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ryan riley shoots low mark of week among 60 Mass mid-amAteur qualifiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 18, 2021

NORTON, Massachusetts – Qualifying for the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship is well underway. Four qualifiers were hosted this week for the Championship Proper which will be played from September 9-11 at Weston Golf Club in Weston.

This week, 60 players locked down a spot in next month’s event. Eligibility is open to amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by September 9, 2021 and 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 not exceeding 5.4.

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Monday saw two qualifiers held, the first of which was played at South Shore Country Club in Hingham. Tom McConnell (Old Sandwich Golf Club) was one of two players to finish under par. McConnell had four birdies on his way to shooting 3-under-par 69 and earning medalist honors.

Dan Howard (Norfolk Golf Club) also went under par, finishing just a stroke behind McConnell at 2-under 70. Three players shot even-par: James Levere (Newtown Commonwealth Golf Course), Josh Biren (Pine Brook Country Club), and Damon Lusk (Meadow Brook Golf Club). In total, South Shore had 14 qualifiers.

Monday’s other qualifier at New England Country Club in Bellingham also saw 14 players punch their tickets to the Championship Proper. Ryan Riley (Thorny Lea Golf Club) had four birdies to go 4-under-par 67 and grab medalist honors. Shuvam Bhaumik (Thorny Lea Golf Club), and Sean Gildea (Bass Rocks Golf Club) both shot 1-under 70.

Ryan Riley shot the low mark of the week among Mid-Amateur qualifiers. (David Colt, file)

There were a few familiar names among the other qualifiers. U.S. Senior Open qualifier Doug Clapp (Old Sandwich Golf Club) was one of three players to shot an even par-71. Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley Country Club) finished up his round 1-over 72 to nab a qualifying spot.

On Tuesday, Jesse Santos shot an ever-par 71 to lead the charge at Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson. Santos had a rather clean round with 16 pars, a birdie, and a bogey on his way to grabbing medalist honors. The other 14 qualifiers in the round all shot above par with a cutline of 5-over.

In the final qualifying event of the week at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, three players shot under par among 16 qualifiers. Kevin Daly (Salem Country Club) earned medalist honors with six birdies on his way to shooting 3-under 69.

Joining Daly under par was Mike McCann (Andover Country Club) at 2-under 70 and George Zolotas (Tedesco Country Club) at 1-under-71. Andrew Howard (Norfolk Golf Club) was the lone player to shoot an even mark of par-72.

The first qualifier actually took place on August 2, with former NHL pro Ryan Whitney (Old Sandwich Golf Club) earning medalist honors at The Ridge Club with a score of 1-over 72.


HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM THIS WEEK’S MASS MID-AMATEUR QUALIFYING EVENTS:

MONDAY, 8/16

QUALIFIERS (South Shore CC – Par 72)

Tom McConnell (Old Sandwich Golf Club); 69

Dan Howard (Norfolk Golf Club); 70

James Levere (Newton Commonwealth Golf Course); 72

Josh Biren (Pine Brook Country Club); 72

Damon Lusk (Meadow Brook Golf Club); 72

Patrick Jenkins (Harmon Golf); 73

Stephen Miele (Woburn Country Club); 73

Patrick Paulson (Stow Acres Country Club); 73

Bobby Villeneuve (Ludlow Country Club); 73

Phillip Holden (Oyster Harbors Club); 74

William Schultz (Black Rock Country Club); 74

Derek Schug (Plymouth Country Club); 74

Sam Parella (Whitinsville Golf Club); 74

James Ciociolo (Worcester Country Club); 74

ALTERNATES

Andrew Newman (Boston Golf Club); 75

Matt Czarnecki (Thorny Lea Golf Club); 75

Daniel Schwartz (George Wright Golf Course); 75

Jim Forsgard (Pinehills Golf Club); 75

William Olin (Cohasset Golf Club); 75

Mike Murphy (Walpole Country Club); 75

QUALIFIERS (New England CC – Par 71)

Ryan Riley (Thorny Lea Golf Club); 67

Shuvam Bhaumik (Thorny Lea Golf Club); 70

Sean Gildea (Bass Rocks Golf Club); 70

Zach Camarra (Worcester Country Club); 71

Doug Clapp (Old Sandwich Golf Club); 71

Warren Krous (Wampatuck Country Club); 71

Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley Country Club); 72

Erik Swenson (Needham Golf Club); 72

Matthew Dunn (Wachusett Country Club); 72

Michael Landry (The Tour); 73

Matt Montt (Plymouth Country Club); 73

Cameron Moniz (Swansea Country Club); 73

Brett Joy (New England Country Club); 73

Tom Molinari (TPC of Boston); 73

ALTERNATES

Peter Anderson (Bayberry Hills Golf Course); 74

David Marseglia (Framingham Country Club); 74

Peter Mulkerrins (Norton Country Club); 74

David Pierce (Thorny Lea Golf Club); 74

Jordan Burke (Needham Golf Club); 74

Jon Fasick (New England Country Club); 74

Guy Lansing (Country Club of Halifax); 74

Brian Kronmiller (Norton Country Club); 74

TUESDAY, 8/17

QUALIFIERS (Charter Oak CC – Par 71)

Jesse Santos (Sterling National Country Club); 71

Greg Hogan (Long Meadow Golf Club); 72

Matt Vaughn (Charles River Country Club); 73

Ronald Laverdiere (Crumpin-Fox Club); 73

Keith Regalbuti (TPC of Boston); 74

Dan Wentworth (Weathervane Golf Club); 74

Christian Jensen (Wedgewood Pines Country Club); 74

Chris Gorczyca (Charles River Country Club); 74

Christopher Trachino (Nashawtuc Country Club); 74

Gene Gonzalez (Charles River Country Club); 75

Jeffrey Hamilton, Jr. (The Country Club); 75

Cullen Onstott (Brae Burn Country Club); 75

Kevin Bagge (Orchards Golf Club); 75

Keith Rourke (Salem Country Club); 75

Jonathan Jones (The Milton-Hoosic Club); 75

ALTERNATES

R.J. Irving (Stow Acres Country Club); 76

Derek Ducharme (Whitinsville Golf Club); 76

Ben Knott (Crmpin-Fox Club); 76

WEDNESDAY, 8/18

QUALIFIERS (Indian Ridge CC – Par 72)

Kevin Daly (Salem Country Club); 69

Mike McCann (Andover Country Club); 70

George Zolotas (Tedesco Country Club); 71

Andrew Howard (Norfolk Golf Club); 72

Alex Jeffers (Woodland Golf Club); 73

Michael Pierce (Andover Country Club); 73

Brian Faulk (Indian Ridge Country Club); 74

Michel Kuzara (Bradford Country Club); 74

Chris Herrick (Nabnasset Lake Country Club); 74

James Cimini (Swansea Country Club); 74

David Walsh (Nabnasset Lake Country Club); 74

Jeffrey Weishaar (Renaissance); 75

James Staffieri (Salem Country Club); 75

Brian Donovan (Blue Hill Country Club); 75

Lucas Paradis (Bradford Country Club); 75

Paul Cacciola (Renaissance); 75

ALTERNATES

Andrew Neal (George Wright Golf Course); 76

Andrew Gildea (Pinehills Golf Club); 76

Andrew Conway (Vesper Country Club); 76

Ross Jacobson (The Cape Club of Sharon); 76

Matt Schena (Haverhill Golf & Country Club); 76


UP NEXT

Only one qualifier for the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship remains:

August 25 – Tekoa CC  (Westfield)

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