Headline: Green Hill Municipal Golf Course Kicks Off 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Qualifying; 19 Advance to Next Month's Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2017

Green Hill Municipal GC hosted the first of six Massachusetts Mid-Amateur qualifiers on August 21.

Worcester, MA — Qualifying for the final MGA Championship Proper of the season began on Monday as 19 competitors who shot between 3-under par 69 and 3-over par 75 advanced to the 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, being contested next month at Franklin Country Club.

Click here for complete results from the Green Hill Municipal GC qualifier.

Today’s qualifier, the first of six on the schedule, was hosted at Worcester’s Green Hill Municipal Golf Course and featured more than 60 competitors vying for a spot in the Championship Proper.

In addition to the 19 qualifiers, an additional seven competitors who shot 4-over par 76, or one stroke more than the final qualifying spot, were added to the alternate list per the alternate policy, which can be found on the MGA Policy and Procedures webpage.

The 34th MGA Mid-Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by September 25, 2017 and who have an active MGA/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate MGA member course/club not exceeding 5.4 (as determined by the July 15, 2017 Handicap Revision) or have completed their handicap certification.

The following competitors advanced to the Championship Proper, taking place at Franklin Country Club from September 25-27.

QUALIFIERS
Michael Riley (Sterling National) 69
David Holmes (Blackstone GC) 70
Matt Hoff (Captains GC) 72
Jeff Stechmest (Brae Burn CC) 73
Terry Dunn (Holden Hills CC) 74
Mark Millay (Highfields G&CC) 74
J.C. Guthrie (Oak Hill CC) 74
David Falcucci (Cyprian Keyes GC) 74
Peter Barber (Marlborough CC) 74
Dermot O’Neill (International) 75
Jonathan Winn (Norwood CC) 75
Sean Gildea (Townsend Ridge CC) 75
A.J. Kardoos (Pinehills GC) 75
Jeff Johnson (Pleasant Valley CC) 75
Michael Mertes (Wyckoff CC) 75
Jeff Mucciarone (BAGS) 75
Matt Dunn (Wachusett CC) 75
Patrick Dempsey (Sharon CC) 75
Christopher Owens (The Haven CC) 75

ALTERNATES
Ryan Johnston (Franklin CC) 76
Nick Caldwell (Nashawtuc CC) 76
Ronald Laverdiere (Crumpin-Fox Club) 76
Andrew Kurzon (Brae Burn CC) 76
Jeff Bastien (Blackstone GC) 76
Joshua Farmer (Dudley Hill GC) 76
Shaun Fagan (Hillview GC) 76

Five more Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship qualifiers will be held across the Bay State until the end of the month. Qualifiers will be held in each of the next three days at Merrimack Valley GC (August 22), Thorny Lea GC (August 23), and Weston GC (August 24). The final two qualifiers will be held at Chicopee Country Club and Olde Barnstable FGC on August 29 and August 31, respectively.

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