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NORTON, Massachusetts – On the second day of qualifying for the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, 31 competitors from Monday’s two qualifiers at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton and Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn earned entrance into the Championship Proper being contested at Yarmouth’s Bayberry Hills Golf Course in early August.
An additional six competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot at each site earned alternate status and will be placed on a priority list per the Alternate Policy, which can be found on the Mass Golf Policies and Procedures Page.
At the Gannon qualifying site, Drew Semons, an 18-year old from Danvers who recently announced that he’ll begin playing golf collegiately this fall at Saint Anselm College, took the top spot on the leaderboard after shooting an even-par 72 on Monday. Semons tallied back-to-back birdies on the par-4 fifth hole and par-3 sixth hole to make the turn at 2-under, then added a third birdie on the par-3 17th hole to rebound from three bogeys on his back nine to lead the field of 14 who qualified on the North Shore Monday.
Comparatively, at the Brookmeadow qualifier in Canton, Brookline’s Daniel Schwartz took the top spot by a four stroke margin after he birdied six of his final 11 holes in the 18-hole qualifier, including a streak of four straight on the par-5 eighth and ninth holes, the par-4 10th hole and the par-3 11th holes, respectively.
Schwartz was the top qualifier amongst the 17 to advance to the Championship qualifier.
Established in 1982, the Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship is open to amateur golfers who are bona fide public course players at a public Mass Golf member club (a course/club that provides playing opportunities for the general public seven days a week) and maintain an up-to-date Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 12.0 (as determined by the June 1, 2019 Handicap Revision).
QUALIFIERS (BROOKMEADOW CC):
Daniel Schwartz (Brookline GC) 68
Sean McReynolds (Braintree MGC) 72
Matt Corman (Granite Links GC) 74
Sean Pettengill (Brookmeadow CC) 74
Ethan Lane (George Wright GC) 75
Adam Bourque (George Wright GC) 75
Bryan Adkison (George Wright GC) 75
Christian McKenna (Beverly G&TC) 76
Paul Mitchell (George Wright GC) 76
T.J. Vose (Meadow at Peabody) 76
Lawrence Klein (George Wright GC) 76
Brady Allbritton (Easton CC) 76
Collin O’Neil (Sassamon Trace GC) 76
Tyler Cleary (George Wright GC) 77
Philip Clark (George Wright GC) 77
David Conte (George Wright GC) 77
David Habeeb (Sandy Burr CC) 77
ALTERNATES (BROOKMEADOW CC):
Nick Bendiak (Cyprian Keyes GC)
Jeff Cincotta (Wayland CC)
Jim Forsgard (Widows Walk GC)
Mary Dwyer (Green Harbor GC)
QUALIFIERS (GANNON MGC):
Drew Semons (Beverly G&TC) 70
Athan Goulos (Meadow at Peabody) 72
Robbie Forti (Meadow at Peabody) 72
Christopher Austin (Beverly G&TC) 75
Christopher Holt (Tour Greater Bos) 76
Stephen Miele, Jr. (Woburn CC) 76
Brendan Mahoney (Granite Links GC) 76
Phil Miceli (Sagamore Spring GC) 76
Rick Bylund (Blackstone GC) 77
Harry Theodore (Sandy Burr CC) 77
Joseph Saia (Butter Brook GC) 77
Dave Barker (Far Corner GC) 78
Chris Lyons (Meadow at Peabody) 78
Matt Dunn (Wachusett CC) 78
ALTERNATES (GANNON MGC)
Tyler Fleming (Bedrock GC)
Timothy Richmond (Old Salem Greens)
The 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will be contested at Bayberry Hills Golf Course from August 6-7. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at six sites from June 25 to July 11. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days:
July 2 – Olde Scotland Links
July 11 – Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds GC
For complete coverage of the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, visit MassGolf.org or follow Mass Golf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @PlayMassGolf and by using the hashtag, #MassAPL.