Headline: Merrimack Valley Golf Course Hosts Second 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Qualifying; 13 Advance to Next Month's Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2017

Merrimack Valley GC hosted the second of six Massachusetts Mid-Amateur qualifiers on August 22.

Methuen, MA — Qualifying continued at Merrimack Valley GC on Tuesday for the final MGA Championship Proper of the season, the 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship, as the North Shore club hosted the second of six local qualifiers.

A total of 13 competitors who posted scores between 2-under par 68 and 3-over par 73 advanced to next month’s Championship Proper.

Click here for complete results from the Merrimack Valley GC qualifier.

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
Dennis Callahan (Wedgewood Pines CC) 68
Colin Brennan (Indian Ridge CC) 69
Stephen Miele (Woburn CC) 71
Dan Tucker (Sagamore Spring GC) 71
Jon Desrocher (Merrimack Valley) 72
Mike Motolla (Indian Ridge CC) 72
Chris McCarthy (Rowley CC) 72
Jeff Weishaar (Renaissance) 72
Stephen Duffy (Blue Hill CC) 72
Rob Parsi (Trull Brook GC) 73
Brendan Allen (Mount Pleasant GC) 73
Kevin Bilo (Cape Ann GC) 73
Steve Camra (Ferncroft CC) 73

ALTERNATES
Ryan Connelly (Salem CC) 75
Gerald Cahill (Blue Hill CC) 75
Bradd Pearsons (Renaissance) 75
Peter Gardella (Ferncroft CC) 75
Jason Doyle (Oakley CC) 75
Randy Daniels (Blackstone GC) 75

Four 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 two days at Thorny Lea GC (August 23) and Weston GC (August 24) before 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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