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QUINCY, Massachusetts – With the first two Mass Golf championships of the season complete, the first championship qualifier took place Tuesday at Granite Links Golf Club. A total of 14 players shot 3-over 74 or better to guarantee a coveted spot in the 113th Mass Open, which will take place at TPC Boston in Norton for the first time from June 12-14. TPC Boston has hosted 17 PGA TOUR Events, 13 of which being FedEx Cup Playoff Events.
Qualifying for the Mass Open will continue throughout the month of May. The championship is open to professional golfers, plus amateurs who have an active Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4 (at the time of registration).
Amateurs Andrew DiRamio (North Hill Country Club) and Tim Richmond (Olde Salem Greens) are both heading back to the Mass Open after splitting medalist honors with a score of 2-under 69. DiRamio, who dazzles golfers everywhere with his one-handed putting stroke, started strongly with a bogey-free 3-under 33 on the front nine that included birdies on holes 1 and 3. Despite a double-bogey on the 10th, he stabilized his round and made another birdie on the 16th. Richmond, a former Salem State golfer, made birdie on the final hole to cap off a fine qualifying performance.
Other local amateurs advancing to the Championship Proper for the first time: Brendan Zinck (Youth on Course/Mass Golf), a Merrimack College commit; Franklin Pierce University teammates Peter Wurszt (Country Club of Wilbraham) and Jake Berkio (Oak Hill Country Club); and Matthew Cohen (Belmont Country Club). Cohen needed a birdie on the final hole to get to 3-over, while Berkio holed out for eagle on the 16th to advance. Playing at their home course Jeremy Moss and Mark Monday both qualified for the first time with a 74.
Local professional Jim Renner, who won the Mass Open 15 years ago, snuck in under the cutline at 3-over. Renner, a Plainville, Mass., native who last appeared on the Korn Ferry Tour during the 2020 season played in the Mass Open last year but withdrew due to an injury. A birdie on the 16th on Tuesday was enough to get him to 3-over.
Max Theodorakis, a pro from Danbury, Connecticut, will play in his third straight Mass Open. The T2 finisher in 2021, Theodorakis stumbled out of the gate with consecutive bogeys but recovered nicely and made birdies on holes 10 and 12.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM TUESDAY’S MASS OPEN QUALIFIER:
QUALIFIERS (Granite Links Golf Club-Par 71)
*a-Tim Richmond, Olde Salem Greens Golf Course; 69
*a-Andrew Diramio, North Hill Country Club; 69
Brendon Ray, West Warwick, RI; 70
Chris Wiatr, Juno Beach, FL; 71
Max Theodorakis, Danbury, CT; 72
*a-Brendan Zinck, Youth on Course/Mass Golf; 73
*a-Peter Wurszt, Country Club of Wilbraham; 73
Luca Greco, Montreal, QC; 73
*a-Jeremy Moss, Granite Links Golf Club; 74
*a-Matthew Cohen, Belmont Country Club; 74
*a-Jake Berkio, Oak Hill Country Club; 74
*a-Mark Monday, Granite Links Golf Club; 74
*a-Matthew Smith, Hoosick Falls, NY; 74
Jim Renner, Wrentham, MA; 74
Nick Marcoaldi, Fort Myers, FL; 75
*a-Danny Frodigh, Dedham Country and Polo Club; 75
*a-Matthew Oliveira, Country Club of New Bedford; 75
*a-Jackson Kingman, Concord Country Club; 75
*a-Rey Garcia, Wedgewood Pines Country Club; 75
*a-Nick McLaughlin, Far Corner Golf Club; 75
*a-Josh Farmer, Harborpoint Golf Society; 75
*a-: denotes Amateur
Qualifying for the Mass Open will continue next week. Here are the remaining dates and locations on the schedule:
May 8 – Kernwood CC (Salem)
May 8 – Foxborough CC (Foxborough)
May 9 – The Ridge Club (Sandwich)
May 18 – CC of Pittsfield (Pittsfield)
May 30 – Pleasant Valley CC (Sutton)