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Round 1 of qualifying for the 114th Massachusetts Amateur Championship began Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Country Club, followed by another qualifier Wednesday at Ipswich Country Club. A total of 18 golfers clinched a spot in this year’s championship, taking place July 11-15 at Concord Country Club.
The Championship is open to amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf Membership with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4 (at the time of registration).
At Pleasant Valley, eight golfers made the cut for the next round of qualifying. Jack Moy (Pleasant Valley Country Club), the runner-up at the 2021 Mass Junior Amateur made five birdies to lead the field at 1-under 71. Moy also qualified for the Mass Open at Gardner Municipal Golf Course. Lane Bohman (Eastward Ho!) shot an even-par 72 that included a 34 on the front nine, while Ethan Whitney (Oak Hill Country Club), who will compete in U.S. Open Final Qualifying, finished 1-over 73.
Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley Country Club), the 2001 Mass Amateur champion, and Jack Tobin (Marlborough Country Club) both made an eagle and were among five golfers to shoot 74.
Over in Ipswich, Nichols College rising senior Colby Mitchell earned medalist honors with a 2-under 70, thanks in part to consecutive birdies on holes 6&7.
Damon Lusk (Meadow Brook GC) and Jack Walter (Woodland Golf Club) each shot 1-under 71, while Matt Cowgill (Granite Links GC), the runner-up in the 2017 Mass Amateur, finished even-par 72, making birdie on three of his final five holes.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY’S MASS AMATEUR QUALIFIERS:
QUALIFIERS (Pleasant Valley CC-Par 72)
Jack Moy (Pleasant Valley Country Club); 71
Lane Bohman (Eastward Ho!); 72
Ethan Whitney (Oak Hill Country Club); 73
Matthew Quinn (Worcester Country Club); 74
Jack Tobin (Marlborough Country Club); 74
Jeffery Hamilton Jr. (The Country Club); 74
Brendan Hester (Pleasant Valley Country Club); 74
Jake Mrva (Worcester Country Club); 74
Ryan Stacy (Pleasant Valley Country Club); 75
Cooper Griffin (Woodland Golf Club); 75
QUALIFIERS (Ipswich CC-Par 72)
Colby Mitchell, (Bass Rocks Golf Club); 70
Damon Lusk, Meadow Brook Golf Club; 71
Jack Walter, Woodland Golf Club; 71
Matt Cowgill, Granite Links Golf Club; 72
Alex Landry, Indian Ridge Country Club; 73
Lucas Dascoli, Mount Hood Golf Club; 74
Jordan Burke, Needham Golf Club; 74
Kevin Daly, Salem Country Club; 74
Jon Malloy, Wedgewood Pines Country Club; 74
Sean Deale, Brae Burn Country Club; 74
Bryan Adkison, Granite Links Golf Club; 74
Cael Kohan, Ould Newbury Golf Club; 74
Conor O’brien, Thorny Lea Golf Club; 75
Ian Rourke, Ferncroft Country Club; 75
Peter Gardella, Ferncroft Country Club; 75
Qualifying for the Mass Amateur will continue throughout the month of June. Here are the remaining three sites and starting times:
June 7 – South Shore CC (Hingham)
June 7 – Merrimack Valley GC (Methuen)
June 7 – Westover GC (Granby)
June 13 – Blissful Meadows GC (Uxbridge)
June 15 – Cape Cod CC (East Falmouth)
June 16 – Olde Scotland Links (Bridgewater)
June 20 – Pine Brook CC (Weston)
June 20 – Ludlow CC (Ludlow)
June 23 – Hyannis GC (Hyannis)