70 Advance In Final Wave Of Amateur Public Links Championship Qualifying - MASSGOLF

Cameron Moniz shoots low Score On Final Day Of amateur public links qualifying


NORTON, Massachusetts – The remaining four qualifying events for the Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship were all held this week. In total, 70 players earned their way into the Championship Proper at Westover Golf Course in Granby from August 17-18.

Tee times and the alternate list will be released at a later date.

For the Amateur Public Links, entries for the event are open to amateur golfers who are public course players at a public Mass Golf member course and whose handicap index does not exceed 12.0. There are exceptions for players with an established handicap at a private club, exceptions include: players competing on a school golf team, provided those privileges are limited to scheduled practices or competitions; or players employed by a private club, provided that their playing opportunities are limited in nature, consistent with those offered to other employees and does not allow participation in any club tournaments.


In Monday’s qualifier at Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, a pair of players split medalist honors. Joe Wilson (Wyckoff Country Club) and Robert Traylor (Sandy Burr Country Club) both shot 2-over-par 74 to tie for first. Both players recorded made their lone birdie on the third hole. Playing at his local club, Brian Strzempek grabbed solo possession of third place with a mark of 3-over 75. After starting his round with a double bogey, Strzempek settled down to finish in the top three. Fellow club members Jim Morin and Matthew Gurski also qualified with a 76 and 79, respectively. 

Joe Morin qualified for the Amateur Public Links at his home club of Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley. (David Colt, file)

On Tuesday at Crystal Lake in Haverhill, there was also a split of medalist honors at the top of the leaderboard. Rob Parsi (Amateur Golf Tour of NE) shot 3-over-par 74 with three birdies, including one on his final hole. Paul Haney (Olde Salem Greens GC) matched the 3-over 74 mark with three birdies of his own to split medalist honors.

Five total players shot 4-over 75 to all grab a share of third place. RJ Irving (Stow Acres Country Club) was among those players T3 and his day was highlighted by an eagle on the par-4 10th hole. Overall, Crystal Lake saw 19 players advance to the Championship Proper.

At Braintree Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday, Jeffrey Kilday (Green Harbor Golf Club) and Mark Harrington (Braintree Municipal GC) each shot 2-over-par 74 to share a spot at the top of the leaderboard. Harrington had three birdies, and Kilday made with an eagle on the par-5 13th hole.

Patrick Kline (Sandy Burr Country Club) shot 3-over 75 to grab sole possession of third place. Oliver Shih (George Wright Golf Course) was 4-over 76 and finished in solo fourth. Shih was one of five players from George Wright Golf Course to qualify. In total, 16 competitors advanced to the Championship Proper.

In the final qualifier on Thursday at the Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater, one player separated himself to earn sole medalist honors. Cameron Moniz (Swansea Country Club) had 5 birdies on his way to carding a 3-under-par 69 and sole possession of first place.

Daniel Pagan (George Wright Golf Course) was also under par, shooting 2-under 70 to grab sole possession of second place. Collin Oneil (Sassamon Trace Golf Course), Chris Annunciata (Wayland Country Club), and Phil Miceli (Sagamore Spring Golf Club) all tied for third place shooting an even mark of 72.


MONDAY, 6/28

QUALIFIERS (Ledges GC – Par 72)

Joe Wilson (Wyckoff Country Club); 74

Robert Traylor (Sandy Burr Country Club); 74

Brian Strzempek (The Ledges Golf Club); 75

Jamie Gaffey (Waubeeka Golf Links); 76

Keith Burch (Crumpin-Fox Club); 76

Jim Morin (The Ledges Golf Club); 76

Michael Mertes (Crumpin-Fox Club); 76

Jack Neves (Wyckoff Country Club); 76

Dean Godek (Agawam Municipal Golf Course); 76

Mark Lemons (Cyprian Keyes G C); 77

Anthony Ross (Bayberry Hills/Bass River); 77

Randy Parker (Woburn CC 19th Hole Club); 78

Steve Lefave (Westover Golf Course); 78

Pat Landers (Oak Ridge Golf Club); 79

Matthew Gurski (The Ledges Golf Club); 79

Paul Lekberg (Wachusett Country Club); 80

Chris Gannon (Blackstone National Golf Club); 80

Kevin Atkin (Dave Diricos Golf Shop); 80

Brian Heacox (George Wright Golf Course); 80

Jon Fasick (New England Country Club); 80

Tai Lee (Granite Links Golf Club); 80


Marc Vachon (Tour Greater Boston); 81

Jeff Lewandowski (Cyprian Keyes GC); 81

Ben Lovell (The Ledges Golf Club); 81

Mark Vincellette (Springfield Country Club); 81


QUALIFIERS (Crystal Lake GC – Par 71)

Rob Parsi (Amateur Golf Tour of NE); 74

Paul Haney (Olde Salem Greens GC); 74

Brendan Locke (Kelly Greens Golf Couse); 75

Stephen Miele (Woburn CC 19th Hole Club); 75

RJ Irving (Stow Acres Country Club); 75

Christopher Piumelli (Beverley Golf & Tennis Club); 75

Benjamin Crosby (Stow Acres Country Club); 75

John Brickley (Mount Hood Golf Club); 76

Chris Lyons (The Meadow at Peabody); 76

David Conte (George Wright Golf Course); 77

Jeff Giasullo (Tewksbury CC); 77

Jon Huibregtse (Stow Acres Country Club); 78

Jospeh Comeau (Gannon Municipal Golf Course); 78

Mike Callahan (New England Country Club); 78

Tim Richmond (Olde Salem Greens GC); 78

Myron Smith (William J Devine Golf Course); 78

Tim Walsh (Butter Brook Golf Club); 78

Nicholas Stevens (CC of Billerica); 78

Craig Elder (Swanson Meadows Golf Course); 78


Jason Zubiel (Beverley Golf & Tennis Club); 79

Shawn Gaillardet (Kettle Brook Golf Club); 79

Noah Ball (Stow Acres Country Club); 79

Steven Vincent (Kettle Brook Golf Club); 79


QUALIFIERS (Braintree Municipal GC – Par 72)

Jeffrey Kilday (Green Harbor Golf Club); 74

Mark Harrington (Braintree Municipal GC); 74

Patrick Kline (Sandy Burr Country Club); 75

Oliver Shih (George Wright Golf Course); 76

Michael Reily (Tour Greater Boston); 78

Tyler Currie (George Wright Golf Course); 78

Brian Degan (Presidents Golf Course); 78

Christopher Austin (Hopedale Country Club); 79

Jerry Thompson (Country Club of Halifax); 80

Dennis Rollfs (George Wright Golf Course); 80

Joe Peveri (George Wright Golf Course); 80

Frank Glancy (Cranberry Valley Golf Course); 80

Fahri Begolli (Gannon Municipal Golf Course); 81

Charles Ma (Youth on Course/Mass Golf); 81

Michael Matonis (The Tour); 81

Nick Caldwell (George Wright Golf Course); 81


Scott Jezard (Easton Country Club); 82

Cody Cavicchi (Harmon Golf); 82

Robert Loiselle (Sandy Burr Contry Club); 82

Adam Barlow (Butter Brook Golf Club); 82

Pranav Mohan (George Wright Golf Course); 82

Diarmaid McGregor (George Wright Golf Course); 82


QUALIFIERS (Olde Scotland Links – Par 72)

Cameron Moniz (Swansea Country Club); 69

Daniel Pagan (George Wright Golf Course); 70

Collin Oneil (Sassamon Trace Golf Course); 72

Chris Annunciata (Wayland Country Club); 72

Phil Miceli (Sagamore Spring Golf Club); 72

Ryan Derosier (Olde Scotland Links); 73

Jordan Rose (Olde Scotland Links); 75

Derek Phillipe (Olde Scotland Links); 75

John King (Amherst TG GC); 75

Christopher Tetler (Squirrel Run Golf & CC); 75

Patrick Paulson (Stow Acres Country Club); 75

Vincent Gomes (Easton Country Club); 75

Timothy Townsell (Granite Links Golf Club); 76

Jeff Mucciarone (Amateur Golf Tour of NE) 76


Al Alminas (Franconia/Veterans Golf Course); 77

Pete Mulkerrins (Norton Country Club); 77


Qualifying for the Amateur Public Links has now concluded. The Championship will be held from August 17-18 at Westover Golf Course in Granby.


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