First Week Of Mid-Amateur Qualifying Wraps Up - MASSGOLF

Mid-Amateur Qualifying Begins with 57 players moving on to the Championship Proper


NORTON, Massachusetts – The qualifying season for the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship began this week, as Westover Golf Club, The Cape Club of Sharon and Cape Cod Country Club all hosted the first round of qualifying events for the 2020 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, set to take place September 8-10 at GreatHorse.


At Westover on Tuesday, 24 spots into the Mid-Am were earned, with Damon Lusk (Meadow Brook GC) and Samuel Russell (George Wright GC) leading the way after they both fired a 3-under-par 69. Lusk rolled in four birdies with only one bogey, while Russell tallied an eagle and five birdies, while falling back just slightly with four bogeys. A.J. Oleksak, a member of Greathorse, shot a 2-under 70.

At The Cape Club of Sharon on Tuesday, Brandon Parker (Worcester CC), Mark O’Sullivan (Framingham CC) and Edward Newland (Boston GC) all paced the field by shooting an even-par 72. Rounding out the top five were Brian Higgins (Franklin CC) and Andrew Gildea (Olde Scotland Links). Higgins and Gildea both cruised to a 1-over 73 at Sharon, with Higgins making one birdie and two bogeys on the day while Gildea rolled in five birdies, coupled with three bogeys and a triple.

Andrew DiRamio, who qualified for match play at this year’s 112th Mass Amateur, will play in this year’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

On Wednesday at Cape Cod Country Club in Falmouth, Matt Montt (Plymouth CC) earned medalist honors with a 4-under par 67 that included seven birdies. The back nine was where Montt really cemented himself, as he birdied holes 10-13 and also 15 to shoot a 30 on the back nine.

Davis Mullany (Wyantenuck CC) and Derek Schug (Plymouth CC) also qualified, shooting 2-under and 1-under, respectively. Mullany rolled in six birdies, while Schug added four on his card. Rounding out the top five were five players tied for fourth at even par, including Mass Amateur Match Play qualifier Andrew DiRamio (North Hill CC).

DiRamio tallied five total birdies on his card, a 1-under 35 on the front nine while he dropped one on the back with a 1-over 36.






QUALIFIERS (Westover-Par 72)

Damon Lusk (Meadow Brook GC); 69

Samuel Russell (George Wright GC); 69

A.J. Oleksak (GreatHorse); 70

Chris Scott (Twin Hills CC); 73

Bobby Loguidice (Springfield CC); 73

Josh Shepard (CC of Pittsfield); 73

Rob Knight (Twin Hills CC); 74

James Patterson (The Links at Worthington); 74

Paul Buttafuoco (Franconia GC); 74

Matthew Tharion (Norton CC); 74

Joe Wilson (Wyckoff CC); 74

Adam Brickle (GreatHorse); 74

Mike Williams (Crumpin-Fox Club); 75

Sean Pettengill (Brookmeadow CC); 75

Michael Mertes (Crumpin-Fox Club); 75

Kurt Bartzsch (Wyantenuck CC); 75

Paul Briggs (Wahconah CC); 75

Cody Bradford (Vesper CC); 75

Bryan McAllister (Framingham CC); 75

Nicholas Mulvaney (The Ledges GC); 75

Taylor Fontaine (Worcester CC); 75

Paul Chiampa (Longmeadow CC); 75

Ron Laverdiere (Crumpin-Fox Club); 75

Chris Bourbeau (CC of Greenfield); 75


William Ingham (Orchards GC); 76

Matt Slack (Thomson CC); 76

QUALIFIERS (CC of Sharon-Par 72)

Brandon Parker (Worcester CC); 72

Mark O’Sullivan (Framingham CC); 72

Edward Newland (Boston GC); 72

Brian Higgins (Franklin CC); 73

Andrew Gildea (Olde Scotland Links); 73

Matt Vaughn (Wampatuck CC); 74

Nick Resor (Black Rock CC); 74

Andy Luther (Boston GC); 74

Michael Malley (Meadow at Peabody); 74

Timothy LaFrankie (Marlborough CC); 74

Michael Landry (Tour Greater Bos); 75

Dan Cappucci (Boston GC); 76

Ben Kelly (The Country Club); 76

Lawrence Klein (Fresh Pond GC); 76

Jeff Plitch (Needham GC); 76

Brian Steverman (Harmon GC); 76

Bryan Adkison (George Wright GC); 76

Tom Molinari (TPC Boston); 76


Joseph Iacona (Vesper CC); 77

Michael Reily (Tour Greater Bos); 77

Bryan Kelly (Brockton CC); 77

Alexander Melanson (Dedham C & PC); 77

Thomas Jenkins (Wampatuck CC); 77

Jim Forsgard (Widows Walk GC); 77

Ryan Derosier (Olde Scotland); 77

Keith Stone (Tour Greater Bos); 77


QUALIFIERS (Cap Cod CC-Par 71)

Matt Montt (Plymouth CC); 67

Davis Mullany (Wyantenuck CC); 69

Derek Schug (Plymouth CC); 70

Brad Cadigan (South Shore CC); 71

Jospeh Volk (Longmeadow CC); 71

Devin Russell (North Hill CC); 71

Jospeh Powers (Olde Scotland); 71

Andrew DiRamio (North Hill CC); 71

Bud Schultz (Black Rock CC); 72

David Pierce (Thorny Lea GC); 72

Anthony Ross (Bayberry Hills GC); 72

Daniel Bukoff (Foxborough CC); 72

Steve Bruce (Plymouth CC); 73

Dan Wentworth (Wethervane GC); 73

Ricky Stimets (Worcester CC); 73


Eric Anderson (Granite Links GC); 74

Alex Pomerantz (Tour Greater Bos); 74

Michael Dinn (Pocasset GC); 74

Chris Annunciata (Wayland CC); 74


The  Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship will begin on September 8, taking place at GreatHorse in Hampden.  The remaining qualifiers for the event will be held at the following sites:

  • August 24 – Wedgewood Pines CC
  • August 26 – Indian Ridge CC
  • August 31 – Allendale CC


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