24 punch tickets to state amateur on final day of qualifying

For immediate release: june 18, 2018

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts | HARWICH, Massachusetts –  On the last 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, 24 competitors from Monday’s two qualifiers, held at Oakley Country Club in Watertown and Cranberry Valley Golf Course in Harwich, 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.

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An additional seven competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spots at each of the two sites, 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 Oakley qualifying site, it was one Robert Malcolm, Jr. who earned medalist honors on his home course. The Belmont resident was one of six competitors to qualify on his home course Monday and the only one to finish under-par, as he tallied three birdies on the course’s first nine hole, then added two more on the back side to complete his round. Jimmy Hervol, a rising senior on the University of Connecticut Golf Team and one half of the reigning Mass Four Ball championship team, placed second while Needham’s David Rogers, a participant at the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, placed third.

Competing on Cape Cod in what was a rescheduled qualifier from June 4, 12 competitors advanced to the Championship Proper next month follow scores that ranged from 1-over 73 to 4-over 76. Wollaston GC’s Billy Argus, a junior on the Saint Anselm Men’s Golf team, earned co-medalist honors with 35-year old Andrew DiRamio of Duxbury. Argus tallied an eagle and a birdie Monday while DiRamio registered three birdies.

QUALIFIERS

Oakley Country Club

Robert Malcolm, Jr. (Oakley CC) 70
Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton CC) 71
David Rogers (Needham GC) 73
Rugo Santini (Oakley CC) 74
William Trainor (Oakley CC) 74
Rick Santilli (Oakley CC) 74
Stephen Kilcoyne (Oakley CC) 74
Taylor Kay-Green (Charles River CC) 75
Brandon Hagopian (Oakley CC) 75
Glendon Sutton (Belmont CC) 75
Daniel Woodbury (Pleasant Valley CC) 75
Michael Kaloyanides (Walpole CC) 75

QUALIFIERS

Cranberry Valley Golf Course

Billy Argus (Wollaston GC) 73
Andrew DiRamio (Marshfield CC) 73
Will Campbell (Captains GC) 74
Samuel Russell (Southborough GC) 74
Phil Miceli (Sagamore Spring GC) 74
Patrick Martin (Charles River CC) 75
Alex Stimpson (Woods Hole GC) 75
Athan Goulos (Ferncroft CC) 75
Matt Miller (Plymouth CC) 76
Connor Phillips (Longmeadow CC) 76
Joe Walker (Dennis Pines GC) 76
Jack Manning (Eastward Ho!) 76

ALTERNATES

Oakley Country Club

Daniel Schwartz (Brookline GC)
Alex Jeffers (Woodland GC)
Brendan Monahan (Winchester CC)

Cranberry Valley

Chris Checksfield (Franklin CC)
Brian Buckley (LeBaron Hills CC)
Matthew Maloney (George Wright GC)
Jon Fasick (New England CC)

UP NEXT

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.

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