Seven Advance to Open Championship

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2018

WILBRAHAM, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested from June 11-13 at Great Horse in Hampden, seven competitors at Thursday’s Country Club of Wilbraham qualifying site earned entrance into the Championship Proper.

ONLINE: Open Home Page CC of Wilbraham – Results  Competitor Stats

New Canaan, Connecticut’s C.J. Swift earned medalist honors with his 6-under 66 performance Wednesday, tallying eight total birdies, including a streak of four straight from holes 15-18, to punch his ticket to the Massachusetts Open Championship. For the second straight week, a Connecticut resident claimed the top-spot in the qualifying field after Farmington’s Zach Zaback shot a 65 at last week’s Open qualifier contested at Indian Pond Country Club.

In addition to Swift, three other professionals join the likes of locals Mike Trombley (CC of Wilbraham), Jack O’Donnell (Boston GC) and Sean Gaudette (Wyckoff CC), a competitor waiting amateur reinstatement. Last week at Country Club of Pittsfield, Gaudette was one of three competitors to advance to the sectional stage of U.S. Open qualifying.

QUALIFIERS

C.J. Swift (New Canaan, Conn.) 66

John Stoltz (Middletown, N.Y.) 68

Jesse Larson (Mendon, Vt.) 69

Mike Trombley (CC of Wilbraham) 70

Andy Buege (Abrams, Wis.) 71

Jack O’Donnell (Boston GC) 71

Sean Gaudette (Wyckoff CC) 71

ALTERNATES

Stephen Hunt (CC of Wilbraham) 72

UP NEXT

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

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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