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Several recognizable names qualified for the Mass Mid-Amateur Championship this week in qualifying events at Braintree Municipal Golf Course and Springfield Country Club. In total, 25 players advanced to the Championship Proper taking place September 19-21 at Marlborough Country Club.
Entries are open to amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by September 19, 2022 and who have an active Mass Golf Membership with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4 (at the time of registration).
On Monday at Braintree, Tommy Parker (George Wright Golf Course) ran away with medalist honors to qualify for the Mass Mid-Amateur for the 7th consecutive year. Parker, a quarterfinalist in this year’s Mass Amateur Championship, started with six consecutive birdies but closed out the front nine with three consecutive birdies. Then on the reachable par 5 10th, Parker made eagle to move to 5-under, where he eventually finished, for a round of 67.
Mike Calef (Pine Oaks Golf Club), the two-time Mass Amateur champion, shot 1-under 71 to qualify for the 5th consecutive year. Calef was 2-over through 10 but made third birdies down the stretch including on the 16th and 18th to advance.
Zachary Kovat (George Wright Golf Course) shot even-par 72 to qualify for the first time, while Paul Burke (Indian Ridge Country Club), Tyler Ferrari (Wollaston Golf Club), and Darin Eddy (Marshfield Country Club) all birdied the final hole to make the cut at 2-over and be among the nine to qualify.
On Wednesday at Springfield, Jesse Zorfas took medalist honors with a 1-under-par 71 to lead 16 players who qualified. Zorfas was a bogey-free even-par on the front nine and made birdies on the 10th and 15th.
Among the qualifiers were Springfield members: Bobby Loguidice (72), Dan Fanion (74), Dave Smith (76) and Drew George (76). It’ll be the first Mass Mid-Amateur for Smith and George. Jim Patterson (Orchards Golf Club), who qualified for the U.S. Senior Open in 2021, also advanced by shooting a 73, with three birdies.
Matthew Borghi (Whitinsville Golf Club) rallied back from a 41 on the front to shoot 34 on the back and get back in the Championship Proper for the first time since 2019.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM THIS WEEK’S MASS MID-AMATEUR QUALIFIERS:
QUALIFIERS (Braintree Municipal GC-Par 72)
Tommy Parker, George Wright Golf Course; 67
Mike Calef, Pine Oaks Golf Club; 71
Davis Mullany, Wyantenuck Country Club; 72
Zachary Kovat, George Wright Golf Course; 72
Nathan Davis, Segregansett Country Club; 74
Tyler Ferrari, Wollaston Golf Club; 74
Alex Jeffers, Woodland Golf Club; 74
Paul Burke, Indian Ridge Country Club; 74
Darin Eddy, Marshfield Country Club; 74
Mike Hersey, Harmon Golf; 75
Michael Willock, Cohasset Golf Club; 75
Mike Verde, Thorny Lea Golf Club; 75
Matt Cowgill, Granite Links Golf Club; 75
QUALIFIERS (Springfield CC-Par 72)
Jesse Zorfas, Framingham Country Club; 71
Bobby Loguidice, Springfield Country Club; 72
Jim Morin, The Ledges Golf Club; 73
Jim Patterson, Orchards Golf Club; 73
Dan Fanion, Springfield Country Club; 74
David Bond, Taconic Golf Club; 74
Dave Smith, Springfield Country Club; 74
Adam Brickle, Country Club of Pittsfield; 74
Mike Boldy, Maplegate Country Club; 74
Matthew Borghi, Whitinsville Golf Club; 75
Drew George, Springfield Country Club; 76
Bryce Piemonte, Tekoa Country Club; 76
Keith Regalbuti, TPC of Boston; 76
Matt Gorman, The Cape Club of Sharon; 76
Tom Molinari, TPC Boston; 76
Chris Ballard, Shaker Hills Country Club; 76
Michael Diclemente, Springfield Country Club; 77
Harold Goetsch, Wedgewood Pines Country Club; 77
Randy Parker, Woburn Country Club; 77
Brian Valencia, Marlborough Country Club; 77
Ben Kelly, Blue Hill Country Club; 77
Sean Kavanagh, Springfield Country Club; 77
Ethan Casey, Wyantenuck Country Club; 77
Kevin Atkin, Dave Diricos Golf Shop; 77
Qualifying for the Mass Mid-Amateur will conclude next week.
August 25 – Gardner GC (Gardner)