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IPSWICH, Massachusetts – On the fourth day of qualifying for the Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested at Vesper Country Club from June 10-12, Thorny Lea Golf Club’s Shuvam Bhaumik carded a 1-over 73 to lead the group of 14 competitors who advanced from the Golf Club at Turner Hill on Tuesday.
After bogeying the par-4 third hole, the 36-year old Bhaumik tallied a pair of birdies on the sixth and seventh hole, and added a third on the 12th hole, to his four bogeys to top the field, edging four competitors who finished one stroke behind at 2-over 74, including 2019 Massachusetts Four-Ball champion Nick Maccario, of Manchester, and Dartmouth’s Mark Purrington, who qualified for the sectional stage of the U.S. Open two weeks ago. Qualifying scores ranged from 1-over 73 to 4-over 76, with four of the 14 qualifiers holding amateur status.
Celebrating its 110th year in 2019, the Championship remains the only Mass Golf event of the year with a professional purse. Five 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.
Shuvam Bhaumik (a) (Thorny Lea GC) 73
Nick Maccario (a) (Bradford CC) 74
Mark Purrington (The Bay Club) 74
Randall Melton (Natick, Mass.) 74
Jud Milam (Holliston, Mass. ) 74
Andy Buege (Abrams, Wis.) 75
Nick Pandelena (Atkinson CC) 75
Nick Antonelli (North Andover, Mass.) 75
Alex Landry (a) (Andover CC) 75
Kyle Brey (Farmingdale, N.Y.) 75
Daniel Kurson (a) (Belmont CC) 75
Matthew Lowe (Farmingdale, N.Y.) 75
Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) 76
Chris Francoeur (a) (Amesbury G & CC) 76
Braeden Zanni (Lynnfield, Mass.) 77
Chris Houston (Gilford, N.H.) 77
Victor Galvani (a) (Framingham CC) 77
Ben Balter (Weston GC) 77
Jake Kramer (Bass Rocks GC) 77
Two additional Massachusetts Open Championship qualifiers will be held until Tuesday, May 28.
• May 22 – Eastward Ho! Country Club
• May 28 – Pleasant Valley Country Club
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