Mass Amateur Qualifying: Molly Smith Among Week 1 Qualifiers - MASSGOLF

43 Players Advance To Mass Amateur In Opening Week Of Qualifying

Qualifying for the 116th Massachusetts Amateur Championship was in full swing this week (June 3-5) with five events taking place over three days. In total, 43 players advanced to the Championship Proper, including Molly Smith, who made history as the first woman to compete in the Mass Amateur last year and is set to make her mark again this year.

Framingham Country Club is hosting the Mass Amateur for the first time this year. Play is scheduled for July 8-12. After 36 holes of stroke play, the low 32 scorers will advance to match play. Entries are open to amateur golfers with an active Mass Golf Membership and a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.6 (at the time of registration).

Scores: Wianno Club | Blue Hills CC | Dennis Pines GC | Hyannis GC | William J Devine GC | Mass Amateur Home

On Monday at Wianno Club, Brian Bassett and Alan Rose, members of nearby Oyster Harbors, were among eight players to qualify, shooting 68 and 71, respectively. Rose shot 3-under on the back nine to advance on the cutline at 1-over-par. Wianno member Brian Fleckles also shot 69, going bogey-free 2-under over his final 13 holes. Though he carded five birdies and an eagle, Kevin Hendrickson (The Golf Club at Turner Hill) backed his way in with a 69, even after making a bogey on the final four holes.

On Tuesday at Blue Hill, University of Central Florida standout Molly Smith made birdie on three of her final five holes to rally back to even par and earn a second straight trip to the Mass Amateur. Wollaston Golf Club members Ernest McAlister and Jake Ratti led the way by shooting 69 and 70, respectively. McAlister shot bogey-free 4-under on the front nine and finished in the lead at 3-under 69.

At Dennis Pines, Max Emmerich (Kernwood Country Club) was medalist with a 2-under 70 round that included two eagles for a bogey-free front nine 32. Former Wareham High School standout Evan Loxley (USGA/Mass Golf) shot 5-over on the front nine but made three birdies and an eagle on the back to finish even-par. Zach Pelzar (Weston Golf Club) made birdie on 17 and Bryan Adkison (Granite Links Golf Club) made birdie on the 18th as each finished 1-over 73 to qualify on the number.

Molly Smith will be trying to make match play in her second attempt at playing the Mass Amateur this summer. (Mass Golf)

On Wednesday at William J. Devine at Franklin Park in Boston, the cutline was 2-under 68 or better. Matt Cowgill (Granite Links Golf Club), who played in U.S. Open Final Qualifying on Monday, led the way at 6-under 64. Chris Bornhorst, the 2021 Mass Amateur semifinalist, shot 66 to match Cole Manning, who made eagle on the final two holes, capping off a score of 30 on the back nine. Drake Hull (Granite Links Golf Club) made eagle on the final show to finish 2-under.

At Hyannis Golf Course, Greg Everson (Barnstable Golf) made seven birdies to lead the way at 4-under 67, his only blemish being a late triple bogey. Jake Mrva (Worcester Country Club) finished with a 69, one ahead of Robert Reni (Country Club of New Bedford), who made one birdie with a par on the remaining holes. Carter Nunez (George Wright Golf Course), a former USGA Boatwright Intern for Mass Golf, made birdie on the final hole to qualify on the number at even-par 70. He also played in U.S. Open Final Qualifying on Monday.

Daniel Schwartz was one of eight to shoot 2-under or better at William J. Devine Golf Course. (David Colt, file)



QUALIFIER (Wianno Club-Par 70)

Brian Bassett, Oyster Harbors Club; 68

Maxwell Campion, Woods Hole Golf Club; 69

Kevin Hendrickson, The Golf Club at Turner Hill; 69

Brian Fleckles, Wianno Golf Club; 69

Tommy Parker, George Wright Golf Course; 70

Joseph Osborne, Marlborough Country Club; 70

Alan Rose, Oyster Harbors Club; 71

Brendan Carr, Granite Links Golf Club; 71


Jonathan Hill, Charlestown Golf Club; 72

Timothy Tierney, Charles River Country Club; 72

Ryan Crough, Cohasset Golf Club; 72


QUALIFIER (Blue Hills CC-Par 72)

Ernest McAlister, Wollaston Golf Club; 69

Jake Ratti, Wollaston Golf Club; 70

Molly Smith, Vesper Country Club; 72

Danny Frodigh, Dedham Country and Polo Club; 72

Daniel Koerner, Butter Brook Golf Club; 73

Owen Blakely, Wellesley Country Club; 73

Kurt Flionis, Old Sandwich Golf Club; 73

Matthew Osman, New England Country Club; 73

Ryan Whitehead, Charter Oak Country Club; 73

Jordan Burke, Needham Golf Club; 73


Andrew Hass, Blue Hill Country Club; 74

Jeff Corbett, Vesper Country Club; 74

Mike Doughty, Blue Hill Country Club; 74

Andrew Conway, Vesper Country Club; 74


QUALIFIER (Dennis Pines GC-Par 72)

Max Emmerich, Kernwood Country Club; 70

Jack Martin, Kings Way Golf Club; 72

Evan Loxley, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 72

Christopher Gentle, Mount Pleasant Golf Club; 73

Michael Pergamo, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 73

Mike Rattigan, Salem Country Club; 73

Zach Pelzar, Weston Golf Club; 73

Bryan Adkison, Granite Links Golf Club; 73

Jack Moy, Pleasant Valley Country Club; 73


Michael Katsman, Amateur Golf Tour of NE; 74

Tom Gallagher, Cohasset Golf Club; 74


QUALIFIER (Hyannis GC-Par 71)

Greg Everson, Barnstable Golf; 67

Jake Mrva, Worcester Country Club; 69

Robert Reni, Country Club of New Bedford; 70

Trevor Drew, Long Meadow Golf Club; 71

Nick Clarke, Plymouth Country Club; 71

Alex Jackson, Ipswich Country Club; 71

Carter Nunez, George Wright Golf Course; 71

Jonathan Stoddard, Plymouth Country Club; 71


William Johnson, The Country Club; 72

Robbie Sisca, Granite Links Golf Club; 72

Joseph DeStefano, Oakley Country Club; 72

Justin Bearse, Barnstable Golf; 72

Zachary Georgantas, Youth on Course/Mass Golf; 72

Brian Houle, Boston Golf Club; 72

Jack Longueil, Barnstable Golf; 72


QUALIFIER (William J Devine GC-Par 70)

Matt Cowgill, Granite Links Golf Club; 64

Christopher Bornhorst, Brae Burn Country Club; 66

Cole Manning, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 66

Brendan Zinck, Mount Hood Golf Club; 67

Daniel Schwartz, George Wright Golf Course; 67

Kevin Mannion, USGA/Mass Golf GC; 67

Drake Hull, Granite Links Golf Club; 68

Andy Mai, Falmouth Country Club; 68


Mike Roulic, Granite Links Golf Club; 69

Up Next

Qualifying for the Mass Amateur will continue next week. Here are the remaining dates and locations on the schedule:

June 12 – Blissful Meadows Golf Club (Uxbridge)

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June 12 – Foxborough Country Club (Foxborough)

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June 17 – Veterans Memorial Golf Course (Springfield)

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June 18 – Stockbridge Golf Club (Stockbridge)

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June 19 – Bass Rocks Golf Club (Gloucester)

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June 20 – Green Hill Golf Course (Worcester)

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