Mass Amateur Qualifying: Blissful Meadows GC & Foxborough CC - MASSGOLF

16 Players Advance In Wednesday’S Mass Amateur Championship Qualifiers

Qualifying for the 116th Massachusetts Amateur Championship continued this week with a pair of events Wednesday at Blissful Meadows Golf Club in Uxbridge and Foxborough Country Club. In total 16 players guaranteed a spot in the Championship Proper.

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).

Results: Blissful Meadows Scores | Foxborough Scores | Week 1 Qualifying Roundup | Mass Amateur Home

At Blissful Meadows, perhaps no single shot was more crucial throughout the day than when David Holmes (Blackstone National Golf Club) aced the 158-yard, par-3 5th, as that hole-in-one propelled him to a 1-over 73, the number needed to qualify for the event.

Cael Duggan (Highfields Golf & Country Club) shot 3-under-par 69 to lead the field. Duggan, a 15-year-old rising junior at St. John’s High School (Shrewsbury), made five birdies, including three on a bogey-free back-nine stretch. Chris Erickson (Dedham Country and Polo Club) also advanced with a 1-under 71, riding a bogey-free 3-under stretch on the front nine.

Teenagers Aarav Lavu (Blue Hill Country Club) and Gavin Lane (Nashawtuc Country Club) shot even-par to advance. Lavu, the 2022 Young Golfers’ Amateur champion, was 2-over on the front nine but shot 2-under on the back, while Lane was bogey-free 1-under on the back nine.

Aarav Lavu, 14 of Wellesley, qualified for the 116th Mass Amateur on Wednesday. (Mass Golf, file)

At Foxborough, Patrick Kilcoyne (Woodland Golf Club) shot 2-under 70 to earn medalist honors by a commanding four strokes. The Gettysburg College standout was 2-over on the front nine but carded three birdies and closed out the round with an eagle on the 18th.

Foxborough members Ethan Sullivan and Daniel Bukoff shot 2-over to qualify alongside Michael Souliotis (Haverhill Golf & Country Club) & Max Ash (Weston Golf Club). Ash, who plays for Swarthmore College, made birdie on the final two holes to get above the cutline.

Two-time champion Steven Tasho (Thorny Lea Golf Club) qualified on the number at 3-over 75, making a pair of birdies, including on the opening hole. Michael Matheson (Walpole Country Club) also advanced with a 75.

Mass Amateur qualifying concludes next week with four events in four days between Monday-Thursday.

Patrick Kilcoyne was medalist in the Mass Amateur Qualifier on Wednesday at Foxborough Country Club. (David Colt, file)



QUALIFIER (Blissful Meadows GC-Par 72)

Cael Duggan, Highfields Golf & Country Club; 69

Chris Erickson, Dedham Country and Polo Club; 71

Gavin Lane, Nashawtuc Country Club; 72

Aarav Lavu, Blue Hill Country Club; 72

Lawrence Dore III, Framingham Country Club; 72

Glen Sutton, Belmont Country Club; 72

Michael Amari, Northern Spy Country Club; 73

Matthew Borghi, Whitinsville Golf Club; 73

David Holmes, Blackstone National Golf Club; 73


Zach Camarra, Worcester Country Club; 74

Logan Kiley, Green Hill Muni Golf Course; 74

Jim O’Connell, TPC Boston; 74

Robert Traylor, Sandy Burr Country Club; 74

Owen Downey, The Bay Club; 74

John Donahue, Charles River Country Club; 74

Ben Mullaney, Blissful Meadows Golf Course; 74

David Yurek, Segregansett Country Club; 74


QUALIFIER (Foxborough CC-Par 72)

Patrick Kilcoyne, Woodland Golf Club; 70

Ethan Sullivan, Foxborough Country Club; 74

Michael Souliotis, Haverhill Golf & Country Club; 74

Max Ash, Weston Golf Club; 74

Daniel Bukoff, Foxborough Country Club; 74

Michael Matheson, Walpole Country Club; 75

Steven Tasho, Thorny Lea Golf Club; 75


Brandon Parker, Worcester Country Club; 76

Ryan Madden, The Kittansett Club; 76

Andrew Marcotte, Harmon Golf; 76

Ethan Hale, Oak Hill Country Club; 76

Brian Steverman, Harmon Golf; 76

Up Next

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

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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