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TOWNSEND, Massachusetts – On the third day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, being contested from July 30-31 at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, 20 competitors from Tuesday’s qualifier, held at Townsend Ridge Country Club in Townsend, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.
An additional eight 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.
Cyprian Keyes GC’s Matt Latino and Townsend Ridge’s Jimmy Walmsley shot matching scores of 73 to share co-medalist honors, leading the group of 20 competitors who punched their tickets to the Championship Proper being conducted at the end of July.
The 34-year old Latino, of Worcester, carded two eagles and one birdie en route to his finish atop the leaderboard, while Walmsley, 22 of Pepperell who was competing on his home course, posted a pair of birdies on both the front nine and the back nine to advance.
Scores from Tuesday’s qualifier ranged from 3-over par 73 to 8-over par 78.
Established in 1982, the Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship is open to amateur golfers who are bona fide public course players at a public Mass Golf member club (a course/club that provides playing opportunities for the general public seven days a week) and maintain an up-to-date Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 12.0 (as determined by the May 15, 2018 Handicap Revision).
Matt Latino (Cyprian Keyes GC) 73
Jimmy Walmsley (Townsend Ridge CC) 73
Zachary Magarian (Green Hill GC) 74
Eddie Dilorenzo (Trull Brook GC) 74
Remy Fletcher (CC of Billerica) 74
Robert Downing (Cyprian Keyes GC) 75
Mike Lemerise (Green Hill GC) 76
Nick Bendiak (Cyprian Keyes GC) 76
Derek Wayman (Tour Greater Bos) 76
Ben Friedman (Gannon GC) 76
Mark Eldridge (Cyprian Keyes GC) 76
Justin Ducharme (Bedrock GC) 77
Geoffrey Holt (Quail Ridge CC) 77
Zach LeBeau (Westover GC) 78
Tom Molinari (Tour Greater Bos) 78
Sean Gildea (Townsend Ridge GC) 78
Nick Stern (Hickory Ridge GC) 78
Jonathan Whitaker (Big Blue Golf Club) 78
Mary Payne (Sandy Burr CC) 78
Matt Hoff (Captains GC) 78
Carter Fasick (Westborough CC)
Ryan Fillebrown (Shaker Hills CC)
Robert Blackmar (Wachusett CC)
Tyler Fleming (Bedrock GC)
Nick Reusch (Merrimack Valley)
Kevin Atkin (Crestview CC)
Michael Amari (Townsend Ridge CC)
Matt Dobosh (Townsend Ridge CC)
The 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will be contested at The Ranch Golf Club from July 30-31. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at six sites from June 18 to July 5. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days.
July 2 – Beverly Golf & TC
July 2 – Tekoa CC
July 5 – Wayland CC
For complete coverage of the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, visit massgolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassAPL.