Headline: Cody Booska Fires 8-under par 64 at Country Club of Wilbraham to Seal Medalist Honors and Advance to 2017 Massachusetts Amateur Championship

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017

Cody Booska (above) was medalist at an MGA Amateur qualifier held at CC of Wilbraham on June 20.

Wilbraham, MA — With the Massachusetts Open Championship now behind us, attention once again returned to the next Championship Proper on the docket, the Massachusetts Amateur Championship.

The ninth of 10 local qualifiers was held at the Country Club of Wilbraham on Tuesday.

With nine spots and ties up for grabs, it was a plethora of former top MGA competitors who shined to gain entry into next month’s playing of the 109th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Charles River Country Club.

Shooting a magnificent 8-under par 64, Cody Booska (CC of Greenfield), runner up at last year’s Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship and a rising senior at Johnson & Wales University (Miami), carded seven birdies and an eagle to net the lowest score in MGA Amateur qualifying this year.

Colgate University’s Alejandro Soto (Blue Hill CC) finished at 4-under par 68 to finish second while Chris Francoeur, Jack Boulger & Andrew O’Leary, all members of the winning Team Massachusetts at last year’s New England Junior Invitational Amateur Championship also advanced from Tuesday’s qualifier.

In addition to the 10 players who advanced with scores ranging from 8-under 64 to 2-over par 74, three competitors who finished one-stroke above the final qualifying number will be listed as alternates and will be placed on the alternate list per the alternate policy that is available on the MGA Policies and Procedures Page.
                                                                    
The Massachusetts Amateur Championship Proper is taking place from July 10-14 at Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre. The annual five-day tournament will begin with stroke play on July 10-11 before the top 32 in the field move on to three days of match play, concluding with a 36-hole contest with the remaining two players to crown the 2017 champion.

CLICK HERE for complete results from the CC of Wilbraham qualifier.

Those who qualified from today’s Massachusetts Amateur Championship qualifier are:

QUALIFIERS:
Cody Booska (CC of Greenfield) 64
Alejnadro Soto (Blue Hill CC) 68
Todd Ezold (Tekoa CC) 71
Chris Francouer (Amesbury G & CC) 72
Mike Rodenbush (Westborough CC) 73
Jack Boulger (Walpole CC) 74
Andrew O’Leary (Pawtucket CC) 74
Rick Moreau (Nabnasset Lake CC) 74
Matt Latino (Cyprian Keyes GC) 74

ALTERNATES:
Al Alminas (Elmcrest CC) 75
John Gilmartin (Indian Ridge CC) 75
Robbie Congdon (Franklin CC) 75

UP NEXT:
The final Massachusetts Amateur Championship qualifier will take place tomorrow, June 21, at Presidents GC in Quincy. There, 10 qualifiers and ties will advance to next month’s Championship Proper at Charles River Country Club.

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