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27 ADVANCE IN SECOND WEEK OF MID-AMATEUR QUALIFYING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2020

NORTON, Massachusetts – After qualifying events this week at Wedgewood Pines Country Club and Indian Ridge Country Club, only one more remains for the 37th Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, which will take place from September 8-10 at GreatHorse in Hampden.

ONLINE: INDIAN RIDGE CC RESULTS | WEDGEWOOD PINES CC RESULTS | WEEK 1 QUALIFIERSMASS MID-AMATEUR HOMEPAGE

On Wednesday, Brian Faulk shot 1-under to qualifier to lead 13 qualifiers at his home course of Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. Faulk, the head golf coach at Phillips Andover, played a steady round with two birdies and a bogey.

Chris Piscatelli (Wayland CC) shot 1-over to finish T2, while fellow Indian Ridge members Bill Bieren (1-over), Brendan Livingston (3-over) and David Gilbert (5-over) also qualified.

Shuvam Bhaumik (Thorny Lea GC), who shot a 3-under in the opening round at last year’s Mass Mid-Amateur, also qualified by shooting a 5-over 77.

On Monday, 14 players advanced through Wedgewood Pines including J.C. Guthrie (Oak Hill CC), who made four birdies en route to a 2-under 68. Guthrie, who won the Mass Four-Ball with Matthew Leger back in 2015, also played in the Mass Mid-Amateur in 2011, 2016 and 2018.

JC Guthrie earned medalist honors at the Wedgewood Pines qualifier. (David Colt, file)

Jesse Santos (Northern Spy GC) made birdie five times to finish solo second with a 1-over 71.

Wedgewood members Ray Garcia, Angelo Pucillo and Jim Gregg all shot 3-over 73 to advance to the Championship Proper. Despite shooting 6-over on the front nine, Pucillo shot 3-under on the back, finishing with three consecutive birdies.

John Flaherty (George Wright GC) shot 7-over on the front nine but made birdie on the final four holes to finish 3-over.

Additional competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot 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.

 

WEEK 2 QUALIFYING LIST

MONDAY, 8/24

QUALIFIERS (Wedgewood Pines CC-Par 70)

J.C. Guthrie (Oak HIll CC); 68

Jesse Santos (Northern Spy GC); 71

Zach Camarra (Worcester CC); 72

Jesse Zorfas (Framingham CC); 72

Victor Galvani (Framingham CC); 72

Rey Garcia (Wedgewood Pines CC); 73

Jason Ortolano (The International); 73

Angelo Pucillo (Wedgewood Pines CC); 73

John Flaherty (George Wright GC); 73

Jim Gregg (Wedgewood Pines CC); 73

Mike Roulic (Andover CC); 74

Derek Doiron (The International); 74

Derek Ducharme (Blackstone GC); 74

Brendan Carr (Granite Links GC); 74

ALTERNATES

Glendon Sutton (Belmont CC); 75

Michael Riley (Oak Hill CC); 75

Kurt Flionis (Old Sandwich GC); 75

Phil Miceli (Sagamore Spring GC); 75

Robert Blackmar (Wachusett CC); 75

Keith Orlen (Framingham CC); 75

WEDNESDAY, 8/26

QUALIFIERS (Indian Ridge CC-Par 72)

Brian Faulk (Indian Ridge CC); 71

Chris Piscatelli (Wayland CC); 73

Bill Bieren (Indian Ridge CC); 73

Brendan Livingston (Indian Ridge CC); 75

Emilio Bardini (Granite Links GC); 76

Michael Petrick (GreatHorse); 76

Mike Mottola (Andover CC); 76

Sean Gildea (Northern Spy GC); 77

Shuvam Bhaumik (Thorny Lea GC); 77

David Gilbert (Indian Ridge CC); 77

Bill Maheras (Wollaston GC); 77

Mike McCann (Andover CC); 77

Mark Angelo Kazanjian (Merrimack Valley); 77

ALTERNATES

Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley CC); 78

Jeff Weishaar (Renaissance); 78

A.J. Mansor (Granite Links GC); 78

Adam Goldstein (Newton Commonwealth); 78

Steven Hoogasian (Sterling National); 78

Lucas Paradis (Bradford CC); 78

Andrew Kurzon (Brae Burn CC); 78

Alex Fiste (Gannon GC); 78

Dave Keaney (Thomson CC); 78

UP NEXT
The Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship will begin September 8, taking place at GreatHorse in Hampden. There is only one qualifier remaining for the event:

  • August 31 – Allendale CC

 

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