Week 1 Qualifying Results | Mass Junior Amateur Championship Powered By KOHR Golf - MASSGOLF

32 secure spots at mass junior amateur in first week of qualifying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2022

For over 100 years, the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship Presented by KOHR Golf has been a showcase for the state’s top high school-aged players (14-18). With half the field of 120 already exempt, qualifying for the remaining 60 spots in this year’s championship began Tuesday and continued with four total events this week. The

The 104th Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship is set for August 2-5 at Northern Spy Golf Club in Townsend.

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At Greenock, a public Donald Ross-designed course in Lee, three players advanced to the championship. Nate Jordi (Shining Rock Golf Club) led the way with an even-par 70, while Galen Fowles (The Ranch Golf Club) and Michael Murray (Westover Golf Course) carded 71 and 75, respectively. Jordi shot a bogey-free 32 on the back nine with three consecutive birdies on holes 13, 14 and 15, and Fowles made eagle on the par-4 4th.

At Cape Ann, Matthew Quinn (Worcester Country Club), whose uncle is U.S. Open competitor Fran Quinn, earned medalist honors with a 1-over 69. Quinn tallied three birdies to earn his first-ever spot in the championship. Malden Catholic standout Brendan Zinck and Austin Prep standout Zach Bova shot 72 and were among the 10 to qualify. Maxwell Johnson (Renaissance), who played in the Mass Four-Ball Championship and Mass Mixed Four-Ball Championship with Morgan Smith, was among three to make the cut at 7-over 75.

Maxwell Johnson was among 10 players to qualify at Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex. (David Colt)

At Dudley Hill on Wednesday, Owen Blakely (Wellesley Country Club) led seven qualifiers by shooting 3-under 69, going under-par in both trips around the 9-hole golf course (white/blue tees combo). Paul Zeller (Country Club of New Bedford) made birdie on his final two holes to shoot even-par 72. Josiah Hakala, a New Hampshire native who belongs to Northern Spy, finished 1-over to make the cut. Noah Farland (Andover Country Club) finished 1-over and finished with a birdie, as did Michael Marshall Jr (Harmon Golf), who needed it to make it above the cutline at 2-over.

At Bayberry Hills on Thursday, Dom Garbarino (MIAA), who just wrapped up his third year at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, finished with medalist honors after carding an even-par 72. Garbarino slid into the top spot after shooting a 33 on the back nine, including an eagle on the par-5 14th hole, that was the lowest among all qualifiers. Justin Peters (NEPGA), Ryan Fay (Dedham Country and Polo Club) and Joey Nee (Walpole Country Club) all withstood bogeys on the final two holes to secure a spot in the championship. Tyler Ford (MIAA) and Benjamin Madden (The Country Club) both made par on their final two holes to secure a spot at 6-over.

Benjamin Madden, who qualified at Bayberry Hills on Thursday, at the 2018 Young Golfers’ Amateur Championship. (David Colt, file)

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

TUESDAY, 6/21

QUALIFIERS (Greenock CC – Par 70)

Nate Jordi, Shining Rock Golf Club; 70

Galen Fowles, The Ranch Golf Club; 71

Michael Murray, Westover Golf Course; 75

ALTERNATE

Benjamin Haddad, Country Club of Pittsfield; 76

TUESDAY, 6/21

QUALIFIERS (Cape Ann GC – Par 68)

Matthew Quinn, Worcester Country Club; 69

Brendan Zinck, Youth on Course/Mass Golf; 72

Zachary Bova, Meadow Brook Golf Club; 72

Connor Murphy, Winthrop Golf Club; 73

Brady Warren, MIAA; 73

Hai Tong (Alex) Ji, Youth on Course/Mass Golf; 73

Matthew Murphy, Bradford Country Club; 74

Maxwell Johnson, Renaissance; 75

Elias Tripodis, MIAA; 75

Brandon Vitarisi, Meadow Brook Golf Club; 75

ALTERNATE

Miles Buddenhagen, Essex County Club; 76

WEDNESDAY, 6/22

QUALIFIERS (Dudley Hill GC – Par 72)

Owen Blakely, Wellesley Country Club; 69

Paul Zeller, Country Club of New Bedford; 72

Josiah Hakala, Northern Spy Country Club; 73

Noah Farland, Andover Country Club; 73

Savar Bhasin, Pleasant Valley Country Club; 74

Tim Breen, Hopkinton Country Club; 74

Michael Marshall Jr, Harmon Golf; 74

ALTERNATES

Michael Matheson, Walpole Country Club; 75

Sam Pieczynski, Cohasse Country Club; 75

THURSDAY, 6/23

QUALIFIERS (Bayberry Hills CC – Par 72)

Dom Garbarino, MIAA; 72

Justin Peters, NEPGA; 74

Ryan Fay, Dedham Country and Polo Club; 75

Joey Nee, Walpole Country Club; 75

Jack Miller, Concord Country Club; 76

Druv Campanella, Kohr Golf Center; 76

Andrew TeDuits, MIAA; 77

Andrew Christopher, The Captains Course; 77

Joseph Berggren, Youth on Course/Mass Golf; 78

Benjamin Madden, The Country Club; 78

Tyler Ford, MIAA; 78

Jonathan Burke, NEPGA; 78

ALTERNATES

Peter Torres, Segregansett Country Club; 79

Ethan Blonder, MIAA; 79

Jack Carstensen, The Ridge Club; 79

Cooper Mohr, North Andover Country Club; 79


UP NEXT

Qualifying for the Junior Amateur Championship will continue throughout June and July. Here are the remaining qualifying sites and starting times:

June 27 – Harmon GC (Rockland)

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July 6 – Needham GC (Needham)

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