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SALEM, Massachusetts – On the third day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship, being contested from August 6-9 at Belmont Country Club, nine competitors from Tuesday’s qualifier, held at Olde Salem Greens in Salem, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.
An additional three 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.
A trio of junior competitors, Jackson Scott (NEPGA Jr. Tour), Pete Delmonico (Brae Burn CC) and Mark DeCourcey (Lexington GC) all finished with scores of 2-over par 72 in Tuesday’s qualifier to earn a share of medalist honors.
Scott tallied four birdies, while both Delmonico and DeCourcey each posted three birdies during their qualifying rounds to lead the group of nine qualifiers whose scores ranged from 2-over par 72 to 6-over par 76.
Celebrating its 100th year in 2018, the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship has long been associated as one of the top junior golf competitions in the country. It is open to amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club and who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight August 9, 2018.
New for the 2018 Championship Proper, the Junior Amateur Championship will include two days of match play to coincide with two days of stroke play – joining the Massachusetts Amateur Championship as the only two Mass Golf events with a match play format. All competitors will enjoy two full days of stroke play before the top-16 competitors in the field advance to the match play portion, which will take place on August 8 &9.
When the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship originally began in 1914, the tournament began as a match play format then eventually transitioned to a three-day, 54-hole stroke play format.
Jackson Scott (NEPGA Jr. Tour) 72
Pete Delmonico (Brae Burn CC) 72
Mark DeCourcey (Lexington GC) 72
Boomer Jenks (Brae Burn CC) 73
Ryan Daly (Salem CC) 73
Trent Han (Ferncroft CC) 73
Michael Strazzere (Indian Ridge CC) 75
Robbie Forti (Meadow at Peabody) 76
Brendan Locke II (Tedesco CC) 76
John Cammarano (Wellesley CC)
Matt Remley (North Andover CC)
Tommy Harrington (Olde Salem Greens)
The 2018 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship will be contested at Belmont Country Club from August 6-9. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at five sites from June 19 to June 28. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days.
June 27 – Agawam Municipal GC
June 28 – Tatnuck CC
For complete coverage of the 2018 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship, visit massgolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassJunior.