Senior Amateur Championship: 46 Qualify Across Three Events - MASSGOLF

Two shoot under par among 46 senior amateur championship qualifiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 30, 2021

NORTON, Massachusetts – Qualifying for the Senior Amateur Championship rolled on Monday with the third of four qualifying events being held at Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater. Thus far, 46 players have earned a spot in the Championship Proper which will be contested from September 28-29 at Pocasset Golf Club.

The Senior Amateur is open to amateur golfers who have reached their 55th birthday by September 28, 2021 and who have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club not exceeding 8.0.

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The first qualifying event was held on Monday, August 16 at Belmont Country Club. Ted McNamara (Old Sadwich Golf Club) and T.J. Ryan (Worcester Country Club) split medalist honors, both shooting marks of 2-over-par 73. The pair had similar days with both carding three birdies, but also each being plagued by five bogeys.

Three players shot 3-over 74 to all tie for second place. Ed Weber (Bedrock Golf Club) joined the pair of Rick Cuozzo and James Devlin, both of Foxborough Country Club, in shooting that mark. In total, Belmont saw 13 players qualify for the Championship Proper.

The next qualifier to be held was on Wednesday, August 25at Blissful Meadows Golf Course in Uxbridge. Once again, medalist honors were split and this time it was a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard. Mark Dennish (Old Sandwhich Golf Club), Eric Sandman (Hopkinton Country Club), and Arthur Fitzgerald (Whitinsville Golf Club) all shot 1-over-par 73 for the day.

Mark Dennish was among those to qualify at Blissful Meadows. (David Colt, file)

There were 16 total players who survived the cutline at Blissful Meadows to move onto the Senior Amateur Championship. Donald Hein (Worcester Country Club) shot 2-over 74 to finish the round in sole possession of fourth place. Four players finished at 5-over 77 to sneak in above the cutline of 78.

On Monday at Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater, Dan Mastrototaro (Cyprian Keyes G C) and Charles Johnson (Meadow Brook Golf Club) both got under par to split medalist honors. Both players sunk three birdies on their way to positing marks of 1-under-par 71 for the round.

Coming in just behind them, there was a four way tie for third place. Paul Puchol (Barnstable Golf), Steve Visco (Miacomet Golf Course), Daniel Rice (Boston Golf Club), and Thomas Mone (Hatherly Country Club) all shot an even-par 72. In total, 17 players made the cut at Olde Scotland Links.


HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF QUALIFIERS AND ALTERNATES FROM THIS WEEK’S SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING EVENTS:

MONDAY, 8/16

QUALIFIERS (Belmont CC – Par 71)

Ted McNamara (Old Sandwich Golf Club); 73

T.J. Ryan (Worcester Country Club); 73

Ed Weber (Bedrock Golf Club); 74

Rick Cuozzo (Foxborough Country Club); 74

James Devlin (Foxborough Country Club); 74

Glenn Kelley (Dedham Country and Polo Club); 75

Duncan Gratton (The Kittansett Club); 75

Robert Bogart (Salem Country Club); 75

Milton Yanofsky (Belmont Country Club); 75

Mike Verde (Easton Country Club); 75

Mike McKenna (Far Corner Golf Club); 76

Colin Ahern (Indian Ridge Country Club); 76

George Katz (Belmont Country Club); 76

ALTERNATES

Rick Fleischman (Hopkinton Country Club); 77

Michael McCarthy (Framingham Country Club); 77

Alex McCallum (Cyprian Keyes G C); 77

Dom Petruzzelli (Thomson Country Club); 77

WEDNESDAY, 8/25

QUALIFIERS (Blissful Meadows GC – Par 72)

Mark Dennish (Old Sandwich Golf Club); 73

Eric Sandman (Hopkinton Country Club); 73

Arthur Fitzgerald (Whitinsville Golf Club); 73

Donald Hein (Worcester Country Club); 74

David Knipe (Hopedale Country Club); 75

William Cropper (Waubeeka Golf Links); 75

Rich Armstrong (Worcester Country Club); 75

Mark Vassalotti (Barnstable Golf); 75

Mark Lemons (Cyprian Keyes G C); 75

Bruce Carter (Green Hill Muni Golf Course); 76

Vincent Bucci (Old Sandwich Golf Club); 76

Mike Marshall (Sacconnesset Golf Club); 76

Joe Santaniello (Country Club of New Bedford); 77

John Donahue (Charles River CC); 77

Brooke Wagner (Andover Country Club); 77

Steven Haynes (Hopedale Country Club); 77

ALTERNATES

Gary Galonek (Pleasant Valley Country Club); 78

Michael Murphy (Blackstone National Golf Club); 78

Richard Monaghan (Cape Cod National GC); 78

Aram Hintlian (Brae Burn Country Club); 78

MONDAY, 8/30

QUALIFIERS (Olde Scotland Links – Par 72)

Dan Mastrototaro (Cyprian Keyes G C); 71

Charles Johnson (Meadow Brook Golf Club); 71

Paul Puchol (Barnstable Golf); 72

Steve Visco (Miacomet Golf Course); 72

Daniel Rice (Boston Golf Club); 72

Thomas Mone (Hatherly Country Club); 72

Chuck Gomes (Segregansett Country Club); 73

Robert Reni (Country Club of New Bedford); 73

Douglas DeCaprio (Thomson Country Club); 73

David Edwards (Longmeadow Country Club); 73

Dave Schreiner (The Cape Club); 73

Bruce White (Orchards Golf Club); 74

Roger Dieffenbach (Swansea Country Club); 74

Jim Hosey (Orchards Golf Club); 74

David Laravee (Ludlow Country Club); 74

Brian Coakley (Charles River CC); 74

Joe Weinacht (Dennis Pines Golf Club); 74

ALTERNATES

Dave Turgeon (Norton Country Club); 75

Patrick Kline (Sandy Burr Country Club); 75

Joe LeRoy (Indian Pond Country Club); 75

James Ferrera (Wollaston Golf Club); 75

Steven Auerbach (Blue Hill Country Club); 75

Cy Kilgore (Tedesco Country Club); 75


UP NEXT

The lone qualifying event that remains to be played is at Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke. The event was rescheduled from its original date.

September 14 – Wyckoff CC  (Holyoke)

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