Five advance to the greathorse dance

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2018

KINGSTON, Massachusetts – On the first day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested from June 11-13 at Great Horse in Hampden, five competitors at Kingston’s Indian Pond Country Club earned entrance into the Championship Proper.

ONLINE: Event Home Page | Results Qualifier Stats

Celebrating its 109th year, the Championship remains the only Mass Golf event of the year with a professional purse. Two 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.

Farmington, Connecticut’s Zach Zaback earned medalist honors after firing a 7-under 65 while four other who qualified has scores that ranged from 5-under 67 to 3-under 69. Of the 35 players in the field, Jason Cook (Pine Oaks Golf Club) was the only competitor with amateur status to qualify for the Open.

One notable qualifier from the site was two-time Massachusetts Amateur Champion and former PGA Tour player James Driscoll (Charles River CC), who finished with a score of 3-under par 69.

QUALIFIERS

Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) 65

Brendon Roy (West Warwick, R.I.) 67

Jason Cook (Pine Oaks GC) 68

James Driscoll (Charles River CC) 69

Ty Capps (Palm Coast, Fla.) 69

ALTERNATES

Steven Burak (Thorny Lea GC) 70

Kevin Gately (Pembroke, Mass.) 70

UP NEXT

Five additional Massachusetts Open qualifiers will be held between May 17 and May 29 at clubs across the Bay State.

5/17 – CC of Wilbraham (Wilbraham)

5/21 – Kernwood CC (Salem)

5/23 – Eastward Ho! (Chatham)

5/24 – Nashawtuc CC (Concord)

5/29 – Pleasant Valley CC (Sutton)

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