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SUTTON, Massachusetts – Tuesday marked the final day of qualifying for the 2018 Massachusetts Open Championship, being contested from June 11-13 at Great Horse in Hampden, and 15 competitors at Pleasant Valley Country Club earned entrance into the Championship field following scores that ranged from 3-under 69 to 1-under 71.
Celebrating its 109th year, the Championship remains the only Mass Golf event of the year with a professional purse. An additional three competitors, who shot even par-72, earned alternate status and will be placed on a priority list per the Alternate Policy, which can be found on the Mass Golf Policies and Procedures Page.
Less than three weeks removed from advancing to the sectional stage of the U.S. Open Championship, University of Notre Dame – bound golfer, Andrew O’Leary, fired a 3-under par 69 to earn co-medalist honors Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. The Pawtucket CC member, who carded four birdies to one bogey, joined New York professional Timothy Hegarty at the top of the leaderboard.
Fellow amateurs Brett Krekorian, of Andover and Limestone College, and Daniel Woodbury, a recent graduate of the Virginia Tech Hokies Men’s Golf team from Upton, joined fellow Bay Staters Christopher Gentle (Lowell), Owen Quinn (Holden), and Nathan Davis (Taunton) among the group of players to advance to the Championship Proper.
Following Tuesday’s qualifier, 66 competitors have now advanced to the Championship Proper.
Andrew O’Leary (Pawtucket CC) 69
Timothy Hagerty (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) 69
Brett Krekorian (Indian Ridge CC) 70
Daniel Woodbury (Pleasant Valley CC) 70
Christopher Gentle (Mount Pleasant GC) 70
John Jackopsic (West Hartford, Conn.) 70
Geno Giancola (Plantsville, Conn.) 70
Clark Robinson (South Windsor, Conn.) 70
Owen Quinn (Wachusett CC) 71
Nathan Davis (Taunton, Mass.) 71
Gregory Martin (Ellsworth, Maine) 71
Bart George (Arnold, Md.) 71
Luke Graboyes (Watchung, N.J.) 71
Sam Grindle (Deer Isle, Maine) 71
Max Theodorakis (Danbury, Conn.) 71
Alan Smith (Gardner Municipal GC) 72
Rich Karbowski (Wachusett CC) 72
Frank Cossio (Brigantine, N.J.) 72
The 109th Massachusetts Open Championship will kick off on Monday, June 11 at Great Horse in Hampden, Massachusetts. Tee Times for Rounds 1&2 are expected to be posted online and emailed to all competitors during the first week of June.
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