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UPDATED JULY 2, 2020
BRIDGEWATER, Massachusetts – Ryan Derosier and Joseph P. Powers defended their home course of Olde Scotland Links well, tying for first place at 1-under-par 71 in the fifth of six Amateur Public Links Qualifiers on Thursday in Bridgewater.
After 21 players qualified Tuesday at Sandy Burr CC, 20 more qualified at Thursday’s event.
Derosier, a former UMass Dartmouth golfer, sank five birdies, shaking off a double bogey on the par-3 13th to finish 1-under. Powers made his fair share of birdies as well, earning three of them, but dropping two shots with bogey on the 1st and 5th holes.
Rounding out the top three would be Patrick Paulson (Stow Acres CC) who finished solo third as the only man to shoot even par. Paulson started with a double bogey but birdied holes 2, 3 and 4 and add another on the 9th for good measure. Two bogeys on his back nine brought him back to 72.
Thursday’s event was the fifth of six qualifiers for the Amateur Public Links, which will take place August 10-11 and Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. The sixth and final qualifier will take place July 7 at Blackstone National Golf Course in Sutton.
During the fourth Amateur Public Links Qualifier on Tuesday at Sandy Burr, former Worcester State golfer Steven Ferraro (The Ledges GC) earned medalist honors at 2-under-par 70, while David Heavey (Presidents GC) and Dave McAdams (Sandy Burr CC) finished one stroke back to lead the field.
Ferraro was even-par through nine holes but made birdie three times on the back nine, including on the 522-yard, par-5 17th to finish in the lead. Despite shooting double-bogey twice on the front nine, McAdams rallied with three straight birdies on holes 10-12 and another on the 15th.
Mike Mckenna (Far Corner GC) was the only player to shoot even-par, while Daniel Schwartz (Brookline GC) started his round by making an eagle on the 468-yard, par-5 opening hole and finished 1-over.
Gannon GC members Dave Stevens, John Boland, Robert Thomas and Alex Fiste will get to compete in the Championship Proper on their home course as they were among eight players who qualified above the cutline at 7-over.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FOR THE OLDE SCOTLAND AND SANDY BURR CC QUALIFIERS:
QUALIFIERS (Olde Scotland-Par 72)
Ryan Derosier (Olde Scotland); 71
Joseph P Powers (Olde Scotland); 71
Patrick Paulson (Stow Acres CC); 72
Derek Philippe (Olde Scotland); 73
Jim Forsgard (Widows Walk GC); 73
Arthur Zelmati (Cranberry Valley GC); 73
Jonathan Sanders (Granite Links GC); 74
Zachary Kovat (George Wright GC); 74
Bryan Adkison (George Wright GC); 74
James Cimini (Granite Links GC); 74
Bill Drohen (Brookmeadow CC); 74
Jack McDonald (Squirrel Run GC); 75
Eric Anderson (Granite Links GC); 75
Michael Scaduto (Sandy Burr CC); 75
Brian Clark (Braintree MGC); 76
Brad Cadigan (South Shore CC); 76
John McCarthy (George Wright GC); 77
Vincent Gomes (Easton CC); 77
Roger Dieffenbach (Swansea CC); 77
Casey Gresh (Braintree MGC); 77
Mark Monday (Granite Links GC); 78
Jon Fasick (New England CC); 78
Cody Morrison (Pinehills GC); 78
Erik Nemes (George Wright GC); 78
QUALIFIERS (Sandy Burr CC-Par 72)
Steven Ferraro (The Ledges GC); 70
David Heavey (Presidents GC); 71
Dave McAdams (Sandy Burr CC); 71
Mike Mckenna (Far Corner GC); 72
Daniel Schwartz (Brookline GC); 73
RJ Irving (Stow Acres CC); 74
Patrick Kline (Sandy Burr CC); 75
Tim Walsh (Butter Brook GC); 75
Rob Parsi (Amateur Golf Tour); 77
Nicholas Monfreda (The Ledges GC); 77
Oliver Shih (George Wright GC); 77
Philip Clark (George Wright GC); 77
Dave Grof (Presidents GC); 78
Mark Duffy (Cranberry Valley); 79
Dave Stevens (Gannon GC); 79
Collin ONeil (Sassamon Trace GC); 79
Tom O’Brien (Wayland CC); 79
Dennis Rollfs (George Wright GC); 79
John Boland (Gannon GC); 79
Robert Thomas (Gannon GC); 79
Alex Fiste (Gannon GC); 79
Ben McBride (Sassamon Trace GC); 80
Francisco Inserni (Brookline GC); 80
Ronan Connolly (Wayland CC); 80
Todd Bushway (Barnstable Golf); 80
The 39th Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will begin on August 10 with stroke play competition taking place at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. The Championship Proper will consist of two days of stroke play, with only the top 60 players and ties moving on to the second day. After this week, the remaining qualifiers for the APL will be held at the following sites: