Mass Open Qualifier - Pocasset GC - MASSGOLF

17 Players Advance To 114th Massachusetts Open In Opening Qualifier At Pocasset

BOURNE, Massachusetts (April 29, 2024) – Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted a field of 99 players Monday at Pocasset Golf Club on Cape Cod for the first Mass Golf Championship qualifier of the season. Out of that field, 17 guaranteed their place in the 114th Massachusetts Open, including seven Massachusetts amateurs.

The Championship Proper will take place June 10-12 at Willowbend in Mashpee, just 12 miles down the road from Pocasset. Willowbend, which opened in 1992, is hosting the Mass Open for the first time but has hosted several championships, including the 2023 Mass Mid-Amateur Championship.

Entries are open to professional golfers and also amateur golfers who have an active USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4 (at the time of registration) or who have completed their handicap certification.

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Florida’s Eric Beringer, who competed on the PGA Tour Americas last season, notched medalist honors by shooting 3-under 69, solidifying his spot with an eagle on the par-5 16th.

Matt Cornuet, superintendent at Holly Ridge Golf Course, also sank four birdies to shoot an even-par 72 and earn a spot in the Mass Open for the first time. Cornuet finished T4 in the 2019 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship. Boston College golfer Mac Bredahl (Sandy Burr Country Club) was one stroke behind him at 73

Massachusetts pros Athan Goulos (Peabody), Shayne Sakson (Ocean Edge GC), and Wyatt Frazier (Woods Hole GC) also advanced via qualifying. Of the three, only Goulos has previously competed in the Mass Open, his best finish being T35 in 2019 at Vesper Country Club.

Alex Stimpson (Sacconnesset Golf Club), who finished 5th in 2014 at Weston, is returning to the Mass Open for the first time since 2018. Fellow Cape Cod amateur Trevor Kinney (The Ridge Club) and Thomas Harrison (Old Sandwich Golf Club) also qualified on the number at 2-over 74. Despite a triple-bogey 7 on the second hole, former Mass Mid-Amateur champion Phil Smith made birdie on the final hole to shoot 74 and earn his first Mass Open spot in nearly a decade. Jeffrey Kilday also rallied late, with birdies on the par-5s 16 and 17 to get above the cutline.

Alex Stimpson was among nine players to shoot 2-over 74 to qualify for the Mass Open on the number. (David Colt, file)


MONDAY, 4/29

QUALIFIER (Pocasset Golf Club-Par 72)

Eric Beringer, Boca Raton, FL; 69

Kyle Horvath, Bonita Springs, FL; 71

Athan Goulos, Peabody, MA; 72

a-Matthew Cornuet, Holly Ridge Golf Club; 72

a-Sam Grindle, Deer Isle, ME; 73

a-Mac Bredahl, Sandy Burr Country Club; 73

a-Patrick Lynch, Hamden, CT; 73

Shayne Sakson, Ocean Edge Golf Club; 73

Evan Grenus, Jupiter, FL; 74

Christopher Pieper, Woodbury, CT; 74

a-Alex Stimpson, Sacconnesset Golf Club; 74

a-Thomas Harrison, Old Sandwich Golf Club; 74

a-Trevor Kenney, The Ridge Club; 74

Wyatt Frazier, Woods Hole Golf Club; 74

Jason Gobleck, Madison, CT; 74

a-Phil Smith, Vesper Country Club; 74

a-Jeffrey Kilday, Green Harbor Golf Club; 74


Colin Andrade, The Ridge Club; 75

a-Kevin Blaser, Fall River Country Club; 75

Shamus Landers, Boston Golf Club; 75

Brennen Gillis, Merrimack, NH; 75

*a-: denotes Amateur


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

May 6 – Kernwood Country Club (Salem)

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May 6 – Walpole Country Club (Walpole)

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May 16 – Country Club of Pittsfield (Pittsfield)

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May 20 – Allendale Country Club (North Dartmouth)

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May 28– Pleasant Valley Country Club (Sutton)

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