Week 1 Qualifying Results | Mass Amateur Public Links Championship - MASSGOLF

54 Players Qualify In Opening Week Of Mass Amateur Public Links Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2022

The Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will take place at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland for the first time this summer (August 10-11), and the road to qualifying for this public golfers championship began this week.

Entries for the event are open to amateur golfers whose whose handicap index does not exceed 12.0 and a course/club that provides playing opportunities for the general public seven days a week

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At Chicopee Country Club, Liam Gill (Highfields Golf & Country Club), who recently finished his first season with the Seattle University men’s golf team, led 15 qualifiers with a 1-under-par 70 that included four birdies. Joe Ciolek (The Ledges Golf Club) and Al Alminas (Franconia/Veterans Golf Course) both shot even-par, while Jesse Morgan (Northfield Golf Club), who placed T4 at the 2019 APL, shot 75. Alminas and Steve Hallquist (Amherst Golf Club) are both 66 years old and will play in the championship proper. Hallquist shot even-par on the back nine and made the cutline at 7-over.

Young male golfer taking a shot out of an unseen bunker.
Liam Gill at the New England Amateur in 2020. (David Colt, file)

At Norton Country Club, another 17 golfers qualified for the championship proper. Led by just 2 golfers who shot under par for the day, was Jack McDonald (Allendale Country Club) at 2-under-par 71, followed closely behind by Jared Winiarz (Norton Country Club) who shot a 70 at his home course. Finishing at 2-over was, Brian Kronmiller (Norton Country Club), and at 3-over were Sean McHugh (Norton Country Club) who finished with 4 birdies and Paul Mitchell (George Wright Golf Course) who finished with 3 birdies.

young male golfer with a fairway wood finishing his swing
Jared Winiarz at the 2017 Mass Junior. (David Colt, file)

Over at Bayberry Hills, Jacob Raye (Sandwich Hollows Golf Club) shot 3-under 69 to lead 22 golfers advancing to the championship proper. Raye made eagle on his second hole and added three consecutive birdies on the front nine to coast to the top spot. Aidan McBride (Westover Golf Course), a member of the Springfield College men’s golf team, shot 1-under 71, and Alex McCallum (Cyprian Keyes Golf Club) shot 72.

Andy Horvitz (Allendale Country Club), who turned 70 earlier this year, qualified with a score of 76. Kevin McBride (Dennis Pines Golf Club) made birdie on the final hole to sneak above the cutline at 5-over 77.


HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM THIS WEEK’S AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS QUALIFYING EVENTS:

TUESDAY, 6/21

QUALIFIERS (Chicopee CC – Par 71)

Liam Gill, Highfields Golf & Country Club; 70

Joe Ciolek, The Ledges Golf Club; 71

Al Alminas, Franconia/Veterans Golf Course; 71

Evan Rutherford, Amherst Golf Club; 72

Michael Mertes, Wyckoff Country Club; 73

Brandon Smith, Crestview Country Club; 73

Jesse Morgan, Northfield Golf Club; 75

Mike Smith, The Ranch Golf Club; 75

Steve Lefave, Westover Golf Course; 75

Joe Wilson, Wyckoff Country Club; 76

Nick Stern, Bayberry Hills/Bass River; 77

Chuck Edler, Cold Spring Country Club; 78

Ajay Beniwal, Stow Acres Country Club; 78

Brian Strzempek, The Ledges Golf Club; 78

Steve Hallquist, Amherst Golf Club; 78

ALTERNATES

Michael Doherty, Crumpin-Fox Club; 79

Pete Mulkerrins, Norton Country Club; 79

Chris Strycharz, Tekoa Country Club; 79

Joe Weinacht, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 79

THURSDAY, 6/23

QUALIFIERS (Norton CC – Par 71)

Jack McDonald, Allendale Country Club; 69

Jared Winiarz, Norton Country Club; 70

Brian Kronmiller, Norton Country Club; 73

Sean McHugh, Norton Country Club; 75

Paul Mitchell, George Wright Golf Course; 75

Jack Tannar, Shining Rock Golf Club; 76

Chris Messina, South Shore Country Club; 77

Andrew Morano, Kettle Brook Golf Club; 77

Matthew McCullough, George Wright Golf Course; 77

John McCarthy, George Wright Golf Course; 78

Jeffrey Friel, Mount Hood Golf Club; 78

Jeffrey Kilday, Green Harbor Golf Club; 78

Ryan Derosier, Olde Scotland Links; 78

Bradford Costa, Quashnet Valley Country Club; 78

Rich Bracker, Swansea Country Club; 78

Jacob Pierce, Country Club of Halifax; 78

Wyatt Thomsen, Plymouth Country Club; 78

ALTERNATES

Tyler Brown, Country Club of Halifax; 80

THURSDAY, 6/23

QUALIFIERS (Bayberry Hills CC – Par 72)

Jacob Raye, Sandwich Hollows Golf Club; 69

Aidan McBride, Westover Golf Course; 71

Alex McCallum, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 72

Joe Powers, Olde Scotland Links; 73

Cody Morrison, Pinehills Golf Club; 74

Robbie Cole, Shining Rock Golf Club; 74

Thomas Hurley, Sandwich Hollows Golf Club; 74

Steven Bristol, Weathervane Golf Club; 75

Matthew Cornuet, Holly Ridge National; 75

Ryan Rollo, Pinehills Golf Club; 75

Kyle Puchol, Barnstable Golf; 75

David Rixham, Shining Rock Golf Club; 75

Andy Horvitz, Allendale Country Club; 76

Michael Haglof, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 76

Jack McCarthy, Country Club of Halifax; 76

Keith Stone, The Tour; 76

Dave McCowan, South Shore Country Club; 76

Nick Morgan, Sandy Burr Country Club; 77

Michael Serijan, Cranberry Valley Golf Course; 77

Connor Levesque, Barnstable Golf; 77

Kevin McBride, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 77

Jeremy Hurst, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 77

ALTERNATES

Michael Pergamo, George Wright Golf Course; 78

Kevin Doherty, Trull Brook Golf Course; 78

Diarmaid McGregor, George Wright Golf Course; 78

Paul Rezuke, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 78

UP NEXT

Qualifying for the Amateur Public Links will continue next week. Here are the remaining qualifying sites and starting times:

June 28 – Crystal Lake GC (Haverhill)

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July 7 – Blackstone National GC (Sutton)

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July 7 – Wayland CC (Wayland)

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