jason cook leads group of 14 at first amateur public links qualifier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 18, 2018

LAKEVILLE, Massachusetts –  On the first day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, being contested from July 30-31 at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, 14 competitors from Monday’s qualifier, held at Poquoy Brook GC in Lakeville, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.

An additional five competitors who finished one spot below the final qualifying spot, 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.

ONLINE: AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS HOME PAGE | POQUOY BROOK RESULTS

On Monday, Jason Cook continued his phenomenal season on the links, firing an eagle and a pair of birdies to finish at 1-under 71 and earn the medalist honors in the first Amateur Public Links qualifier of the season. Cook, of Pine Oaks GC, has already earned medalist honors at qualifying for the Massachusetts Amateur Championship, and held the lead as low-amateur for two of the three rounds at last week’s Massachusetts Open Championship. He was the lone golfer under-par Monday.

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 May 15, 2018 Handicap Revision).

QUALIFIERS

Jason Cook (Pine Oaks GC) 71
Jared Silva (Swansea CC) 72
Brad Steever (Norton CC) 73
Paul Kearns (Norton CC) 76
Michael Deady (Presidents GC) 78
John Duarte (Tour Greater Bos) 78
Jonathan Winn (George Wright GC) 78
Ross Salotto (Norton CC) 78
Stephen Protz (Olde Scotland) 78
Chris Needham (Tour Greater Bos) 78
John Hession (George Wright GC) 79
Charles Mcneeley (Shining Rock GC) 79
Nicholas Bean (Poquoy Brook GC) 79
Cody Morrison (Pinehills GC) 79

ALTERNATES

Eric Critchley (Pinehills GC)
David Rixham (Brookline)
Matt Dunn (Wachusett CC)
David Pomarico (Poquoy Brook GC)
Brian Clark (Braintree MGC)

UP NEXT

The 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship will be contested at The Ranch Golf Club from July 30-31. Qualifying for the Championship Proper is scheduled to take place at six sites from June 18 to July 5. Additional qualifiers will be held on the following days:

June 20 – Cape Cod CC
June 26 – Townsend Ridge CC
July 2 – Beverly Golf & TC
July 2 – Tekoa CC
July 5 – Wayland CC

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