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NORTON, Massachusetts – The final two qualifying events for the 60th Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship took place this week at Ludlow Country Club and Wollaston Golf Club, with 30 players punching their ticket to the Championship Proper.
This year’s Senior Amateur Championship takes place September 30-October 1 at Willowbend in Mashpee.
On Wednesday, 16 qualifiers got in through the Ludlow qualifying, including Paul Ferraro (Blackstone GC), who paced the field with a 2-under-par 70. Despite starting with a bogey, Ferraro made birdie four times and finished 2-under on the front nine. Arthur Fitzgerald (Worcester CC) made birdie on his final two holes to finish with five total for a score of 1-under 71. David Laravee qualified at his home course with an even-par 72.
On Thursday, David Holmes (Blackstone GC) made back-to-back birdies on holes 10 and 11 en route to an even-par 72 and lead 14 qualifiers at Wollaston. Gene Gonzalez (Charles River CC) earns a spot by finishing 3-over, as did Wollaston members Neal Piliavin and Charles Grandon, who shot 79 and 82, respectively.
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 (Ludlow CC-Par 72)
Paul Ferraro (Blackstone GC); 70
Arthur Fitzgerald (Worcester CC); 71
David Laravee (Ludlow CC); 72
Pat Kline (Sandy Burr CC); 74
Bruce White (Orchards GC); 75
Tom McDavitt (Worcester CC); 75
Gregory Badger (Salem CC); 75
Scott Jezard (Easton CC); 75
Michael Murphy (Blackstone GC); 76
Jack Dombek (Twin Hills CC); 76
Keith Albano (Twin Hills CC); 76
Ray Wright (Framingham CC); 76
Mark Millay (Highfields G&CC); 76
Mike Delgrande (Cranwell R&GC); 76
Alexander McCallum (Cyprian Keyes GC); 76
Andrew Lemelman (George Wright GC); 76
Al Alminas (Franconia GC); 77
Jim Hosey (Orchards GC); 77
Jim Duffy (Brae Burn CC); 77
Vin Bucci (Old Sandwich GC); 77
Doug Riel (Wyckoff CC); 77
Joseph Monahan III (Winchester CC); 77
Chuck Costello (Ferncroft CC); 77
QUALIFIERS (Wollaston GC-Par 72)
David Holmes (Blackstone GC); 72
Gene Gonzalez (Charles River CC); 75
Claude Hoopes (Kittansett Club); 78
Mark Mccormick (Harmon GC); 79
Neal Piliavin (Wollaston GC); 79
Jon Perry (Sagamore Spring GC); 80
Jim Bandera (Plymouth CC); 81
Bryan Eger (The Ridge Club); 81
Charles Grandon (Wollaston GC); 82
Bruce Carter (Green Hill GC); 82
David Bavosi (Whitinsville GC); 82
William Heffernan (Dedham C & PC); 82
Brian O’Hanley (Thomson CC); 82
James Mihalek (Charter Oak CC); 82
Paul Mitchell (George Wright GC); 83
Doug Parigian (Long Meadow GC); 83
The Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship will begin September 30, taking place at Willowbend in Mashpee.