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NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts | HINGHAM, Massachusetts – On the first day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, being contested from July 9-13 at William J. Devine Golf Course and George Wright Golf Course in Boston, a total of 25 competitors from Wednesday’s two qualifiers, held at North Andover Country Club and South Shore Country Club, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.
Celebrating its 110th year in 2018, the Massachusetts Amateur Championship remains the oldest Mass Golf Championship open to men and women alike.
A total of seven competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot at respective qualifiers 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.
At the North Andover site, West Newton native and Babson College sophomore Christopher Bornhorst, who recently became just the second back-to-back GCAA/PING all-region honoree in Babson College golf history, fired a 2-under 67 over 18 holes to grab the top spot in the field and qualify for his third straight state amateur championship.
On the 9-hole course, Bornhorst tallied birdies on the 7th and 9th holes, and then upon returning to the layout for a second nine, made birdie on the par-3 2nd hole, which for Bornhorst was playing as the 11th hole of competition.
Of the 11 competitors to advance from North Andover CC, Bornhorst was also the only competitor to finish under par.
At South Shore Country Club, Worcester Country Club’s Brandon Parker was the top-finisher in the field that saw 14 advance to the July Championship Proper. Parker was one of four competitors to finish under par.
Parker recorded five birdies and two bogeys to finish the afternoon at 3-under par 69 on the par-72 layout, while Shuvam Bhaumik, D.J. Hynes, and Patrick Frodigh, the 2015 Massachusetts Amateur Championship runner up, all finished under par.
North Andover CC
Christopher Bornhorst (Brae Burn CC) 67
Tommy Parker (Thorny Lea GC) 71
Justin Feldman (Twin Hills CC) 72
Zane Brownrigg (Myopia Hunt) 72
Cullen Onstott (Brae Burn CC) 72
Ken Whalley (Ferncroft CC) 72
Collin MacDonald (Ferncroft CC) 73
Kyle Spellman (Weston GC) 73
Dave McAdams (Maynard GC) 73
John Dean (The Country Club) 73
Brian Faulk (Indian Ridge CC) 73
South Shore CC
Brandon Parker (Worcester CC) 69
Shuvam Bhaumik (Thorny Lea GC) 70
D.J. Hynes (Framingham CC) 71
Patrick Frodigh (Dedham C&PC) 71
Sam Jenkins (Harmon GC) 72
James Imai (George Wright GC) 73
Pat Johnson (Indian Pond CC) 73
Bud Schultz (Black Rock CC) 74
Alex Jamieson (Marshfield CC) 74
Jeff Lindo (Segregansett CC) 75
Mike Marshall (TGC at Sacconnesset) 75
Jeremy Meade (Nashawtuc CC) 75
Stephen Kuhn (Plymouth CC) 75
David Walde (Granite Links GC) 75
North Andover CC
Reed Bourgeois (Long Meadow GC) 75
Nick Fantasia (Mount Pleasant GC) 75
Michael Sexton (Brae Burn CC) 75
South Shore CC
Eric Daniel (Presidents GC) 76
Matt Montt (Plymouth CC) 76
Guy Lansing (Plymouth CC) 76
Derek Schug (Plymouth CC) 76
The 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship will kick off the week of July 9 at Boston’s William J. Devine Golf Course and George Wright Golf Course and will consist of two days of stroke play for all competitors, before the field is cut to the top-32 players, who will compete in three days of match play before crowning a champion. The remaining qualifiers for the state amateur will be held at the following sites.
May 31 – Blissful Meadows GC
June 4 – Cranberry Valley GC
June 4 – Berkshire Hills CC
June 5 – Gardner Municipal GC
June 6 – Foxborough CC
June 7 – Hickory Ridge GC
June 7 – Bass Rocks GC
June 18 – Oakley CC
For complete coverage of the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Championship, visit massgolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassAm.