Headline: Michael Haglof and Steven Ferraro Share Medalist Honors at Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Qualifier Held at Gardner Municipal Golf Course

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017

Gardner Municipal Golf Course hosted the second of six MGA Amateur Public Links qualifiers on June 21.

Gardner, MA — Qualifiers for the 36th playing of the Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship continued on Wednesday as an additional 19 golfers earned their respective spots in the Championship Proper at a qualifier held at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.

The 19 competitors join the group of 17 players who advanced from Sandy Burr Country Club yesterday and will compete in the Championship Proper taking place on the Nicklaus Course of Pinehills Golf Course in Plymouth on August 8-9.

Wednesday’s medalist honors were shared by two competitors, Michael Haglof (Cyprian Keyes GC) and Steven Ferraro (Blackstone GC), who each carded scores of even-par 71. Qualifying scores ranged from even par 71 to 5-over par 76.

In addition to the 19 competitors who qualified, an additional four competitors who finished with scores of 6-over par 77, or one stroke above the last 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 Public Links Championship is the only MGA Championship Proper that annually accepts the entries of only those competitors who are amateurs golfers and are bona fide public course players at a public MGA member club (a course/club that provides playing opportunities for the general public seven days a week). Wednesday’s qualifier was the second of six scheduled over the course of the next two weeks.

QUALIFIERS:
Michael Haglof (Cyprian Keyes GC) 71
Steven Ferraro (Blackstone GC) 71
Stephen Larson (Cyprian Keyes GC) 72
Paul Ferraro (Blackstone GC) 72
Mark Waskiewicz (Crumpin-Fox Club) 73
Matt Dunn (Wachusett CC) 74
Robert Blackmar (Cyprian Keyes GC) 74
Brett Joy (New England CC) 74
Robert Hill (Pine Meadows GC) 75
Derek Orne (Cyprian Keyes GC) 75
Owen Quinn (Wachusett CC) 75
Nick Wage (Dudley Hill GC) 75
Kevin Bilo (Cape Ann GC) 75
John Tyk (Kettle Brook GC) 75
Rob Parsi (Trull Brook GC) 76
A.J. Kardoos (Pinehills GC) 76
Terry Dunn (Holden Hills CC) 76
Edward Weber (Bedrock GC) 76
George Markopoulas (Kettle Brook GC) 76

ALTERNATES:
Sean Casey (Gardner Municipal) 77
Walter Riley (Cyprian Keyes) 77
Harry Hough (Wachusett CC) 77
Mark Millay (Highfields G & CC) 77

UP NEXT:
Five more qualifiers will be held over the course of the next 14 days for those seeking entry into the Championship Proper. Local qualifying for the MGA Amateur Public Links Championship will return next week at Cranberry Valley GC (June 26), The Ledges GC (June 27), Bradford CC (June 29) and conclude at D.W. Field GC (July 5).

For continued information regarding the Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Championship, visit mgalinks.org or follow the MGA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MassAPL.

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