Championship Proper next month. A total of 55 players were in the field on Tuesday.


Hunt registered two birdies to three bogeys and 13 made pars on the day to lead the field, finishing one stroke ahead of Hopkinton High School alum Jace McCarron while in total, the nine qualifiers tallied scores ranging from 1-over 72 to 4-over 75.

Celebrating its 110th year in 2019, the Championship remains the only Mass Golf event of the year with a professional purse. Two others 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.

Bryan Hunt (Granite Links GC) 72
Jace McCarron (Hopkinton, Mass.) 73
Patrick Martin (a) (Charles River CC) 74
Jack Wyman (South Freeport, Maine) 74
Kyle Tibbetts (a) (Framingham CC) 74
Matt Hardman (Gettysburg, Penn.) 74
Bud Schultz (a) (Black Rock CC) 75
Sean Fitzgerald (a) (Brae Burn CC) 75
Erik Macdonald (a) (Harmon GC) 75

Al Santos (Trull Brook GC) 76
Mark Medeiros (a) (Allendale CC) 76

Four additional Massachusetts Open Championship qualifiers will be held until Tuesday, May 28.

• May 8 – Country Club of Pittsfield
• May 21 – Golf Club at Turner Hill
• May 22 – Eastward Ho! Country Club
• May 28 – Pleasant Valley Country Club

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