Mass Amateur Public Links Qualifiers - Chicopee CC & Sagamore Spring - MASSGOLF

27 Advance To 2024 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship

CHICOPEE/LYNNFIELD, Massachusetts (June 25, 2024) – Chicopee Country Club and Sagamore Spring Golf Club hosted the first two qualifiers for the 2024 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship. In total, 27 players earned an automatic spot in the popular championship, which will take place July 30-31 at Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley.

Entries are open to any amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf Membership at a public golf course, a course/club that provides playing opportunities for the general public seven days a week, and a Handicap Index® not exceeding 12.0 (at the time of registration).

Results: Chicopee Results | Sagamore Spring Results | Event Home

On Monday, June 18, at Chicopee, Seattle University standout Liam Gill (Sandy Burr Country Club led all 15 qualifiers by shooting 2-under-par 69. Gill, who played in U.S. Open Final Qualifying, made an eagle on the second hole and added three birdies later in the round.  Assumption College’s Ethan Beauchemin (Student Member/MIAA) shot 72, while 16-year-old Michael Murray (Westover Golf Club), former Penn State golfer Geoff Vartelas and longtime APL competitor Stephen Larson (Cyprian Keyes Golf Club) all shot 73.

Chuck Edler (Cold Spring Country Club) and Steven Elkins (Amherst Golf Club), both playing among the senior ranks, also qualified by shooting 73 and 74, respectively. Cody Miller (Ledges Golf Club) also shot 73 to make it to the championship at his home club.

Stephen Larson earned his spot into the Mass Amateur Public Links Championship for the seventh time in 11 years. (David Colt, file)

On Tuesday, June 25, at Sagamore Spring, Michael Papamechail (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club) and Ryan O’Rourke (Green Hill Muni Golf Course) finished atop the field by shooting 1-over 71 to lead 12 qualifiers. Papamechail made four birdies, including on the par 3 18th, to earn his first trip to the championship since 2020, while O’Rourke shot birdie-free 1-under over the final 12 holes to advance for the second straight year.

George Wright Golf Course members Veo Robert and Taylor Michie both shot 73 to qualify, and Sagamore members Thomas Sciaudone and George Deroche shot 74 and 75, respectively. Patrick Maloney, a 15-year-old from Wakefield, made three consecutive birdies on holes 10-12, helping him qualify on the number with a 75. Sean Winchell (Gannon Municipal Golf Course) also shot 75 to qualify for the second straight year.

Sean Winchell hits a tee shot during the final round of the 2023 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship at Olde Scotland Links. (David Colt, file)



QUALIFIER (Chicopee Country Club-Par 71)

Liam Gill, Sandy Burr Country Club; 69

Ethan Beauchemin, Student Member/MIAA; 72

Geoff Vartelas, North Hill Country Club; 73

Stephen Larson, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club; 73

Michael Murray, Westover Golf Course; 73

Chuck Edler, Cold Spring Country Club; 73

Cody Miller, The Ledges Golf Club; 74

Andrew Johnson, Gardner Municipal Golf Course; 74

Pat Landers, Oak Ridge Golf Club; 74

Trevor Connolly, Granite Links Golf Club; 74

Ryan Cote, Country Club of Greenfield; 74

Steven Elkins, Amherst Golf Club; 75

Amos Nissenbaum, Quaboag Country Club; 75

Steve Menichetti, George Wright Golf Course; 75

Jordan Dean, Blackstone National Golf Club; 75


Michael Mertes, Wyckoff Country Club; 76

Jeff Jackman, Northfield Golf Club; 76

Al Alminas, Franconia/Veterans Golf Course; 76

Chris Pickreign, Shaker Hills Country Club; 76

Paul Buttafuoco, Franconia/Veterans Golf Course; 76


QUALIFIER (Sagamore Spring Club-Par 70)

Michael Papamechail, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 71

Ryan O’Rourke, Green Hill Muni Golf Course; 71

Taylor Michie, George Wright Golf Course; 73

Veo Robert, George Wright Golf Course; 73

Thomas Sciaudone, Sagamore Spring Golf Club; 74

Mike Walker, Dennis Pines Golf Club; 74

Kevin Doherty, Furnace Brook Golf Club; 75

George Deroche, Sagamore Spring Golf Club; 75

Patrick Maloney, Student Member/MIAA; 75

Christopher O’Grady, Far Corner Golf Club; 75

Sean Winchell, Gannon Municipal Golf Course; 75

Michael Estey, Wenham Country Club; 75


Christian Jensen, Sagamore Spring Golf Club; 76

Brady Warren, The Meadow at Peabody; 76

Robbie Forti, The Meadow at Peabody; 76

Tim Richmond, Olde Salem Greens Golf Course; 76

Rick Bylund, Green Hill Muni Golf Course; 76

Sean Connolly, Mount Hood Golf Club; 76

Brandon Farrin, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 76

Adam Capodilupo, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club; 76

Up Next

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

July 2 – Sandy Burr Country Club (Wayland)

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July 9 – Poquoy Brook Golf Club (Lakeville)

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July 16 – Cyprian Keyes Golf Club (Boylston)

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July 18 – Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds (Barnstable)

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