Week 1 and 2 Qualifying Results | Amateur Public Links Championship - MASSGOLF

61 Players Qualify In Opening Two Weeks Of Mass Amateur Public Links Championship

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2023

The Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will take place at Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater for the first time this summer (August 7-8), and the path to qualifying for this championship for public golfers began on June 20.

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

Online: Olde Scotland Links Results  | Cranberry Valley Results | Beverly Results | Gardner Results | APL Homepage

Bryan Adkison at the 2022 Mid-Amateur Championship. (David Colt, file)

At Olde Scotland Links, Oliver Shih (Fresh Pond Golf Club), led 15 qualifiers with a 3-under-par 69 that included six birdies. Bryan Adkison (Granite Links Golf Club) and Nicholas Piersall (Newton Commonwealth Golf Course) tied for second and both shot 2-under-par 70, while Angelo McCullough (The Meadow at Peabody) shot 1-under-par 71.

At Cranberry Valley GC, another 16 golfers qualified for the Championship Proper. Joseph Berggren (Pinehills Golf Club), John Salerno (Five Iron Golf – Boston), and Andrew Abbott (Granite Links Golf Club) all shot 2-over 74s to share medalist honors. Michael Serijan (Cranberry Valley GC)  fired four birdies at his home course to also qualify with a 4-over 76.

Over at Beverly Golf & Tennis Club, Matthew Heath (Weathervane Golf Club) shot 1-over 71 to lead 15 golfers advancing to the championship proper. Heath made three birdies on the back nine en route to a 1-under finish. Rounding out the top three were Veer Bhasin, (Cyprian Keyes Golf Club) and Brandon Farrin (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club) who both shot 2-over 74 to punch their ticket to the Olde Scotland Links for the championship.

Andy Lesenski (Country Club of Greenfield) and Tyler Cleary (George Wright Golf Course) posted the only two under-par rounds on Thursday at Gardner Municipal GC. Cleary had back-to-back birdies on holes 11 and 12 en route to a bogey free 2-under back nine. Nic Gebhardt (Wachusett Country Club) overcame a quadruple bogey in the middle of his round with six birdies throughout the day to shoot even-par and round out the top three, along with Jonathan Rajcula (Hopedale Country Club) and Randy Parker (Woburn CC 19th Hole Club) who also shot even-par 71. While they didn’t make the cut, Derek Doiron (Cyprian Keyes Golf Club) and Bill DiNardo (Gardner Municipal Golf Course) made a hole-in-one on the 8th (152 yards) and 16th hole (242 yards), respectively.

Andy Lesenski, who played well in the Mass Four-Ball, qualified for the Mass Amateur Public Links Championship on Thursday. (David Colt, file)



QUALIFIERS (Olde Scotland Links – Par 72)

Oliver Shih, Fresh Pond Golf Club; 69

Bryan Adkison, Granite Links Golf Club; 70

Nicholas Piersall, Newton Commonwealth Golf Course; 70

Angelo McCullough, The Meadow at Peabody; 71

Robert Barton, Stow Acres Country Club; 73

Ryan Benton, Country Club of Halifax; 73

David Yurek, Norton Country Club; 73

Chad Tordone, Barnstable Golf; 75

Ethan Doyle, Olde Salem Greens Golf Course; 75

Mark Lemons, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 75

Jimmy Dunn, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 76

Vincent Gomes, Easton Country Club; 76

Cody Morrison, Pinehillls Golf Club; 76

Sylvan Peter, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 76

Cob Carlson, George Wright Golf Course; 76


Derek Nickerson, Amateur Golf Tour of NE; 77

Chris Burke, Country Club of Halifax; 77

Steven Bristol, Weathervane Golf Club; 77

John Breslin, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 77

Mark Bergstrom, Easton Country Club; 77

Justin Wilson, George Wright Golf Course; 77


MONDAY, 6/26

QUALIFIERS (Cranberry Valley GC – Par 72)

Joseph Berggren, Pinehills Golf Club; 74

John Salerno, Five Iron Golf – Boston; 74

Andrew Abbott, Granite Links Golf Club; 74

Jim Forsgard, Pinehills Golf Club; 75

Devin Russell, North Hill Country Club; 75

David Spitz, South Shore Country Club; 76

Eddie Francis, Barnstable Golf; 76

Michael Serijan, Cranberry Valley Golf Course; 76

Shawn Seybert, Norton Country Club; 76

Bradford Costa, Quashnet Valley Country Club; 76

David Wilcox, Pinehills Golf Club; 76

Caden Capaldo, Student Member/MIAA; 77

Richie Thayer, Student Member/MIAA; 77

Roy Murphy, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 77

Tim Richmond, Olde Salem Greens Golf Course; 77

Paul Murphy, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 77


Chris Messina, South Shore Country Club; 78

Colin Richmond, Ould Newbury Golf Club; 78

Kyle Lightner. Sandy Burr Country Club; 78

Thor Van Vaerenewyck, Heather Hill Country Club; 78

Kyle Hampton, Falmouth Country Club; 78

Diarmaid McGregor, George Wright Golf Course; 78

Ryan McElhinney, The Golf Boys; 78

Harvey Ford, The Fairway Club; 78

Ben Kepley, The Tour; 78



QUALIFIERS (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club – Par 70)

Matthew Heath, Weathervane Golf Club; 71

Veer Bhasin, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 72

Brandon Farrin, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 72

Mike Roulic, Granite Links Golf Club; 73

Phil Miceli, Sagamore Spring Golf Club; 73

Dustin Dube, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 73

Aidan Leblanc, Student Member/MIAA; 74

Chris Nowell, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 74

Paul Haney, Olde Salem Greens Golf Course; 74

David McCowan, South Shore Country Club; 75

Will Ryan, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 75

Brett Molea, The Meadow at Peabody; 75

Travis Ryan, The Meadow at Peabody; 75

Jim Whitney, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 75

Sean Winchell, Gannon Municipal Golf Course; 75


Cam O’Neill, Gannon Municipal Golf Course; 76

Eric Benvenuti, South Shore Country Club; 76



QUALIFIERS (Gardner Municipal GC – Par 71)

Andy Lesenski, Country Club of Greenfield; 70

Tyler Cleary, George Wright Golf Course; 70

Jonathan Rajcula, Hopedale Country Club; 71

Nic Gebhardt, Wachusett Country Club; 71

Randy Parker, Woburn CC 19th Hole Club; 71

Terry Dunn, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 72

Brian Sullivan, Green Hill Muni Golf Course; 73

Timothy Hebert, Shaker Hills Country Club; 73

Jeff Thomasian, Shining Rock Golf Club; 73

Alexander Nosevich, Highfields Golf & Country Club; 74

David Holmes, Blackstone National Golf Club; 74

Keith Burch, Crumpin-Fox Club; 74

Mark Waskiewicz, Crumpin-Fox Club; 74

Geoffrey Holt, Red Tail Golf Club; 74

Derek Orne, Wachusett Country Club; 74


Jonathan Burke, NEPGA; 75

Ed Weber, Bedrock Golf Club; 75

Doug Croteau, Monoosnock Country Club; 75

Michael Reily, The Tour; 75

Shaun Bower, Sagamore Spring Golf Club; 75


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

July 10 – The Ranch GC (Southwick)

Starting Times | Player Information

July 10 – Presidents GC (Quincy)

Starting Times | Player Information


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