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BOYLSTON, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, being contested from September 12-14 at Plymouth Country Club, 14 competitors from Monday’s qualifier, held at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.
An additional seven 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.
2-over par 74 was the magic number on Monday as the likes of Eric Tidman (Worcester CC) and John McNeill (BAGS) split medalist honors to lead the group of 14 qualifiers into the Championship next month.
The former Babson College golfer Tidman, 29, tallied three birdies to three bogeys and a double through off and on wet conditions to earn a share of the lead and a return to his second Mid-Amateur Championship in three years. Joining him as co-medalist is John McNeill, of Stow, who carded two birdies to four bogeys to finish two strokes above par.
McNeill’s entrance into the Championship Proper comes on the heels of a berth into the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship and a T8 finish at the state’s Amateur Public Links Championship two weeks ago.
In addition to Tidman and McNeill, the qualifying scores for the 12 additional competitors ranged from 3-over 75 to 6-over 78.
Eric Tidman (Worcester CC) 74
John McNeill (BAGS) 74
Alex Xarras (Westminster CC) 75
Mike Lemerise (Green Hill GC) 76
Mark Millay (Highfields G&CC) 76
Christian Lightner (Andover CC) 77
Andrew Reed (Tatnuck CC) 77
D.J. Hynes (Framingham CC) 77
Brian Fitzgerald (CC of Wilbraham) 77
Andy Berman (Nashawtuc CC) 77
John Tyck (Kettle Brook GC) 78
Lawrence Klein (Pine Meadows GC) 78
Glendon Sutton (Belmont CC) 78
Michael Riley (Sterling National) 78
Christopher Owens (The Haven CC)
David Holmes (Blackstone GC)
Terry Dunn (Cyprian Keyes GC)
Chris Healy (Cohasse CC)
Mark McCormack (Harmon GC)
Charles McNeeley (Shining Rock GC)
James Mihalek (Charter Oak CC)
The 2018 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship will be contested at Plymouth Country Club from September 12-14. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at six sites from August 6 to August 27. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days:
August 14 – Merrimack Valley GC
August 16 – CC of New Bedford
August 21 – Cape Club of Sharon
August 27 – Sandwich Hollows GC
For complete coverage of the 2018 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, visit massgolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassMidAm.