36 advance from two qualifiers to amateur public links championship

for immediate release: july 2, 2018

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts | BEVERLY, Massachusetts –  On the fourth day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, being contested from July 30-31 at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, 36 competitors from Monday’s two qualifying sites, held at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield and Beverly Golf & Tennis Center in Beverly, earned entrance into the Championship Proper.

An additional 15 competitors from Monday’s two sites, 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: APL HOME PAGE | TEKOA RESULTS | BEVERLY RESULTS

Competing on his home course, longtime Mass Golf competitor Todd Ezold tallied seven birdies on his way to claiming medalist honors. The 55-year old from Westfield, who won the event in 2008 and most recently placed T10 in the 2014 APL Championship, the last time he competed, was one of three from his home course to qualify on Monday.

Across the state at Beverly Golf & Tennis Center, four of the five top scorers on the leaderboard qualified from their home club as Cam Morrison and Christian McKenna were among the competitors to take a share of medalist honors, as the pair each fired matching 71’s 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

TEKOA CC

Todd Ezold (Tekoa CC) 66
Al Alminas (Veterans Mem. GC) 70
Jack Phelan (Franconia GC) 72
Matt Gilardi (Skyline CC) 72
Pat Landers (Oak Ridge GC) 73
Greg Strattner, Jr. (The Ranch GC) 73
Stephen Lefebvre (Tekoa CC) 73
Jeff Jackman (CC of Greenfield) 73
Daniel Falcucci (Cyprian Keyes GC) 74
Jeff Bastien (Blackstone GC) 75
Jacob Zaranek (Crestview CC) 75
Nathan Patterson (Crumpin-Fox Club) 75
Mark Waskiewicz (Crumpin-Fox Club) 75
Robert Wichowski (Tekoa CC) 76
Kyle Malley (Crestview CC) 76
Sean Pettengill (Brookmeadow CC) 76
Joe Ciolek (The Ledges GC) 77
David Falcucci (Cyprian Keyes GC) 77
Sam Parella (Wachusett CC) 77

BEVERLY G&TC

Cam Morrison (Beverly G&TC) 71
Christina McKenna (Beverly G&TC) 71
Sorenson Lars (George Wright GC) 71
Ryan Anderson (Beverly G&TC) 74
Drew Semons (Beverly G&TC) 75
Ross Jacobson (Red Tail GC) 75
Jared Mscisz (Beverly G&TC) 76
Joseph Accardi (Bradford CC) 76
Kristofer Hart (The Links) 76
Jimmy Grant (Bradford CC) 76
Keith Jendza (Blackstone GC) 77
Stephen Miele Jr. (Woburn CC) 77
Matthew Moore (Bradford CC) 78
Richard Young (South Shore CC) 78
Dave Costa (George Wright GC) 78
David Wilcox (Sandy Burr CC) 78
Jay Fiste (Gannon GC) 78

ALTERNATES

TEKOA CC

Matteo Godek (Agawam MGC)
James Handerhan (Poquoy Brook GC)
Kelly Slough (Hickory Ridge GC)
Mark Vincellette (Tekoa CC)
Brian Fitzgerald (CC of Wilbraham)
Mark Jemilo (Tekoa CC)
Michael Bechard (Chicopee CC)

BEVERLY G&TC

Nick Angermano (Old Salem Greens)
Dave Grof (Presidents GC)
Matthew Maloney (George Wright GC)
T.J. Vose (Meadow at Peabody)
Peter Duffy (Easton CC)
Timothy Richmond (Old Salem Greens)
Nick Bebel (Beverly G&TC)
Jac Bentley (Meadow at Peabody)

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.

July 5 – Wayland CC

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