2022 Mass Golf Competition Updates - MASSGOLF

Massachusetts Golfers Have Started 2022 By Testing Their Skills In Competitions Down south

The weather may be warming up slightly and the days are getting a bit longer, but we’re not quite ready for golf competition here in Massachusetts. However, there are several Mass Golf Members who have competed across the country during the offseason. Here are some recent results from the first couple months of 2022.

This list will be updates as more results are compiled.


SOCIETY OF SENIORS SPRING CLASSIC

Dates: February 20-23

Site: Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida

Jack Kearney (Westover Golf Course) added his third Society of Seniors to his resume by winning the Super Senior Division (Age 65+).  Kearney, a two-time Mass Senior Amateur champion, finished with rounds of 73-70-74 for a 217 total.

JONES CUP SENIOR INVITATIONAL

Dates: February 27-March 2

Site: Plantation Course at Sea Island, St Simons Island, Georgia

This week, Kearney shot a tournament best 5-under 67 in the second round of the of the Jones Cup Senior Invitational en route to finishing runner-up in the Super Senior Division (age 65+) in the 54-hole championship. Kearney made two eagles in his middle round to take the lead into the final round. However, an 82 on the final day sank his chances of winning.

CABO COLLEGIATE CLASSIC

Dates: February 27-March 1

Site: Cove Club Course – Cabo Del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Michael Thorbjornsen (Wellesley Country Club), the 2021 Mass Amateur champion, came close to winning his first collegiate event as he led the Stanford men’s golf team at the Cabo Collegiate Classic in Mexico. Thorbjornsen shot a bogey-free 65 in the final round and made three consecutive birdies to take the lead with 5 holes to play. However, Vanderbilt’s Cole Sherwood carded a 10-under 61 with three eagles in the final round to win the title by 4 strokes. Thorbjornsen tallied all three rounds in the 60s (69-66-65) for his best career finish in terms of place (solo second) and score-to-par (13-under).

CITRUS BOWL LADIES’ PRO-AM

Dates: February 8-9

Site: Mountain Lake Golf Club, Lake Wales, Florida

From left, Amanda Jacobs, Alison Walshe, Susan Curtin, and Gretchen Johnson. (Contributed)

In a unique mix of amateurs and pros, amateur Susan Curtin (Boston Golf Club) and professional Alison Walshe led their foursome to victory in the 14th annual Citrus Bowl. Gretchen Johnson, Amanda Jacobs, Curtin and Walshe finished with a 61 to best the field by a commanding 8 strokes. Walshe finished with a 33 in the professional Stableford competition.

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GASPARILLA INVITATIONAL

Dates: February 17-19

Site: Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, Tampa, Florida (6,332-yards, par-70)

Nick Maccario is in the mix at the Gasparilla Invitational. (David Colt, file)

Nick Maccario (Bradford Country Club) shot a pair of sub-70 rounds to finish T7 and lead five Massachusetts golfers competing in the Gasparilla Invitational. Maccario, a semifinalist in the 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, made three consecutive birdies en route to a 4-under 67 in the second round. He finished with a 71 in the final round.

Kyle Tibbetts (Framingham Country Club) and Jordan Amorin (Crestwood Country Club) shot 73 and 74 in the opening round, respectively but failed to make the cut with a two-day score of 151. Mike Mottola (Andover Country Club) also shot a 73 in the opening round but finished 153 over two rounds. Herbie Aikens (Old Sandwich Golf Club) shot matching 77s.

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WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FOUR-BALL

Dates: February 16-17

Site: The Wanderers Club – Wellington, Florida (5,978-yards/5,261-yards, par-72)

Shannon Johnson and Megan Buck finished 4th overall in the Women’s International Four-Ball. (David Colt, file)

Megan Buck and Shannon Johnson, both of Thorny Lea Golf Club, finished 4th overall at 1-under but was in the mix most of the event. Johnson and Buck entered the day two strokes off the lead but finished even-par 72 in the final round. Susan Curtin (Boston Golf Club) and Chelsea Curtis (The Country Club) went 76-78–154 over the two days. Ina Kim-Schaad and Meghan Stasi won the tournament in a playoff.

In the Middle Division, the teams of Christine Gagner and Mary Gale, both of Bedrock Golf Club, and Kristen Henderson (Bedrock Golf Club) and Jenny Ceppi (Salem Country Club) cracked the top five. Gagner and Gale finished T3 with a 75-78–153, while Henderson and Ceppi were 5th with a 74-80–154.

Cheryl Krueger (Orchards Golf Course) and Laura Coach finished T10 in the Middle Division, shooting a 76 in the final round to finish at 159.

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AJGA SPOT X HOTEL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates: January 14-17

Site: World Golf Village – Slammer & Squire, St. Augustine, Florida

Fresh off winning the Mass Golf Girls’ Junior Player of the Year Award, Molly Smith (Vesper Country Club) chalked up her first American Junior Golf Association victory. Smith shot a tournament-low final round (72) and finished with 12 total birdies en route to a 1-over-par 217 and a five-stroke victory.

“I’ve always wanted to win an AJGA tournament,” Smith said. “I’ve played in a lot of them before and haven’t really played my best golf, so it feels good to come out here, play pretty good, and get the W.”

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IONE D. JONES / DOHERTY WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates: January 10-14

Site: Coral Ridge Country Club Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Susan Curtin made it to the final match of the Doherty Women’s Amateur Championship (Senior Division), but Kim Keyer-Scott won title with a 4 and 3 victory. Keyer-Scott shot 3-under through 15 holes. Curtin, who shot 78 in stroke play qualifying, halved holes 10 and 11 to keep it close, but Keyer-Scott pulled away with birdies on holes 12 and 15 to close out the match.

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