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The second wave of qualifying for the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship took place on Monday at Hopkinton Country Club and Cranberry Valley Golf Course, with 27 golfers advancing to the championship.
The 39th Mass Mid-Amateur Championship will take place September 19-21 at Marlborough Country Club. Entries are open to amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by September 19, 2022, and who have an active Mass Golf Membership with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4 (at the time of registration).
Hunter Stone (Tedesco Country Club), Brian Higgins (Franklin Country Club) and Brandon Goold (Granite Links Golf Club) shared medalist honors at Hopkinton, each shooting a 1-over 72.
Higgins returns to the championship for the first time since 2019, when he competed in the first two rounds of stroke play but missed the cut for the final round. The Bellingham native shot a 34 on the front nine, including two birdies during his first three holes, to give himself a head start heading down the stretch.
For Goold, it was a back-nine 33 that propelled him into medalist position. Goold made a string of three birdies on holes 13-15 and finished with another birdie on the 18th hole. Stone also made birdie on the 425-yard, par-4 hole 18 to end in a tie for first place.
Close behind the medalists was Tyler Currie (Hillview Golf Course), who shot a 2-over 73 to finish in fourth place. Currie recorded a largely error-free round, finishing 15 holes at or below par.
The cutline fell at 4-over and 14 golfers advanced to the championship.
At Cranberry Valley, Stephen Quillinan (Renaissance) led the field of 13 qualifiers with an even-par 72. Quillinan, who played in the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, made birdie on holes 16 and 18 to propel himself to the top spot.
Ryan Brown (Cape Cod National Golf Club) will appear in his first Mass Mid-Amateur in his first year of eligibility, as the Harwich native turned 25 earlier this summer. The former Bryant University golfer carded three birdies to finish at 2-over. Bob Blackmar (Wachusett Country Club) also recorded three birdies to post a 2-over 74.
The cutline fell at 4-over 76.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM THIS WEEK’S MASS MID-AMATEUR QUALIFIERS:
QUALIFIERS (HOPKINTON CC-Par 71)
Hunter Stone, Tedesco Country Club; 72
Brian Higgins, Franklin Country Club; 72
Brandon Goold, Granite Links Golf Club; 72
Tyler Currie, Hillview Golf Course; 73
Michael Reily, The Tour; 74
Sam Parella, Whitinsville Golf Club; 74
Brian Faulk, Indian Ridge Country Club; 74
Jeff Lindo, Segregansett Country Club; 74
Derek Ducharme, Whitinsville Golf Club; 74
Justin McCarthy, Hopkinton Country Club; 75
Ben Knott, Crumpin-Fox Club; 75
Kevin Bagge, Westover Golf Course; 75
David Holmes, Blackstone National Golf Club; 75
Rey Garcia, Wedgewood Pines Country Club; 75
Pete Mulkerrins, Norton Country Club; 76
Mike Murphy, Woodland Golf Club; 76
Mike Rattigan, Salem Country Club; 76
Mark Monday, Granite Links Golf Club; 76
Bill Looney, The Haven Country Club; 76
QUALIFIERS (CRANBERRY VALLEY GC-Par 72)
Stephen Quillinan, Renaissance; 72
Ryan Brown, Cape Cod National Golf Club; 74
Bob Blackmar, Wachusett Country Club; 74
Brett Pimental, Cape Cod Country Club; 75
Brian Baker, Country Club of New Bedford; 75
Aaron Rugh, The Tour; 76
Marc Francis, Allendale Country Club; 76
Brian Bassett, Oyster Harbors Club; 76
Donald Foberg, Plymouth Country Club; 76.
Brian Kolb, Indian Pond Country Club; 76
Jim Forsgard, Pinehills Golf Club; 76
Ed Riordan, Barnstable Golf; 76
Max Covitz, The Meadow at Peabody; 76
Cory Pavlik, Woodland Golf Club; 77
Bud Schultz, Black Rock Country Club; 77
Sean McReynolds, Braintree Municipal Golf Course; 77
Samuel Toomey, Reservation Golf Club; 77
Mark Dennish, Old Sandwich Golf Club; 77
Nick Drago, Plymouth Country Club; 77
Alex Ferris, Charles River Country Club; 77
Qualifying for the Mass Mid-Amateur will continue throughout the month of August. Here are the remaining sites and starting times:
August 15 – Braintree Municipal GC (Braintree)
August 17 – Springfield CC (Springfield)
August 25 – Gardner GC (Gardner)