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13 Players Advance In CC Of Pittsfield Qualifier For 113th Mass Open

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2023

PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts – A chilly morning in Western Massachusetts led to a 1 hour, 15 minute frost delay. But the chilly temperatures couldn’t stop 13 more players from advancing to the 113th Mass Open Championship through Thursday’s qualifier at Country Club of Pittsfield.

Of the 13 who qualified with a score of 1-under 70 or better, only four were affiliated with Mass Golf Member Clubs. Instead it was largely mini tour players who stole the show.


Florida’s Morgan Egloff, a Division II Rollins College grad who has racked up a decent-sized following on social media, led the way with a 6-under-par 65 that included a bogey-free 30 on the front nine. Egloff, a former Maryland state amateur champion, will now try to follow in his uncle’s footsteps. Back in 2005, Eric Egloff won the Mass Open at Vesper Country Club, outlasting Jim Salinetti in a 6-hole playoff.


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Fellow mini tour players Joey Lane and Brandon Berry, both from Great Falls, Virginia, shot 67 and 68, respectively to advance. Berry, who earned his first two professional wins this year, made birdies on holes 5-7 for a bogey-free 32 on the front nine.

Local amateur Daniel Koerner (Merrimack Valley Golf Club) had one of the highlights of the day, sinking an eagle on the par-5 16th (510 yards) to get to 3-under. His 68 came via a 33 on the back nine, as he’ll return to the Mass Open for the first time since 2021 at Oak Hill. Speaking of Oak Hill, young member Raymond Dennehy shot 69 with three birdies and a bogey as the Lafayette University sophomore earned his second straight appearance in the Mass Open.

Former Babson and University of Colorado standout Christopher Bornhorst (Brae Burn Country Club) answered consecutive bogeys with consecutive birdies on the back nine, the latter two critical to earning his first-ever spot in a Mass Open. Michael Walsh (Miacomet Golf Course) snuck in with birdies on holes 15 and 18, shaking off a 4-over stretch on holes 12-14.

Qualifying for the Mass Open will conclude May 30 at Pleasant Vally Country Club in Sutton. The championship is set to 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. The tournament is open to professional golfers, plus amateurs who have an active Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4 (at the time of registration).

Raymond Dennehy hits his opening tee shot during the final round of the 2022 Mass Open. (David Colt, file)



QUALIFIERS (CC of Pittsfield-Par 71)

Morgan Egloff, Stuart, FL; 65

Joey Lane, Great Falls, VA; 67

Kyle Gallo, Berlin, CT; 68

JT Barker, Bethlehem, PA; 68

Brandon Berry, Great Falls, VA; 68

*a-Daniel Koerner, Merrimack Valley Golf Club; 68

*a-Nick Lyons, Albany, NY; 69

*a-Raymond Dennehy, Oak Hill Country Club; 69

*a-Christopher Bornhorst, Brae Burn Country Club; 70

*a-Garren Porier, Rutland Country Club; 70

Michael Walsh, Miacomet Golf Course; 70

Anthony Cavotta, Saratoga Springs, NY; 70

Alex Ross, Atlanta, GA; 70


*a-Patrick Ginnity, Northern Spy Country Club; 71

Kevin Kraft Harrisburg, PA; 71

Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, NJ; 71

*a-Eli Kimche, Park City, Utah; 71

Evan Grenus, Jupiter, FL; 71

*a-: denotes Amateur


The final Mass Open qualifier is slated for May 30 at Pleasant Valley CC in Sutton. For tee times and information click the links below.

May 30 – Pleasant Valley CC (Sutton)

Starting Times | Player Information


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