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DUXBURY, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship, being contested September 30-October 1 at Willowbend in Mashpee, Andy Falcone shot an even-par 72 to lead 18 qualifiers Thursday at Duxbury Yacht Club.
An additional 15 players qualified at Northern Spy Golf Club back on August 17.
On Thursday, Falcone made birdie four times, twice each on the front and back, to shoot the low score of the day and earn his first spot in the Senior Amateur. Falcone, a former U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier, was a former standout at Providence College and won the Big East individual title in 1985.
Joining him will be Willowbend’s Scott Beers and Ray Richard, who shot 2-over and 4-over, respectively. Beers made eagle on the 310-yard, par-4 fifth hole to highlight his round. Stephen Visco (Miacomet GC) also shot 2-over, and Kenny Norris (Swansea CC) shot 3-over to finish solo third.
At the Northern Spy qualifier, Mark Souliotis (Haverhill CC) also topped the field with an even-par score as he shot a 70. A three-time champion at the Mass Father Son tournament, Souliotis made birdie four times to best the entire field by six strokes.
Ray Garrahan (Winchester CC), Danny Brown (Vesper CC) and Anthony Ross (Bayberry Hills GC) all shot 6-over to finish T2.
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.
QUALIFIERS (Duxbury YC-Par 72)
Andy Falcone (Plymouth CC); 72
Scott Beers (Willowbend); 74
Stephen Visco (Miacomet GC); 74
Kenny Norris (Swansea CC); 75
Tom Lennon (Wampatuck CC); 76
Kevin Macintyre (Salem CC); 76
Ray Richard (Willowbend); 76
Bill Tribou (Poquoy Brook GC); 76
Mark Lemons (Cyprian Keyes GC); 76
Kevin Shea (Cohasset GC); 76
Jim Devlin (Foxborough CC); 76
Raymond Thompson (Widows Walk GC); 76
Paul Chiampa (Longmeadow CC); 77
Brian O’Donovan (Cummaquid GC); 78
John Carroll (Indian Ridge CC); 78
Jeff Kern (Segregansett CC); 78
Geoffrey Holt (Quail Ridge CC); 78
David Gottler (Framingham CC); 78
Jack Farrell (Cape Cod National); 79
QUALIFIERS (Northern Spy GC-Par 70)
Mark Souliotis (Haverhill CC); 70
Ray Garrahan (Winchester CC);76
Danny Brown (Vesper CC); 76
Anthony Ross (Bayberry Hills GC); 76
Ted Mcnamara (Old Sandwich GC); 77
Marty McDonald (Worcester CC); 78
Wayne Burgess Long (Meadow GC); 78
Michael Williams (Salem CC); 79
Scott King (Norton CC); 79
Jimmy Grant (Bradford CC); 79
David Mckechnie (Bass Rocks GC); 80
Terry Dunn (Cyprian Keyes GC +10 80
Dan Curtis (Vesper CC); 80
Will Cropper (Bungay Brook GC); 80
Cameron (Shaw Poquoy Brook GC); 80
Daniel Rice (Boston GC); 81
Jim Cote (St. Anne CC); 81
Edward Clough (Tour Greater Bos); 81
The Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship will begin September 30, taking place at Willowbend in Mashpee. There are two qualifiers remaining for the event: