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CHATHAM, Massachusetts – On the fifth day of qualifying for the Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested at Vesper Country Club from June 10-12, Spargo Golf Club Fitter Jonathan Pannone, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, fired a 3-under 68 at Chatham’s Eastward Ho! Country Club to earn medalist honors. Pannone led a group of 13 who will advance to the Championship Proper from Wednesday’s qualifier.
After bogeying the par-4 fourth hole, Pannone carded a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole and added a pair of back-to-back birdies on the eighth and ninth holes to make the turn at 2-under, then added two more birdies on the 11th and 12th holes to round out his scoring for the day. With his 3-under mark, the former University of South Carolina Beaufort golfer was the only competitor to finish under par, edging the runner-up by four strokes.
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.
Jonathan Pannone (East Greenwich, RI) 68
Benjamin Pirro (a) (Hampton Bays, N.Y.) 72
Dan Cappucci (a) (Boston GC) 72
Tim Carey (Thorny Lea GC) 74
Lane Bohman (a) (Eastward Ho!) 74
Matt Adams (a) (Presidents GC) 75
Aaron Ungvarsky (Wilmington, Mass.) 75
Fletcher Babcock (Danielson, Conn.) 75
Bram Daly (Miacomet GC) 76
Jim Hackenberg (Easley, SC) 77
Sam Grindle (Deer Isle, Maine) 77
Taylor Kay-Green (a) (Charles River CC) 77
Will Englander (a) (Cohasset GC) 77
Dylan Evans (a) (Granite Links GC) 78
Steven Tasho (a) (Thorny Lea GC) 78
Michael Beaty (a) (George Wright GC) 78
Brian Houle (a) (Boston GC) 78
Ryan Whitney (a) (Old Sandwich GC) 78
One additional Massachusetts Open Championship qualifier will be held on Tuesday, May 28.
• May 28 – Pleasant Valley Country Club
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